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The Rise of Micro Markets in Airports

The travel and tourism industry went through a shock in 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a decrease in passenger traffic and significant economic challenges for airports. However, with the industry’s gradual recovery, airports are starting to face new, more logistical challenges. Passenger numbers are on the rise and becoming more stable but are still unpredictable. This, combined with workforce shortages, has caused airports to move more toward automation, with self-service check-in kiosks, baggage drops and mini stores.

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