​Long-run growth opportunities

Global travel demand continues to grow at a faster pace than the wider economy. Despite an anticipated slowdown in the near-term, there remains a significant upside potential for growth in the longer-run and notably from emerging markets. Necessary policies to achieve growth and potential implications will be explored.

In this webinar, IATA's Chief Economist, Brian Pearce and Director of Tourism Economics, David Goodger explore the opportunities for growth for the aviation industry.


Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA

Brian Pearce is IATA’s Chief Economist. The role of his team is to analyse the economic and policy landscape facing the airline industry, to provide credible economic analysis to guide and support IATA’s members and its advocacy work. An economist with over 35 years of international experience in several industries, he is also a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University’s Department of Air Transport and a member of IATA’s senior leadership team. He has been on panels of expert advisers for the UK Airports Commission, the UK Department for Transport and ICAO. He was formerly director of the Centre for Sustainable Investment at the think-tank Forum for the Future, head of global economic research at the investment bank SBC Warburg in Tokyo and then London, and was Chief Economist at Ernst & Young’s economic forecasting consultancy.

David Goodger, Director of Tourism Economics, EMEA

David Goodger is a Director within Tourism Economics an Oxford Economics company. His team produces global forecasts of travel and tourism flows based on Oxford Economics’ global macroeconomic outlook. This includes the Global Tourism (GTS) and Global City Travel database, the Air Passenger Forecast database and custom forecast models. David’s team also carries out economic impact analysis including TSA calculations and custom studies for specific tourism markets. This has included a range of diverse topics such as the importance of online interactions for destinations; and the importance of events for city destinations including the development of the Event Impact Calculator. David regularly presents the economic and tourism outlook to client groups and conferences.

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