Premium economy is ‘surging in popularity’ as long haul passengers show they are willing to pay for more comfort and a better flying experience

Latest research from Skyscanner has revealed that travellers are increasingly looking at more premium flying options. Analysis of its search and booking data for its…..

Travel companies are ‘struggling to impress’ and have a lot of ground to make up on online retailers in understanding traveller needs

Online travel booking giants Expedia and Booking’s recent reported dip in earnings were blamed on growing competition from Google. However, new research from Fresh Relevance,…..

Check in! – latest hotel highlights from across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of some of the latest hotel news from across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The Luxury…..

Boutique hotel development is on the rise as travellers seek out more unique experiences, but what demographic is driving this growth?

Travellers who enjoy staying at boutique hotels are not defined by age or even income, as much as they are by expectation and attitude. That…..

Emerging technologies for the intelligent retailer – Q&A with Travelport’s Rob Brown

Technology is already changing how we do business and will have an increasing influence on the entire travel process, right from the initial inspiration stage,…..

The future of travel – ‘consumer and tech trends are merging’, but it is a ‘virtuous circle’

The travel business continues to evolve, and many believe it is currently at a key stage of its transformation. Technology is one of the key…..

Premium Economy to arrive on British railways as new west coast franchisee confirms plans for new class of travel

The arrival of another class of travel on the British railway system is nothing new. It was back in the 1950s that the basic third…..

Delta’s added ‘frills’ from new international main cabin experience are already connecting with customers and boosting loyalty

Although US major Delta Air Lines remains in the early inning of rolling out a new international main cabin experience, early results looks promising. Back…..

Security by definition has needed to be varied, disruptive and invasive, but can technology finally keep our skies safe while minimising the impact on travellers

Aviation security has evolved in its role to keep us safe during our travels as threats have changed. From hijackings to hold luggage bombs, back…..

Acts of kindness to fellow travellers and general human connections among the ways of easing the stress and strain of travel

While it’s no surprise that most people experience stress while travelling, a new report has revealed that kindness can have an outsized effect on our…..

Australia’s hotel room count surpasses 300,000 milestone, and it is already closing in on the 400,000 figure

New property openings in November have helped pushed Australia’s hotel inventory above 300,000 open rooms, according to data from STR. Australia ranks as the 12th…..