ATMC: Transport to Sydney and Melbourne Airport vital to the future of business travel

Did you miss our discussion with Association of Travel Management Companies (ATMC) Chairperson Rob Dell? Catch up on the hot topics impacting business travel in…..

Airlines seek urgent solution to snoring caused by premium lie-flat seats

The rise (or fall) of lie-flat seating is creating shockwaves of new issues for longsuffering travellers. As soon as a man is lying flat the…..

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…..

Virgin Australia to increase Melbourne-Hong Kong frequency to daily

Virgin Australia announced (07-Sep-2017) plans to increase Melbourne-Hong Kong frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 12-Nov-2017. Virgin Australia Airlines acting group executive Rob Sharp said: “Hong Kong…..

China Eastern Airlines to operate daily Shanghai-Brisbane from Nov-2017

China Eastern Airlines confirmed (07-Sep-2017) plans to increase Shanghai-Brisbane frequency from four to seven times weekly, effective Nov-2017. China is currently the second largest international visitor market for Brisbane…..

TTF Australia: TTF to sort out trans-Tasman ‘situation’

Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is working towards “sorting out the trans-Tasman issue” by calling for a single border management process between both Australia and New Zealand……

Tigerair Australia passes 25 millionth passenger milestone

Tigerair Australia welcomed (06-Sep-2017) its 25 millionth passenger onboard. The carrier has operated over 200,000 flights since it started operations in Nov-2007. To celebrate the milestone,…..

TRA: NSW accounts for 25% of all international tourism spending in Australia

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) reported the following international visitor spending by state for the year to Jun-2017: New South Wales: AUD10.1 billion (USD8.1 billion), +11% year-on-year;…..

China, New Zealand and Japan top international arrivals to Queensland

Queensland State Government Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones reported (06-Sep-2017) China remained Queensland’s largest market in terms of total visitors and expenditure for the 12 months to…..

Gold Coast Tourism reports improving tourism industry sentiment and confidence

Gold Coast Tourism chairman Paul Donovan reported (05-Sep-2017) tourism industry sentiment and confidence in the Gold Coast region “continues to grow ahead of the Gold Coast…..

China overtakes the US as second largest tourism market for South Australia

South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) reported (06-Sep-2017) China overtook the US as the second largest market for inbound travel for the 12 months to Jun-2017. Chinese arrivals rose 56% to…..