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From Bad to Worse: January Passenger Demand Falls Further

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in January 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (December 2020). … Continue Reading

Chinese New Year travel was 69.3% down

Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, reveals that domestic air travel in China during New Year Golden Week (11th – 17th February) was 69.3% down on the equivalent period in 2019, when travel was at normal, pre-pandemic levels. … Continue Reading

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble key for Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific turnaround, says GlobalData

February 24, 2021 Statistics & Trends No Comments

Following the news that Singapore and Hong Kong are in talks over the postponed travel bubble; … Continue Reading

Tesla sees 60% surge in influencer conversations on Twitter post bitcoin investment, reveals GlobalData

February 23, 2021 Statistics & Trends No Comments

Tesla Inc. (Tesla) witnessed a dramatic 60% jump in influencer conversations on Twitter during the second week of February 2021 over the previous week, following the electric vehicle manufacturer’s announcement to invest US$1.5bn to incorporate bitcoin into its payment infrastructure, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

Now that’s a new one…whale shark tourism!

February 20, 2021 Statistics & Trends No Comments

Central Queensland University has announced that its Master of Sustainable Tourism Management student Annabelle Hender has been awarded a Summer … Continue Reading

DEMAND DATA REPORT: The First Post-COVID Tourism Corridor

February 20, 2021 Statistics & Trends No Comments

Today, the entire tourism industry is hoping that vaccines will enable the recovery of the sector; unfortunately, even with the proposed vaccine passport (which would allow vaccinated citizens to travel without restrictions), all European countries are not satisfied with the safety of that plan. Some believe that the passport will become a source of discrimination that would, in fact, make the vaccine compulsory; alternatively, others – like Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotaki, who was the first to propose this measure – feel that the passports will be the only way to get the tourism industry started again.  … Continue Reading

Fears of second COVID-19 wave fail to subdue recovery of India’s domestic market

February 18, 2021 Statistics & Trends No Comments

India’s domestic market has staged a remarkable recovery measured by tracked passenger jet flights following an almost complete shutdown during April and most of May last year, to reach almost four fifths of the pre-pandemic level by February 15. … Continue Reading

Australian flights searches & bookings data

February 12, 2021 Statistics & Trends No Comments

How are you? With Qantas increasing flexibility for travellers, allowing unlimited flight changes until at least January 2022, coupled with a number of airlines offering big sale promotions and flights for some popular domestic routes starting at as little as $99, I wanted to see if you were interested in traveller reaction and commentary on what this means for domestic travel recovery? … Continue Reading

Where lovebirds are heading this Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2021 Statistics & Trends No Comments

Looking for a secret getaway with a special someone this Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone. This year, despite the travel restrictions, many Australians have planned a romantic weekend away for a Valentine’s Day staycation. … Continue Reading

Deal activity in Asia-Pacific likely to remain muted for some more time in 2021, says GlobalData

February 11, 2021 Statistics & Trends No Comments

A total of 818 deals were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in January 2021, which is a decline of 42.3% over the 1,417 deals announced during the previous month, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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