Fraport AG to support Bahrain Airport Company in managing a comprehensive Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) program

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed signed an agreement with German-based Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide for the provision of support services for the new terminal being built as part of Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) Modernization Programme (AMP). The signing was… Read the full press release

ATC Privatization Opposed by Business Aviation Regional Groups

Business Aviation Regional Groups Speak Out Against ATC Privatization Washington, DC, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With the specter of ATC privatization looming once again as part of the new administration’s budget proposal, regional business aviation groups around the country aren’t wasting any time voicing their opposition to the plan. “Regional groups nationwide are speaking… Read the full press release

GBTA Releases Study on Business Travelers Stay In Properties Unsupported By Travel Policy

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel polices (17 percent), according to a new study released today by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. However, more than double the number of business travelers are under… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts programme of activities to increase awareness of its employees’ understanding of those with autism

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April and support the UN World Autism Awareness campaign, Qatar Airways has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to offer a programme of activities to employees of the national carrier during the month of April. The activities are designed… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes CAA approval of Route 4

Route 4 is one of nine Gatwick departure routes Airport will continue to explore ways to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise on this and other flight paths United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport today welcomed news that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved Route 4 – a westerly runway… Read the full press release

Pennsylvania Tourism Office unveils latest edition of its annual Happy Traveler guide

State College, PA, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 3, 2017), Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore unveiled the latest edition of the Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s annual Happy Traveler guide to an audience of key hospitality and tourism industry leaders at the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA) Conference… Read the full press release

IATA calls on air cargo industry to accelerate modernization

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service. The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air… Read the full press release

Airberlin appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — airberlin has announced the appointment of Götz Ahmelmann as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Götz Ahmelmann returns to airberlin from Etihad Airways where, since 2015, he successfully implemented projects among the European Etihad Airways Partners. He will contribute his valuable international commercial experience to further the future growth of… Read the full press release

Heathrow Receives Support for its Sustainability Plan Heathrow 2.0

Support from politicians, industry, academia and businesses across the UK as Heathrow launches new sustainability strategy, Heathrow 2.0. Plans include a new R&D incubator, an ambition for growth from a new runway to be carbon neutral and at least halving the number of late-running departures to reduce noise for local communities. Hounslow TW6, UK, 2017-Mar-04… Read the full press release

EFMD Conference: Put Climate Resilience, Green Growth and “Impact Travel” in Curricula – Lipman urges Deans

SLOVENIA, 2017-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Addressing 350 Business School Deans at the EFMD Conference – Professor Geoffrey Lipman said that the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – provide a massive opportunity for the academic world, but they need to be approached with a big reality check on the tensions between aspiration, implementation, and… Read the full press release

South African Airways issues warning about hoax survey

JOHANNESBURG, 2017-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to warn customers of a hoax survey prevalent on social media suggesting SAA is offering free tickets to fly anywhere. “SAA is neither conducting an online survey nor offering free flight tickets. We have no association whatsoever with this so-called survey. Free… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reacts to recent Executive Order in the USA

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reacts to recent Executive Order in the USA   BANGKOK, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reiterates its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Association recognises that each country has the… Read the full press release

Sudden US entry requirements caused confusion among airlines and travelers, International Air Transport Association (IATA) says

Geneva, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) works with its 265 member airlines for safe, secure, efficient and sustainable global air transport links. As a matter of principle we work for the free movement of trade and people across borders. IATA also recognizes that states have the right and… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses deep concern over US travel ban to nationals of 7 countries

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism, expresses its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America (USA) to nationals of seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen). The travel… Read the full press release

Belarus advances visa facilitation to stimulate tourism

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless travel and attracting visitors, particularly those in business trips. The Government of Belarus… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and French crystal maker Lalique to launch selected inflight items

Singapore/Paris, 2017-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ —  Singapore Airlines (SIA) and French crystalmaker Lalique have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership, in the course of which Singapore Airlines will exclusively carry selected inflight items co-branded with Lalique in its Suites and First Class cabins. The partnership is set to start with the launch of… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL’s MUAC to provide civil and military air navigation services in Hannover Upper Information Region

EUROCONTROL MUAC provides control for the upper airspace (above 24,500 feet, i.e. approximately 7,500 metres) of Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and north-west Germany. Close to 1.8 million flights pass through MUAC’s area of responsibility each year, making it the third busiest air traffic control facility in Europe in terms of traffic volume. During the summer,… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Future of Travel survey: 67% of UK tourists fear the idea of technology replacing humans in roles related to safety and security

LONDON, 2016-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s one of the most important, albeit least enjoyable aspects of the holiday experience, but according to the Future of Travel survey commissioned by global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), 51% of UK tourists predict customer-facing security checks at airports and hotels will soon be in the hands… Read the full press release

IATA: 2016 World Passenger Symposium, Dubai, 18-20 October

Distribution, Airport Processes, Onboard Connectivity Top Agenda at WPS GENEVA, 2016-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2016 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) will focus on key initiatives that are transforming the passenger experience. These include distribution and payments, airport processes, onboard connectivity, and baggage handling. The conference will… Read the full press release

IATA condemned effects of European air traffic controller strikes, called governments to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action

MADRID, 2016-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe this year, and called for governments to take steps to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action. “The current frequency of disputes is… Read the full press release

Heathrow installs fifty new noise monitors in local areas

50 new noise monitors are being added to more than double the airport’s existing network New figures show a 5.5% increase in the proportion of quieter, new generation aircraft using the airport Heathrow launches its second ‘Blueprint for Noise Reduction’ today LONDON, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has begun the installation of fifty new… Read the full press release

Flybe’s CEO Saad Hammad highlights issues most affecting the aviation industry at the first British Irish Airports Expo in Birmingham

Leading regional airline’s Saad Hammad highlights issues most affecting the aviation industry that require urgent governmental action DEVON, UK, 2016-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In a plea during the opening speech at the first British Irish Airports Expo at Birmingham’s NEC today (8th June 2016), Flybe’s CEO Saad Hammad threw down the gauntlet to the… Read the full press release

Discount Airport Parking Website Announces Expansion Plans

Roanoke, VA, 2016-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — AirportParkingHelper.com, a leading national authority on airport parking and related travel topics, recently announced a number of expansion plans for 2016. Website founder Jennifer Church said she has acquired a partner who will provide critical services to the popular Virginia-based website, which plans to nearly double its online… Read the full press release

Government of Maldives lifted State of Emergency; welcomes tourists and holiday makers

MALDIVES, 2015-11-16 — /Travel PR News/ — This is to inform that the State of Emergency declared by the Government of Maldives on 4 November 2015 has been lifted today, 10 November 2015. The Government assures the tourism and travel trade that all tourism related businesses are operating and the Maldives welcomes tourists and holiday… Read the full press release

Aeroflot to provide customers with full refund for flights to Egypt booked before 6 November 2015

Moscow, 2015-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the Russian Federal Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) ban on flights to destinations within Egypt, Aeroflot has confirmed that it will provide customers with full refunds on tickets booked before 6 November 2015. Full refunds are available to passengers on the following flights: SU 400/401 (Moscow-Cairo-Moscow); SU 5900/5901/5910/5911 (Moscow—Hurghada—Moscow); SU 5902/5903/5912/5913 (Moscow-Sharm El Sheikh—Moscow). Passengers who booked tickets to Egypt before 6 November… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) supports Pattaya City in resolving jetski scam

BANGKOK, 2015-11-4 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is extending full support to Pattaya City and relevant authorities in setting up the Jetski Tourist Assistance Centre in order to resolve jetski scam and ensure the safety and security of tourists. The Jetski Tourist Assistance Centre is under a joint supervision… Read the full press release

IATA’s Tony Tyler: All the stakeholders must work together to ease the airspace congestion and reduce flight delays in the Gulf

​Abu Dhabi, 2015-11-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted the importance of overcoming airspace congestion, taking advantage of innovations with the New Distribution Capability (NDC) and aligning with the global industry strategy for reducing aviation’s climate change impact for the further successful development of aviation in the Middle East. “The… Read the full press release

Travel Alert: Arrive early at Helsinki Airport on 10-12 September due to lots of passengers

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-9-9 — /Travel PR News/ — There are lots of departing passengers at Helsinki Airport this week. So that traveling is as smooth as possible, please arrive early to the airport especially if your flight departs on Thursday 10.9. at 7–9am or 4-6pm on Friday 11.9. at 7–9am or 4-6pm on Saturday 12.9. at… Read the full press release

Caribbean Airlines: international flights affected due to shortage of available pilots

PORT OF SPAIN, 2015-9-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribbean Airlines confirms that its international flights scheduled for departure from Kingston and Montego Bay  today, have been affected by many of its Jamaica-based pilots who were rostered to operate these flights, and fell ill. Caribbean Airlines immediately commenced its procedure to contact customers travelling on… Read the full press release

AERTiCKET warnt Reisebüros vor Nutzung der Airline Webseite ‚lhgroup-agent‘: „Reisebüros werden unfreiwillig zum Affiliate Partner von Lufthansa gemacht!“

BERLIN, Germany, 2015-8-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Die Lufthansa Group wird trotz zahlreicher Proteste aus der Branche zum 01.09.2015 die angekündigte Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) weltweit verbindlich einführen. Gemeinsam mit der gesamten Reisebranche haben auch wir energisch gegen das Vorgehen von Lufthansa protestiert und zum Ausdruck gebracht, dass diese Mehrbelastung für uns und unsere… Read the full press release