On Target? Australia’s overnight visitor spending is actually already above levels set for 2020

It appears that Australia’s spectacular tourism offerings continue to capture the hearts of locals, with more Aussies than ever choosing to holiday in their own…..

What’s the future for ride-hailing firms like Uber, Lyft – and Didi? Seriously!

The world’s share markets are riding high, interest rates are mostly non-existent, consumers (and corporates) love the ride-hail concept. In short, conditions are about as…..

Social media may have an influence, but established channels remain the biggest sources of inspiration for British travellers: Is this a global trend?

New research has revealed that social media influencers and bloggers on sites like Instagram are in decline as a source of holiday inspiration: only 7%…..

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. Ryanair CEO Michael…..

New route opportunities – ultra-long haul markets are being opened up by next generation aircraft

Qantas’ Group CEO Alan Joyce has said the Perth-London service commenced in 2018 has demonstrated there is “amazing demand” for non-stop services to Europe and…..

Hong Kong demonstrations may have deterred short-haul arrivals, but strong growth means first half arrivals are still up on last year

New research has shown how much of an impact the recent wave of demonstrations against the controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong have had on…..

Amanda the travel agency chatbot is answering more than 1,000 queries per day for Amadeus

Amadeus says that Amanda has already got everyone talking. Smart, helpful and polite, Amanda is a virtual agent designed to provide support to all travel…..

The air versus rail debate is strong in Europe, but is there any hope for high speed rail in the US?

Airlines worldwide are working to become better environmental stewards through the adoption of a variety of activities, ranging from carbon offsets to reducing cabin waste……

Top 20 Airlines by Destination

In this week’s Did you know, we would take a closer look at the top ranked airlines by number of visiting destinations. Top 20 Airlines…..

Country Insight: #45 – Austria

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

American Express Global Business Travel launches ‘Business Travel Made for You’ offering for Australia

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has rolled-out its ‘Business Travel Made for You’ solution in Australia, designed to help companies to quickly and easily…..