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Consumers ‘more cognisant’ of environmental impact, but ‘key barriers’ remain for sustainable travel

24 December, 2021

The travel industry as a whole is seen as being responsible for achieving sustainable travel by consumers, whether they are travelling for business or leisure, recent research from international research data and analytics group YouGov has revealed. Positively for the industry, the research from audiences across the US, UK, Australia, Germany, South Korea and Japan indicates that consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable travel.  

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

24 December, 2021

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. 

Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights

23 December, 2021

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.        

‘It will take time to get level of certainty’ – 1H to remain domestic driven for Australia hotels

22 December, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a “devastating effect” on Australia’s visitor economy, and a report from the Australian Government has estimated tourism losses since the start of the pandemic and the middle of 2021 at more than AUD101 billion. The recovery is now underway and is expected to continue in 2022, albeit it is acknowledged that businesses may be more constrained than individuals when reinstating travel plans. 

In a CTC – Corporate Travel Community interview on the sidelines of the recent CAPA – Centre for Aviation Australia Pacific Aviation, Corporate Travel and Regional Aviation Symposium, Shane Jolly, general manager, The Langham, Sydney revealed that there is a clear pent up demand for accommodation, revealed uncertainty over the return of international travel and noted a growing interest among guests to “spend up”.  

Half-empty or half-full? Business travel will return but ‘it may well look different'

21 December, 2021

It’s now almost two years since COVID-19 arrived and we are still no closer to learning when it will cease to be a major problem from the travel industry. Whether it is a return to normal or life in a new normal, business travel has been a hotly discussed and debated topic, with varying opinions on its recovery.  

Best wishes for the holiday season from the entire CTC team

20 December, 2021

Season's Greetings! On behalf of the entire CTC team, we would like to sincerely thank you for your support.

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

20 December, 2021

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

17 December, 2021

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. This week mainly features key insights from the Dec-2021 edition of CAPA Live and further reaction to the discovery of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and the implication of changing travel rules.  

Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights

16 December, 2021

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.      

Virtual, digital and mobile are future for T&E payments, but corporate cards still remain popular

15 December, 2021

As business travel starts to bounces back, so has the relative importance of travel and expense spend management, according to a recent survey of over 100 travel buyers responsible for T&E spend around the globe. The Oct-2021 research from travel management company BCD Travel also highlights process simplification and traveller satisfaction as top payment and expense priorities for the post-pandemic marketplace.  

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