US independent hotels thriving in secondary markets with strong YoY growth in demand and ADR, but branded properties still dominate

For the third consecutive year, Expedia Group data shows that independent hotels in the United States of America (USA) are continuing to experience demand growth…..

Marriott International and Emirates Airline relaunch ‘bigger, better and bolder’ Your World Rewards partnership

Marriott International and Emirates Airline have announced the relaunch of the ‘Your World Rewards’ loyalty programme, a partnership between Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards. The…..

Is it really just science fiction? Millennials are ready to embrace autonomous air travel

There is a clear generational divide when it comes to the subject of autonomous air travel. The older you get the more entrenched the idea…..

Video of the week – LCCs in North Asia: industry perspectives

LCCs have been rarely out of the news over the past 20 years as they disrupted market after market. And ever since, full service airlines…..

ANA reveals ‘THE Suite’ and ‘THE Room’ which will be deployed on a dozen of its 777-300ERs from Aug-2019

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) will debut a new first and business class offering across a dozen of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from the…..

BCD Travel signs up to the Qantas Channel and access to a wider range of fares and content

BCD Travel has signed an agreement with Qantas Airways to participate in its Qantas Channel which officially comes into place from 01-Aug-2019 as part of…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

Find it hard to keep track with all the latest insights into business trends, new products and technology advancements in the travel sector? The Blue Swan…..

Country Insight: #46 – Egypt

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…..

Singapore Airlines continues to offer cheap premium economy fares on US nonstop flights, particularly Los Angeles

Whether supporting a tighter travel policy or alternatively perhaps affording travellers a little more comfort, it is clear that the premium economy cabin is being…..

BCD Travel prepares to debut reinvented TripSource app with promise of “an even better user experience every step of the way”

Global travel management company BCD Travel is preparing to launch a new version of its TripSource mobile app with the promise of an “entirely new”…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Exports from international tourism hit USD1.7 trillion in 2018, but who were the biggest spenders?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into…..