Analysis for South Pacific

Airport and airline CIOs ‘betting on technology’ to support recovery from COVID-19

20 January, 2022

The COVID-19 crisis has shifted the focus of IT spend among airlines and airports to automation, sustainability, and digital health, according to new research from SITA, a SITA is a multinational information technology company that provides IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry.  

Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 3, 2022)

20 January, 2022

They say ‘a picture paints a thousand words’. In this regular section CTC – Corporate Travel Community incorporates and expands on the popular charts produced in the 2020 air capacity series ‘Coronavirus Statistics Snapshot’. These are based on an analysis of OAG schedule data and include a weekly look at how the pandemic is impacting global flight levels in the world’s largest markets; a week-on-week and year-on-year comparison of flight departures by geographical region and a look at how weekly capacity is trending: the latter comparing levels to 2021 and also to the 2019 baseline performance.              

Annual air passenger up on 2020, but remain only half pre-pandemic traffic levels

19 January, 2022

Global passenger traffic recovered modestly in 2021, with the latest International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) economic impact analysis of COVID-19 on civil aviation revealing that the number of passengers worldwide in the calendar year was 2.3 billion. This was just over half (-49%) the pre-pandemic levels recorded in 2019, but up from the -60% percent drop seen in 2020.  

Building up – Asia Pacific only region of the world with increased hotel construction

19 January, 2022

The Asia Pacific region is the only area of the world showing increased hotel construction activity as at the end of last year, according to December 2021 data from benchmarking and hospitality data specialist STR. When comparing hotel construction pipelines in Dec-2020 and Dec-2021, total under contract rooms stood at just under 950,000, a +6.5% increase on the previous year.  

Accor grows Novotel’s reach in Thailand; busy 2022 for property openings

18 January, 2022

Accor has debuted its latest flagship property for the midscale Novotel brand popular with both business and leisure travellers with the opening of the Novotel Bangkok Future Park Rangsit. Located in the Future Park Rangsit complex, the property is the 22nd Novotel to open in Thailand.

Industry Intelligence – catch up on CAPA’s exclusive market insights

17 January, 2022

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. Here’s some of the reports published over the past week.     

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

14 January, 2022

At a time of crisis, it is important that we share our insights and experience, helping each other to contain and mitigate the impact of COVID-19. 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.

An air of optimism – business travel ‘is not dead’ and APAC region will ‘reopen soon’

13 January, 2022

We have learnt a lot in the last year, but it does now appear that we may be successfully descending from the heights of a pandemic that hit the world by surprise and changed the way we live our lives, do business and even consider our own futures. The year ahead is one that we can approach with our eyes wide open with intelligence from 2021 helping to bring added optimism that travel will take stronger steps forward over the 12 months ahead.  

Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 2, 2022)

13 January, 2022

They say ‘a picture paints a thousand words’. In this regular section CTC – Corporate Travel Community incorporates and expands on the popular charts produced in the 2020 air capacity series ‘Coronavirus Statistics Snapshot’. These are based on an analysis of OAG schedule data and include a weekly look at how the pandemic is impacting global flight levels in the world’s largest markets; a week-on-week and year-on-year comparison of flight departures by geographical region and a look at how weekly capacity is trending: the latter comparing levels to 2020 and also to the 2019 baseline performance.            

Travel apartheid: latest Henley Passport Index reveals widest global mobility gap since inception

12 January, 2022

As we enter 2022, the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index shows record-breaking levels of travel freedom for top-ranking nations Japan and Singapore, but also the widest recorded global mobility gap since the index’s inception 17 years ago.

The study shows that while citizens of upper middle- and high-income countries have achieved visa-free access to most nations, citizens of lower middle- and low-income countries, as well as ones with higher fragility scores, enjoy far less travel freedom because they are deemed to be high-risk when it comes to security, asylum, and overstay.

 

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