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.

  • 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, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  •     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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  •       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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, posted Africa’s highest average daily rate (ADR), according to the most recent 12-month data from STR. The market will play host to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) on 23-25 September at the Sheraton Addis. From July […]

  • A report from ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight bookings a day, has revealed that the 2019 Feast of Sacrifice holiday is set to see a boom in outbound travel from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Currently, forward […]

  • Deal covers the next three editions of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and the Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) – the two largest events in the African hospitality industry calendar. Bench Events, organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment […]

  • A report from ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight bookings a day, has revealed that three months after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings, on April 21st, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is still suffering; although a slow recovery appears to […]