Press Releases

subordinately “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.”     Sikandarpur HOTELS Magazine, Editor in Chief

Below is a selection of recent press releases.

  • Piripiri 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 […]

  • ForwardKeys reveals the top travel trends of 2021

    A new report from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive air ticketing data available, reveals the top travel trends of 2021, which, unsurprisingly, are all driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are: US Leisure travel has led the […]

  • Flight data could reduce the need for Omicron travel bans

    A new report from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive air ticketing data available, reveals which destinations were the most visited since 1st November by travellers from the eight southern African countries currently designated as most at risk […]

  • Africa and the Middle East show signs of travel reactivation

    The ForwardKeys team of travel analytics experts have been closely monitoring the winds of change in the travel sector since the pandemic unleased, and up until recently, the air ticketing data was showing the Americas, especially the Caribbean, as the […]

  • Acquisition of Trip Ninja

    Webjet Limited today announced it has agreed to acquire a Canadian based travel technology company Trip Ninja. Trip Ninja has developed several key products for traditional and online travel agencies to automate the highly manual process of selling complex international […]

  • Drax backs the Energy & Environment Alliance

    [caption id="attachment_3031" align="alignleft" width="250"] Director of Energy Services, Drax Group[/caption] The Energy & Environment Alliance (EEA) has signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement with renewable energy giant Drax, to help the hospitality sector embrace the latest electric vehicle charging technology. […]

  • Aruba signs MOU with OK2Roam

    [caption id="attachment_3028" align="alignleft" width="250"] Danguillaume Oduber, Minister of Tourism and Public Health, Aruba[/caption] The Directorate of Public Health in Aruba has signed a binding memorandum of understanding with OK2Roam which will enable travellers coming to Aruba to enter the country […]

  • WebBeds appoints Fernando Morote as CCO for Europe

    WebBeds, the world’s fastest-growing B2B travel intermediary, providing accommodation and ground product distribution services to the travel industry, announces the appointment of Fernando Morote to the position of WebBeds’ CCO for Europe. WebBeds has made a senior-level appointment to its […]