Hotel prices are on the rise in Barcelona and Sydney in Feb-2019, but Auckland and Rio de Janeiro see big year-on-year drops

Average hotel prices have increased in Feb-2019 compared to Jan-2019 at most of the cities listed on the trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI), reported monthly…..

Thai AirAsia X enters Australia market with Brisbane-Bangkok service. Is Avalon next?

AirAsia has selected Brisbane-Bangkok as its first route connecting Australia and Thailand, a surprise move given the LCC group does not currently have any services…..

Video of the week: City of Sydney accelerates its leadership and delivery of environmental action for accommodation providers

Whatever industry you operate within, sustainability has now become an essential requirement. When it comes to cities, Sydney in Australia has been one of the…..

The future of corporate travel, the evolving role of the TMC and the impact of NDC

One of the biggest decisions a travel  buyer has to make is whether to partner with a TMC, and like any big decision there are…..

AirAsia X gives up on resuming service to Adelaide

AirAsia X has dropped consideration of resuming services to Adelaide and is now focusing on a newly revised Australia schedule that features additional capacity to…..

Virgin Australia 737 MAX 10s provide platform for capacity growth and lower unit costs

In late Aug-2018 Virgin Australia announced the conversion of 10 737 MAX 8 orders to the larger 737 MAX 10. Summary Virgin Australia has converted…..

Planning on holidaying in Fiji? Fiji Airways set to increase Sydney-Nadi capacity

Fiji Airways plans to increase capacity in the Australia and New Zealand markets by up-gauging some flights from 737-800s to A330-200s. The airline recently expanded…..

Philippine Airlines improves Brisbane and Sydney product with new A321neos

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has selected Sydney as its second long-haul route after Brisbane for its new fleet of A321neos. Highlights: PAL has placed into service…..

Sydney-Manila competition to intensify as Qantas and Philippine Airlines expand

Competition in the Sydney-Manila market will further intensify next summer as Qantas and Philippine Airlines (PAL) add capacity. Highlights: The Sydney-Manila route has experienced rapid…..

Samoa-Sydney capacity surges as Virgin Australia competes against start-up Samoa Airways

Competition has intensified significantly on the Apia-Sydney route following the launch of new flag carrier Samoa Airways. Summary Apia-Sydney capacity has doubled year over year…..