COVID-19 Weekly Recap: May 28 – June 4

COVID-19 Weekly Recap: May 28 – June 4

A weekly recap of facts, stats, official statements and key resources on COVID-19

This article is intended to provide travel professionals and business leaders with an objective perspective on the evolving situation through facts, statistics, official statements and key resources from international regulatory bodies and government ministries. The outbreak is moving quickly, and some of the articles may fall rapidly out of date. We will provide updates on a weekly basis as the outbreak evolves.

IATA: After April Passenger Demand Trough, First Signals of Uptick – June 3, 2020 

The International Air Transport Association announced that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April. Figures show that daily flight totals rose 30% between the low point on 21 April and 27 May.

Sojern: Insights on Travel Impact, APAC – Updated June 3, 2020 

The Asia Pacific region is starting to see some positive developments with regards to the easing of lockdown restrictions, and there are signs of travel gradually reopening.

Dragon Trail Interactive: Are Online Travel Exhibitions Here to Stay? – June 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has shifted an increasing number of B2B activities for the travel industry from traditional “face to face,” to a digital “screen to screen” model. In China alone, there are more than 20 digital travel industry trade shows planned for the last five months of 2020.

OAG: Nearly Sixty Airlines Relaunch Services This Week – June 1, 2020

It’s been a good week for scheduled airline capacity with nearly sixty airlines relaunching services. Global capacity has bounced into June with 5.7 million seats added week on week. Some 267,000 additional flights are scheduled to operate this week representing a near 16% increase on last week through a combination of the returning carriers and some capacity growth.

ACI: Travel after the pandemic: The growth of remote and touchless identity services – May 29, 2020

Sooner rather than later, restrictions will begin to lift and travel will start to show the first green shoots of recovery. But what will be traveler’s major concern as they begin to travel again?

UNWTO launches global guidelines to restart tourism – May 28, 2020 

The World Tourism Organization has released a set of guidelines to help the tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace innovation and the digital transformation of global tourism.

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