Turkish Airlines offers 115% refunds with voucher option

Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi̇, via his official Twitter account, announced (12-Jul-2020) the carrier introduced vouchers offering passengers 115% of ticket amount being refunded.

Travellers should ‘wear to care’ in the new normal – WTTC calls on all travellers to don protective face masks

There are lots of mixed messages between one country and another over the need to wear protective face coverings in the emerging world post Covid-19……

TravelPerk agrees deal to acquire Albatross; live data on travel restrictions and local guidelines will be integrated into its TravelCare platform

As societies across the world work to recover from Covid-19, international business travel is starting to reopen. However, the situation remains uncertain, with travel restrictions…..

CHECK IN! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the first of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. Hyatt to…..


This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available…..

BCD Travel introduces ‘Informed Traveler’ initiative to support travellers, travel agents

BCD Travel introduced (09-Jul-2020) the ‘Informed Traveler’, an initiative to provide trip related information to agents, travellers and travel managers across channels regarding travel during COVID-19. BCD…..

Etihad Airways enters codeshare agreement with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways announced (09-Jul-2020) a codeshare agreement with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, whereby Etihad will place its designator code on Air Arabia Abu Dhabi services from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria and Sohag, effective 09-Jul-2020. The…..

KLM reopens Schengen Crown Lounge at Schiphol Airport

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines reopened (09-Jul-2020) its European Schengen Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on 01-Jul-2020, with more limited F&B services now being cautiously expanded to full…..

Air France adopts SkyBreathe flight data analysis technology to reduce fuel burn

Air France partnered (09-Jul-2020) with OpenAirlines, a provider of fuel efficiency solutions, to reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions by improving operational efficiency. OpenAirlines will deploy its SkyBreathe product…..

We are already seeing a positive rise in domestic air travel, but which of the world’s largest markets are showing the strongest recovery?

The recovery of travel to all destinations worldwide will depend on a host of factors, not limited to the economy, the speed with which travel…..

Travel spend in the US is gradually increasing. Small steps but encouraging signs of improvement

Since the beginning of Mar-2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic began in earnest, the US travel industry has suffered an estimated USD273 billion in cumulative losses…..