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…..

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…..

‘It’s oh so quiet’ – new ‘Quiet Mode’ one of a range of new features available for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV rides

Since its formation, Uber has expanded mobility options by delivering new modes of transportation to the demands of users. With different price points for passengers…..

Amazon enters flight bookings. Is this the beginning of the biggest ever potential upheaval in airline distribution?

For several years since the advent of the large data aggregators like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, there has been speculation about the potential for…..

Machine learning applications and platforms are dominating AI spend

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning have become mainstays in travel industry discourse, but conclusions drawn by Phocuswright show machine learning faces some challenges in reaching…..

With the travel industry well placed to support and enjoy the loyalty benefits of the move to end-to-end experience, new research suggests the travel insurance segment is ripe for disruption from travel retailers

Instant payment technologies, streamlined booking processes and consistent information delivered to the palm of the hand have become second-nature solutions for most major travel players…..

Average national meal limits for business travellers revealed in American Express Global Business Travel whitepaper

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched its meal expense whitepaper, ‘Savings for Cravings’. While air and hotel expenses have been a core focus…..

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable; Mercure rises to be world’s strongest hotel brand

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels…..

Eurowings opens the door to a whole new world of connection opportunities with new virtual interlining platform

German carrier Eurowings has more than flirted with the idea of flight connections. While its big brother Lufthansa delivers the traditional hub-and-spoke model at its…..

Understanding LCCs – where in the world do LCCs most heavily dominate?

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) have been rarely out of the news over the past 20 years as they disrupted market after market. And ever since,…..

Amadeus sees increased ‘competitive positioning’ in 1Q2019 despite unfavourable market conditions and regional variances

Within what could easily be defined as a complex travel industry environment, IT specialist Amadeus has maintained good momentum into 2019, with healthy growth levels…..