BCD Travel releases its 2020 Industry Forecast and predicts global hotel rates and air fares to rise by between 1% and 3%, but there are vast regional and segment differences in rates

After slowing in 2019, global economic growth will stabilise at +2.8% in 2020, says BCD Travel in its recently released ‘2020 Industry Forecast‘. But the…..

‘Booking a hotel shouldn’t be an arduous task’ – Arbitrip launches new ‘Price Monitoring’ feature that automatically re-books a hotel room if the price decreases

There’s nothing more frustrating than making a travel booking and discovering the price has subsequently reduced. Whether it is a flight, hotel room, train journey…..

Check in! – hotel highlights across South Pac

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific. The Sebel brand returns to Sydney’s…..

Video of the week – There’s a change at the top for Ukraine International Airlines as Yuri Miroshnikov stands down after 15 years as CEO

Earlier this month, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) announced the resignation of its longstanding president Yuri Miroshnikov. His successor, Yevhenii Dykhne, will take up his position…..

Qantas applies for additional Japanese capacity

Qantas Airways announced (16-Sep-2019) its intention to apply to the International Air Services Commission (IASC) for additional capacity to Japan. Details include: Melbourne-Tokyo Haneda: Daily,…..

Virgin Australia to apply to IASC for Haneda slot allocation

Virgin Australia announced (17-Sep-2019) its intention to commence services to Japan with plans to apply to the International Air Services Commission (IASC) for one of the…..

New Zealand Government releases Auckland Fuel Supply Disruption Inquiry final report

New Zealand Government released (17-Sep-2019) its final report into its inquiry into the Auckland Fuel Supply Disruption. The Government stated it is not satisfied with…..

Wellington International Airport pax stable in Jul-2019

Wellington International Airport reported (17-Sep-2019) the following traffic highlights for Jul-2019: Passengers: 536,004, -0.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 457,985, stable; International: 78,019, -0.4%; Aircraft movements: 7104, -2.6%;…..

ACCC issues draft determination to authorise Virgin cooperation that will allow Virgin Australia to more closely cooperate with Virgin Atlantic

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination proposing to authorise Virgin Australia to more closely cooperate with Virgin Atlantic on…..

IFE has opportunity to act as ‘the perfect content aggregator’ as airlines are advised to step away from content volume towards passenger personalisation

For a long time, the onboard content offered to air travellers has been a key part of the flight selection process, alongside convenience, schedule, price……