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…..

Volaris reaps rewards from its pioneering subscription model

Mega rental car companies Avis and Hertz are just beginning to test the stickiness of the subscription model, and Netflix-like services are still rare in…..

Latest data from IATA highlights moderate pick up in passenger demand that the US-China trade war is weighing heavily on the air freight sector

The latest monthly data releases from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlight the challenging market conditions. Its traffic data for Aug-2019 shows demand (measured…..

Video of the week – WestJet continues its quest to grow its corporate share

During the past few years Canada’s second largest airline WestJet has been working to build up its base of corporate customers, and much runway remains…..

Chinese airlines operate total fleet of 3755 aircraft as of Sep-2019

CAAC reported (12-Oct-2019) Chinese airlines operated a total fleet of 3755 aircraft as of the end of Sep-2019, reporting an 82.2% passenger load factor. Aircraft…..

Thai Eastar Jet to commence operations from 20-Dec-2019

Thai Eastar Jet plans to commence operations with the following daily services, operated with Boeing 737-800 (Routes Online, 14-Oct-2019): Bangkok–Male, effective 20-Dec-2019; Bangkok–Kaohsiung, effective 20-Jan-2020……

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…..

EVA Air pax up 7%, cargo down 2% in Sep-2019, both pax and cargo yield declines

EVA Air reported (14-Oct-2019) the following highlights for Sep-2019: Passenger revenue: TWD7629 million (USD245.6 million), +0.7% year-on-year; Passengers: 1.0 million, +7.0%; Passenger load factor: 76.3%,…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

Find it hard to keep track with all the latest insights into business trends, new products and technology advancements in the travel sector? The Blue Swan…..

Country Insight: #20 – Malaysia

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..