Travel will return, but not like you've ever seen it before. What can we expect the new normal to look like?
Despite the gloom and doom surrounding Covid-19, it’s only a matter of time before borders are reopened and travel once again becomes possible. Singapore just announced its intention to gradually reopen borders and allow transit passengers, and around the world we see countries like Iceland and Italy planning to do the same.
However, make no mistake- travel after Covid-19 will be nothing like it was before. With all the talk of “travel bubbles”, “green lanes”, and “immunity passports”, not to mention potential social distancing on planes and cabin crew decked out in full PPE, this won’t be travel as usual.
So what can we expect the new normal to look like? Join me next Wednesday as I discuss the possible scenarios with David Flynn and Brendan Sobie.
David Flynn Editor
After several decades as a globe-trotting technology journalist and editor, David Flynn launched Australian Business Traveller in 2010 to become a globetrotting travel journalist and editor. The site relaunched as ExecutiveTraveller.com in late 2019 to move onto a worldwide footing, and as editor-in-chief of Executive Traveller, David still enjoys covering news for the business traveller and frequent flyer with a special focus on the passenger experience of seats, suites and lounges.
Brendan Sobie has been working in the aviation industry for over 20 years as a writer, analyst and consultant. He served as chief analyst for CAPA from 2011 to 2019, based in Singapore, and as an editor for Flightglobal from 2000 to 2011, based in the US, Singapore and UK. Brendan is now working as an independent analyst and consultant, having established in 2019 the Singapore-based firm Sobie Aviation.
Brendan has extensive experience covering emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific. He has written over 1,000 in depth analysis reports on emerging aviation markets, focusing on airline strategy and network development. Brendan now conducts studies and provides strategic advice for a wide range of companies including airports, airlines, aircraft leasing companies, banks and IT suppliers.
Brendan gives frequent presentations, is an instructor on aviation courses and is often quoted by the international media. Recent television appearances include Bloomberg and CNBC. Brendan has a degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in New York.
Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2020 Time: 7 p.m- 8.15 p.m (give or take- there may be some overrun for questions too)
Registration is free, and can be done through the link below.
The previous session we ran was oversubscribed, and although there was a Facebook Live stream for spillover, I understand the experience isn’t anything like being in Zoom. So I’ve gone ahead and upsized the webinar plan to 500 people, which should be more than enough.
For the best experience, please download the Zoom desktop or mobile app before the session begins.
Look forward to welcoming you all and taking your questions!
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