ACTE found 20% of companies see the US travel ban as causing their travellers difficulty.

Trump’s “terrorist” ban slows business travel

Australian business travellers are not directly affected by US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. But…..

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Visitors arrivals in Australia increased by 11% in 2016 Tourism Australia reported (13-Feb-2017) visitor arrivals to Australia rose 8% in Dec-2016. Details include: Dec-2016: Visitor arrivals: 971,800, +8.1% year-on-year;…..

As more people fly globally, China remains the backbone of local growth

International airline passenger traffic was up strongly again in 2016, according to international airline representative body IATA’s 2016 traffic report. Global passenger demand rose 6.3%…..

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Christchurch Airport passenger traffic increase Christchurch International Airport has announced passenger numbers up were up 3%, with traffic highlights for Nov-2016 as follows:   Passenger numbers:…..

Travel under Trump Part 2: Trump’s Order quashed again by the US Federal Court. Business as usual for travellers and the airlines, for now.

A US Federal Appeal Court has rejected the Trump administration’s emergency application, or ‘motion’ to have the President’s Executive Order reinstated. The decision was unanimous…..

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Qantas launches Concierge and closer ties with Facebook Qantas Airways launched (09-Feb-2017) Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger bot. The solution is part of a wider strategy…..

Travel under Trump Part 1: The Cost of Compliance

27-Jan-2017 is probably a day most airline execs around the world will be happy to forget. President Trump’s Executive Order took passengers and airlines by…..

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Australian Domestic fares up on average Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) released (09-Feb-2017) the Domestic Air Fare Index for Feb-2017 which…..

Passenger numbers into Sydney increase, particularly from Indonesia, Japan and India – fueled by competition and those massive hubs.

2016 was a good year for Sydney Airport with the number of international arrivals rising by 8.9%. Announcing the result, Managing Director and CEO Kerrie…..

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Australian Government scraps life gold pass for MPs; sets up new auditing body. The Australian Government announced (07-Feb-2017) plans to introduce the Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment…..

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BITRE Nov-2016 statistics show further growth  Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has reported (06-Feb-2017) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia in Nov-2016:…..