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The Pandemic, Technology, and the Environment Are Changing Airline Business Travel – Report

CarTrawler-sponsored analysis describes how the pandemic, technology, and environmental concerns have changed airline business travel. It could be a year in which the airline industry recovers some of the profits lost during the pandemic. That’s the picture for leisure travel, especially in the burgeoning premium leisure sector. The recovery of business travel is complex and …

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Changes to Airline Business Travel Prompt Focus On Premium Leisure as a New Post-Pandemic Opportunity – Press Release

The recovery of business travel is complex and largely unwritten. Online meeting technology continues to march ahead, company employees are still working from home, corporations are setting carbon reductions tied to business travel, and the airline industry still struggles to find firmer footing. Innovation and resilience saved airlines during the pandemic, and these same traits …

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Advice to Airline Managers – Don’t be Paralyzed by the 2022 Consumer Challenge – Report

Advice to Airline Managers – Don’t be Paralyzed by the 2022 Consumer Challenge is sponsored by global travel tech provider CarTrawler and was released today. The report includes a chart listing the Covid era change and cancellation policies for 25 leading global network and low cost carriers. The 14-page report by IdeaWorksCompany is a call …

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5 Ways Airlines Can Prevent Being Paralyzed by the 2022 Consumer Challenge – Press Release

CarTrawler-sponsored analysis describes how the airline industry must move past being a “deer in the headlights” and accept that the business of travel has changed.  “I remain quite optimistic for the summer of 2022,” is a quote you will likely hear from dozens of airline CEOs this winter. It’s human nature to hope for the …

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US & Canada Airlines Register Larger Ancillary Revenue Share With More Than 37% of Global Total for 2021 – Press Release

CarTrawler sponsored research reveals better ancillary revenue results continue with 2021 3rd quarter per passenger receipts up 6.8% over the pre-pandemic year of 2019.  The US and Canada have reinforced their position as global “centers of gravity” for ancillary revenue during the pandemic. Earlier research from CarTrawler and IdeaWorksCompany showed US and Canada airlines led …

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Covid-Era Travel Risks Are Changing: What to Consider So You Don’t Get Stranded

Wall Street Journal Sudden border closures. Quarantines. Given the new risks, the days of improvised trips for business or pleasure have become endangered in the Covid-19 era.  The new Omicron variant did more than prompt governments to quickly close borders and tighten Covid-19-related travel restrictions. It signaled that health disruptions are here to stay as …

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American Express Global Business Travel Nears $5.3 Billion Spac Deal

The Street That may be an optimistic view as a recent analysis of data from business leaders done by the Wall Street Journal suggests that business travel may drop 19% to 36% permanently.  “Brick-and-mortar retail has been devastated by ecommerce and I think this is a parallel story,’’ Jay Sorensen, president of IdeaWorks, an airline-industry …

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Six Ways the Airline Business has Changed – a Report by IdeaWorksCompany

Future Travel Experience There has been much debate for years about identifying the key feature of the air travel product. The pandemic effectively delivered an answer – it’s the destination that matters most, highlights a new ancillary-focused report by aviation and travel business consultancy IdeaWorksCompany and its sponsor, CarTrawler. The report is written by IdeaWorksCompany …

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6 Ways the Airline Business Has Changed; Border Closures Pose the Greatest Risk – Press Release

The pandemic has taught us that competition does exist for the air travel spending by leisure and business travelers. Airline consumers identified alternatives during the pandemic and the best of these solutions will have staying power for the future. The Airline Industry Has Changed – Convenience and Predictability Are Missing is sponsored by global travel …

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The Airline Industry Has Changed – Convenience and Predictability Are Missing – Report

The pandemic has taught us that competition does exist for the air travel spending by leisure and business travelers. Airline consumers identified alternatives during the pandemic and the best of these solutions will have staying power for the future.  This 15-page report describes how the industry has changed and provides ideas on how revenue can …

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