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March 6, 2024

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Travel, Tourism Experts Upbeat on Industry's Growth

“Now we can really say the pandemic is over," said Charuta Fadnis, Vice President of the tourism market research company Phocuswright, on Monday at the opening of ITB Berlin, the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show.

In 2023, the travel market not only recovered from its slump during the crisis of the COVID pandemic, it even surpassed 2019 levels.

However, during a panel discussion at ITB Berlin, Fadnis cautioned that growth rates would level out. “Pent-up demand has been satisfied."

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Delta Just Became the 3rd Major Airline to Raise Baggage Fees in the Past 2 Weeks (MSN)

Big Three US Airlines Again Delay Resumption of Further China Flights (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

Why Are Budget Airlines Taking Off? (THV11)

HK Airlines to Resume Flights in April (SAIPAN TRIBUNE)


How AI Can Prepare Travel and Tourism’s Workforce for the Green Transition (PHOCUSWIRE)


FCM India Hosts First Corporate Travel Summit, Predicts Booming Business Travel Growth (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS, GBTA FEATURED)

After ‘Outstanding' 2023, Amex GBT Expects ‘More Stable’ Growth in 2024 (BTN EUROPE)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Africa - Muslims in Africa to observe Ramadan March 10-April 9. Security incidents possible in some countries.

France - Women's rights activists to march in central Paris, France, from 18:30 March 7; localized transport and business disruptions likely.

Germany and Poland - Polish farmers to protest and blockade Germany-Poland border from March 10; likely increased security, border crossing delays.

Oman and United Arab Emirates - Severe weather forecast across Oman and the UAE through at least March 9. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

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