June 19, 2023

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EU Sets World’s Largest SAF Blending Mandate

If all goes according to plan and no unforeseen eleventh-hour hiccups surface, the European Union will introduce legislation mandating the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights within and departing the bloc. A deal on the ReFuelEU Aviation proposal, agreed upon at the end of April after lengthy and often tense negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, mandates that as of 2025, SAF must account for at least 2 percent of aviation fuels. This minimum increases every five years, to 6 percent in 2030, 20 percent in 2035, 34 percent in 2040, 42 percent in 2045, and 70 percent in 2050.

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Report: Airlines Continue Battling  Post-Pandemic Customer Dissatisfaction (VEGAS INC)

Qantas Research Reveals Three Ways Airlines Can Reduce Jet Lag (DELICIOUS)

How Simple Luggage Trackers Became the Hottest Travel Accessory (CNN PHILIPPINES)


The World’s Most Eco-Conscious Airlines (CNN)

Riyadh Air CEO Says Airlines That Ignore Sustainability Will Fail (REUTERS)

Travelers Can ‘Stay with Purpose’ When Booking Hotels with Amex Travel (AMERICAN EXPRESS)


The Future of Travel Technology: Trends and Predictions for the Next Decade (EXPRESS COMPUTER)

Could Generative AI Make Google Maps a Full Travel App? (PHOCUSWIRE)

Asia-Pacific MICE Industry Set to Reach $441.1 Billion by 2025 (EIN NEWS)

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