Press Releases

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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 WebBeds appoints James Phillips as Americas Region President

    WebBeds, the world’s fastest growing B2B travel intermediary, providing accommodation and ground product distribution services to the travel industry, announces the appointment of James Phillips to the position of WebBeds’ President - Americas. WebBeds has appointed the newest member of […]

  • Valor Hospitality Partners Announces Strategic Partnership with CityBlue Hotels in East Africa

    Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel management company announced today their recent partnership with CityBlue Hotels, Africa’s fastest growing local hotel chain, owned by The Diar Group. Under a long-term arrangement, the new joint venture, to be called Valor […]

  • WebBeds – powering for travel recovery, fast tracking long-term strategy.

    Business transformation to simplify and drive efficiencies Technology developments to better support supply partners Global brand unification - WebBeds New geographical management structure WebBeds, the B2B division of global online travel business Webjet Limited, has been powering-up for travel recovery, […]

  • AHIC 2021 at a glance: a sneak peek at the sessions and speakers set for this year’s highly anticipated event

    The Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) returns to Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai live in person from 20-22 September 2021, bringing together four powerful, active investment communities from across the region. For the first time, AHIC 2021, organised by […]

  • Europe’s summer air travel fails to reach 40% of 2019

    New research from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive flight booking data available, reveals that international flights to European destinations in July and August reached 39.9% of pre-pandemic levels. This is significantly better than last year (which was […]

  • Doha overtakes Dubai

    In the battle to be the pre-eminent travel hub in the Middle East, the latest research from ForwardKeys, which has the world’s freshest and most comprehensive flight booking data, reveals that in the first half of 2021, Doha seized and […]

  • WebBeds add Vacancéole Group France to hotel portfolio

    37 Vacancéole Group properties added throughout regional France Vacancéole 2 star, 3 star and 4 star properties expand WebBeds portfolio that caters for families and leisure travellers Vacancéole Group engaged with environmental issues and sustainable tourism WebBeds, the world’s second […]

  • This summer, it’s a staycation or Caribbean vacation

    The latest research from ForwardKeys, which has the most up to date and comprehensive fight booking data available, reveals that the outlook for international air travel this summer (1st June – 31st August) is set to be just under a […]

  • WebBeds launches interactive ‘travel restrictions’ tool for global travel trade

    Tool will assist the travel trade advise travellers on origin/destination travel restrictions, quarantine and health documentation requirements Tool available in English, French, German, Spanish and Arabic with Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese coming soon WebBeds, the world’s second largest and […]

  • Vaccine Tourism

    The latest research from ForwardKeys, which has the most up to date and comprehensive fight booking data available, suggests that people are travelling to the USA to receive a vaccination against COVID-19. The trend is most pronounced in travel from […]

  • Vaccinations revive International travel

    The latest research from ForwardKeys, which has the most up to date and comprehensive fight booking data available, reveals that vaccinations appear to hold the key to reviving international travel. Two destinations, Greece, and Iceland, which have announced that they […]

  • China readies for record Labour Day travel

    Chinese domestic travel during the forthcoming Labour Day holiday is set to exceed pre-pandemic levels substantially, according to research undertaken by ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive flight booking data available. In recent years, Labour Day has again […]

  • Quintex Joins the Energy & Environment Alliance

    Quintex Systems, a market leader in energy management technology, has joined the Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA). The aim is to help accommodation businesses save energy and reduce carbon emissions in commercial kitchens. This is critical now more than ever […]

  • It’s one way traffic in the A-NZ travel bubble

    As travel is revived between Australia and New Zealand this week, research undertaken by ForwardKeys, which has the most up to date and comprehensive fight booking data available, reveals that Australians appear ready to flock to New Zealand. On 6th […]

  • WebBeds announce new appointment to support French-speaking retail clients in Switzerland

    WebBeds, the world’s second largest and fastest-growing B2B bedbank (comprising the Sunhotels, totalstay and Destinations of the World trading platforms in Europe) has announced a new appointment to support French-speaking clients in the Swiss retail market. Dan Barbulescu (pictured above), […]

  • Chinese New Year travel was 69.3% down

    Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, reveals that domestic air travel in China during New Year Golden Week (11th – 17th February) was 69.3% down on the equivalent period in 2019, when travel was at normal, pre-pandemic levels. […]

  • Congress Approves $250m for Middle East Peace

    The United States Congress passed the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act, historic legislation delivering unprecedented levels of funding for peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine. The law provides $250 million over five years to expand peace and […]

  • Last-minute uplift in Christmas travel

    Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, reveals that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent collapse in aviation, there has been a last-minute surge in flight bookings for the Christmas period. In a normal year, tickets issued for […]

  • WebBeds appoints Pepita Borrajo as Regional Director of Sales – Central Europe

    WebBeds, the world’s second largest and fastest growing B2B bedbank (comprising the Sunhotels, totalstay and Destinations of the World trading platforms in Europe) has appointed Pepita Borrajo as Regional Director of Sales for Central Europe. Pepita brings with her more […]

  • Boris reinforces the business case for going green

    The Energy & Environment Alliance (EEA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, of an ambitious target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The Alliance, which is […]