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.

  • 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 […]

  • Global air travel grew by a very healthy 5.9% in 2018, according to data just published by ForwardKeys January 8, 2019News Release Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeys Consumer air travel grew 5.9% in 2018 8thJanuary 2019Global air travel grew by a very […]

  • Demand to outstrip supply – major investment opportunities January 7, 2019    Press release: Cape Verde aims for the magic MillionDemand to outstrip supply – major investment opportunitiesCape Verde could be on the brink of a hotel development wave if the government fulfils […]

  • Emerging potential beyond Abidjan: regional business hotels and beach resorts December 18, 2018Resurgent Abidjan creates opportunities in Ivory Coast Emerging potential beyond Abidjan: regional business hotels and beach resortsThe opportunities for hotel development in Ivory Coast are at their strongest […]

  • December 17, 2018Europe’s regional airports are taking off in popularity according to latest findings from ForwardKeys, which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day.Some of the boost can be attributed to specific events like the […]

  • One of the region’s best bets for tourism investment, say experts December 13, 2018Senegal – a rising star One of the region’s best bets for tourism investment, say expertsAs the potential for tourism investment in under-exploited Francophone Africa becomes ever-clearer, […]

  • Ethiopia’s new regime encourages more visitors November 27, 2018  News Release27thNovember 2018 Addis Ababa surges as Sub-Saharan gatewayEthiopia’s new regime encourages more visitors The extraordinary rise of Ethiopia as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel to Sub-Saharan Africa has been […]

  • November 21, 2018WebBeds announces double appointment to strengthen Swiss Sales teamNovember 2018WebBeds, the world’s second largest and fastest growing B2B accommodation provider (comprising the JacTravel, Sunhotels and totalstay brands in Europe) has this month appointed two experienced Sales professionals to […]

  • November 21, 2018 News ReleaseMiddle East travel slows 21stNovember 2018Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals anaemic travel growth in the Middle East during the first ten months of the year. International arrivals […]

  • Under-supply and increasing demand – latest independent analysis November 21, 2018Global hotel chains plan expansion in Francophone AfricaUnder-supply and increasing demand – latest independent analysisNovember 2019The facts and figures behind an unprecedented hotel expansion in Francophone Africa are revealed in […]

  • November 21, 2018Webjet welcomes Simon Pearson as Director, Group Infrastructure Services November 2018(Simon Pearson left, Graham Anderson right)Webjet Limited, (ASX:WEB)_ the ASX Top 200 listed digital travel business and owner of WebBeds, the world’s second largest and fastest growing B2B […]

  • November 6, 2018Over the past decade, Chinese global outbound travel has boomed, and Chinese tourists have gained an outstanding reputation for their ability to shop. Their appetite for branded luxury goods has made them the most sought-after segment of the […]

  • November 5, 2018Since the last presidential election, one major segment of the economy has noticeably failed to keep up with global growth trends, Travel & Tourism. However, this Christmas, UK holidaymakers look likely to reverse a trend of declining interest […]

  • November 5, 2018Webjet acquires Destinations of the World Strengthens its position as the #2 B2B player globally Significantly expands WebBeds, its global B2B business – with 24% increase in direct contracts and 54% increase in TTVDOTW significantly enhances WebBeds Asia-Pacific and Americas […]

  • November 5, 2018Whilst the leaders of the travel industry are getting hot and bothered about Brexit, fearing long queues at passport control, a lack of agreed regulations governing flights between Britain and the EU and enormous difficulties hiring staff, British […]

  • October 25, 2018     WebBeds, the world’s fastest growing and second largest B2B accommodation provider (operating in the UK under the trading brands Totalstay, Sunhotels and JacTravel) has further strengthened its UK Retail Sales Team with the appointment of Eloise Myrie as […]

  • 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 […]