Intelligence

Air travellers gaining confidence, time to get back to business: IATA

Travellers are growing more confident when it comes to travelling again by air, are increasingly frustrated with current travel restrictions, and are more accepting of a travel app to manage health credentials to allow...

Global exhibition industry shrunk by 68% in 2020: UFI

UFI has released an updated Covid-19 damage assessment for the global exhibition and tradeshow industry, where figures revealed that global industry revenues for 2020 dropped by 68% compared to 2019. This result is based on...

Diversification, digitisation and duty of care to drive APAC’s business travel recovery

A revival in Asia-Pacific's (APAC) business travel will vary across sectors and will accelerate revenue diversification and digitisation in the industry, according to executives from business travel agencies. The perspectives were shared in Amadeus’ new...

Hybrid meetings the way forward for APAC’s MICE: AMEX GBT

According to the 2021 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), hybrid meetings are the first step in the return of...

Half of APEC’s planners keen on in-person meetings

Half of APEC's (Asia Pacific excluding China) meeting planners surveyed by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel programme, are planning to continue with offline events as businesses adapt to the new normal. However, there is a...

Corporate travel segment demonstrates slow and steady rebound: FCM

Fifty per cent of organisations have begun travelling again, but with stipulations, according to the third phase of the State of the Market survey by FCM Travel Solutions. Conducted by FCM’s consulting arm 4th Dimension (4D),...

Live events preferred but online content poses competition: UFI, Explori study

An ongoing Global Recovery Project research conducted by Explori, UFI and the Society for Independent Show Organizers has found an overwhelming preference for face-to-face events, with opportunities for networking regarded as being the strongest...

APAC business travellers prioritise personal safety over business needs: SAP Concur

According to new research commissioned by SAP Concur in May-June 2020, travel will continue to play an irreplaceable role in meeting critical business needs. However, travellers’ health and safety, and a new era of...

Many event planners choose to stay closer to home for business events: latest PCMA...

Planners are struggling to budget for hybrid events as they try to find the balance between taking an event online and managing face-to-face attendee’s expectations, and 61% of planners and 47% of suppliers are...

Frequent travellers ready to fly: Collinson Priority Pass survey

The coronavirus pandemic has brought global travel to a halt, but nearly three in four frequent flyers (71%) are ready to return to travel either immediately or within the next three to six months,...