Remote working is now an accepted reality. Barbados anyone?

As the Covid-19 pandemic spread and countries around the world went into lockdown, so millions of companies discovered that staff did actually work very efficiently…..

Is loyalty dead? Avios – Barclays and Accor – Visa deals show programmes are very much alive and looking at ways to benefit members

There are growing voices suggesting that the days of customer loyalty are long behind us now. The blame has been put on the different mindset…..

‘Over the past few years, we have seen the world adapt to mobility as a permanent condition of global life’ – latest annual update highlights the power of your passport

As we enter the new decade, Asian countries have firmly established their lead in supporting the need for enhanced global mobility, according to the latest…..

Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and mobile app check-in are top three ‘new travel norms’ expected by travellers during the 2020s

Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and mobile app check-in are the top three ‘new travel norms’ expected by travellers in the…..

Poland’s inclusion in the US visa waiver programme is positive move, but it will have limited impact on the current inbound travel slump

The US Travel Association has welcomed the recent decision by the US government to include Poland in the country’s visa waiver programme, but is also…..

African travellers could boost annual spend by more than a quarter, but only once they are able to move more freely within the continent

Spend among African travellers could increase by more than a quarter (27%) over the next year if they were able to move more freely within…..

Taking a sustainable strategy on our business travels – from vehicle sharing via glass and plate use to virtual meetings, are we on the right path?

The importance of sustainability in society, and especially in business travel, is growing and an increasing number of companies are paying attention to environmental and…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

Find it hard to keep track with all the latest insights into business trends, new products and technology advancements in the travel sector? The Blue Swan…..

Full visa liberalisation for Chinese travellers into Europe could generate EUR12.5 billion per annum in additional inbound spending

New research from the European Travel Commission shows that visa liberalisation between China and Europe would undoubtedly increase demand from one of the most lucrative…..

Visa Global Travel Intentions Study shows trips are getting shorter, but more international in manner

While the latest edition of Visa’s annual Global Travel Intentions Study may expectedly highlight the value of cashless solutions for travellers, it does deliver some…..

Australian and New Zealand cities among the top nine cities for digital payments

Visa has revealed the results of a new global study examining the economic impact of digital payments, with Sydney, Canberra and Auckland among the most…..