Premium economy is ‘surging in popularity’ as long haul passengers show they are willing to pay for more comfort and a better flying experience

Latest research from Skyscanner has revealed that travellers are increasingly looking at more premium flying options. Analysis of its search and booking data for its…..

Travel companies are ‘struggling to impress’ and have a lot of ground to make up on online retailers in understanding traveller needs

Online travel booking giants Expedia and Booking’s recent reported dip in earnings were blamed on growing competition from Google. However, new research from Fresh Relevance,…..

Qantas Airways defers Project Sunrise executive decision until Mar-2020

Qantas Airways deferred (13-Dec-2019) its final Project Sunrise decision until Mar-2020. Details include: Qantas selected A350-1000 equipment, using Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and an additional…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. A4E: Sustainable aviation…..

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand stable in Oct-2019

Statistics New Zealand reported (12-Dec-2019) visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Oct-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 283,834, +0.1% year-on-year; Oceania: 134,180, +5.6%; Australia: 119,498, +6.2%;…..

Looking back… 2019 was a packed year of insights from a record CAPA event programme

Behind the scenes it may have been a year of transition for CAPA – Centre for Aviation as it was integrated into the Aviation Week…..

Airports Vanuatu Limited launches new brand and logo, renames three airports

Airports Vanuatu Limited, via its official Facebook account, launched (06-Dec-2019) a new brand. Details include: A new logo featuring green to represent the earth and…..

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport installs thyssenkrupp Elevator ‘iwalk’ walkways

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport chief of aviation Andrew Gardiner reported the airport installed thyssenkrupp Elevator ‘iwalk’ walkways inside terminal 4 “to reduce stress on passengers that…..

Boutique hotel development is on the rise as travellers seek out more unique experiences, but what demographic is driving this growth?

Travellers who enjoy staying at boutique hotels are not defined by age or even income, as much as they are by expectation and attitude. That…..

Emerging technologies for the intelligent retailer – Q&A with Travelport’s Rob Brown

Technology is already changing how we do business and will have an increasing influence on the entire travel process, right from the initial inspiration stage,…..

Flight Centre Travel Group appoints new global leadership team

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) expanded (11-Dec-2019) its global leadership team to increase focus on leisure and corporate travel growth. Details include: Chris Galanty appointed…..