Matchmaking in the events industry – the important role of networking, technology and those all-important human connections

New research from UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has highlighted the importance of matchmaking in the exhibition industry. The report, ‘Matchmaking at…..

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. Jumeirah Group…..

Video of the week – The future of human + technology: who will get the upper hand?

Terminator or Westworld – where will artificial intelligence (AI) take us? Probably both and somewhere in between, according to Dr Catriona Wallace, an expert in…..

Air France ‘fighting’ to develop supply chain for sustainable alternative fuels in France: CEO

Air France CEO Anne Rigail, via the carrier’s official Twitter account, reported (29-Nov-2019) the airline is “fighting… to create a supply chain for sustainable alternative fuels…..

PLAY to delay ticket sales ‘a little longer’

PLAY, via its official Facebook account, announced (01-Dec-2019) the airline “must delay” ticket sales “a little longer”. The carrier reported as “a startup company, things…..

Russian Railways to launch online air transport ticket sales from 2020

Russian Railways director for information technology said the company plans to launch airline, rail and bus ticket sales on its website from 2020 (TASS, 02-Dec-2019). Russian…..

Austria-Germany market prices ‘plummeted after our market entry’ in Vienna: Laudamotion MD

Laudamotion MD Andreas Gruber said routes on the Austria–Germany market, such as Vienna–Stuttgart, have “plummeted after our market entry” into Vienna (, 29-Nov-2019). He argued Austrian Airlines “still demands top prices” on routes…..

Norwegian secures access to London Heathrow, but will it actually utilise its three weekly return slots?

European budget carrier Norwegian has openly stated that after years of rapid growth that it is firmly now focused on profitability. A recent network review…..

Accommodation and ground transportation may be the most common examples of the sharing economy, but it now extends much, much further – even to using private swimming pools

The sharing economy continues to grab the headlines. Most of us have now sampled the offer, whether grabbing a taxi or an alternative accommodation offer,…..

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…..

Shifting Sands – an update on latest 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,…..