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.

  • ForwardKeys calls full recovery in Chinese domestic air travel

    ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, is predicting that domestic air travel in China, which has been recovering progressively in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, will reach a full recovery by the start of September. In the second week of […]

  • US air travel rebounds

    ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, has revealed that a rebound is underway in domestic aviation in the United States and the high spot is the upcoming long weekend to mark American Independence Day. An analysis of new flight tickets issued […]

  • European flight bookings reveal ‘London is falling’

    Flight booking data shows London has fallen to the bottom of the top 10 most booked European cities, as border restrictions and UK  quarantine regulations choked travel, according to joint research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and […]

  • COVID-19 threatens to ruin a record year for Africa’s hotel developers

    African hotel development had returned to growth at the start of 2020, with more than 78,000 rooms in 408 hotels in the pipeline, according to the 12th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source. […]

  • Tourism recovery begins in Greece, Portugal and Spain

    ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, has revealed that a series of announcements by governments of southern European countries, that they are eager to welcome tourists for the summer season, has triggered an almost immediate jump in international flight bookings for […]

  • Chinese domestic air travel breaks the 50% barrier

    ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, has revealed that Domestic air travel in China, which has been recovering slowly in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, has now reached more than 50% of what it was at the equivalent moment in […]

  • Green shoots of recovery in domestic Chinese travel

    ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, has revealed that domestic air travel in China has been recovering slowly in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, with yesterday’s news that Beijing has lifted its 14-day quarantine requirement on travel between the […]

  • As flight bookings dive, consumers still plan to travel

    Research released by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has revealed the extent of the collapse in aviation in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. In the year to 19th April, air travel fell to exactly half of what it was […]

  • Over 3,000 register for virtual hospitality summit

    [caption id="attachment_2728" align="alignright" width="600"] Hospitality Tomorrow – Digital conference will unite the hospitality industry to combat the COVID-19 crisis[/caption] Over 3,000 hospitality industry professionals have already registered and over 5,000 are expected to attend Hospitality Tomorrow, a free online summit, […]

  • COVID-19 causes 77% collapse in global aviation

    Analysis by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, reveals that the COVID-19 crisis has brought the aviation industry to its knees. This week (30th March – 5th April), international airline seat capacity fell to just 23% of what it was in […]

  • Americas’ summer season bookings are 26.8% behind

    Analysis by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, reveals that, as at March 24th, international summer season bookings for air travel to all American destinations (North, Central and South America plus the Caribbean) are currently 26.8% behind where they were at […]

  • Covid-19: Digital conference to unite hospitality sector

    [caption id="attachment_2709" align="alignright" width="750"] Covid-19: Digital conference to unite hospitality sector[/caption] Bench Events, the leading organiser of conferences and forums for the hotel, aviation and restaurant sector is organising a complete live conference experience on the internet to bring together […]

  • EU travel restrictions: 48,200 flights and 10.2m seats in jeopardy

    ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, has revealed the potential impact of Tuesday evening’s decision by EU member states to adopt EU guidelines on the closure of EU borders for 30 days, for all but essential travel into the bloc. Up […]

  • Air capacity to China slashed by 80%

    A report by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, reveals that four fifths of flight capacity between China and the rest of the world has been cut back as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak. In response to emergency government regulations, […]

  • Transatlantic travel ban risks 3.3m seats

    A report by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, reveals that the United States’ transatlantic travel ban on most non US residents entering the country from the Schengen area, introduced in response to the coronavirus outbreak, has put 1.3 million airline […]

  • ForwardKeys concludes landmark agreement with IATA and ARC to provide data on global air travel

    ForwardKeys, one of the world’s leading travel analytics companies, has concluded a landmark agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) to include their global ticketing data in its portfolio of products and services. Through […]

  • Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) is postponed to July

    The influential Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA), which is known for its ability to link up new investors with developers, consultants, contractors, hoteliers and political leaders, has been postponed. It was scheduled to take place in Abidjan later this […]

  • Flight bookings to Europe dive as coronavirus reaches Italy

    A report by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, commissioned by European Cities Marketing (ECM), reveals that the outbreak of the COVID19 virus, in Italy, in the final week of February (Feb 23rd – 29th), has triggered a wave of cancellations […]

  • COVID19 causes US outbound flight bookings to slump

    According to travel analytics company ForwardKeys, the travel setback caused by the coronavirus outbreak has now hit the world’s second largest outbound travel market, after China, the USA. In the five weeks following the imposition of travel restrictions on outbound […]

  • Drogba scores big tourism win for Cote d’Ivoire

    [caption id="attachment_2658" align="alignleft" width="550"] UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili,Didier Drogba and Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana[/caption] International soccer star Didier Drogba has helped his birthplace, Cote d’Ivoire, strike gold by helping to collect MOUs for a total of $15 billion […]