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.

  • With more than 15,000 rooms in the pipeline May 9, 20199th May 2019The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most […]

  • April 26, 2019Analysis by ForwardKeys, which forecasts future travel patterns by analysing over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that a tidal wave of cancellations has hit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks of […]

  • Accor catching up fast as the market remains healthy April 24, 2019The big chains, Marriott and Accor, are leading the way in African hotel development which overall has more than 75,000 rooms in 401 hotels in the pipeline, according to […]

  • April 12, 2019International travellers are flocking to Argentina, taking advantage of the poorly performing peso to boost the value of theirholiday spending money, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys, which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million flight booking […]

  • April 3, 2019Summer season bookings from the UK to European Union countries are lagging 4.6% on last year as Britain prepares for itsfirst post-Brexit holidays, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million […]

  • The Africa Hotel Investment Forum Returns to Addis in 2019 March 11, 2019The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier tourism and hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and […]

  • March 11, 2019In 2018 there has been a boom in US travellers heading to Iceland as a gateway to Europe. Against the top European hub airports, Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport saw off all its rivals in terms of growth in American […]

  • March 7, 2019WebBeds, the world’s second largest and fastest growing B2B accommodation provider has appointed Makis Xenatos as Consortia Director (Sales) for North America.Based in New York, Makis will be responsible for developing the company’s relationships with key travel agent […]

  • Travellanda, the award-winning and fastest-growing wholesale travel company in the UK, has again been named in the Financial Times list of Europe’s top 1,000 fastest growing companies March 5, 2019  PRESS RELEASEBruno Laranjeiro, Director, TravellandaFT Again Lists Travellanda in Europe’s Top […]

  • Region benefits from increased summer seat capacity February 25, 2019Hong Kong and China are the best-growing intercontinental destinations for Germans taking an Easter break this year. Flight bookings are ahead of 2018, and increased seat capacity this summer could help […]

  • Increase confirms success of EU-China Tourism Year February 19, 2019Chinese tourists continue to put Europe at the top of their favourite destinations despite the relative slow-down in the Chinese economy and any concerns about Brexit, according to the latest figures […]

  • Trade war tensions and Kilauea trim tourism from Asia February 13, 2019News ReleaseUS suffers 3% Asian setback in 2018Trade war tensions and Kilauea trim tourism from Asia 13thFebruary 2019The number of tourists arriving in the United States from the Asia Pacific […]

  • Leading global developer who also works for sustainability and social housingLeading global developer who also works for sustainability and social housing February 8, 2019One of the world’s leading figures in real estate development, Samih Sawiris, is being recognised by Bench […]

  • February 8, 2019Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of six new hotels in Egypt as part of a portfolio deal across a number of its brands. The agreement was signed with existing business partner Zaghloul Holdings, a […]

  • Anticipated new hotels will mark debut in Liberia while strengthening presence in Morocco and Ghana February 8, 2019From the Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the […]

  • February 7, 2019Radisson Hotel Group is at the forefront of hotel growth in French-speaking Africa, announcing during FIHA (Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain) Conference, that the Group plans to more than double its hotel portfolio in the Francophone market over […]

  • Increase in Chinese visitors outstrips global average February 4, 2019The Chinese are heading to Europe in ever-greater numbers to celebrate their New Year this week (Feb 4 – 10).  Bookings toEuropean Union destinations are ahead 9.2% compared to last year, […]

  • FIHA promises networking and deal-making January 22, 2019    Press release:Big investors flock to francophone hotel conferenceFIHA promises networking and deal-making21 January 2019An impressive line-up of leading investors, on the look-out for the next successful project, will be just one of the […]

  • January 18, 2019  News Release Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeysNairobi attack will have minimal impact on tourism18th January 2019ForwardKeys, which forecasts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day, predicts that the impact of the terrorist attack on the […]

  • Healthy growth in 2018 is sustained this year January 15, 2019News ReleaseSpanish tourists remain loyal to Latin AmericaHealthy growth in 2018 is sustained this year15thJanuary 2019Mexico and traditional South American destinations have benefited most from independent Spanish tourists sticking with […]