Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport Infrastructure

Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy—what will it take?

 – As national borders consider reopening, a partnership between governments and the tourism industry will be essential.

US freight after COVID-19: A bumpy road to the next normal

July 29, 2020 – Our new research foresees a difficult recovery of up to four years, with some pockets of growth. Freight and logistics companies...

Ready for check-in? Lessons from the German travel recovery

July 24, 2020 – A new report provides insights on how the travel industry can cope with shifts in demand patterns due to COVID-19.

Reopening cities after COVID-19

July 20, 2020 – The experience of cities suggests that successful reopening requires a conservative, staged approach, beginning at virus levels...

Global freight flows after COVID-19: What’s next?

July 2, 2020 – COVID-19 will likely affect trade more profoundly than any other recent crisis. Leaders with a well-informed perspective on potential...

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Rewriting the playbook: How Union Pacific is conducting business during the pandemic

July 31, 2020 – The chairman and CEO of a railroad heavyweight reflects on what keeps him going, how past challenges have prepared him for today’s,...

To lead in the postcrisis tomorrow, put leadership and capabilities in place today

July 28, 2020 – Amid the crisis, companies have learned to work faster and manage better. Strategies that continually refresh those lessons through...

The future of micromobility: Ridership and revenue after a crisis

July 16, 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis is causing serious disruptions to the multibillion-dollar micromobility industry. Our analysis indicates that...

Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery

July 1, 2020 – As it emerges from COVID-19, Vietnam’s domestic economy is set to return to growth, but not until the global economy bounces...

Using analytics to get European rail maintenance on track

June 29, 2020 – By harnessing data and analytics, European rail-infrastructure operators can deliver better performance at a lower cost.

Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel

June 15, 2020 – Do you remember your first flight? The first time you fell in love with a new city? We do.

China’s travel recovery gains steam: How families are planning their summer vacations

June 12, 2020 – IRST’s latest China traveler survey shows a strong desire among Chinese families to resume their travel plans.

Restoring public transit amid COVID-19: What European cities can learn from one another

June 5, 2020 – As cities end coronavirus lockdowns, public-transit authorities will need ways to increase ridership—safely. Early attempts...

Flying-cab drivers wanted

June 2, 2020 – Air taxis are coming. Until they can fly autonomously, this nascent industry will need many pilots.

US freight after COVID-19: What’s next?

June 2, 2020 – The pandemic has scrambled customer demand, further muddying a complicated picture. New research highlights four forces to watch.

A new approach in tracking travel demand

May 29, 2020 – The scale of the current crisis in airlines is unprecedented. To recover, the industry will need better data on where and when...