Global Trends 2020

Politics returns as the lockdowns ease

In Spain, separatist politicians in Catalonia have begun to criticise the central government, arguing that an independent Catalonia would have had fewer deaths from Covid-19.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain-catalonia/catalan-separatists-use-coronavirus-crisis-to-argue-for-independence-idUSKBN22B2AW 

Beyond bailouts, quarantine and empty hotels: what does coronavirus mean for travel?

As COVID-19 put a stop travelling and grounded planes, the travel and hospitality sector has been left wondering when – if at all – we will ever return to a world of cheap flights and global adventure.

Most UK offices stand empty

UK-based landlord Land Securities offered a glimpse of the impact of covid on office usage as it reported a £837m loss. Less than ten per cent of its office sites were in use and many of its tenants are now struggling to pay their rent.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52629786