Carbon credits or carbon complacency? Offsetting can improve climate awareness image and attract the eco-anxious but more needs to be done

Carbon offsetting in aviation currently is one of the major mechanisms companies implement to offer a ‘carbon neutral’ product and image. Offset programmes allow passengers…..

Contagion – How improved global air connectivity may be facilitating the spread of deadly viruses

We may have read books and watched films on how viruses can mutate and quickly spread from one single host to billions of people in…..

With an uncertain future, American Express Global Business Travel says travel buyers need to take a ‘nimble’ approach to programme management

Looking to 2020, it can seem that the only thing we can be certain of is uncertainty and with increased economic and geopolitical volatility ahead,…..

CHECK IN! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the second of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. US hotel…..

Lufthansa’s investment in TripActions opens the door to a new collaborating that could shape the future distribution and corporate retailing landscape

Lufthansa Group’s investment in business travel platform TripActions will not only support the latter’s expansion across Europe, but could ultimately help shape the future distribution…..

International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy; has UNWTO been too conservative with its industry forecast?

More than 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally in 2019, a 4% increase on the previous year, according to the latest United Nations…..

‘The commercial viability of ultra long-haul operations’ – a niche that might just get a tiny bit bigger thanks to Project Sunrise

A big question mark remains over the validity of ultra long-haul air travel. New, more efficient and longer-range airliners now mean that you can effectively…..

Social media is ‘at the centre of changing travel trends’ and super apps that offer a ‘one-stop-shop for travellers’ are on the way

In the era of modern marketing, social media is at the “centre of changing travel trends,” explains Mieke De Schepper, executive vice president for online…..

Travelport reports assistance requests in Asia for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities rose eight-fold following its awareness campaign

Requests for assistance for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities have seen a nearly eight-fold increase in Asia, following its 10-month long Travel Unified campaign to…..

Delta more than triples its Boston-Seattle offer, but is its significant capacity push sustainable?

Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways are somewhat locked into a battle to become the most successful airline in Boston, and Delta is upping the…..

‘Less talk and more action’ is needed on sustainability as survey reveals six out of ten corporate travel programmes are ‘not ethical’

As we look more closely at sustainability questions are being raised into the success of measures previously introduced to support environmental concerns. New research highlights…..