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- Storm disrupts travel plans calling 2000 plus US flight Cancellations
- Travel Demands to keep soaring in 2023
- Airbnb partners with Dubai Tourism on Remote Working Hub
- APAC’s Travel & Tourism Sector shows a drop of 26% in Greenhouse Gas Emission
- Business Travel shows slower recovery than Leisure Travel in 2022
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Year End US Holiday Plan Gets Disrupted by Storm
Airlines canceled more than 2,000 U.S. flights, disrupting holiday travel for thousands, as a powerful winter storm hit the United States. The extreme weather coincided with the start of a holiday travel season that could be one of the busiest ever. So far, 21 percent of departing flights at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and 37 percent of flights at Chicago Midway were canceled Thursday.
High levels of Travel Demand may continue in 2023
Following the challenges of the preceding two years, 2022 saw travel resume at record-breaking levels, and hotels worldwide reaped the rewards. Despite rising costs, early market indicators show that pent-up travel demand will likely continue in 2023. Travel is still top of mind for people, particularly across Western Europe and the US. In fact, our most recent market data shows that nights booked from British and US guests are significantly above 2019 levels, and at a much higher price too.
Aspiring Emirates look forward to working at Dubai Remote Working Hub
Airbnb has teamed up with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) to launch the Dubai Remote Working Hub. Velma Corcoran, Airbnb regional lead for Middle East & Africa, said: “Dubai is a global leader in facilitating remote working. As this trend continues to accelerate, we want to work together to make it easier for people to enjoy the newfound flexibility to work and travel, and help the city harness the economic benefits of this new type of tourism.”
WTTC reveals APAC’s Take on Climate Footprint towards Sustainable Tourism
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Saudi-based Sustainable Tourism Global Center have unveiled revolutionary new data detailing the climate footprint of the Travel & Tourism sector in the Asia Pacific region (APAC). According to the data, in 2019, when Travel & Tourism was at its peak, this figure had dropped by more than 26% to 0.69kg, demonstrating the progress of changes implemented by governments and business leaders across the Asia-Pacific region to create a more sustainable sector.
What is Really Happening with Business Travel?
International business travel has been recovering at a slower rate than leisure tourism. That is, at least, until the fourth quarter of 2022. From October, business travel begins to outstrip leisure. While the latter’s recovery is decelerating as a result of factors including inflation, the recovery of business travel – a less price-sensitive segment – is gaining momentum.
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