US domestic flights are showing signs of recovery – business flights are showing slower uplift than leisure but there is an upward trend; hotel bookings growing faster than flights

Domestic flight bookings in the United States are definitely showing signs of recovery, with the largest proportion of bookings being made for family or leisure…..

BITRE: Australia intl pax down 98.3% in May-2020

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (14-Jul-2020) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for May-2020: Passengers: 52,989, -98.3% year-on-year; Available…..

Tourism New Zealand encourages New Zealanders ‘to try something new’

Tourism New Zealand, in collaboration with regional tourism organisations, urged (13-Jul-2020) New Zealanders “to try something new” through its new winter campaign, showcasing ski fields…..

A4ANZ chairman: A significant proportion of government funding did not go directly to airlines

Airlines for Australia & New Zealand (A4ANZ) chairman Graeme Samuel stated (13-Jul-2020) a significant proportion of government funding did not go directly to airlines, adding…..

Australia Govt to provide USD161m to Commonwealth National Parks to assist tourism

Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham announced (12-Jul-2020) the biggest single investment made in Australia’s Commonwealth National Parks, with more than AUD233…..

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Cambodia

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…..

Australian Prime Minister outlines international arrival restrictions

Australia‘s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced (10-Jul-2020) in order to manage and maintain quarantine arrangements across the jurisdictions of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and…..

SATC: Interstate travellers spend approximately three times as much as SA intrastate visitors

South Australian Tourism Commission CEO Rodney Harrex stated (10-Jul-2020) interstate travellers spend approximately three times as much per trip compared to intrastate travellers, are more…..

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……