Challenges to traditional distribution and selling in Asia’s fast changing market

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

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…..

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…..

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…..

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…..

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…..

A travel start-up aims to create the next generation of online travel agent by building an AI-powered virtual family travel assistant

A new travel business that is set on reinventing the online family travel experience, has opened its pre-seed funding round. tripAbrood has been established by…..

Urban Air Mobility – changing the competitive landscape in New Zealand as barriers to entry are lowered

Two-thirds of the global population will live in cities by 2050 and the number of megacities is predicted to rise from 33 to 43 within…..

Best Western Hotels & Resorts unveils SureStay Studio, a new premium-economy extended stay option

Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) has announced the expansion of the SureStay Hotel Group with the launch of SureStay Studio. Competing in the premium-economy…..

Travellers the winners as technology is being used to reduce turnaround times and enhance flight reliability at London Gatwick

Having relied on paperwork and radios for decades, aircraft turnarounds are being revolutionised at London Gatwick thanks to a partnership with Assaia, which is providing…..