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.

  • Spanish long-haul travel grew by just 1.3% in 2019

    The latest data from ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that long-haul outbound travel from Spain, by independent travellers and small groups of up to 5 people, grew […]

  • International aviation growth slowed to 4.5% in 2019

    The latest data from ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that in 2019 growth in international air travel, as measured by passenger journeys, grew by 4.5%. That is […]

  • Riots cause collapse in air bookings to Chile

    Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, which analyses 17 million flight bookings and 7 million flight searches a day, has revealed that the recent riots in Chile have taken a tremendous toll on tourism to the country. Protests […]

  • Helsinki, Budapest and Bucharest are top of the shops for Christmas

    Helsinki, Budapest and Bucharest are top of the shops for Christmas [caption id="attachment_2562" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jérôme Goldberg, Global Retail & Travel Retail Director, ForwardKeys[/caption] Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, which analyses 17 million flight bookings and 7 […]

  • Latin America travel trends revealed at World Travel Market, London

    The Latin American Travel Association (LATA) and global travel intelligence experts, ForwardKeys have revealed that travel to the region has grown 3.3% in the first three quarters of 2019 and forward bookings for the Q4 are 4.0% ahead of where […]

  • Webjet Launches Rezchain

    Webjet, an ASX 200 listed company with over $3.8 billion in total turnover and the owner of WebBeds, the worlds’ second largest and fastest growing B2B accommodation provider, today unveiled Rezchain. Rezchain is a new technology that enables users to […]

  • Despite Dorian, travel to the Caribbean keeps growing

    A study, undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has revealed that despite the recent ravages of hurricane Dorian and other huge storms in the Caribbean, tourism will continue to grow. The results of the study were presented at a […]

  • USA, Australia and India remain the UK’s top tourism markets

    News Release Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeys USA, Australia and India remain the UK’s top tourism markets Monday 4th November 2019 A study for World Travel Market, undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has produced rankings of the top […]

  • Totalstay launches new totalstay.com booking site for global travel agents

        The new totalstay.com booking site Totalstay launches new totalstay.com booking site for global travel agents   4th November 2019 Totalstay, part of WebBeds - the world’s second largest and fastest growing B2B accommodation provider to the travel trade […]

  • As European cities increase air connectivity, Istanbul stands out

    A study for World Cities Day on October 31st, undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, in partnership with European Cities Marketing, reveals that European cities are more extensively connected by air to one and other and to the wider […]

  • Media Alert: Launch of blockchain for hotel booking and UK tourism Rankings

    Tarsh Consulting is handling two embargoed stories for World Travel Market 2019, the first is the launch of the first application of blockchain technology to hotel reservations and the second is rankings of the top origin markets for travel to […]

  • Hong Kong protests cause a collapse in visitors from mainland China

    A study by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has revealed that the number of mainland Chinese visitors coming to Hong Kong by air has dropped by 53.3% from 1st July until 23rd September, and forward bookings from 24th September until […]

  • Adria collapse cuts Slovenia’s direct links to 24 countries

    A study by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has revealed that the bankruptcy of Adria Airways on 30th September, which accounted for 59.7% of international seat capacity to Slovenia, has resulted in the loss of direct flight connections with two […]

  • Rugby World Cup lifts tourism to Japan

    A study by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has revealed that the Rugby World Cup (RWC) has fuelled a boom in tourism from the competing nations*. During the period from 12th September to 6th November, which covers the tournament dates […]

  • On World Tourism Day, international air travel is still booming

    News Release Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeys 27thSeptember 2019 On World Tourism Day, international air travel is still booming A special report, timed to coincide with World Tourism Day, has revealed that international air travel is booming. It has been […]

  • 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025

    A new study released at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) by food and beverage (F&B) strategy & design firm KEANE, forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels. […]

  • FIHA 2020: Accor plays host in Ivory Coast

          Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire FIHA 2020: Accor plays host in Ivory Coast 20thSeptember 2019 Bench Events, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, today announced that […]

  • AHIF delegates will run for charity with Haile Gebrselassie

    Delegates at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will have the chance to go running with the Ethiopian Olympic gold medallist and four-time World Championship title holder, Haile Gebrselassie, to raise money for charity. Olympic gold medallist and four-time World […]

  • Mixed-use is the key to funding hotel development in Africa

    JOHANNESBURG, September 16, 2019 – A new report from JLL, the world’s largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their […]

  • Hong Kong looks set to suffer a dramatic drop in visitors

    A freshly updated report from ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight bookings a day, has revealed that the recent wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, culminating in the closure of the airport on Monday, has had the effect […]