Delivering disaster relief – huge growth in hotel demand in wildfire-affected areas of California

State and federal authorities in the United States of America (USA) have estimated that the clean-up exercise following the deadly wildfires that have impacted California…..

American Airlines/Qantas believe JBA will ‘substantially’ improve quality of travel to Australasia region

Earlier this month, American Airlines and Qantas made a submission to the US Department of Transportation (DoT), concerning their application for antitrust immunity (ATI) for their proposed trans Pacific…..

United takes a cautious approach to selling Premium Economy; will not see full value of product until 2021

United Airlines is in the middle of a significant retrofit of its a large portion of its widebody fleet with its new Premium Economy class,…..

Phocuswright: Agents continue to hold an important place in the US travel ecosystem

The demise of the travel agent has been heralded for decades, but new research from Phocuswright shows agents are actually being courted, and the value…..

US hotels post a solid performance in key metrics for Oct-2018; ADR up +2.6% and RevPAR rises +3.5%

The US hotel industry logged promising results in occupancy rates and unit revenues during Oct-2018, according to latest data from benchmarking specialist STR. Summary: Latest…..

If passenger traffic doesn’t increase, try cargo instead – a story of Chicago’s ‘other’ airport

Several years ago, a number of small airports around the major US cities perceived that they could benefit from the growth not only in domestic…..

Regulations are eased opening expanded US Airport Privatisation programme to any airport

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) reauthorisation bill which was passed by Congress this autumn contained a provision which passed under the radar outside the United…..

JetBlue brings biometric boarding to Reagan National following its success at Dulles International

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, in partnership with JetBlue Airways, has launched a one-step biometric boarding process at Reagan National Airport using its newly developed…..

Air New Zealand and VisitCalifornia sign promotional MoU after years of working together

Air New Zealand and tourism board Visit California have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote travel to California. Under the MoU the airline…..

US travel remains on solid footing, but international momentum could slow 

US travel trends remain solid, but research from the US Travel Association believes there are underlying signs of caution in the latest growth patterns. Summary:…..