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.

  • Europe’s aviation chaos crushes confidence in flying

    With multiple news reports of flight cancellations, as airports, suffering with staff shortages, struggle to cope with surging demand, ForwardKeys has taken a closer look at air traffic disruption, by analysing recent trends in intra-European flight bookings for travel in […]

  • WebBeds’ global clients able to offer travellers app to reclaim VAT in France.

    SkipTax app automates reclaim of VAT for purchases made in France [caption id="attachment_3212" align="alignright" width="300"] Anders Kjong, President – Europe[/caption] WebBeds clients earn incentive on all claims WebBeds, the world’s fastest-growing B2B travel intermediary, providing accommodation and ground product distribution […]

  • WebBeds increases distribution of transfer portfolio through integration with Travel Compositor.

    WebBeds’ transfer portfolio includes Private Cars, Mini Van, Mini Bus, Shuttle Bus, Shuttle Bus Express 15,667 transfer products offered in 1,190 destinations worldwide Travel Compositor work with 150+ leading operators and 20,000 Travel Agencies in 40+ markets WebBeds, the world’s […]

  • Global air travel is set to recover 65% in Q3

    A new report, produced for the World Travel Market (WTM) by ForwardKeys, reveals that in the third quarter of the year, July, August and September, global air travel is set to reach 65% of where it was before the pandemic […]

  • US visitors lead revival of struggling Southeast Asia

    The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that while Southeast Asia has been lagging far behind the rest of the world in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors from the USA are coming back in substantially greater numbers than from […]

  • Africa hotel development: It’s Egypt, Morocco, Accor & Marriott

    Just four words are needed to sum up the main findings of this year’s African hotel chain development pipeline survey conducted by W Hospitality Group, in association with the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF); those words are Egypt, Morocco, Accor […]

  • AHIF Returns to Morocco

    The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) will return as an in-person event in 2022, taking place on 2 - 4 November, at the luxurious Fairmont Taghazout Bay (pictured), a five-star resort with leisure and business facilities, next to Agadir. AHIF […]

  • Ukraine invasion causes Russian outbound tourism to collapse

    The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russian outbound tourism, already severely handicapped by pandemic travel restrictions, has fallen even further, because of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine. In the week before the outbreak of war (w/c 18th Feb), outbound […]

  • JLL partners with EEA to set and drive ESG reporting standards in the hotel and hospitality industry

    Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL) has partnered with the Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA) – an international not-for-profit coalition driving the reduction of carbon emissions across the hospitality industry – to lead its new Capital Markets Committee through the […]

  • Ramadan Travel Revives

    The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that the tradition of travelling at the end of Ramadan is making a significant revival this year. As of 13th April, outbound flight bookings from the Middle East for travel covering the last ten […]

  • Russian invasion causes flight bookings to stall, especially to Eastern Europe

    The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused an immediate stall in flight bookings to Europe and within Russia domestically. In its second public analysis since the outbreak of war, ForwardKeys compared flight bookings in the […]

  • Russian invasion triggers a spike in flight cancellations

    The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted an instant spike in flight cancellations to and from Russia. On 25th February, the day after the start of the invasion, every booking that was made for travel […]

  • City Air Technologies to partner with the Energy & Environment Alliance

    [caption id="attachment_3126" align="alignright" width="200"] Armando Raish, Joint Founder and CTO, CAT[/caption] City Air Technologies (CAT), the company which amplifies the power of plants to purify the air, has joined forces with the Energy & Environment Alliance (EEA). Working together to […]

  • Hotel owners, investors and developers, will gather at inaugural Energy & Environment Alliance Summit to discuss ESG investment and Net Zero Carbon

    The Energy & Environment Alliance (EEA), a not-for-profit coalition of hospitality leaders and renowned experts, that is pioneering the first universal, scientifically robust standards for sustainable design, construction and management of hotels and apart hotels, will be holding its inaugural […]

  • Chocks Away!

    New research from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive, commercially available air ticketing data, reveals that flight bookings to and from the UK have soared following the government’s announcement that COVID-19 testing would no longer be required for […]

  • Omicron casts a shadow over Chinese New Year travel

    A new report from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive air ticketing information available, reveals that the recent lockdowns in China, imposed in response to outbreaks of the Omicron strain of Coronavirus have cast a long shadow over […]

  • Singapore flight bookings surged to beat end of VTLs

    A new report from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive air ticketing data available, reveals there was a surge in flight bookings from and to Singapore on 22nd December last year, as travellers rushed to beat the suspension of […]

  • Aruba pioneers high-tech COVID-19 entry process

    Aruba continues to be a leader in travel technology innovation, launching a new service that has eliminated the need to make travellers wait for their PCR test results to be manually verified and the need to upload test certificates. Now, […]

  • Lawyers launch guidance on greenwashing

    A committee comprised of top in-house lawyers and law firms in the hospitality industry today published a report, giving advice on greenwashing. It defines what greenwashing is, what specific laws apply in the UK and offers practical advice to hospitality […]

  • Beaufort Properties and CityBlue announce two apartment projects in Accra

    [caption id="attachment_3067" align="alignleft" width="750"] Pinewood Residences by CityBlue[/caption] Beaufort Properties, one of Ghana’s most experienced residential developers, based in Accra, today announced a joint venture with CityBlue Hotels, Africa’s fastest growing local hotel chain, owned by The Diar Group. Under […]