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Travel Impact from COVID-19

Archived reports and research insights

Adara: COVID-19: What’s Next? Navigating Uncharted Territory (April 30, 2020)

This webinar shows examples of the USA Consumer data travel searches for the summer holiday season and how distribution channels and revenue management are needing to evolve. They note that airlines will come back with way fewer routes and flights so even if hotels are open, the demand might not be there depending on the location etc.


Jing Travel: Will “Revenge Travel” Spark a Rebound in China’s Domestic Travel? (April 20, 2020)

Jing Travel assesses the state of China’s domestic travel market and the Labor Day holiday. National Bureau of Statistics announced the Chinese economy had shrunk 6.8 % across the first three months of 2020. Bookings tripled year-on-year from early April for the Chinese Holiday May 1- 5, 2020 on – creating the term “Revenge Holiday” in China for domestic travel. 40% of airline traffic domestically in China has recovered.

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PhocusWire: As business travel bottoms out, near-term optimism remains high (April 15, 2020)

In the latest pulse check of its membership, the Global Business Travel Association found 28 per cent do not see regular business travel coming back for longer than 12 months. However, more than half of respondents expect regular business travel to resume within two to three months, which Phocuswright research analyst Maggie Rauch thinks may be overly optimistic.

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Tourism Economics: Economic and Travel Outlook in the Shadow of COVID-19 (April 8, 2020)

This report looks at the large impact COVID-19 is continuing to play on economy and travel, with the international market downturn likely to extend into 2021. However, a strong rebound in travel demand is anticipated, beginning with growth in domestic travel. Tourism Economics foresees an opportunity for leisure travel pent-up demand in the second half of 2020.