Big is beautiful in tourism terms, but will that attractiveness last? – top 10 tourism earners account for almost half of total tourism receipts, while top 10 destinations receive 40% of worldwide arrivals

International tourist arrivals grew +5% in 2018, to reach the 1.4 billion mark, two years ahead of the World Tourism Organization’s long-term forecasts, according to…..

Rising numbers of Australians are looking at electric and hybrid vehicles for their next set of wheels, and the used market has the strongest appeal

There are huge pressures on the travel and hospitality industries to develop sustainable environmental strategies, but there is not point investing in all of our…..

Hawaiian Airlines generates USD9.3 billion in economic benefit for the state of Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Airlines generated the equivalent of USD9.3 billion in economic benefit for the state of Hawai‘i and supported more than 60,000 jobs in 2018, according…..

Marriott continues the trend – hotel group latest to remove single-use plastic toiletry bottles in property bathrooms

Whether for business or leisure, hotel guests increasingly want their stays to be more sustainable without any impact on the quality of their experience. First…..

Gatwick may have lost the formal fight for London’s new runway, but the long time busiest single runway airport has now initiated a planning process to use its existing northern runway

For years, London Gatwick was the world’s busiest single runway airport, last year handling over 46 million passengers. That position changed mid-way through the latest…..

Australia’s domestic and Trans-Tasman airfares are set to continue their rise in 2019, but at a slower rate to the levels seen in 2018

Australian airfares will continue to rise until 2020, even though economic conditions are somewhat uncertain locally and globally. That is the observation of the business…..

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…..