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Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics


Hitting the road again: How Chinese travelers are thinking about their first trip after COVID-19

– A survey of 1,600 travelers shows how their travel patterns may change in the near term.

How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying

– The coronavirus crisis will transform aviation, giving airlines their best chance yet to address climate change. Sustainable fuels... are a key part of that strategy.

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

– 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.

Coronavirus: Airlines brace for severe turbulence

– COVID-19 has brought travel to a sudden halt. Airlines need strategies for navigating the crisis and returning to the skies.

Resilience in transport and logistics

– The transportation-and-logistics sector is especially susceptible to economic shocks. Here’s how to prepare your operations... for a smoother ride.

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

– Torstein 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.

The future of air travel

– Airlines and passengers alike are flying into a world of flygskam and flying taxis.

The Next Normal – The future of parcel delivery: Drones and disruption

– Everybody likes to get a package. In 2020, we'll send more than 100 billion of them—and that number could double by 2030.... Who will deliver all those packages, and how? In this edition, The Next Normal explores what's ahead in last-mile parcel delivery.

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

– The e-commerce giant’s supply-chain leader explains how delivery is done today and how things might change tomorrow.

Last-mile package delivery in 2030

– Four McKinsey partners talk drones and disruptions.

Airline retailing: The value at stake

– A new report explains how the industry can capture $40 billion in additional value—and the challenges that must be overcome.

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

– To face up to challenges stemming from digital innovation, airline executives should work to secure technology delivery, manage... cyberrisk, and address costs, among other actions.

A vision for China’s parcel-delivery industry

– Eddie 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.

Navigating the EU rail-market liberalization

– The 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.

Riding the next growth wave of logistics in India and China

– New ecosystems in the logistics sectors of India and China are creating new business opportunities. Companies looking to expand... in the region should pay attention to these changes.

Debate: Will delivery UAVs scale by 2030?

– Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are a hot topic of debate. McKinsey asked two professionals close to... the issue to weigh in on whether they believe UAVs will gain traction and claim a significant share of urban deliveries by 2030.
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