In Episode 2 of the ARC TravelConnect Virtual Series, ARC’s Peter Kane welcomed Jay Boehmer, editor-in-chief of The Beat, to discuss what the air travel industry is doing to support the health-focused era of travel, systems being adapted and developed to support deeper communication around health, safety and schedule changes, as well as tech disruptions shaping the entire ecosystem.

The two talked about happenings in the industry since air travel transactions bottomed out in April, and what factors have been impacting recovery, including:

  • Travelers’ need for more information concerning city, state and national travel ordinances

  • Ever-changing flight and hotel policies

  • Business travelers’ uncertainty and anxiety around safety measures

  • How the global economy is influencing businesses’ decisions to travel again

They also discuss how TMCs and other businesses in the industry are adapting through consolidation, mergers and acquisitions.

Watch the full video below: