Responsible tourism: What’s in a label?

There is no argument that responsible tourism is gaining steam as sustainability becomes a mainstay of everyday life. But at times travellers could experience challenges…..

Looking towards 2020, Sabre survey reveals top traveller trends in Asia Pacific

Sabre Corporation recently released the results of an APAC-wide study that compiles insight from over 500 travel professionals. Looking towards 2020, here are 5 key…..

Swedavia’s traffic loss blamed partly on “climate debates” – so it launches a ‘green bond’

Swedavia, which operates many of Sweden’s most important airports, including those at the three largest cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, reported a 4.2% year-on-year…..

Short term rental company Blueground plans to use new funding for growth

The short term rental firm Blueground is in full blown expansion mode, and is using recently secured funds to expand its product portfolio to three…..

Air Canada’s head of maintenance is the surprising force in promoting gender equality within the airline

Airlines worldwide are working to correct a gender imbalance within their executive ranks, and Air Canada, one of the biggest proponents for gender equality, surprisingly,…..

Passengers want more control over the travel experience and are happy to adopt technology, but they don’t want to be left waiting

Travellers want more personal control over their journey via their smart phone, want to use biometric identification to speed up travel processes, be able to…..

As UNTWO looks for better sustainable regulation of short term non-hotel accommodation – Airbnb enters the hotel market and hotel operators enter Airbnb’s market

It is always easy to tell that ‘disruption’ has turned into normality when organisations start to legislate for it. The travel and transport industries are…..

Norwegian and JetBlue: will they go all the way…to a codeshare?

JetBlue has yet to decide which London airport it will serve once it launches highly anticipated long haul trans Atlantic flights in 2021, but it…..

IATA urges governments to put the passenger at the centre of the journey and allow technology to drive advances in passenger experience and infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the…..

Regulation catches up with innovation – the case of short-term rentals

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business…..

Riding the retail revolution – Sabre highlights the trends fuelling the transformation of hoteliers into retailers

As technology and consumer behaviours change, so do the brands and experiences guests seek and value. Hoteliers must adapt their mind-frame in order to stay…..