Global Trends 2020

Air Asia offer a £100 unlimited annual flight pass

Budget Airline Air Asia X have attempted to shore up their fall in sales by offering an annual flight pass for less than the equivalent of £100. Passengers taking up the offer will be able to fly as many times as they want from South East Asia, India, China and Australia until March 2021.

Source: https://www.webintravel.com/airasia-x-offers-a-years-unlimited-flights-for-us118-to-restore-confidence-in-travel/

In Britain, nearly half claim they intend to fly less

In a sign that a ‘green recovery’ from Coronavirus might be possible, nearly 50% of the UK claim they will fly less once lockdown restrictions ease.

Source: https://news.trust.org/item/20200812150353-u9onm/

Pandemic accelerates automation

The pandemic is accelerating automation, through forcing workers to isolate. Automation technology is being used to process some government business loans that were launched after the crisis.

Source: https://fortune.com/2020/08/11/the-pandemic-is-speeding-up-automation-putting-jobs-in-question/