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It’s hard to believe that Beijing’s newest airport has been open for a year already. And what a year it has been for the industry – certainly not one that any airport would have wished for in it’s inaugural year. We know however that China’s domestic air market has recovered from the COVID crisis, at least in terms of capacity – and in the month of November, domestic capacity was 10% above November 2019 levels.

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January 14, 2021 / Travel

Holiday Travel Update

From Placer
With COVID cases resurfacing just in time for the holidays, we took a look at several hotels and airports to see how the pandemic affected the country’s holiday travel plans. While showing signs of a recovery, overall airport traffic was still down significantly during the holiday season – one of the normal peaks for travel.
January 12, 2021 / Travel

2020 Holiday Travel - Not Quite at a Standstill, but Lagging Behind Previous Years

From Yodlee
Even amidst an unprecedented pandemic, Americans still traveled for the holidays, just at lower numbers than usual. That’s according to Envestnet | Yodlee’s Income and Spending trends, as well as recent news reports. Airports saw depressed numbers for holiday season. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), there were over 600,000 people screened at airport security checkpoints on Christmas Day, or roughly 23% of the number vs a year ago.
December 30, 2020 / Travel

Destination Spotlight: Botswana

From ForwardKeys
ForwardKeys has been paving the course for destination marketing and tourism since its inception in 2010 by creating bespoke data solutions using the latest and most comprehensive airline data in the market such as ForwardKeys Nexus.
December 30, 2020 / Travel

Global Trend Alert – Air Travel Bubbles

From ForwardKeys
With the New Year fast approaching and the announcement of a new travel bubble between Japan and Hawaii, the team at ForwardKeys thought to post a new blog regarding the highs and lows of the recent travel bubbles. Here’s what we’ve learned.
December 24, 2020 / Travel

Four Travel trends to watch in 2021

From ForwardKeys
The busy bees at ForwardKeys have been enriching travel data, adding them into dashboards and sharing the multitude of insights at virtual events, partner forums and to the media. Now that 2020 is fast approaching its end, we wonder whether we must continue to hold our breaths into the New Year or can we finally release a satisfactory sigh of relief?
December 21, 2020 / Travel

Last-minute uplift in Christmas travel

From ForwardKeys
Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, reveals that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent collapse in aviation, there has been a last-minute surge in flight bookings for the Christmas period. In a normal year, tickets issued for travel in the week before Christmas tend to grow progressively throughout the year.
December 11, 2020 / Travel

On The Road Again With RVs

From Yodlee
The market for RVs experienced a surge in demand this past summer as months quarantined at home and concerns about the potential hazards of travel led would-be vacationers to rethink their travel plans and incorporate RVs.
December 10, 2020 / Travel

COVID-19 webinar summary: 5 key points on Total Accommodations Update, 3 December

From STR
Knowing you might not have time to watch our full webinars, we are pleased to continue our series of COVID-19 webinar summaries. In this latest edition, we talk performance in alternative accommodations.
December 8, 2020 / Travel

How U.S. drive-to leisure destinations transitioned from summer to fall

From STR
In a recent blog post, we covered how the summer months provided U.S. hotels with an increase in leisure travelers, a welcome change that lifted the industry from the pandemic performance lows of the spring. Naturally, we expected that leisure travel to dry up and overall hotel performance to retreat due to the return to school and a persistent lack of corporate and business travel.
December 4, 2020 / Travel

Beijing Air Travel Bounces Back to Growth

From OAG
It’s hard to believe that Beijing’s newest airport has been open for a year already. And what a year it has been for the industry – certainly not one that any airport would have wished for in it’s inaugural year. We know however that China’s domestic air market has recovered from the COVID crisis, at least in terms of capacity – and in the month of November, domestic capacity was 10% above November 2019 levels.
December 4, 2020 / Travel

Road Travel Hits Record Highs Before Thanksgiving

From Inrix
Travelers hit the road in record numbers the day before Thanksgiving, reaching a vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) of 9% above “normal” (pre-COVID) levels. To this point, VMT had only reached pre-COVID levels twice since the pandemic forced restrictions – both surrounding major holidays (4th of July and Labor Day). The third time, which happened on Wednesday, Nov. 25, topped the list.
December 4, 2020 / Travel

5 key points on Latin America hotel performance

From STR
Knowing you might not have time to watch our full webinars, we are pleased to continue our series of COVID-19 webinar summaries. In this latest edition, we talk performance in the Latin America region. Some markets heading in the right direction
December 4, 2020 / Travel

Tales from Turkey: ADR conundrum in 2020

From STR
Turkey’s hotel average daily rate (ADR) has grown exponentially in recent months despite the global pandemic depressing rates most everywhere else in the world. Globally the impacts of COVID-19 have weighed heavily on hotel performance, but in Turkey, several unique macroeconomic factors have aligned to impact rate over and beyond the effects of the pandemic.
December 2, 2020 / Travel

Airport Observation – The Covid-19 effect on Airport Hubs

From ForwardKeys
Since the arrival of Covid-19, safety has become a key concern for travelers and will remain to be so. This means the sector needs to be ready so that travel remains a safe experience, and that it is perceived as such. Right now, it seems like the safety perception is influencing the way people travel and the itineraries they take. This becomes even more apparent when looking at the performance of hubs.
November 24, 2020 / Travel

Americans take to the sky for Thanksgiving

From ForwardKeys
Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, reveals that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse in aviation, many Americans are planning a last-minute return to the skies this Thanksgiving, travelling to be with their families at home; taking a break in sunny Florida or hitting the slopes
November 19, 2020 / Travel

Infographic: 2020 Top Growing Travel Destinations

From Similarweb
Travel has been hit hard by COVID, but in some — outdoor — locations, people are flocking to boutique hotels, outdoor camping sites, and other natural settings to get some long-overdue relaxation time. In the infographic below, we highlight five of the top growing destinations globally as of September 2020.
November 18, 2020 / Travel

Europe’s most resilient cities are leisure hotspots

From ForwardKeys
The latest edition of the ECM-ForwardKeys Quarterly Barometer Report, published jointly by ForwardKeys and the non-profit organisation, European Cities Marketing (ECM), reveals that Europe’s most resilient cities are leisure hotspots despite the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.
November 12, 2020 / Travel, Economy

European Spotlight: Resilience Tested in Q3 & Q4

From ForwardKeys
As the Coronavirus tidal wave rolls its way through the world for Round Two, European cities have been tested for their resilience in Quarter Three and Four. Will the theme of “Sun and Fun” help countries stay afloat? ForwardKeys examines the latest flight data to share with you the freshest insights.
November 10, 2020 / Travel

Aviation: The State of the States

From OAG
Since the week commencing the 5th October the US market has reflected a very different trend pattern to the rest of the world as the chart below highlights. Whilst the rest of the world has seen a steady decline in capacity and is now 9 points lower than at the beginning of September, the United States has seen a thirteen-point improvement; a twenty-two-point swing to use pollster terminology.
November 3, 2020 / Travel

Tourism After Lockdown: How COVID is reshaping attraction experiences

From STR
In late August and early September 2020, STR conducted quantitative research using STR’s Traveler Panel. We set out to examine attitudes to travel in this ‘new COVID world’ and to evaluate early experiences among travelers at a time when many economies were reopening and the industry was seeking to capitalize on pent up demand.