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.

  • Transatlantic travel ban risks 3.3m seats

    A report by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, reveals that the United States’ transatlantic travel ban on most non US residents entering the country from the Schengen area, introduced in response to the coronavirus outbreak, has put 1.3 million airline […]

  • ForwardKeys concludes landmark agreement with IATA and ARC to provide data on global air travel

    ForwardKeys, one of the world’s leading travel analytics companies, has concluded a landmark agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) to include their global ticketing data in its portfolio of products and services. Through […]

  • Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) is postponed to July

    The influential Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA), which is known for its ability to link up new investors with developers, consultants, contractors, hoteliers and political leaders, has been postponed. It was scheduled to take place in Abidjan later this […]

  • Flight bookings to Europe dive as coronavirus reaches Italy

    A report by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, commissioned by European Cities Marketing (ECM), reveals that the outbreak of the COVID19 virus, in Italy, in the final week of February (Feb 23rd – 29th), has triggered a wave of cancellations […]

  • COVID19 causes US outbound flight bookings to slump

    According to travel analytics company ForwardKeys, the travel setback caused by the coronavirus outbreak has now hit the world’s second largest outbound travel market, after China, the USA. In the five weeks following the imposition of travel restrictions on outbound […]

  • Drogba scores big tourism win for Cote d’Ivoire

    [caption id="attachment_2658" align="alignleft" width="550"] UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili,Didier Drogba and Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana[/caption] International soccer star Didier Drogba has helped his birthplace, Cote d’Ivoire, strike gold by helping to collect MOUs for a total of $15 billion […]

  • ForwardKeys to acquire Traveller Statistics from NPD

    [caption id="attachment_2655" align="alignleft" width="150"] Olivier Jager, CEO, ForwardKeys[/caption] ForwardKeys, the travel analytics company, has signed an agreement to acquire Traveller Statistics from The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Under the agreement, on May 1, 2020, ForwardKeys will take […]

  • Coronavirus travel setback spreads beyond China

    According to travel analytics company ForwardKeys, the travel setback caused by the coronavirus outbreak has now spread beyond China, with other parts of the Asia Pacific region experiencing a 10.5% slowdown in outbound travel bookings for March and April, excluding […]

  • Unlucky for some?

    [caption id="attachment_2619" align="alignright" width="150"] Alan Smith, CEO, Capital Asset Management[/caption]   On the day the UK leaves the EU, research undertaken by Capital Asset Management reveals that investor confidence in UK plc has suffered a 13% setback relative to the […]

  • Travel trends echo Brexit separation

    As the UK leaves the EU, a study by ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that since the UK’s referendum decision on June 23rd 2016 to leave the […]

  • Coronavirus causes collapse in Chinese travel

    The latest data from ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that the outbreak of infection in China from the coronavirus has caused a substantial setback in flight bookings […]

  • IHG® debuts upscale brand, voco™ in Africa with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed voco™ The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa. Last year, IHG announced the signing of a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with […]

  • Revealed: what’s fuelling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa

    [caption id="attachment_2609" align="alignright" width="150"] Philippe Doizelet, Managing PartnerHorwath HTL France & West Africa[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2610" align="alignright" width="150"] Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, Bench Events[/caption] Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small […]

  • Tourism to the Caribbean grew 4.4% 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 tourism to the Caribbean grew by 4.4% in 2019, which was almost perfectly in step with tourism […]

  • 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 […]