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“The Future of Travel” 02.9.20

Mark Phillips the founder of Nomad Stays coming to you live from the Rhone-Alps in France for a weekly update of Travel.

What is covered in this update

???? Northern Summer now finished

    1. Distinct dropoff of bookings
    2. Many properties telling us they have forward bookings for next summer
    3. But they expect cancellations
    4. Last-minute bookings and deals still a thing to look for now

✈️ More airline pressure with more staff losses. Qantas in Australia saying probably won’t fly to the US until a vaccine found

???? Borders closures tightening a bit more as a result of uptick now northern Summer finished

???? Victoria Australia’s outbreak has peaked and numbers dropping again.

  • State borders still closed but more a reflection of politics than health

???? Still seeing a number of travel companies fold

    • But Airbnb is doing its IPO
    • will be interesting how much the investors buy their story

????Travel booking getting interesting with more smaller hotels going online

      1. Still seeing relatively low online use in much of EU, e.g only 37% of this region using Facebook
      2. Lots of online travel operators going out of business or pivoting too
      3. Makes harder to find your travel experiences
      4. Rates still low

???? People’s acceptance of isolation after a foreign journey.

        1. Seems ok for many as they’re working from home


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Mark is the Founder of Nomad Stays. He is an Australian entrepreneur and traveller who has explored over 100 countries. A keen adventure motorcyclist he rode the Silk Road for his 50th birthday, has backpacked throughout Africa a number of times and visited many Pacific Islands.Trained as a Chartered Accountant and having worked in the tech industry for giants including Apple and Microsoft, he has a unique insight into the impacts of technology and business. His first travel company, MudMaps, enjoyed numerous industry awards and taking thousands of clients from around the world into the Australian outback.Mark has lived as a digital nomad for over 9 years and is currently mainly in Europe.

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