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.

  • 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, […]

  • Chinese tourists continue to put Europe at the top of their favourite destinations despite the relative slow-down in the Chinese economy and any concerns about Brexit, according to the latest figures from the European Travel Commission (ETC) in collaboration with […]

  • News Release US suffers 3% Asian setback in 2018 Trade war tensions and Kilauea trim tourism from Asia   13thFebruary 2019 The number of tourists arriving in the United States from the Asia Pacific region fell by 3.2%* last year, […]

  • [caption id="attachment_2256" align="alignleft" width="350"] Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President Development, EMEA, Hilton (L) makes the presentation to Samih Sawiris, Chairman, Orascom Development Holding (C) with Matthew Weihs, MD Bench Events (R)[/caption] One of the world’s leading figures in real estate […]

  • Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of six new hotels in Egypt as part of a portfolio deal across a number of its brands. The agreement was signed with existing business partner Zaghloul Holdings, a Cairo-based business […]

  • From the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the company’s commitment to expanding its presence across the continent.   The new deal signings highlight the company’s growth […]

  • Radisson Hotel Group is at the forefront of hotel growth in French-speaking Africa, announcing during FIHA (Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain) Conference, that the Group plans to more than double its hotel portfolio in the Francophone market over the next […]

  • The Chinese are heading to Europe in ever-greater numbers to celebrate their New Year this week (Feb 4 – 10).  Bookings to European Union destinations are ahead 9.2% compared to last year, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts […]

  •         Press release: Big investors flock to francophone hotel conference FIHA promises networking and deal-making 21 January 2019 An impressive line-up of leading investors, on the look-out for the next successful project, will be just one of […]

  •     News Release   Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeys Nairobi attack will have minimal impact on tourism 18th January 2019 ForwardKeys, which forecasts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day, predicts that the impact of […]

  • News Release Spanish tourists remain loyal to Latin America Healthy growth in 2018 is sustained this year 15thJanuary 2019 Mexico and traditional South American destinations have benefited most from independent Spanish tourists sticking with old favourites when it comes to […]

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

  •         Press release:   [caption id="attachment_2209" align="aligncenter" width="709"] Tarrafal beach in Santiago island in Cape Verde - Cabo Verde[/caption] Cape Verde aims for the magic Million Demand to outstrip supply – major investment opportunities Cape Verde could […]

  • Resurgent Abidjan creates opportunities in Ivory Coast Emerging potential beyond Abidjan: regional business hotels and beach resorts The opportunities for hotel development in Ivory Coast are at their strongest for a long time, as the country continues to bounce back […]

  • Europe’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 2018 […]