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.

  • September 17, 2018Ahead of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the most influential tourism investment conference in Africa, which will take place in Nairobi, on 2nd – 4th October, the event’s Advisory Board has named two individuals who will receive […]

  • September 9, 2018Based on H1 2018 figures from STR, the leading provider of data and analytics for the global hotel industry, Marrakech has emerged as a standout performer among key African cities.In the first half of 2018, Marrakech’s ADR (average […]

  • September 9, 2018Fourth edition of Seoul International Travel Mart to run from 10-14 September 2018WebBeds has invited travel agency clients from across Asia Pacific to attendSITM attracts buyers from several key regional markets, including ChinaWebBeds has been selected as the […]

  • September 6, 2018WebBeds, the world’s fastest growing and second largest B2B accommodation provider (comprising the JacTravel, Sunhotels, Lots of Hotels, totalstay and FITRuums brands) has again further strengthened its’ management team by appointing Ciara Doyle (pictured) as Account Development & […]

  • September 6, 2018Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that the political unrest in the Central American state of Nicaragua has had a devasting effect on tourism to the country, with international […]

  • September 4, 2018WebBeds, the world’s fastest growing and second largest B2B accommodation provider (comprising the JacTravel, Sunhotels, Lots of Hotels, totalstay and FITRuums brands) has appointed Mohamed El Mashouly (pictured) as Chief Commercial Officer, WebBeds Services.Mashouly has a wealth of […]

  • Olivier Ponti will bring travel data to life September 3, 2018One of Europe’s most eloquent proponents of research in travel and destination marketing is joining ForwardKeys, the leading travel analytics company which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million […]

  • August 30, 2018When Theresa May, the British Prime Minister touched down in Nairobi today, with a group of business leaders in her wake, keen to talk about championing investment in Africa, she was following in the footsteps of a British […]

  • August 30, 2018WebBeds, the world’s second largest B2B accommodation provider (comprising the JacTravel, Sunhotels, Lots of Hotels, totalstay and FITRuums brands) has this month announced two key appointments with Noemi Gomez joining as Director of Revenue Management (Europe) and Joaquin […]

  • August 28, 2018Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that the recent earthquakes in Indonesia have been responsible for a 26% setback in bookings to the destination since the second major earthquake […]

  • Chinese tourist bookings slump 8.4% following tariffs August 17, 2018President Donald Trump’s tit-for-tat trade war with China appears to have caused a significant slump in Chinese visitors to the United States that could cost the American tourism sector dearly this […]

  • August 14, 2018WebBeds expands in the Pacific with three key appointmentsJohn Stucci appointed as WebBeds new President for the PacificGrant Sumich and Anthony Rumpel also join the executive team based in SydneyWebBeds, the world’s second largest B2B accommodation provider, has […]

  • August 14, 2018Bench Events, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, today announced that it is launching a sister event, named the Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA), to […]

  • Terror threats perceived to have diminished August 8, 2018Tourists from the UK are heading back to favourite holiday destinations that until recently were considered by many to be at risk of unrest or terrorism, according to the latest findings from […]

  • July 30, 2018       When the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) takes place in Nairobi in October, it will host the strongest line up of global hotel industry CEOs in its history. Amongst those present will be:Christopher J. Nassetta, President & CEO, […]

  • July 24, 2018ETOA, the European Tourism Association has reached the milestone of 1000 members this week. Australian Tour operator APT and Irish country estate Mount Juliet have joined the Association.ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins said, “Product diversification is important. In a […]

  • Over 18,000 - from sightseeing and cooking classes to submarine safaris and Sumo July 18, 2018Travellanda, the fastest-growing wholesale travel company in the UK, has just added over 18,000 activities to its portfolio of over 300,000 hotels, which are all […]

  • Customised itineraries offer big opportunities for travel sector July 12, 2018More adventurous and better-off Chinese tourists are eschewing regular package deals and demanding customised tours that include exclusive visits to film locations, Michelin-star restaurants, ancient sites off the beaten track, […]

  • July 5, 2018WebBeds, the world’s second largest B2B accommodation provider (comprising the JacTravel, Sunhotels, Lots of Hotels, totalstay and FITRuums brands) has appointed Paul Hewer as Regional Director of Sales for the UK and Ireland.Paul has almost 15 years’ commercial […]

  • Cote d’Ivoire shows impressive growth June 28, 2018Nigeria holds its pole position for hotel development in West Africa despite a slight reduction on last year, according to a regional focus by the influential annual hotel pipeline survey from Lagos-based W […]