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.

  • A report from ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight bookings a day, has revealed that the recent wave of demonstrations in Hong Kong, against the controversial extradition bill, has had the effect of deterring people from making plans to […]

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is increasing the choice of properties in its hotel collection, in partnership with WebBeds. 70 new hotels will be added to its rail and accommodation packages; 25 in […]

  • Boda Narijao, President of the Madagascar National Tourist Office ForwardKeys forecasts a tourism boom in Madagascar A study undertaken by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that Madagascar, which is a magnet for nature-loving […]

  • Martin Jansen van Vuuren I and M Futureneer Advisors An independent assessment by the international tourism advisory expert, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, a partner at Futureneer Advisors, has quantified the significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa […]

  • Travellanda, the award-winning and fastest-growing wholesale travel company in the UK, has appointed three new Sales and Business Development Managers to help it expand into India, the Middle East and Spanish-speaking markets.   [caption id="attachment_2382" align="alignleft" width="150"] Ajay Rohila[/caption] [caption […]

  • A spate of unexplained deaths of US tourists in the Dominican Republic, which have received extensive coverage in the media, and are now being investigated by the FBI, has caused tourist numbers to plummet. However, at the same time, tourism […]

  • A study undertaken for European Cities Marketing (ECM) by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that Istanbul is set to be Europe’s city tourism hot spot in the third quarter of 2019 (July 1st […]

  •           Olivier Granet,                                 Ilaria Benucci                   Jonathan Worsley CEO, Kasada                               Director, CDC Group         Chairman, Bench Events The AHIF agenda for September 23 – 25 at the Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia, has […]

  • It’s boom time for Russian arrivals in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, thanks to a doubling in seat capacity on direct flights from Russia to selected APAC destinations. The trend is revealed in the latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel […]

  • “Chinese tourism is FIT and healthy.” That is the situation, as summed up by Olivier Ponti, VP Insights at ForwardKeys, which forecasts travel trends by analysing over 17 million flight booking transactions a day. But what is behind this assessment? […]

  • 9th May 2019 The 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 authoritative source. The four countries head the top ten […]

  • [caption id="attachment_2328" align="alignleft" width="250"] Jameson Wong, Director, Business Development, APAC, ForwardKeys[/caption] Analysis 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 […]

  • The 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 the 11th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the […]

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

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

  • The 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 their advisers, will return to the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa in the […]

  • In 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 visitors transferring […]

  • WebBeds, 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 consortia […]

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

  • Hong 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 sustain the trend, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys, […]