Will air travel take off again in 2021

Tentative recovery in air travel is still set to begin in 2021, but more slowly than in earlier forecasts and growth is far from uniform across markets. Vaccine roll-out is continuing, but the slow and uneven pace highlights that vaccinations alone will not be sufficient to fully restore pre-pandemic trends. The outlook and risks will be discussed by country and region, along with key drivers for growth.

This webinar was originally broadcast at the following times:

  • EMEA – Tuesday 27th April | 10:00 BST
  • Americas – Tuesday 27th April | 16:00 EDT
  • APAC – Wednesday 28th April | 10:00 HKT

Dave Goodger

Director of Tourism Economics, EMEA

Dave Goodger

Director of Tourism Economics, EMEA

Dave Goodger | Director of Tourism Economics, EMEA

Dave 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.

 

Brian Pearce

Chief Economist at IATA

Brian Pearce

Chief Economist at IATA

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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