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  • Chinese tourist bookings slump 8.4% following tariffs August 17, 2018President Donald Trump’s tit-for-tat trade war with China appears to have caused a significant slump in Chinese visitors to the United States that could cost the American tourism sector dearly this […]

  • August 14, 2018WebBeds expands in the Pacific with three key appointmentsJohn Stucci appointed as WebBeds new President for the PacificGrant Sumich and Anthony Rumpel also join the executive team based in SydneyWebBeds, the world’s second largest B2B accommodation provider, has […]

  • August 14, 2018Bench Events, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, today announced that it is launching a sister event, named the Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA), to […]

  • Terror threats perceived to have diminished August 8, 2018Tourists from the UK are heading back to favourite holiday destinations that until recently were considered by many to be at risk of unrest or terrorism, according to the latest findings from […]

  • July 30, 2018       When the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) takes place in Nairobi in October, it will host the strongest line up of global hotel industry CEOs in its history. Amongst those present will be:Christopher J. Nassetta, President & CEO, […]

  • July 24, 2018ETOA, the European Tourism Association has reached the milestone of 1000 members this week. Australian Tour operator APT and Irish country estate Mount Juliet have joined the Association.ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins said, “Product diversification is important. In a […]

  • Over 18,000 - from sightseeing and cooking classes to submarine safaris and Sumo July 18, 2018Travellanda, the fastest-growing wholesale travel company in the UK, has just added over 18,000 activities to its portfolio of over 300,000 hotels, which are all […]

  • Customised itineraries offer big opportunities for travel sector July 12, 2018More adventurous and better-off Chinese tourists are eschewing regular package deals and demanding customised tours that include exclusive visits to film locations, Michelin-star restaurants, ancient sites off the beaten track, […]

  • July 5, 2018WebBeds, the world’s second largest B2B accommodation provider (comprising the JacTravel, Sunhotels, Lots of Hotels, totalstay and FITRuums brands) has appointed Paul Hewer as Regional Director of Sales for the UK and Ireland.Paul has almost 15 years’ commercial […]

  • Cote d’Ivoire shows impressive growth June 28, 2018Nigeria holds its pole position for hotel development in West Africa despite a slight reduction on last year, according to a regional focus by the influential annual hotel pipeline survey from Lagos-based W […]

  • Impact felt across Latin America and beyond June 20, 2018The fall-out from Argentina’s financial turmoil is having a huge impact on travel to and from the country, according to latest figures from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing […]

  • June 19, 2018Skyscanner is excited to be partnering with ForwardKeys to deliver two new analytical techniques within ForwardKeys’ Flight Searches tool, branded ‘Travel Willingness’ and ‘Catchment Area’, which aim to provide insights into macro traveller trends.As one of the world’s […]

  • Monitoring the Rapidly-Growing Chinese Travel Market amidst the 2018 EU-CHINA Tourism Year June 14, 2018In the framework of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, the European Travel Commission (ETC) will monitor Chinese air traveller trends and evaluate destination performances of 34 […]

  • June 13, 2018Africa’s premier hotel conference, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), has unveiled a much-anticipated, packed agenda with leading figures from across the sector ready to reveal their personal paths to success.This year’s AHIF being staged in Nairobi, October […]

  • June 11, 2018Russia is experiencing a sports tourism boom as soccer fans flood in to support their teams competing in the Football World Cup. According to the latest figures from ForwardKeys, which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million […]

  • June 7, 2018With just a week to go before the start of the 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia, World Cup Fever has been breaking out all over the globe and beyond. In the shops, Nigeria’s fluorescent, lime-green shirt became […]

  • Hyperactive Kilauea volcano deters visitors except the Japanese June 5, 2018According to the latest figures from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day, the devastating effects of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano […]

  • Durban sees big increase in development June 4, 2018Cape Town retains the biggest share of planned hotel development in South Africa despite showing a decrease in total planned rooms, according to a regional focus from the influential annual hotel pipeline […]

  • May 30, 2018WebBeds, the world’s second largest B2B accommodation provider (comprising the JacTravel, Sunhotels, Lots of Hotels, totalstay and FITRuums brands) has appointed Karen Robertson as Managing Director of JacTravel’s DMC Division in Europe.Karen has been part of the Senior […]

  • May 16, 2018Travellanda, the fastest-growing wholesale travel company in the UK, has appointed two new Sales & Business Development managers, Carrie Lo Sze Wai and Levin De Melo. Carrie will be responsible for growing Travellanda’s business in Asia, although mostly […]

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