Hotel loyalty programmes appear to be serving their purpose in the US as share of bookings rise year-on-year in 1H2019

Across the first six months of 2019, the percentage of total room nights booked by members of brand loyalty programmes at US hotels increased +4.4%…..

A growing Uber demand sees it drive past stable usage for traditional taxis to become Australia’s preferred mode of private transport

A greater proportion of Australians are now using Uber (22.9%) compared to traditional taxis (21.8%), according to latest research from consumer, industry and market research…..

Airbnb – has it now just become a numbers game?; but what’s your city’s number?

Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental platforms are classic disruptors. They have changed the hospitality industry by offering authentic, personal experiences at competitive rates. Understandably,…..

Travel platforms are working on wellbeing solutions to capitalise on the industry’s welfare trend

Keeping a close eye on traveller health and wellbeing is a requirement for any company, but in many it is not necessarily something that is…..

The alarming issue of security delays – we can’t avoid them, but perhaps should readjust our expectations

One of the biggest pinch points in the airport journey is security, a necessity and one that airports work hard to try to maintain required…..

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. W Hotels debuts…..

Video of the week – NDC and fares distribution: empowering agents

“NDC is like Brexit,” says Peter Muller, international board director at global travel management services specialist ATPI. “We know its coming, we know we have…..

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific extend strategic agreement for a further five year period

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific will extend their joint venture alliance, which dates back to 2013, for a further five years to 31-Oct-2024 after…..

Inside the hotel room – housekeeping confessions on cleanliness, guests and belongings makes alarming reading

If you are about to head off on your travels and looking forward to some rest and relaxation in an upscale hotel while away for…..

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…..

The sharing economy; is it for everyone or perhaps just for the affluent?

The sharing economy may be grabbing a lot of attention, but as yet many of the biggest names have failed to deliver the profitability you…..