"Passenger transport has reached the end of the logic of collective and tense flows"

“Passenger transport has reached the end of the logic of collective and tense flows”

to meH, Unexpectedly, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic! There was no shortage of good experts to ensure that travelers, having finally made sense, would forego the wonderful getaway and retreat to less exotic destinations. Already, an icy wind blew from Sweden, called “Expose the flight”, Blowing a few years ago: shame on those who fly! The environmental crisis and the health crisis were to reinforce each other to reduce the need for travel, and it was dubbed “mobility” in the modern saber.

Drifting in many airports, and denying ground personnel (security, baggage, etc.) Agustin de Romanet, CEO of Groupe ADP . thinks so “The recovery will be stronger than expected.”. Traffic would even have returned to its 2019 level if China had not confined its population. Airbus’ president, Guillaume Faury, is proud: He will speed up A320 production and go from 50 to 75 aircraft per month in 2024 to meet his 7,000 orders. SNCF’s Jean-Pierre Varando recorded in July and August sale of TGV tickets a 10% increase over three years ago.

However, faulty logistics sometimes shows that passenger transportation has reached the end of the logic of mass flow and timely flows, which began in the 1970s, just as transportation of manufactured products and raw materials. but whatever ! He is still driven by an indomitable desire to move and other places. The pandemic woke him up, leading to what Alan Krakowicz, president of the TGV and Intercités de la SNCF, described as Vengeance travel.

‘Unpopular and poorly managed’ sector

Because the plane, the train and the car are just one link in the entertainment chain. “Holidays, excursions, shows, bars and restaurants are essential but fragile activities in an uncertain economy, Sociologist Jan Viard notes in a preamble Year Zero Tourism. Thinking about the future after the great pandemic, Written by David Medioni (Foundation Jean Jaures Loeb, 168 pages, €17). This unpopular and poorly judged sector must now be seen for what it is: the heart of social ties, and the main engine of the economy. »

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Tourism, Jan Viard concludes, ‘It should be politics’ Integration of its different dimensions (economic, cultural and environmental) driven “A great ministry for culture, holidays, travel and urban life”. In May, they found out about the composition of the first Elizabeth Bourne government, and the leaders of the sector (8% of the national wealth) remained banned: he had neither a Ministry of Transport, nor the most modest Minister of State for Tourism. It’s not too late.

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