Transportation, Travel, & Tourism


Transportation, Travel, & Tourism

Digital Technology and the Travel Industry

June 2014
Travel companies that act quickly to build on mobile’s transformative reach and impact can gain significant first-mover advantage.
June 2014
One out of every five minutes spent on a mobile device in the U.S. is spent on a Facebook property. Lee McCabe of Facebook discusses the mobile opportunity for travel companies.

Editor's Choice

May 2015
Although not a magic bullet for boosting railway performance, an effective model for allocating subsidies between infrastructure managers and train-operating companies can complement traditional performance-optimization levers.
February 2015
As more regulatory change upends the UK travel market, operators that invest now in pricing, forecasting, capacity, and consumer insight capabilities will gain a big competitive advantage.
April 2014
Some companies generate up to 60 percent of revenues from loyalty program members. Clearly, boosting the “loyalty margin” can have a dramatic impact on sales and profits.
October 2013
Research shows that hotel companies that work with franchisees to deliver customer satisfaction can charge higher rates. Those that fail to deliver—or fail to deliver consistently—suffer.

Industry Focus: Automotive

April 2015
The first generation of autonomous vehicles is coming soon to a highway near you. Is the automotive industry ready for a revolution?
September 2014
As the Chinese auto market enters a new phase, domestic and foreign automakers will have to work hard to secure the loyalty of current customers.
August 2014
The automotive industry is bouncing back impressively from the financial crisis. But to sustain the comeback, companies need global scale, innovative products, and stable finances.
January 2014
In 2015, we expect some 60 percent of new cars to be “connected”—just one of the developments marking a new era of automotive innovation.


March 2015
The eagerly anticipated uplift has not yet materialized, as companies continue to grapple with challenges stemming from overcapacity and a highly fragmented industry structure.
March 2015
To build a competitive edge for the future, shipping companies need to understand the business case for switching to environmentally friendlier options for marine fuel.
Value Creators
December 2014
Travel and tourism companies have created strong value for investors over the past five years, thanks to the global economic recovery and increasing travel by people in developing markets.
May 2014
A BCG-WEF report details how four innovations can dramatically improve travel, trade, and tourism—and create huge benefits for businesses and society.
December 2014
As the global economy recovers, consumer companies are creating value for investors by focusing on sales growth and valuation multiples and by transforming themselves to stay ahead of the competition.
October 2013
BCG’s Philipp Gerbert and Antonella Mei-Pochtler show how digital and physical infrastructure are critical to the growth of companies and countries alike.
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