IATA calls on government of Spain for a roadmap to energize the economic recovery of Spain

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government and politicians in Spain to agree a roadmap to energize the economic recovery from COVID-19 by restarting air transport services once the health situation permits. More than 1.1 million jobs have been put at risk across the… Read the full press release

Europe’s aviation sector welcomes proposal by the European Commission for Digital Green Certificate system

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Europe’s aviation sector welcomed today’s (17 March 2021) proposal by the European Commission for a Digital Green Certificate system. This proposal requires EU States to issue common, inter-operable and mutually-recognized certificates for COVID-19 vaccination, testing and recovery status that will facilitate free movement during the COVID pandemic and… Read the full press release

IATA postpones the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the postponement of the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit.  The event will be hosted by JetBlue Airways in Boston, USA on 3-5 October 2021. The event was originally scheduled for 27-29 June 2021, also in… Read the full press release

British Airways raised over half a million pounds for Flying Start

Since March 2020 British Airways’ customers and colleagues have raised over £500,000 for Flying Start, the airline’s global partnership with Comic Relief   To celebrate and thank its customers and colleagues, the airline has teamed up with a host of celebrities to create a virtual flight for Red Nose Day Stars showing their support include Alison… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific launches brand new flexible payment option Miles Plus Cash

Cathay Pacific’s new Miles Plus Cash offers customers an easy way to book tickets on any flight with access to more seat availability Hong Kong, China, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is launching Miles Plus Cash, our brand new payment option that gives customers the flexibility to pay using a mix of… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes the introduction of digital health platforms

Another trial completed on a Hong Kong-Los Angeles flight Hong Kong, China, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific strongly supports the introduction of digital health platforms that securely validate compliance with the health-related entry requirements set by different governments, including negative COVID-19 tests and vaccination, enabling travellers to go overseas with reassurance and… Read the full press release

Caribbean Home Swap

Bridgetown, Barbados 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Caribbean Home Swap announced the launch of www.caribbeanhomeswap.com, a global home swap website. This dynamic platform was first created with Caribbean residents in mind and in particular, those that were not familiar with this unique way of travelling – travelling without paying for accommodation. Caribbean Home Swap  is… Read the full press release

Daylight Savings – Best sunrise spots from around the world

LONDON, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Summer Time (BST) will begin overnight on Sunday 28 March. Switching to BST means we get more daylight in the evening with the sun rising an hour later. Although our Sunday lie-in will be cut slightly short the lighter evenings more than make up for it. Here,… Read the full press release

Kyiv – hidden gem of Eastern Europe

KYIV, Ukraine, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Kyiv is a city of antiquated sanctuaries, strange design, rich history, and skilled individuals. Landmarks, models, and antiquated structures are all over the place, as the capital of Ukraine is brimming with sights. We have arranged TOP 10 generally significant, delightful, intriguing, and unique places in Kyiv… Read the full press release

Celebrate Songkran Festival at Avani Hotels and Resorts

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Songkran Festival 2021 is an excellent chance to build bonds with the whole family and Avani Hotels and Resorts is offering a wide range of multi-generational Songkran packages that focuses on family-friendly entertainment for all ages. At THB 4,400++ per night, Avani+ Hua Hin Resort offers an escape to… Read the full press release

ACI World releases new guidance to help airports restart and recovery from COVID-19

New information on COVID-19 testing facilities and vaccine distribution included Montreal, Canada, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (March 16, 2021) published new guidance for airports to help them prepare for restart and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their operations. As the trajectory of… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives participates in Moscow International Travel Trade Show (MITT)

MALDIVES, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives is taking part in Moscow International Travel Trade Show (MITT), the first physical fair since reopening with the industry partners to promote the destination. MITT held in Moscow, Russia from 16th to 18th March 2021 is the place where destinations and travel trade professionals from all… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives hosted a joint webinar with Emirates airline

MALDIVES, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives conducted a joint webinar with Emirates airline for the Norwegian market on 11th March 2021. This was the first activity carried out this year for the Nordic region in line with the strategy for ambient brand advertising to boost the destination presence in this market. A… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives welcomes Maldivian’s new direct flights from Mumbai, India to Noonu Maafaru

MALDIVES, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Airline of the Maldives, Maldivian announced that they will operate direct flights from Mumbai, India to Noonu Maafaru starting 13th April 2021. During a press conference held today (14 Mar 2021), Managing Director of Maldivian Mohamed Mihad stated that the airline has arranged to welcome the… Read the full press release

Oman Air certified IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Logistics

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been certified IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma), confirming the airline’s capabilities for safeguarding the integrity of time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products from point of origin to destination. In successfully… Read the full press release

James Carpenter selected as the lead artist for San Diego International Airport’s New T1 project

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — San Diego International Airport’s planned replacement for the aging Terminal 1 will be a unique integration of art and architecture, with the façade being designed by renowned artist James Carpenter. Carpenter has been selected as the lead artist for the New T1 project. The San Diego… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s terminal reconstruction and expansion project recognized with ACEC’ 2021 Engineering Merit Award

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s terminal apron reconstruction and expansion project has received the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 2021 Engineering Merit Award. The project — done in collaboration with Livonia-based engineering, architecture and construction firm C&S Companies — was selected for this high honor… Read the full press release

IHG® Hotels & Resorts announces further growth of Holiday Inn Express® in Europe

IHG Hotels & Resorts demonstrates Holiday Inn Express’ value to owners as a resilient essential brand with leisure and conversion appeal at the forefront Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is making continued progress against its 2021 growth strategy for Holiday… Read the full press release

W Hotels Worldwide announces the opening of Japan’s first-ever W hotel

Iconic W Brand Enters Japan with Highly Anticipated Hotel Featuring Bold Design, Delectable Dining & a New Cultural Hub on the Local Osaka Scene OSAKA, JAPAN, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The wait is over. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today lifted the curtains on Japan’s first-ever W… Read the full press release

Residence Inn by Marriott debuts in the UAE with the opening of Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf

DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Residence Inn by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced its debut of the longer stay brand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf. Located in a prime city district and boasting spectacular views… Read the full press release

Marriott International welcomes newly elected David Marriott and Horacio Rozanski to the Board of Directors

BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Board of Directors announced today (MARCH 15, 2021) it has elected David Marriott, President, U.S. Full Service Managed by Marriott at Marriott International, and Horacio Rozanski, President and Chief Executive Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., as directors of the company, effective March… Read the full press release

XpresCheck™ COVID-19 testing facilities opens at Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport

Pre-security locations allow access to all passengers, regardless of airline Washington DC, USA, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, in conjunction with XpresSpa Group, Inc., a health and wellness company, announced Monday the opening of two XpresCheck™ COVID-19 testing facilities located at Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport. This… Read the full press release

Qantas today launches new route from Newcastle to Melbourne

Newcastle, Australia, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hunter region will benefit from more direct flights to Melbourne with Qantas today (15TH MARCH 2021) launching a new route from Newcastle to the Victorian capital. The first Qantas flight connecting the two cities in more than ten years departed Newcastle for Melbourne this morning, marked… Read the full press release

Bombardier demonstration aircraft operations team earns Stage 3 IS-BAO certification

>Stage 3 IS-BAO certification validates Bombardier’s vigour in developing and maintaining an effective safety culture Bombardier first achieved Stage 3 IS-BAO safety rating in 2018; renewal further highlights ongoing efforts to exceed all safety protocols Bombardier’s Safety Standdown event and monthly Safety Talks highlight industry-wide commitment to ongoing knowledge-based safety training Montréal, Canada, 2021-Mar-17 —… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to temporarily change flight frequency to select cities due to the widespread of COVID-19

In March, ANA will continue to offer one daily round trip on the Tokyo Narita = Manila route until March 31. During April ANA will offer two additional flights on the Tokyo Haneda = Bangkok route while also offering two additional round trips between Tokyo Narita = Mumbai on an interim basis. From April 19,… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services to participate in the latest phase of the Brucloud project — the Road Feeder Management App

Paris, France, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is working with Brussels Airport and the Air Cargo Belgium community to help eliminate waiting times for international road feeder services in the latest initiative to support Brucargo’s ‘Digital Green Lane’. Two years ago, WFS was one of the first cargo handlers to… Read the full press release