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Omicron impact immediate and substantial for Europe’s airports

In the 3 week period (weeks 47 to 49) following the first report from South Africa to the WHO of the Omicron variant (24 November 2021), passenger traffic at Europe’s airports is estimated to have fallen by -20%1 .Over the same period, load factors on flights to/from European airports are estimated to have decreased from […]

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EHL: Ten trends that are set to shape the hospitality industry in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and changed the hospitality industry forever. Today, the world’s best hospitality management university EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne announces their forecast for the up-and-coming trends expected to shape hospitality in 2022. As the global industry adapts to COVID-19 protocols, two EHL professors, Dr. Weisskopf and Dr. Masset, have investigated what […]

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ForwardKeys reveals the top travel trends of 2021

A new report from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive air ticketing data available, reveals the top travel trends of 2021, which, unsurprisingly, are all driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are: US Leisure travel has led the recovery The paralysis of Asia Pacific continued while Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and much […]

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UNWTO: Global tourism sees upturn in Q3 but recovery remains fragile

After a weak first half of 2021, international tourism rebounded during the Northern Hemisphere summer season, boosting results in the third quarter of the year, especially in Europe. According to the newest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 58% in July-September compared to the same period of 2020. […]

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ACI Global Traveller Survey shows passengers remain positive towards air travel

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published the second edition of the ASQ Global Traveller Survey which confirms that travellers remain highly positive with regards to their willingness to travel by air. The 2021 findings were launched during the second day of the ACI LAC/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition, in Cancun Mexico. […]

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GBTA: From setback to surge – Business travel expected to fully recover by 2024

Business travel recovery in 2021 proceeded at a slower, more cautionary pace than expected from a year ago. However, global business travel spending is expected to surge in 2022 with full recovery expected in 2024–ending the year on pace with the 2019 pre-pandemic spend of $1.4 trillion, and a year sooner than previously forecast. This […]

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U.S. Travel & Tourism Rebounds in 2021, May Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2022

The latest research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector could experience year-over-year growth of 35.6% in 2021, significantly outpacing the year’s overall global tourism recovery. The outlook is even more rosy for 2022, with the travel sector in the U.S. expected to grow by another 28.4%, […]

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