Austin may not be a Delta focus city, but the debut of its new airport Sky Club shows the US major is clearly investing in its future success

US major Delta Air Lines has launched its first Delta Sky Club at Austin’s Bergstrom International airport, a major investment in what has become an…..

IHG reveals renovated Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites design prototypes

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) used its recent 2019 Americas Investors and Leadership Conference in Las Vegas as the platform to reveal the next phase of…..

International premium class demand and yields have slipped, but premium fare growth outpaced economy fare increases across almost all global markets in early 2019

New data from International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlights that the premium passenger share of global demand slipped during the first two months of 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. SmartLynx CEO Zygimantas…..

Eyes to the east – looking to Asia for inspiration and growth

Asia is the fastest expanding and most innovative market in the world, it has enjoyed spectacular growth over the past several years and while China…..

ARC: Average US round trip ticket price comparatively flat year-on-year in Apr-2019

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported (22-May-2019) the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in Apr-2019 by US based travel agencies was USD9 billion, up 6% year-on-year. Other…..

Brazilian Congress approves 100% FDI but luggage limit returns

Brazil‘s Ministry of Tourism announced (22-May-2019) Brazil’s Senate approved a bill allowing 100% FDI in Brazilian carriers. Minister of Tourism Marcelo Antonio stated: “As important…..

Expedia Group: B&B books up 25% in US and internationally

Expedia Group reported (22-May-2019) bookings for B&B’s rose 25% year-on-year both in the US domestic market and internationally, according to Travelocity data. Popular domestic destinations include Los Angeles, which experienced a…..

Globalia receives authorisation to launch a domestic carrier in Brazil

Brazil ANAC approved (22-May-2019) Globalia‘s request to launch a carrier in Brazil. Globalia becomes the first international carrier to launch a domestic operator in Brazil, following the opening…..

Car rental companies may be facing higher costs driven by new technology and safety features, but increased competition will keep rates stable for the year ahead

Ride-hailing is growing in demand worldwide and increasingly competitive landscape it has developed will place cost pressures on the car rental sector, meaning consumers are…..

UNWTO’s latest Tourism Barometer shows confidence in global tourism performance is starting to pick up again after slowing in late 2018

The latest issue of the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer has highlighted that international tourism levels are continuing to grow into 2019, albeit…..