Australian VFR travellers are the key to New Zealand’s tourism

Research from Auckland Airport shows that travellers from Australia who are visiting friends and relatives (VFR) in New Zealand are highly valuable and a market…..

Europe sees record upswing in 2017 tourist arrivals; set to revert back to trend in 2018

Last year, Europe registered an all-time record upswing (+8%) in international tourist arrivals, an increase four times higher than in 2016 and above worldwide growth…..

International tourist arrivals hit seven year high in 2017, reports UNWTO

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer……

Tourism’s Tipping Point – ‘The soul of your destination is like your virginity, you only get to lose it once’

This summer ‘sustainability’ has been the buzz word in the tourism sector as a rising opposition to an industry that has fuelled development is now…..

Australia’s percentage of Chinese visitors relatively unchanged in 20 years

There has been much talk recently about the growing Chinese visitor market and the impact this is having on tourism in Australia. In the last…..

Growth is not the enemy – sustainable tourism leads to economic prosperity

It is certainly true that travel opens our eyes to the world, but we are not alone seeking that insight with tourism increasingly engulfing the…..

Holiday pester power costs European parents £184, but Eastern Med and Balkans offer best value

With thousands of families heading off to European hotspots during the school summer holidays, the annual Post Office Travel Money Family Holiday Report has revealed…..

UK tourism remains resilient in face of recent terror attacks

Tourists flying to the UK this summer appear so far to be relatively undaunted by recent terror attacks, according to intelligence provider ForwardKeys. The company,…..

Blue Swan Exclusive Infographic: USA Tourism in Australia and New Zealand

The United States continues to be an important inbound tourism market for both Australia and New Zealand. It seems more and more Americans are visiting…..

The low down on Turnbull Government 2017/18 Federal Budget

The Turnbull Government released its 2017/18 Federal Budget on Tuesday 09-May-2017 with some surprising and some not so surprising inclusions. Tourism and infrastructure was a…..