Press Releases

“I just want to congratulate you on the updates from your event, including this one in Africa. You are wise enough to send interesting, newsworthy reports coming out of the conference, especially for media who cannot attend. These are useful (we published more than one) and show understanding for what serious journalists want and need to cover an event without it reading like PR. Kudos to you and your team.”    HOTELS Magazine, Editor in Chief

Below is a selection of recent press releases.

  • November 13, 2017The horrendous mass shooting that took place on 1st October in Las Vegas when Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert-goers from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel has triggered a set-back in flight-bookings […]

  • London’s long-haul tourism growth slows November 7, 20172017 has been a spectacular year for inbound tourism to London, with growth in long-haul arrivals, during the first three quarters of the year, standing at 13.5% up on the equivalent period in […]

  • November 6, 2017JacTravel, the UK based B2B accommodation wholesaler, is rolling out its new FIT booking platform using state of the art, in-memory computing software which will greatly reduce search response times, whilst at the same time allowing the company […]

  • November 3, 2017According to data from ForwardKeys, which helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, the boom in Chinese outbound travel is set to keep on going.Laurens van den Oever, ForwardKeys’ Chief Marketing […]

  • November 2, 2017In one of the last actions before the official kick-off of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, a conference and B2B matchmaking event are taking place in London on 2-3 November.The World Bridge Tourism conference was brought together by […]

  • October 27, 2017According to ForwardKeys, which helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, air reservations for Catalonia have fallen 22% since the beginning of October, benchmarked against the equivalent dates last year.Olivier Jager, […]

  • The Diminishing Impact of Terrorism October 12, 2017“Terrorism is an unfortunate “fact of life” that has plagued society throughout the whole of the last two millennia. However, in recent years an increasing number of attacks, across a wider part of […]

  • Park Inn by Radisson to open in Addis Ababa October 12, 2017Park Inn by Radisson, the dynamic hotel brand will make its debut in Ethiopia when it opens the Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, […]

  • YCI graduate shows how the hospitality industry can support life changing opportunities October 12, 2017A young graduate of a life-changing employability programme will be attending AHIF to describe how he went from an orphan with limited life chances to a […]

  • Best Western Plus Mombasa, Kenya rebrands to CityBlue Hotel & Suites October 12, 2017CityBlue Hotels announced, on the sidelines of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Kigali Rwanda, its first property in Kenya with the opening of the CityBlue […]

  • Analysis shows decline in travel to the USA while the rest of the world pushes ahead October 12, 2017International air arrivals in the United States have fallen consistently since President Donald Trump’s original travel ban on people from several mainly […]

  • New routes boost Africa arrivals 13.3% - Fading security and health concerns aid recovery October 11, 2017New routes and fresh optimism have prompted robust growth in Africa’s international flight arrivals this year according to the latest data from ForwardKeys, which […]

  • Radisson Blu to add its third hotel to Ethiopia October 11, 2017The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, adds another iconic Radisson Blu hotel in Ethiopia, in the city of Bishoftu. The […]

  • Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group wins big at World Travel Awards Africa October 11, 2017Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups in the world, scooped four awards at the coveted World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony, which […]

  • Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group accelerates its growth across Africa October 11, 2017Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s African Portfolio to feature 125 hotels by 2022Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, has accelerated its growth […]

  • Maturation of Sub-Saharan Africa Hotel Sector Presents New Opportunities October 11, 2017Real estate consulting firm, JLL published the results of a sector report on hotel real estate on the continent at the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum in RwandaThe hotel […]

  • Rwanda CAA and AviAssist Join Forces for Aviation Safety in African Region October 11, 2017The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and the AviAssist Foundation, Africa’s only independent, non-profit organisation dedicated solely to the safety improvements in African aviation, today announced a […]

  • Chronic Shortfall in Supply of Hotels across Africa October 10, 2017According to research undertaken by W Hospitality Group, sub-Saharan Africa, particularly West Africa and East Africa, is chronically undersupplied in terms of branded hotel bedrooms, as the following table shows: Branded […]

  • Marriott International continues extensive expansion in Africa October 10, 2017TARGETS OVER 200 HOTELS WITH MORE THAN 37,000 ROOMS BY 2022 EXPECTING TO GENERATE $8.5 BILLION OF CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND 50,000 DIRECT AND INDIRECT JOBSToday Announces Seven New Hotels, Marking a […]

  • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Sub-Saharan Africa expansion campaign gains momentum as work on first Abidjan property gets underway October 10, 2017Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan set to open in 2020 as Swiss hospitality firm confirms ambitious plans for the high-growth potential region.Mövenpick […]