Airlines, corporate and travel industry backlash against the Trump executive order; bad for business, bad for travel

Travel groups and airlines have immediately raised significant concerns at the immediate impact of President Trump’s executive order. A weekend survey by leading corporate travel…..

Consumer versus Travel industry. Part 2: Corporate travel – achieving a balance of cost and flexibility

A complaint to Australia’s competition watchdog could have an impact on corporate airline contracts, with the airlines’ fare rules under attack. Australian consumer advocacy group…..

Trump’s Executive Order causes more chaos and uncertainty for passengers and airlines

This last weekend wreaked significant disruption on thousands of people travelling into the United States, following President Trump’s ‘Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from…..

Consumer versus Travel Industry. CHOICE asks the ACCC to increase pressure and compliance. Part 1: An industry pushing the boundries

A complaint to Australia’s competition watchdog could have an impact on corporate airline contracts, with the airlines’ fare rules under attack. Australian consumer advocacy group…..

Corporates preparing for Travel ‘3.0’. Part 2: Mobile solutions on offer by technology providers and TMCs

The business travel environment continues to change rapidly. Experts believe the industry has entered a new era, characterised by technology and social networks. For corporates,…..

Corporates preparing for Travel ‘3.0’. Part 1: renewed focus on technology

The business travel environment continues to change rapidly. Experts believe the industry has entered a new era, characterised by technology and social networks. For corporates,…..

IATA Survey: global airline demand still healthy, airline business confidence positive despite cost and yield concerns. Chinese airlines to keep pressure on the Australia/New Zealand market

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration and as Britain confirms its ‘hard Brexit’ strategy, the global airline industry body IATA released the results of…..

Lufthansa and Etihad – could be good news for Virgin Australia

In late Dec-2016 Etihad and Lufthansa surprised the airline industry by announcing a codeshare agreement on specific routes. A month later, the Italian daily newspaper…..

North America is on sale again as airlines look to sell more seats across the Pacific despite unrelenting competition from Chinese carriers

It’s that time of the year again with many airlines holding further ‘new year’ sales to stimulate demand and fill empty seats. The current sales…..

New MP travel rules should add transparency

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 13-Jan-2017 announced important changes to the management of parliamentarians’ travel expenses in the wake of the resignation of Health…..

Part 1: As the Pound falls against the Aussie dollar, the airlines feel the pinch while consumers feel the benefit

As the world awaits the British PM Theresa May’s announcement of  her government’s official Brexit strategy, air passengers are in heaven as the British Pound…..