US hotel construction is on the rise with the upper upscale segment driving growth in the development pipeline

Hotel construction activity in the United States of America (USA) has now increased year-on-year for ten consecutive months with data from benchmarking specialist STR showing…..

Distribution and selling challenges in Canada: NDC to the rescue?

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

Has Canada got its aviation access settings right?

Travel and tourism – a key driver of economic expansion – hinges on the air access arrangements made between governments. Policy settings have to weigh…..

World Economic Forum consortium launches Known Traveller Digital Identity paperless travel pilot between Canada and the Netherlands

The World Economic Forum and the governments of the Netherlands and Canada have launched the first pilot project for paperless travel between the two countries……

Gender equality needs to accelerate – high level female appointments remain few and far between at North American airlines

JetBlue made a significant move in 2018 when it named airline veteran Joanna Geraghty as president and COO. Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada, also named…..

Canada’s hotels post mixed results for late May-2019; STR lowers US hotel unit revenue projections for 2019

Occupancy rates for Canadian hotels fell during the start of the busy summer travel season, but average daily rates and unit revenues grow solidly during…..

Hotel growth drives Mach’s desire to compete with Air Canada for the purchase of Transat

Interest by Quebec property developer Mach in acquiring Canadian travel conglomerate Transat seems fuelled by a desire to exploit hotel room growth in Mexico and…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Which ten airlines have the largest presence in the North Atlantic market this summer based on schedule seat capacity?

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…..

Is WestJet’s privatisation a one-off or a long term business trend?

Onex Corporation’s desire to acquire WestJet for CAD5 billion was not only a major development in Canadian aviation, but also the broader aviation industry as…..

Dublin Airport sees a big increase in trans-Atlantic passengers as it becomes a premier transit point

New traffic figures released by Dublin Airport reveal that in Apr-2019 the number of passengers increased by 7%, with even UK numbers back on the…..

WestJet’s Swoop tweaks its distribution to drive improvement in shoulder months

Canada’s WestJet has opted to tweak its distribution strategy for its ULCC subsidiary Swoop after encountering some headwinds during off peak times. Swoop mades its…..