Air travel risks and recovery

As vaccines are being rolled out worldwide air travel will start to return in 2021. However, there remain significant risks in the outlook, including from the new variants of the virus, while vaccinations alone may not be sufficient to fully restore traveler confidence. In this webinar, David Goodger, Oxford Economics and Brian Pearce, IATA will explore the revised outlook and the near-term risks for air travel as the sector begins the journey back to more normal trends.

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Dave Goodger | Director of Tourism Economics, EMEA

David Goodger is Director of Tourism Economics, Europe. He has been instrumental in developing the global model of tourism flows and spending, which covers 185 origins and destinations, and he continues to manage the regular forecast updates. He also maintains an active role in new product development and consultancy work.

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Brian Pearce | Chief Economist at IATA

Brian Pearce is IATA’s Chief Economist. The role of his team is to analyse the economic and policy landscape facing the airline industry, to provide credible economic analysis to guide and support IATA’s advocacy work. An economist with over 35 years of international experience in several industries, he is also a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University’s Department of Air Transport and a member of IATA’s senior leadership team. He has been on panels of expert advisers for the UK Airports Commission, the UK Department for Transport and ICAO. He was formerly director of the Centre for Sustainable Investment at the think-tank Forum for the Future, head of global economic research at the investment bank SBC Warburg in Tokyo and then London, and was Chief Economist at Ernst & Young’s economic forecasting consultancy.

 

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