A new approach in tracking travel demand

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe scale of the current crisis in airlines is unprecedented. To recover, the industry will need better data on where and when demand is likely to rebound.

The future of air travel

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAirlines and passengers alike are flying into a world of flygskam and flying taxis.

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The way back: What the world can learn from China’s travel restart after COVID-19

McKinsey

With China’s COVID-19 lockdown over, travel is beginning to restart there. The country’s experience as consumer confidence in travel grows can help businesses in other parts of the world navigate the next normal. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Four futures for the container transport industry

McKinsey

McKinsey and TT Club imagine four possible futures for container transport. Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsDoes disruption loom for the industry that underpins global trade?

How to serve today’s digital traveler

McKinsey

Travel went digital a long time ago, but the digital customer isn’t standing still. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Hu?nyíng to the new Chinese traveler

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsOur new research finds that Chinese tourists are broadening their horizons in many ways.

Coronavirus: Airlines brace for severe turbulence

McKinsey

COVID-19 has brought travel to a sudden halt. Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAirlines need strategies for navigating the crisis and returning to the skies.

How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe coronavirus crisis will transform aviation, giving airlines their best chance yet to address climate change. Sustainable fuels are a key part of that strategy.

Startup funding in logistics

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsA new report looks at the impact of new money in an old industry—and what it means for incumbents, startups, and investors.

Leveraging technology to improve security and traveler experience

McKinsey

In this interview, Patricia Cogswell, the deputy administrator of the US Transportation Security Administration, discusses how the organization innovates and stays in front of risks.

Last-mile package delivery in 2030

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsFour McKinsey partners talk drones and disruptions.

Miles ahead: How to improve airline customer-loyalty programs

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWithout a new approach, airline loyalty programs risk alienating many customers.

Automation in logistics: Big opportunity, bigger uncertainty

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAs e-commerce volumes soar, many logistics and parcel companies hope that automation is the answer. But as this second article in our series on disruption explains, things are not so simple.

The future of automated ports

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe challenges are significant, but careful planning and implementation can surmount them.

How airlines should manage IT failures and security breaches to improve operational stability

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsTo face up to challenges stemming from digital innovation, airline executives should work to secure technology delivery, manage cyberrisk, and address costs, among other actions.

How to transform your airline

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAirline transformations are often necessary—and always difficult. We lay out five rules for success.

Does your airline still cross seat belts? A ten-point lean checklist for leaders

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWasteful processes abound at many supposedly lean airlines. How does yours measure up?

Navigating the EU rail-market liberalization

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe European Union’s liberalization of the commercial long-distance passenger-rail market will have sizable impact for both operators and investors, potentially benefiting the entire rail industry.

Bulky is beautiful: How Wayfair is poised to meet massive new demand for home goods—and home delivery

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe e-commerce giant’s supply-chain leader explains how delivery is done today and how things might change tomorrow.

The endgame for postal networks: How to win in the age of e-commerce

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe e-commerce megatrend is a big opportunity for postal players, but market and competitive dynamics are squeezing incumbents. Three winning tactics can help these companies stay competitive.

How Chinese airlines can brace for impending turbulence

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe coming years could prove challenging for Chinese airlines, which are already battling economic losses. They should focus on five opportunities.

Distraction or disruption? Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAs logistics goes digital, profound changes are coming to industry structure, operations, and profits. In the first of a series, we examine the impact of autonomous trucks.

Taxiing for takeoff: The flying cab in your future

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsHow big is the potential market for personal air mobility, and what will it take to develop it successfully?

Travelers Are Suffering from the "Last Mile" Problem

Strategy+Business

Although the transportation of people and goods has gotten cheaper, faster, and safer, low infrastructure investment has created frustrating bottlenecks

Leading from the front line: How airlines can boost ancillary revenues

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAncillary revenues are rising, and airlines increasingly depend on them. The next step forward: Efforts to help frontline employees collect these fees and charges more effectively.

A vision for China’s parcel-delivery industry

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsEddie Huang is second-in-command at SF Express, one of the world’s largest providers of delivery services. He sees a future of double-digit growth and ever-faster delivery times—as well as challenges related to technology and talent.

Viking Cruises founder Torstein Hagen: How tailoring experiences for Chinese tourists drives growth

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsTorstein Hagen’s belief that Chinese and American cruisegoers fundamentally desire the same things—the comforts and language of home—has led to exponential growth in Chinese passenger numbers on Viking’s European river cruises.

Technology delivered: Implications for cost, customers, and competition in the last-mile ecosystem

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWhat’s the outlook for the last-mile delivery ecosystem, given rapid development in technology? How will technological advances affect unit economics, customers, and competitive dynamics?

Walk before you fly—capturing the digital opportunity in airlines

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsA focused approach to digitization can help airlines create value faster than overambitious transformations do.

Taking on airlines’ toughest challenges

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAviation is still an enormously demanding industry. This speech from a procurement summit touches on airline profitability, new approaches to cost cutting, and treating procurement as a valued partner.

Taxiing for takeoff: The flying cab in your future

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsHow big is the potential market for personal air mobility, and what will it take to develop it successfully?

How to transport your ties safely – for a few pennies.

Killer Consultant

Some small things just make life easier when travelling. Do you have a cheap travel hack you can’t live without anymore? Pretty near the top comes one of the cheapest accessories: Small resealable plastic bags. In Europe, we have been forced to put all liquids in plastic bags of 1 litre capacity for some years now. It turns out, those bags come in handy for many purposes. One I want to share with you today: Keeping an unused tie clean and wrinkle-free!

The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

Harvard Business

Finally, they would take over the international air travel market. Today the airlines that participate in GALs transport more than two-thirds of all international traffic. Competitive strategy Disruptive innovation Regulation Transportation Digital Article

Uber Surpasses Rental Cars for Business Travelers; You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

MishTalk

Since 1st quarter of 2014, Uber’s percentage of ground transportation business booked on Certify, the second-largest provider of expense software … Continue reading → Economics

Cars, Trains, Planes Hacked… A Transportation Risk That Leaves Us All Vulnerable

Melissa Agnes

If you work in the transportation and/or travel industry, this should scare the crap out of you too – otherwise, we’re all screwed. Oh my goodness.

Firm Credit Card Use Changes In 2019

Management Consulted

It used to be that a consultant could wrack up thousands of reward points a year on airline tickets alone, not to mention hotels, ground transportation, and food. consulting news consulting travel management consultingConsulting firm credit card use is changing. Credit card reward points are … Continue Reading. The post Firm Credit Card Use Changes In 2019 appeared first on Management Consulted.

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What Nursing Parents Need to Know About Pumping During Work Travel

Harvard Business

But if the new parent’s return involves business travel, and that parent has chosen to nurse, it’s even more complicated. While it’s common for new parents to feel stressed about juggling life at work and home, for a pumping, traveling parent the stress can be heightened. “I went about looking for how to pump and travel,” she told me. Become a Travel-Logistics Master.