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.

  • May 8, 2017As part of London Technology Week 2017, ETOA – the European tourism association – will showcase the role of technology at the heart of travel during a conference and business networking workshop, taking place at the Barbican on […]

  • April 28, 2017Dr Charles Eugster (pictured by courtesy of Terri Potoczna), the best-selling author and record-breaking athlete, has died in London at the age of 97.  His publicist confirmed he passed away Wednesday evening from complications following heart failure.Born in […]

  • April 26, 2017The latest global overview of air travel has shown that passengers, from Europe, the Americas and the Far East, are making more bookings and taking more flights, despite recent terrorist attacks and on-going geo-political wrangles. That’s according to […]

  • April 26, 2017According to a report by ForwardKeys, published today at the World Travel & Tourism Council summit in Bangkok, Europe will see double-digit growth forecast of long-haul visitors. Using its insight into airline data, ForwardKeys sees a 14% surge […]

  • April 12, 2017The European Commission today adopted a political Communication on the state of play and way forward as regards the situation of non-reciprocity with certain third countries in the area of visa policy. As the US requires visas from […]

  • New visa attracts increased layovers April 10, 2017The United Arab Emirates has succeeded in boosting the length of time that travellers stay in the country using longer layovers and connections between Europe and America with Asian destinations. The fastest growing […]

  • April 7, 2017JacTravel, which is best known as a B2B wholesaler of accommodation and provider of inbound travel services to the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe, has again been named in listings of high-growth companies. It features in the FT […]

  • Exchange rate and visa changes have impact March 30, 2017Mexicans are forsaking visits to the United States, many in favour of Canada where their money goes further and visa requirements have been scrapped, according to the latest data from ForwardKeys, […]

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  • Asia Pacific air travel shows encouraging growth March 22, 2017Both Japanese and Australian air travellers are flying in greater numbers again when compared with last year, according to the latest data from ForwardKeys which analyses 16 million booking transactions a […]

  • March 22, 2017As you may be aware, an incident, which has been described by the Metropolitan Police as “Terrorist” occurred in Westminster this afternoon. Details of what happened are still emerging.It is obviously a matter of deep concern that people […]

  • March 6, 2017ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions each day shared its latest analysis of the negative impacts of the travel ban on the US travel industry with the White House prior to […]

  • AHIF and AviaDev provide unique forum for business and governments March 6, 2017Following last year’s hugely successful event and Rwanda enormous efforts to establish its self as a MICE hub in the region, it has been announced that the influential […]

  • March 3, 2017The European Parliament voted on 2nd March 2017 to require the European Commission to suspend visa exemption status for US citizens [1].In ETOA’s view this is extremely unlikely to happen: the Council of the EU will object and […]

  • Countries rebound from Ebola and security concerns February 16, 2017Africa is seeing a significant growth in international air travellers – arrivals were up 10.3% between September 2016 and January this year. Europe remained the leading source market with a 47.3% […]

  • February 15, 2017In less than a week, JacTravel, which is best known as a B2B wholesaler of accommodation and provider of inbound travel services to the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe, has won two highly-regarded industry awards, one from UK […]

  • February 8, 2017President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the USA appears to be deterring travellers from other countries around the world too, according to data from ForwardKeys, the travel intelligence analyst, which monitors travel […]

  • “SPACE” brings together real estate decision-makers and clean energy sector January 25, 2017Proving that building with sustainable methods and materials is also the most cost-effective way to ensure a long-term profitable future is the ambitious aim of a unique, new […]

  • January 24, 2017Reforms to the Schengen visa code proposed by the Commission enjoy widespread support in industry and across political boundaries.[1]  But the proposals have been with the European Parliament and the Council since April 2014 with no resolution in […]

  • Spain’s destination-appeal creates new opportunities for Spanish travellers January 18, 2017International outbound flights from Spain were up by 2.7% last year, and the biggest increase was in departures to Asia Pacific countries, a trend that looks like continuing into 2017, […]