Why Don’t Luxury Hotel Brands Truly Differentiate? Have They Run out of USPs? – By Jochen Ehrhardt

Are there any truly differentiating luxury hotel brands? Let’s face it, the vast majority of 'luxury' hotels still fall into the category of 'traditional' luxury. There are numerous hospitality brands these days competing in the luxury realm and there is no real definition for, and distinction between, what is luxury vs. for example, upscale.

Weak Air Freight Demand Continues in March

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally adjusted terms, demand is still down 1.5% over the past year.