Carlson Wagonlit: meeting lead times in North America set to increase in 2019 as group size is poised for double-digit uplift 

Solid economic growth in North America is fuelling solid demand for growth in meetings in the region during 2019, but a new report by Carlson…..

Less than three months after her birth, WestJet offers promising early insights on its AI chatbot Juliet

WestJet took pride earlier in 2018 when it launched the first AI-powered chatbot from a Canadian airline – dubbed Juliet, and the airline plans additional…..

Canada logs impressive visitor growth during the summer high season, but declines in some long haul markets clouds the performance

Canada welcomed 8.9 million overnight visitors during the high season of Jun-2018 to Aug-2018, which was the third best summer performance after 2002 and 2001,…..

Forecasts show positive growth for corporate meetings in North America next year

Meeting planners in North America are optimistically gearing up for a busy 2019 as American Express forecasts a +1.3% rise in corporate meeting activity for…..

Air Canada embraces an aspiring travel distribution platform powered by blockchain

Canada’s largest airline Air Canada has committed to participate in a new blockchain-based  and dencentralised open source travel distribution platform under development by Swiss startup…..

Airport Insight: Edmonton International Airport

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Canada commences market readiness workshops to harness the full economic potential from Chinese arrivals

Tourism is an important economic driver and a fast-growing sector that supports more than 1.8 million jobs in Canada and the Government of Canada has…..

Air Canada Rouge helps shock Air Canada back to life as leisure business acts as ‘defibrillator for mainline’

The growth of Air Canada Rouge, the leisure focused low cost division of Air Canada, has been phenomenal since it launched operations just five years…..

US arrivals into Canada hit 15-year high, but air demand is slipping

Visitors from the United States of America (USA) to Canada continue to grow, but automobiles are edging out aircraft as the preferred vehicles for travel…..

Airline fuel surcharges? … What airline fuel surcharges?

Fuel prices have pretty much doubled over the past year and US airlines have been particularly badly hit, as mostly they weren’t hedged against price…..