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November 20, 2023

News to Know

Hotels Poised for Strong Holiday Season Fueled by Business Travel Uptick

The business outlook for hotels remains strong for the remainder of 2023 thanks to an uptick in business travel and a healthy preference among business and leisure travelers to stay in hotels.

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and conducted by Morning Consult, 68% of Americans whose jobs involve travel said they were likely to travel overnight for business during the last three months of 2023, up from 59% in 2022. Hotels are the top lodging choice for 81% of business travelers surveyed.

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IHG in Talks to Run More Hotels for Dubai’s ‘Heart of Europe’ (SKIFT)

Hotel Construction Pipeline Growth in Asia Pacific Remains Steady (4HOTELIERS)


UK Government Hands out £53 Million in SAF Grants (BTN EUROPE)

AirPlus Automates Emissions Compensation with Squake Integration (BTN EUROPE)


5 Key Takeaways from The Phocuswright Conference (WEB IN TRAVEL)

ATPI Group Plans New AI Roadmap to Supercharge Business Travel (TRAVOLUTION)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Large gatherings, demonstrations likely across Argentina after Milei wins Nov. 19 election. Tight security, disruptions likely.

Belgium - Brussels Airlines cabin crew based in Belgium plan indefinite strike from Nov. 23. Flight disruptions likely. Reconfirm flights.

South Korea - Unionized Metro workers likely to continue strike campaigns in Seoul, South Korea, through at least late November; Metro disruptions likely.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Disruptions due to winter weather possible across central and western Europe through March 2024. Take precautions to minimize disruptions.

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