Travellers are spoiled for choice as Chinese carriers pursue rapid long-haul expansion

Chinese airlines are pursuing rapid long-haul expansion, in particular opening up attractively priced premium cabin options for corporate travellers. They have launched more than 30…..

Beyond the new reality – IATA confident of hitting its 20:20 NDC vision

The next year is a key period for IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard as the association’s “Leaderboard” airlines work towards a goal of having…..

British Airways and Norwegian are enjoying a merry dance on the trans-Atlantic

A recent blog post by aviation intelligence provider OAG provides some interesting insight into the trans-Atlantic market between the United Kingdom and North America and…..

MAX grounding could end up costing Boeing more than USD55 million a day as regulators and federal agencies probe 737 accident circumstances

It remains early days in the investigation into the recent crash of the Ethiopian Airlines, but with the loss of a Lion Air aircraft last…..

British Airways reveals Club Suite concept that will debut on its new A350 fleet and 777s before the end of the year

British Airways (BA) has revealed its long-awaited new Business Class offer that will be introduced this summer with the delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000……

Terrorism fears subside as travellers rank crime and health and medical issues as their greatest travelling threats

Only one in ten travellers have no concerns over travel safety for the year ahead, but terrorism is no longer seen as a primary concern,…..

CWT sees online bookings tools passing 50% threshold for the first time in 2019 and forecasts continued upward trend in average ticket prices

The usage of Online Booking Tools (OBTs) continues to gradually increase as the main OBT providers continue to improve the user experience, especially on mobile…..

Traveller wellness ranks high in yet another travel manager survey, but businesses are still failing to make it a priority

Businesses need to be more aware and take increasing action to support staff wellness when they are travelling, another industry survey has discovered. Traveller wellness…..

‘Travel agents are not dead’ – Amadeus reveals the five trends that retail travel agents need to consider as part of their long-term strategy

Consumer expectations are rising and travellers are demanding more from agents, including more choices, personalisation, and an end-to-end experience. The industry is also facing a…..

Airbnb buys HotelTonight. Battling OTAs and moving into flights….

Airbnb is accumulating a heap of data around our accommodation and travel habits. That we know; as every new user adds a layer to the…..