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November 27, 2023

News to Know

Airlines Betting on Premium Seats as Air Travel Rebounds

According to industry sources, for the PE cabin, the airline could go with a longer seat pitch of about 34 inches for 25-30 of its 175-185 seats while other seats (economy) could also see an improved seat pitch.

Bengaluru: In a bid to attract the more affluent customers, airlines – including the no-frills ones – are going for premiumisation. Recently, many international carriers including Emirates have introduced premium economy (PE) seats on their flights to India.

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Qantas Rolls Out New Travel Management Experience for Australian Businesses (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)

How Do Airlines Combat Skiplagging? (SIMPLE FLYING)

Not Just for CEOs: Finding Affordable Business Class Tickets (MOTLEY FOOL)

‘Business Travel Demand Bounce Back Hits Full Throttle, 2024 Sees Seat Capacity Soar’ (VOXY)


Hotels Should Get Rid of These Things Now – And Here's What They Should Add (USA TODAY)

Canada Hotels Recorded Double-Digit RevPAR Growth in October (4HOTELIERS)


Global Framework for Aviation’s Decarbonization Efforts (IATA)


‘Digitize the Predictable and Humanize the Experiential’ Through AI, Travel Companies Told (TTG MEDIA)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Belarus - Adverse winter weather forecast across Belarus through at least Nov. 27. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Brazil - Public transport, education, health, water utility workers to strike in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nov. 28. Transport, service disruptions likely.

France - Unionized taxi drivers to stage vehicular road march in Strasbourg, France, early Nov. 27. Significant transport disruptions likely.

Romania - Unionized rail staff plan to strike across Romania, Nov. 27. Rail travel disruptions likely.

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Carrefour des Echanges Travel & MICE par GBTA
December 7

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December 14

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