Analysis

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.

 

IHG to bring first Vignette Collection hotel to Asia with Bangkok property

12 January, 2022

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Siam Sindhorn Co have confirmed plans for the first Vignette Collection hotel to open in Asia within the bustling city of Bangkok. The Sindhorn Midtown will join IHG’s newest Luxury & Lifestyle collection brand in Mar-2022, two years since it first opened in Thailand’s capital city.

This will be the second luxury and lifestyle brand that IHG and Siam Sindhorn will debut to South East Asia and Thailand. It follows a successful first partnership with the opening of Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in 2020, that launched IHG’s global boutique brand into South East Asia. Both hotels are situated within Sindhorn Village, a development project that spans 42 rai in the area of Langsuan Road and Soi Tonson.

Managing return to travel will be biggest priority in 2022 for business travel managers

11 January, 2022

The role and prominence of travel managers within organisations has changed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but as we hopefully transition into a controlled endemic in many parts of the world through 2022, more stability and reduced government intervention will allow business travel levels to once again rise. Managing this return to travel process will be certainly one of the biggest factors influencing travel managers in the calendar year ahead.  

Going Places – industry appointment highlights for Dec-2021

11 January, 2022

The travel, tourism and aviation industries in the 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. CTC – Corporate Travel Community 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.

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

10 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

7 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.   

Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 1, 2022)

6 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.          

Omicron emergence ‘a yardstick for the hotel industry’ as it masters ‘rolling with the punches’

5 January, 2022

A rising optimism that 2021 would show a clear path to Covid recovery was quickly impacted by the emergence of the Delta variant. As that wave seemed to have been carefully controlled by the return of stricter rules then Omicron appeared out of southern Africa in the final months of the year to dampen any holiday spirit.  

Omicron impact on European travel has been ‘immediate and substantial’

4 January, 2022

The progress of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, and most notably governments' response to it, has already influenced travel’s recovery. The threat of this new variant had been far from clear with initial information focussing on it appearing more contagious than earlier variants and suggestions that vaccines would not be as effective against it.  

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

3 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.   

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