Melbourne and Sydney set for modest hotel rate rises, but strong pipeline could see Brisbane and Perth levels slip

The recently released ‘The Hotel Monitor 2020’, from the Global Business Consulting team at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) showed an expected steady growth…..

Brisbane wins two new US routes but will Qantas grow its Brisbane 787 base?

Qantas Airways has unveiled plans to launch services from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco following tentative approval of its proposed joint venture with American…..

Qantas expands its Brisbane International lounge to boost morning peak capacity

Corporate travellers flying with Qantas through Brisbane International airport during the morning peak can now enjoy an expanded lounge offering from the Australian flag carrier……

Brisbane’s premium economy blow for corporates flying to and from Asia

Premium economy options for corporates based in Brisbane have dwindled as Singapore Airlines (SIA) has transitioned two of its four daily flights on Singapore–Brisbane-Singapore from…..

Brisbane shines at prestigious Asia Pacific marketing awards as it invests for a bright future

Three marketing awards will be arriving back in the Australian city of Brisbane this week after the airport and the city’s economic development board, Destination…..

Virgin Australia and the US market: 10 years and 4 million passengers but declining market share

Wednesday (27-Feb-2019) marks the tenth anniversary of long-haul services for Virgin Australia. The group took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER on 6-Feb-2009 and the…..

Thai AirAsia X enters Australia market with Brisbane-Bangkok service. Is Avalon next?

AirAsia has selected Brisbane-Bangkok as its first route connecting Australia and Thailand, a surprise move given the LCC group does not currently have any services…..

Royal Brunei to rely heavily on London connections as it launches A320neo service to Brisbane

Royal Brunei Airlines is resuming expansion in Australia with the relaunch of services to Brisbane. Royal Brunei will rely heavily on sixth freedom traffic to/from…..

EVA Air plans capacity increase and product improvement for Brisbane market

EVA Air is planning to increase capacity and improve its product in the Australia market as it transitions Taipei-Brisbane, its only Australia route, from Airbus…..

Singapore Airlines aircraft changes in the Adelaide and Brisbane markets: the good and the bad

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is significantly increasing business class capacity and improving its premium product in the South Australia market as Adelaide becomes the first destination…..

Check in! – hotel highlights across South Pac

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific. IHG,  Precinct Properties to open InterContinental Auckland. Melbourne’s…..