ForwardKeys to acquire Traveller Statistics from NPD

Travel analytics company ForwardKeys 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 over direct responsibility for providing information on travelers and on travel trends to former NPD clients in the travel retail niche. Traveller Statistics, which […]

ForwardKeys: Tourism to the Caribbean grew 4.4% in 2019

Tourism to the Caribbean grew by 4.4% in 2019, in step with tourism growth worldwide, reports travel tracking agency Forward Keys. The increase in visitors was driven by North America. Travel from the U.S., which accounts for 53% of visitors, was up 6.5%, and travel from Canada was up 12.2%, says ForwardKeys, citing data released […]

ForwardKeys: Argentina’s economic woes entice tourists

International travelers are flocking to Argentina, taking advantage of the poorly performing peso to boost the value of their holiday spending money, reports travel booking analyst company ForwardKeys. Bookings for March to May are ahead 11.2% compared to last year, says the research firm. For South America as a whole, bookings are ahead 5.8%. In […]

ForwardKeys: U.S. suffers 3% Asian setback in 2018

The number of tourists arriving in the United States from the Asia Pacific region fell by 3.2% last year, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys. The Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii (a top destination for Japanese travelers to the U.S.) contributed to a drop in U.S.-bound tourism in the second half of 2018. In addition, […]

Trade war with China hits US tourism, says ForwardKeys

The U.S. trade war with China appears to have caused a significant slump in Chinese visitors to the United States, according to the latest findings from flight tracking agency ForwardKeys. The agency suggests that this slump could cost the American tourism sector “dearly” this year. Since March 23 when the first tariffs against China took effect, ForwardKeys’ […]

Mexicans flock to Canada while US visits decline

Mexicans are forsaking visits to the United States, many in favor of Canada where their money goes further and visa requirements have been scrapped, according to the latest data from industry booking analyst ForwardKeys.   While US President Trump has talked about building a wall on the Mexican border, Canada’s new policy of visa-free travel […]

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