Travel & Transport CEO Media Impact Analysis




Q1 2024

Travel and Transport CEOs continue to dominate headlines and shape social media discussions worldwide. As this industry continues to advance and shift, we examine online news and social media coverage of the world’s leading Travel and Transport CEOs between 01 January 2024 – 27 March 2024.  

Inside our latest report, you’ll discover the key topics and issues generating CEO coverage, the pivotal figures making waves, and their profound impact on industry discourse. 

Powered by Onclusive’s cutting-edge CEO Index and Social Listening capabilities, our analysis offers nuanced perspectives across sectors including Automotive, Airlines, Aerospace, Hotels, Catering, Public Transport, and Couriers and Delivery Services. 

Here are just a few key insights from the report: 


  • Global CEO Standouts: Four of the top ten global Travel & Transport CEOs were from the US: Tesla (1st); Boeing (2nd); United Airlines (5th) and Ford Motor (9th), while the CEO of French company, Stellantis, took third place.  Ireland’s Michael O’Leary of Ryanair ranked fourth, and the top ten was rounded out by DAX40 members, Volkswagen (7th) and Rheinmetall (10th). Half of CEOs in the global Travel & Transport top ten were from automotive companies.


  • Themes Shaping Discourse: Leadership emerged as a focal point in Q1 and was the most discussed topic in relation to CEOs in every country. 


  • The Future of Electric Vehicles (EVs) Dominates: Unsurprisingly, EV development (and its challenges) was an extremely prominent topic for the Travel and Transport industry and was a key driver of CEO mentions globally, with one CEO concerned that the price war initiated by Tesla would end in a “blood bath”. 



  • Airlines Took the Lead in the US: In the US, the topic of airline safety that was discussed most widely. Social media mentions and online news surrounding the safety of Boeing aircraft and reports that David L. Calhoun would be stepping down as CEO by the end of the year skyrocketed media coverage. 


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