Analysis for The Americas

Does the degree of safety we feel affect how much we enjoy a trip? What precautions are we prepared to take to have an enjoyable journey?

22 October, 2020

Booking a flight, jumping on a train and even taking to the road was never something we thought about much. If we needed to get somewhere we’d consider the best option for the journey – usually the fastest in these days when time is money – and set off.

Contracting COVID-19 onboard an airliner is as likely as ‘being struck by lightning’ as new studies reinforce the message that flying is safe with very low-risk of virus transmission

21 October, 2020

Whether you feel safe flying comes down to a personal viewpoint and for many travellers it comes down to more than just the flight, but the complete journey. However, more evidence is confirming that travelling on a commercial airliner is actually a lot safer than many other locations, including shops and offices, and other forms of public transport.

US majors take bullish views on business travel for the long term, even if the short-term vision remains cloudy

21 October, 2020

Despite the still dismal near term outlook for corporate travel, the US major airlines are seeing some encouraging signs emerge amongst their corporate clientele, and are in near agreement that video technology will not replace business travel over the longer term.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Dominican Republic

21 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Dominican Republic, where new rules have opened the island to international arrivals.

USA spotlight – Americans reached their ‘tripping point’ less than 30 days into lockdown, says Expedia, now air and road travel levels are continuing to edge up even if travel spending has slowed

20 October, 2020

An increasing number of travel leaders are highlighting the pent up demand for travel will mean that the travel and tourism industries will quickly rebound once the conditions permit. Earlier this month Expedia revealed a new name for the phenomenon – the 'tripping point' – defined as the intense need for a break from the routine and the moment at which day-to-day responsibilities become too much and result in the desperate need for a change of scenery.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Red Wings

13 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Red Wings, which has ambitious plans to grow with a locally-made fleet of Russian airliners, including introducing up to 60 Sukhoi Superjets by 2024.

The confused travel picture – coronavirus pandemic is keeping most travellers close to home

12 October, 2020

Travellers’ preferences continue to evolve with destinations going into and out of favour all the time. Never has this been more so than during these constantly changing days of Covid-19. With restrictions to travel, spikes in virus cases as well as preferences, where we have been and where we want to go is forever shifting.

USA spotlight – the travel industry ‘is badly hurting and needs real relief’. Without immediate aid around half of all travel-supported jobs could be lost by December

12 October, 2020

“The travel industry is badly hurting and needs real relief,” says the US Travel Association. There is no question that every sector, from airports to meetings and events and countless others in the industry, needs support. But leadership in Washington has still been unable to reach an agreement on a Covid recovery package, putting hundreds of thousands of businesses at risk of closing their doors for good and millions of American jobs in jeopardy.

Going Places – industry appointment highlights for Sep-2020

8 October, 2020

The travel, tourism and aviation industries across the globe witness policy and upper level changes on a daily basis. It is important to not only keep tabs of these organisations direction, but to also monitor changes in executive branches to see the wider picture of the travel market. The Corporate Travel Community (CTC) aims to keep you informed of these movements each month, with a full wrap of the key changes across regional markets, while also featuring key appointments announced for the month.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: San Jose Juan Santamaría International Airport

8 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some topical insights into the world's airlines, airports and country markets. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Juan Santamaría International Airport, serving Costa Rica's capital and largest city, San Jose, and in normal times the second busiest airport in Central America.

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