84% of travellers would feel comfortable if technology helped reduce human contact, says survey

Mobile apps that provided on-trip notifications emerged as the most appealing technology.

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The length of the flight also influenced how ready travellers were to board a plane.
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84 per cent of travelers would feel more comfortable travelling post the pandemic if technology helped to reduce human contact and physical touchpoints, found a recent Amadeus survey. 40 per cent of Indian travellers rated access to technology that reduces this human contact as the ultimate factor for traveling again. 73 per cent of baby boomers cited it as their top concern compared to 28 per cent of Generation Z.

What influenced confidence for travellers?
Mobile applications that provide on-trip notifications and alerts emerged as the most appealing technology to increase confidence for Indian travelers (56 per cent), followed by contactless payments (54 per cent) and the ability to have airline boarding passes on their phones (51 per cent).


Health and safety precautions
In addition to technology, travellers said that the need for effective test, track and trace programmes to contain infections (40 per cent); visibility of sanitization, hygiene and safety measures in hotels and accommodations (39 per cent) and limiting the number of passengers on flights (38 per cent) would also help increase confidence and boost travel.

Length of the flight
The length of the flight also influenced how ready travellers were to board a plane. Long-haul flight passengers were slightly more likely than short-haul flight passengers to be concerned about being stranded (27 per cent vs 31 per cent) or quarantined (39 per cent vs 34 per cent).

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The worst economic disaster in decades has seen governments in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa roll out special schemes to shore up employers’ capacity to pay salaries to their staff.



As India waits for the next stimulus package, here’s a look at how other countries have opened their fiscal purse strings.

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Starting Monday for next 3 months all employers can get 80% govt funding for workers’ salaries of up to £2,500 a month.
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€5 billion top up on wage supplementation scheme for those furloughed employees. Plus one-off payments to various other categories of workers.
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Employees receive an allowance of approx 84% of their net salary, 100% for minimum-wage workers.
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Temporary living allowance for migrant workers; and some benefits for jobless.
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Central government relief checks to households in the bottom 70% income bracket (around 14 million households), of up to $820 per household.
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Payment of 50% of the net minimum wage for three months for employees in large private sector companies and for employees who are currently not working.
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