Premium economy is ‘surging in popularity’ as long haul passengers show they are willing to pay for more comfort and a better flying experience

Latest research from Skyscanner has revealed that travellers are increasingly looking at more premium flying options. Analysis of its search and booking data for its…..

Travel companies are ‘struggling to impress’ and have a lot of ground to make up on online retailers in understanding traveller needs

Online travel booking giants Expedia and Booking’s recent reported dip in earnings were blamed on growing competition from Google. However, new research from Fresh Relevance,…..

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. A4E: Sustainable aviation…..

Looking back… 2019 was a packed year of insights from a record CAPA event programme

Behind the scenes it may have been a year of transition for CAPA – Centre for Aviation as it was integrated into the Aviation Week…..

Boutique hotel development is on the rise as travellers seek out more unique experiences, but what demographic is driving this growth?

Travellers who enjoy staying at boutique hotels are not defined by age or even income, as much as they are by expectation and attitude. That…..

Has Africa’s goal to grow got its biggest backing yet? Qatar Airways plans majority stake in Kigali’s under-construction Bugesera International airport

Africa holds a lot of promise for air travel. Qatar Airways certain believes so and has signed an agreement with Rwanda’s Government to acquire a…..

Country Insight: #3 – Japan

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…..

The future of travel – ‘consumer and tech trends are merging’, but it is a ‘virtuous circle’

The travel business continues to evolve, and many believe it is currently at a key stage of its transformation. Technology is one of the key…..

Delta’s added ‘frills’ from new international main cabin experience are already connecting with customers and boosting loyalty

Although US major Delta Air Lines remains in the early inning of rolling out a new international main cabin experience, early results looks promising. Back…..

Security by definition has needed to be varied, disruptive and invasive, but can technology finally keep our skies safe while minimising the impact on travellers

Aviation security has evolved in its role to keep us safe during our travels as threats have changed. From hijackings to hold luggage bombs, back…..

Video of the week – Asia Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit: industry perspectives

Over recent years we’ve been through a period of relatively benign external inputs, with low fuel prices supporting lower fares and a solid global economy…..