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CTC - Corporate Travel Community each week brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know.

As it celebrates the one-year anniversary of the debut of its Premium Economy cabin aboard some of its Airbus A380 fleet, Emirates Airline has confirmed it will also debut the cabin on two routes to India later this year and continues to study further markets for the product as more retrofitted aircraft with refreshed cabins roll into scheduled service.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier says over 160,000 customers have "traded up" to fly in its Premium Economy since it was introduced in Aug-2022, with "strong demand" momentum forecasted in the coming months.

New research from SAP Concur, the integrated travel, expense, and invoice management specialist, has revealed the most pressing challenges facing Canadian business travellers today.

Serving as an annual touchpoint to assess the realities of the business travel landscape, the regional findings from a global survey by Wakefield Research, has uncovered how factors including economic inflation, job security, and safety concerns are impacting corporate travel.

Global lifestyle hospitality company Ennismore has launched Dis-loyalty, a new programme that takes a different approach to loyalty by actively encouraging members to explore new destinations and rewarding them for being disloyal.

Described as 'game-changing', Dis-loyalty offers members bigger discounts for going somewhere new among a portfolio of lifestyle properties more than 75 hotels and 150 restaurants and bars from across Ennismore's collective of 10 brands, including 25hours Hotels, Mama Shelter, The Hoxton, Mondrian and SLS.

Each week, CAPA - Centre for Aviation produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every analysis, CAPA provides unrivalled and unparalleled intelligence.

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CTC - Corporate Travel Community each week brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know.

The recovery in international passenger markets across Asia Pacific remains "robust", as travel demand continued to grow despite inflationary pressures and the weakness in regional currencies, according to preliminary Jun-2023 traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

Asia Pacific airlines carried 23.2 million international passengers in Jun-2023, representing a 159.3% year-on-year increase compared to the same month last year. In terms of revenue passenger kilometres (RPK), traffic surged by 131.1%, whilst seat capacity increased by 120.9%.

British Airways CEO Sean Doyle has recently reiterated his airline's commitment to first class. He told The Telegraph last month that the UK airline would be "one of the few carriers to retain first [class] on the scale that we do".

New analysis from CAPA - Centre for Aviation of its Fleet Database reveals that British Airways ranks second globally by the number of first class seats installed on its fleet.

Far ahead is Emirates Airline - partly a reflection of its larger size overall. Emirates is also the biggest operator of widebodies, where premium cabins are typically more important.

Emirates has the highest number of First class seats, but Singapore Airlines has a higher proportion of its seats in premium cabins, and SWISS has a higher proportion of widebody seats in first class.

New research from IBS Software, a provider of SaaS solutions to the travel industry, has shown that loyalty programmes remain relevant with leisure and business travellers, but more than half respondents to its recent survey felt they were unable to make the best use of the benefits of these programmes.

Accor's presence in Japan is set to double while hotel openings gain momentum throughout the region.

The group recently announced a new strategic partnership with JHRA in Japan to renovate and rebrand the Daiwa Resorts portfolio into Grand Mercure and Mercure hotels that will offer uniquely local experiences.

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