The knock-on effects of COVID-19 on US airlines and global travel continue, and are unabated

As coronavirus, COVID-19 continues to spread, US airlines that have been hoping the effects would be short lived are facing a new reality, and more…..

News that Coronavirus has caused a ‘collapse in Chinese travel’ is no shock – the question is how long will tremors be felt and how wide will they be spread?

The latest data from aviation intelligence specialist ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, has…..

Riots put a freeze on Chile’s air bookings and add to the pressures already being felt from Argentine Peso devaluation

What started in early Oct-2019 as a student protest at plans to raise the Santiago Metro’s subway fare has expanded into more widespread civil protests…..

The Hong Kong outlook – can we expect a further escalation in action or will there be a loss of momentum?

Last month, The Blue Swan Daily highlighted research that showed how much of an impact the wave of demonstrations against the controversial extradition bill in…..

Hong Kong demonstrations may have deterred short-haul arrivals, but strong growth means first half arrivals are still up on last year

New research has shown how much of an impact the recent wave of demonstrations against the controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong have had on…..

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…..