Airbnb faces its first real challenge and possibly its last – but it is not restrictive legislation, as expected, but a virus

The concept on which Airbnb is founded – tourists becoming ‘locals’ and locals profiting from the tourists by hosting them in their homes – is…..

The aviation industry has learnt to adapt to all previous threats; technology is already being used to adjust to the new travelling landscape

It has been acts of terrorism that have led to some of the most significant changes in the aviation journey. Whether that was the introduction…..

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Japan

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…..

easyJet ‘will feel more like a start-up’ after European travel bans are lifted: Founder

easyJet founder and shareholder and easyGroup owner Stelios Haji-Ioannou, commenting on potential travel demand scenarios in relation to COVID-19 in summer 2020, stated (06-Apr-2020) “Almost every country in Europe has now closed…..

Aer Lingus provides AerClub frequent flyer members with additional Tier Credits

Aer Lingus provided AerClub frequent flyer members with 33% additional Tier Credits to assist members to maintain their current level or reach a higher status (thepointsguy.co.uk,…..

IAG negotiating delays to aircraft orders, not planning to renew certain leasing contracts: CEO

IAG CEO Willie Walsh reported negotiations with Airbus and Boeing are ongoing over delaying the delivery of upcoming orders due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent declines in travel demand (El Economista,…..

Fáilte Ireland ‘exploring ideas’ that will help Ireland’s travel industry to recover

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly reported the agency is developing a proposal to repeat “The Gathering”, a year long series of more than 5000 tourism events held…..

Coronavirus statistics snapshot – global flight frequencies are down 58% this week and in some individual major markets now exceed 90%

The reduction in global flights continues into April, but this month could mark the bottom of the curve as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads further globally,…..

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. Radisson Blu…..

Shifting Sands – an update on latest travel developments across the Middle East

The Middle East market has been a story of growth for so many recent years as the development strategies from the likes of Emirates Airline,…..