The International Air Transport Association estimates that worldwide airline revenue could fall by as much as 20% this year, while Covid-19’s impact on hotels, car rental, and hospitality services is already too late for some.

This article disscusses the future for travel tech startups and the industry, talking to Skyscanner, which was sold to Ctrip, one of the largest online travel agencies in China, in 2016, and the ‘Netflix of travel,’ BeRightBack, a travel subscription service allowing customers to split the cost of their travel into instalments.

Skyscanner is keeping customers updated with “live” COVID-19 banners and advice pages across its markets and aiming to bring transparency to the space, enabling consumers to make sensible decisions about when to start travelling, while BeRightBack has made the decision to cancel all March and April trips, reduced non-critical spending on marketing and advertising, and is ready to get creative around meeting the changing needs of its customers when they’re ready to start travelling.

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