The Biggest Trends in Onboard Services

The Biggest Trends in Onboard Services
World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) has been bringing the industry together and connecting buyers and suppliers for more than 11 years. And in this time, the landscape of onboard has constantly evolved. So what are the biggest industry trends, key players, and areas of growth that the market can look forward to? Find out more, compiled from exclusive research.

The State of the Market

What is the size of the onboard food market?

What is the predicted growth rate for this sector?

Impact of the Global Pandemic

Along with the industry itself, WTCE has returned after the pandemic stronger than ever. The result – changes to onboard offerings in some surprising, and potentially lucrative, ways.

The obvious impact has been:

As well as…

But how have passenger spending habits been affected?

The “new norm”, however, offers huge upward potential for suppliers of the onboard industry to innovate safe and sustainable products that minimise passenger contact.

Onboard Market Outlook

Which companies hold the biggest potential for suppliers?

What seating class holds the biggest potential for suppliers?

And what type of flights will the industry be dominated by?

Key Market Drivers

We’ve seen the resurgent onboard market respond to changes in both passenger travel patterns and expectations before and when onboard. So what will be the key driving factors?

Why are these trends driving market growth?

How else can service providers innovate?

Key Market players

And who are just some of the key buyers and suppliers?

The Future of the Market

The willingness of passengers to pay a premium along with the necessity for onboard suppliers to innovate safe, sanitary and sustainable products for growing market sectors all point to slow but steady for the industry. So what does the future hold? So if you want to return to WTCE or take the first steps towards exhibiting and getting your brand into the onboard market, sign up below.

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(Sources: Statista, IMARC Group, Grandview Research Inc., Global Market Insights Inc., Fortune Business Insights™, Mordor Intelligence)
World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) is the leading global event for travel catering, onboard retail and passenger comfort. WTCE is renowned globally for providing a platform for innovative suppliers to showcase the latest products and services in passenger comfort, catering and travel retail to help create the ultimate passenger experience.