Bookings to the Dominican Republic from the US sink after a spate of tourist deaths, but there are signs of an uplift

Recent high profile US tourist deaths has created challenges for the Dominican Republic, triggering a decline in bookings for travel to the country for the…..

Russians are taking more freely to the air and helping to boost arrivals across Asia-Pacific

It appears to be a boom time for Russian arrivals in Asia-Pacific countries, thanks to a doubling in seat capacity on direct flights from Russia…..

New data highlights that UK travellers have turned away from Europe during ongoing Brexit limbo; easyJet warns of ‘softness’ in advanced bookings

After approaching three years of uncertainty the date that the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union has now passed. But, Brexit hasn’t…..

Chinese tourists continue to visit Europe in increasing numbers as connectivity grows

Chinese tourists are continuing to put Europe at the top of their favourite destinations despite the relative slow-down in the Chinese economy and any concerns…..

Terrorism turmoil hits Nairobi again, but research suggests attack will have minimal impact on tourism

The impact of the terrorist attack on the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi this month will have “a minimal impact” on tourism to Kenya and any…..

Air travel hit new heights in 2018, but regional growth variation is becoming wider

Global air travel grew by a very healthy 5.9% in 2018. That is the latest observation from ForwardKeys, which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million…..

While Brexit may dominate the political headlines in the UK and Europe, British holidaymakers appear seemingly oblivious to its potential impact

Whilst travel industry leaders are getting hot and bothered about Brexit, fearing long queues at passport control, a lack of agreed regulations governing flights between…..

Argentina’s financial challenges spur negative travel trends and a real slump in demand

Travel bookings in Argentina plummeted after the country’s currency crashed during May-2018, according to a recent report by intelligence specialists ForwardKeys. Summary: Travel demand in and out…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. Norwegian CEO Bjørn…..

Latin Americans have a growing desire for international travel with Argentinians and Brazilians leading the way

The appetite for international travel among Latin Americans is increasing, with a rise in international trips of more than 9% for 1H2018, according to a…..

Southwest bullish on recovery in Las Vegas despite steep declines in bookings

Las Vegas’ largest operator, Southwest Airlines, remains bullish about the region’s recovery after a massive shooting in Oct-2017 sent demand skyrocketing in the immediate aftermath…..