Travel News: July 6, 2017

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Airline Capacity is Fueling Mexico’s Meetings Boom
Travel Pulse

When the world’s top aviation officials met during the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting in early June, the media reported such hot-button issues as the electronics ban, an explosive rift in Middle East relations, the development of sustainable fuels and equipment modernization.

Less remarked upon, however, was that the elite aviation industry event was being held along the golden shores of Mexico’s famed resort destination, Cancun.


India’s Luxury Sector Poised for Exponential Growth

The luxury sector is expanding rapidly in India with the market forecast to grow from its current $7 billion to $100 billion in just eight years, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Normal Sitharaman noted at the Luxury Symposium 2017 in New Delhi.

There she emphasized that stakeholders in the growing luxury market, travel and otherwise, should be making sure that local businesses benefit from the growth. She encouraged the industry to discover and promote artisanal products made throughout India.

The same can be said for travel providers as luxury travel is part of this growing market.


US laptop ban lifted on Emirates and Turkish Airlines
BBC News

Emirates has said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States.

In March, the US banned laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be concealed in them.

Emirates, which flies to the US from its Dubai hub, said it worked with US authorities to meet new security rules.

Turkish Airlines said it was also now allowing passengers travelling to the US to take their laptops onboard.


Norwegian adds Europe flights from Chicago, Austin
USA Today

Norwegian Air already bills itself “world’s fastest-growing airline,” and the European budget airline is backing that up with yet another round of expansion from the United States.

Austin and Chicago O’Hare will join the carrier’s route map next spring and Norwegian will add more European routes from cities it already serves — the growth furthering what’s been a torrid growth spurt for the airline in the U.S.

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By: Matt Long

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