Travellers are generally excited, happy, prepared and also nervous about overseas travel, but Americans are more anxious, scared and worried than their European counterparts

New research to ascertain travel habits and to learn how open travellers are to trying out new experiences has provided some interesting insights into travellers…..

Europe’s seasonal shift – Spain and USA may remain largest markets for European travellers year-round, but many others see clear seasonal demand changes

It is not unexpected that there is a notable change in the mix of destinations from summer to winter. In Europe there is a large…..

In-flight services and entertainment found to be the primary drivers of passenger satisfaction among international travellers

Great food – the spicier the better – plus good customer service and a positive track record are the primary drivers of passenger satisfaction on…..

European islands: airlines are helping to drive tourism growth

Europe has seven island markets listed as separate countries/territories in the CAPA – Centre for Aviation and OAG databases for aviation data on capacity and…..

Europe is the most aspirational destination for South-East Asian travellers with ‘prestigious’ countries the priority

The scenic beauty, natural landscapes, diversity of cultural attractions and the good weather have been identified among the reasons why Europe remains the most aspirational…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Airports in three EU and four non-EU countries in Europe reported double-digit year-on-year passenger growth in 1H2019, but can you name them all?

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…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: The Ryanair rollercoaster rides on – it is the largest operator in terms of capacity in six countries this summer, but can you name them all?

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…..

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…..

Transatlantic Turmoil? Schedule data for summer 2019 shows falling frequencies and negligible capacity growth in North Atlantic skies

After its largest seasonal rise this decade during the past winter 2018/2019, current trans-Atlantic flight schedules for summer 2019 show the first year-on-year summer declines…..

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…..

Travel and tourism ‘can be a major growth sector’ for the UK in a post Brexit economy

Uncertainties over Brexit and a near 10% decline in spending by international visitors led to a weak growth of the travel and tourism sector in…..