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November 22, 2023

News to Know

Black Friday Impact:
Navigating Travel Trends


Black Friday has become a global shopping extravaganza, with Cyber Monday extending the shopping fest into the online realm. These shopping fests have transcended beyond conventional sectors like electronics and fashion to carve a niche within the travel industry as well.

Airlines, hotel chains and theme parks have embraced these sales opportunities, unveiling substantial discounts to bump up bookings. This period has become a golden opportunity to ride the online shopping wave, catalyzing a surge in bookings and sales.

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Etihad Expands European Schedule for 2024 (BTN EUROPE)

Southwest Airlines Confident Changes Made Earlier This Year Will Help Avoid Another Winter Meltdown (CBS NEWS)

American Airlines Cut All International Flight out of Seattle (TYLER PAPER)

United Airlines Is Adding a Record-Breaking Number of Flights to Asia and the Pacific (CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER)


Hotel Rate Increases May Have ‘Plateaued’ (BTN EUROPE)

Record-High Counts in China’s Hotel Construction Pipeline (4HOTELIERS)


Accessing the Carbon Footprint (C-MW)

OTHER SECTORS Group Attributes Revenue Gains to Travel's "Substantial Recovery" (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Europe
Sustainable Aviation Fuels a Welcome Edition to the Net Zero Industry Act in the EU

GBTA welcomes the European Parliament’s inclusion of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) as a priority technology in the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA). The NZIA is a pivotal piece of legislation that will support the deployment of manufacturing technologies necessary for decarbonisation in the EU and help achieve its ambitious 2030 and 2050 climate targets.

As a major user of air transport, the business travel community is actively supporting the shift towards cleaner aviation throughout the EU, by stimulating market demand for SAF. In a recent report released by the GBTA Foundation on Managing Emissions from  Business Travel Programs, SAF is highlighted as the most immediate opportunity to decarbonise air travel by delivering a net reduction in carbon emissions compared to fossil-based jet fuel.  Scaling and deploying SAF at the speed needed to meet 2030 and 2050 climate goals must be matched with significant investments in SAF production. Read more here.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States - Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli activists to rally in several cities across US and Canada through late November. Disruptions likely.

Czech Republic - Unionized workers plan multi-sector strike across Czech Republic Nov. 27. Transport disruptions planned; heightened security likely.

New Zealand - Lingering flight disruptions ongoing at Wellington International Airport, New Zealand, Nov. 22 due to fog. Reconfirm flight status.

South Korea - Unionized metro workers suspend strike campaign in Seoul, South Korea, late Nov. 21.

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