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ForwardKeys is one of the leading travel analytics firms that provides investment firms with alternative and predictive data on the travel industry. Data is offered both on the demand and the offer-side of the aviation market.

Actual Air Reservations is an aggregation of flight bookings made via the Global Distribution Systems. Exclusive agreements make that global travel data is available, including regions that are generally difficult to track. This data contains valuable insights into the profile, behaviour, and impact of events on past, present and future air travellers.

Seat Capacity provides insights into the scheduled flights from 99% of global commercial airlines.

Financial institutions use this data for artificial intelligence and predictive models to forecast the performances of businesses. Combined, the datasets can provide insights into the financial health of businesses operating in the travel and tourism industry. This list contains companies like airlines, airplane leasing companies, oil companies, hotels and travel agencies.

March 23, 2021 / Travel

Pandemic inspired longer stays

From ForwardKeys
Let’s begin today’s analysis and revelation with an encouraging quote from John F Kennedy: “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” Now that the tone has been set, we can reveal how some destinations are attracting longer stays as the prolonged pandemic discourages people from returning home to work from their gloomy homes. Why would you when sparkling Belize and the Canary Islands are on offer?
February 25, 2021 / Travel

Russia, a travel market to capture

From ForwardKeys
Relying on quantitively calculated, real-time air ticketing data, this week we reveal Russia as a travel market worth investing in. In 2020, there was a rise in demand for domestic travel and some markets even recovered to 2019 levels.
February 18, 2021 / Travel

Destination Spotlight: The United Kingdom

From ForwardKeys
The year 2020 was a colossal year for many nations getting to grips with the virus that has closed international travel off for many, whilst airports sit empty and planes grounded on lonely tarmacs. However, throw in Brexit, the AstraZeneca vaccine, lockdowns, and travel restrictions, and the United Kingdom has been on a never-ending see-saw of ups and downs.
February 5, 2021 / Travel

Travel Outlook for Australia

From ForwardKeys
With Australia Day recently celebrated on January 26, the travel analytics experts at ForwardKeys decided to zoom into the latest air ticket data to see what is on the horizon for the sunny Land Down Under and the outlook reveals unique city opportunities. When examining the air tickets issued since the commencement of the Coronavirus in April 2020, domestic travel across Australia’s four main cities, revealed new destination gems in the mineral-rich parts of Australia: Queensland and Western Australia.
February 1, 2021 / Travel

Chinese New Year travel halted by new outbreak of Covid19

From ForwardKeys
According to the latest flight data by the experts at ForwardKeys, the domestic travel outlook for the Chinese New Year has been hurt by the rise in new cases in China. To prevent the spread of the virus, the vast majority of provinces have been strongly advised by the authorities to not travel outside their residential provinces for the holiday. For those who intend to travel back to their hometowns, it will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test 7 days before the departure date.
January 21, 2021 / Travel

Russia leads the pack for domestic travel

From ForwardKeys
According to the latest Air Ticket data by ForwardKeys when examining issued tickets as of 1 January 2021, bookings in Russia’s domestic market in the next 6 months are the most advanced among the top 10 domestic markets worldwide. Issued tickets have already reached 77% of 2020’s level for the next 6 month’s travel.
December 30, 2020 / Travel

Destination Spotlight: Botswana

From ForwardKeys
ForwardKeys has been paving the course for destination marketing and tourism since its inception in 2010 by creating bespoke data solutions using the latest and most comprehensive airline data in the market such as ForwardKeys Nexus.
December 30, 2020 / Travel

Global Trend Alert – Air Travel Bubbles

From ForwardKeys
With the New Year fast approaching and the announcement of a new travel bubble between Japan and Hawaii, the team at ForwardKeys thought to post a new blog regarding the highs and lows of the recent travel bubbles. Here’s what we’ve learned.
December 24, 2020 / Travel

Four Travel trends to watch in 2021

From ForwardKeys
The busy bees at ForwardKeys have been enriching travel data, adding them into dashboards and sharing the multitude of insights at virtual events, partner forums and to the media. Now that 2020 is fast approaching its end, we wonder whether we must continue to hold our breaths into the New Year or can we finally release a satisfactory sigh of relief?
December 21, 2020 / Travel

Last-minute uplift in Christmas travel

From ForwardKeys
Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, reveals that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent collapse in aviation, there has been a last-minute surge in flight bookings for the Christmas period. In a normal year, tickets issued for travel in the week before Christmas tend to grow progressively throughout the year.
December 7, 2020 / Business

State of the U.S Travel & Hospitality Recovery

From ForwardKeys
A trend the data experts at ForwardKeys have observed over the past months in Europe, Asia and now in the Americas is the trend to book tickets last minute. Gone are the days of advance planning as travel restrictions and bans see countries opening and closing their borders at short notice; flights get cancelled more often and safety protocols vary from place to place.
December 2, 2020 / Travel

Airport Observation – The Covid-19 effect on Airport Hubs

From ForwardKeys
Since the arrival of Covid-19, safety has become a key concern for travelers and will remain to be so. This means the sector needs to be ready so that travel remains a safe experience, and that it is perceived as such. Right now, it seems like the safety perception is influencing the way people travel and the itineraries they take. This becomes even more apparent when looking at the performance of hubs.
November 24, 2020 / Travel

Americans take to the sky for Thanksgiving

From ForwardKeys
Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, reveals that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse in aviation, many Americans are planning a last-minute return to the skies this Thanksgiving, travelling to be with their families at home; taking a break in sunny Florida or hitting the slopes
November 20, 2020 / Economy

Global Travel Trend Alert – Domestic & Regional Travel

From ForwardKeys
International travel arrivals average globally at -93% in October with the worst affected region being the APAC down by 97%. No surprises there once you realise the complexity of international travel in the Age of the Corona.
November 18, 2020 / Travel

Europe’s most resilient cities are leisure hotspots

From ForwardKeys
The latest edition of the ECM-ForwardKeys Quarterly Barometer Report, published jointly by ForwardKeys and the non-profit organisation, European Cities Marketing (ECM), reveals that Europe’s most resilient cities are leisure hotspots despite the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.
November 12, 2020 / Travel, Economy

European Spotlight: Resilience Tested in Q3 & Q4

From ForwardKeys
As the Coronavirus tidal wave rolls its way through the world for Round Two, European cities have been tested for their resilience in Quarter Three and Four. Will the theme of “Sun and Fun” help countries stay afloat? ForwardKeys examines the latest flight data to share with you the freshest insights.
October 30, 2020 / Economy

Coronavirus – Its impact on travel & tourism to Latin America

From ForwardKeys
Latin America has been making headlines of late regarding the rate that the Coronavirus is sinking its claws in some of its countries, more than others. Flights have been grounded. Borders closed. However, the latest data by ForwardKeys captures a glimpse of the silver lining.
October 30, 2020 / Economy, Travel

Americans are ready to start traveling again, even with the second wave of COVID-19 approaching

From Claire Chen
With the holidays top of mind, data from TSA shows that there is still a significant difference in the number of travelers passing through TSA checkpoints compared to a year ago. The daily average number of travelers passing through TSA checkpoints in 2019 was 2.4 million while in 2020 it is currently hovering around 570,000 a 76% decrease.
October 16, 2020 / Travel

Bookings to Mexico & the Caribbean look promising

From ForwardKeys
The global pandemic has wreaked destruction on the travel industry, with total international arrivals in the third quarter of the year down by 94% compared to the same period in 2019. As of 19th September, flight bookings globally for Q4 of 2020 were 83% behind where they were at the equivalent moment last year.
October 15, 2020 / Travel, Business

China, the Case-Study for the revival of duty-free shopping

From ForwardKeys
In 2019 there were 4.54 billion scheduled passengers worldwide. Analysts expected 2020 to set a new record of over 4.72 billion passengers, but instead, the coronavirus pandemic spread its tentacles across the globe, practically bringing international travel to a standstill.