Analysis for Europe/MEA

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.

Charting the trends – shedding a tear for the ‘Queen of the Skies’ as British Airways provides a fond farewell to the Jumbo Jet at its London Heathrow hub

12 October, 2020

You know the world isn’t in a good place when the sun didn’t even have the grace to shine on the morning of 08-Oct-2020 as British Airways marked an emotional milestone in the retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet as the type made its last departures from its home at London Heathrow Airport. The 747s have played a huge role in the airline’s 100-year history, forming the backbone of its fleet for 50 years.

German study sends warning on business travel recovery – one in nine companies see levels down more than 50% in the future and three quarters see it being over 30%

9 October, 2020

We know that businesses will look very differently at corporate travel in the future, but the scale of change remains unclear. Technology will be a substitution to some degree, as will general changes in habits. The latest update of a study from German buyer-led business travel association VDR (Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V.) suggests how profound those changes could be.

Ridesharing is again under the spotlight in London – after Uber wins its appeal to operate in the UK capital, its rival Ola is now deemed not fit and proper

8 October, 2020

When regulator Transport for London (TfL) made its Nov-2019 decision not grant Uber London Limited a new private hire operator’s licence to serve the UK capital its rivals moved quickly to sign up drivers in London to build market share in the city.

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: France

7 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 France, where a second wave of Covid-19 infections is stalling the recovery.

Some corporate travel ‘may not return for a long time’ but Air Astana’s CEO remains confident of industry’s rebound as airline displays how to pivot for the ‘new normal’

2 October, 2020

It is already evident that the recovery of corporate travel will be a long process, but it is its changing nature that could give us the best way of understanding how it will emerge step-by-step in the recovery journey. It is all about adaptability and that is something that we are seeing throughout the travel, transport and hospitality industries.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

1 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 Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, which last year became the largest gateway for travel into Africa.

Uber wins its London licence appeal as it is deemed 'fit and proper' to operate in the UK capital after TfL banned ride-hailing service over safety concerns, but London’s Mayor is watching closely

29 September, 2020

It has taken almost a year but a judge has supported Uber London Limited’s appeal over the Nov-2019 decision from Transport for London’s (TfL) not to grant the company a new private hire operator’s licence to serve the UK capital. The original TfL announcement last year was based on findings that the company allowed unauthorised drivers to pick up passengers by uploading their photos to other Uber driver accounts. The regulator claims this occurred in at least 14,000 journeys.

Would you go out of your way to eat airline food on the ground? If you are missing that in-flight eating experience, now’s your chance!

29 September, 2020

When you book a table at your favourite restaurant it is probably the food that draws you back there. The same cannot be said for airlines, as it’s unlikely any of us book a ticket on an airline just to get a chance to sample their food.

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