My Menu gives away QR Ordering to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in restaurants & hotels

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The single most reusable item in the restaurant is the menu. Unfortunately, it is not possible to sanitize a printed menu after every use. The solution, QR Ordering via the guest mobile. The guest scans a QR code on his / her mobile, sees the menu and… Read the full press release

Genting Cruise Lines’ ‘Cruise As You Wish’ assurance for Dream Cruises and Star Cruises

Enjoy flexibility and convenience with 48-Hour Cancelation Option and receive 100% future cruise credit Singapore, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Genting Cruise Lines announces its ‘Cruise As You Wish’ assurance via its flexible and convenient booking options for Dream Cruises and Star Cruises to assist guests in their decisions to cruise and most importantly… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean opens sale on Quantum of the Seas’ summer 2021 Alaska itineraries

World’s First Smartship to Join Ovation, Radiance and Serenade of the Seas for Summer 2021 MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International game-changing ship, Quantum of the Seas, will give guests the chance to immerse themselves in unforgettable Alaskan destinations when it sails from the Pacific Northwest for the first time in May 2021. Marking the cruise line’s… Read the full press release

The San Francisco International Airport postpones opening of the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Airport remains open, but next section of new terminal will not be activated for at least 4 weeks SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that the opening of the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will be postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The… Read the full press release

Entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020 now accepted

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020. The deadline for submissions is May 14, 2020. The PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation will… Read the full press release

UNWTO creates Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by COVID-19 and all participants accepted an invitation… Read the full press release

IATA thanks the Brazilian government for its support to the aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) would like to extend its thanks to the Brazilian government for its support for the aviation industry which is being massively disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. “Aviation is going through an unprecedented crisis. The predicted losses in revenue for the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

London City Airport selects Anne Hardy for its inaugural art commission

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport has announced that the critically acclaimed East London artist, Anne Hardy, has been selected for their inaugural art commission. Destination London is a new site-specific work that will be unveiled to the public in June. This exciting new commission will welcome millions of visitors… Read the full press release

Airline alliances call on governments and stakeholders or extraordinary support amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on governments and stakeholders to take action to alleviate the unprecedented challenges faced by the global airline industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three global alliances, which represent… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Loganair’s daily flights to Aberdeen

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The first in a series of daily flights to Aberdeen has taken off from Belfast City Airport with Loganair. This is the first of two routes Loganair announced it would fill following Flybe’s collapse into administration. The Scottish airline’s route to Inverness from Belfast City Airport… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces all one-way Wanna Get Away® fares at $199 or less

Customers must book by Friday March 20th for travel through Wednesday, June 17, 2020. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced that starting today Mar 16, 2020) through Friday, March 20, 2020, all one-way Wanna Get Away® fares are $199 or less, for travel through June 17, 2020. Customers… Read the full press release

New poll revealed most Britons think the Government not doing enough to invest in the UK’s trading infrastructure

A majority of Britons think that the Government is not doing enough to invest in the UK’s trading infrastructure, a new poll has revealed today The findings come a week after a new CEBR report found that over 40% of the UK’s exports to non-EU markets pass through Heathrow, making it the country’s largest port… Read the full press release

Hilton Singapore’s Iftar Sky Dining Pop-Up Buffet Experience returns for the fourth consecutive year

This Ramadhan, enjoy break fast with a plethora of over 90 seasonal and international delights amidst panoramic sunset views at Level 24 SINGAPORE, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Gather with associates, friends and family this Ramadhan and break fast in style at Hilton Singapore’s Iftar Sky Dining Pop-Up Buffet Experience for the fourth consecutive year…. Read the full press release

Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana opens new roof lounge bar Isabel Lounge

The new roof lounge bar celebrates Brazil-inspired flavors RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — With a cosmopolitan atmosphere, typical of big cities, but without losing Rio’s charm and bohemian style, Isabel Lounge at Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana opens its doors to be a portrait of the Rio de Janeiro that everyone… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to reduce flight capacity on offer by up to 50 per cent

Temporary decommissioning of all A380s under consideration Extensive savings programme launched COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the resulting drastic decline in bookings as well as numerous flight cancellations Lufthansa Group decided to reduce the flight capacity on offer even more… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s newly amplified Freedom of the Seas unveils its $116 million transformation in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean’s Year-round Southern Caribbean Season Begins with First Look at $116 Million Transformation MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A new wave of island flair has arrived in the Southern Caribbean. With a crowd-pleasing combination of new thrills, guest favorites and top-rated destinations, Royal Caribbean International’s newly amplified Freedom of the Seas has debuted its $116… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes the return of Eastern Airways

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has returned to George Best Belfast City Airport with the launch of a new six-times weekly service to Teesside International Airport. As a result of Flybe entering administration last week, Eastern Airways, former franchise partner of Flybe, is once again selling its flights independently…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo honoured with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award

The cargo carrier was recognised for its recent developments, leadership and innovation in the air freight industry Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo was presented with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award at the STAT Times grand gala awards event held at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on 26… Read the full press release

Southwest implements aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the CDC and WHO

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Southwest Team works throughout the day to execute an aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) which is designed with Customer Safety and comfort in mind. As part of the program,… Read the full press release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority named as a 2020 CIO 100 award winner for its veriScan biometric identity management system

VeriScan biometric identity management system recognized for excellence and innovation in IT, while Airports Authority CIO Goutam Kundu is named to CIO Hall Washington DC, USA, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — DG’s CIO Magazine has named the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as a 2020 CIO 100 award honoree for its innovative veriScan biometric identity… Read the full press release

Emirates implements enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai regardless of route Peace of mind on travel plans with fee waivers for booking changes Offers Skywards members ability to retain status with reduced tier travel requirement Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around… Read the full press release

Emirates offers more flexibility to change and reissue bookings for free with new waiver policy

Airline brings more choice and flexibility to change and reissue bookings with no penalties DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is providing customers more flexibility, choice and value through its newly introduced waiver policy for all booked tickets issued on or from today, 7 March until 31 March 2020*, allowing customers across… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague presented with Five-Star hotel award by Forbes Travel Guide

  For the first time in history, a hotel in the Czech Republic has earned this prestigious accolade; Ava Spa at Four Seasons also honoured Prague, Czech Republic, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, has presented Four Seasons Hotel Prague with a Five-Star hotel award. … Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Group now allows guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure

MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With COVID-19 adding uncertainty to travel plans around the world, Royal Caribbean Group said it will give guests greater control over their vacation decisions, allowing guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure. The “Cruise With Confidence” policy allows guests on Royal Caribbean International,… Read the full press release

Blue Islands launches two new routes from Jersey to Birmingham and Jersey to Exeter

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Blue Islands confirms two new routes from Jersey to Birmingham and Jersey to Exeter. The year-round services will commence on Wednesday 11 March and will shortly be bookable at www.blueislands.com. These additional services to Birmingham and Exeter will help to secure and maintain the island’s connectivity…. Read the full press release

“Discover Arkansas” March edition now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The March edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Spring break is upon us! We’re highlighting five active spring break destinations for you to enjoy, as well… Read the full press release

British Airways’ Sport Relief achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team

LONDON, UK, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ week of Sport Relief fundraising events has taken off today (March 06, 2020) by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities. British Airways’ support for Sport Relief… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways provides customers with maximum flexibility to alter their booking date free of charge

Airline’s customers can alter their booking date free of charge or receive a travel voucher in case their plans change DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new commercial policy to provide customers with maximum flexibility to suit their travel plans. Passengers that have booked or will book flights… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service from Seattle to Cincinnati

Southern Ohio city becomes the newest destination for the airline SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrates its continuing growth with the announcement of new service to a brand-new destination for the airline: Cincinnati. Daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18. Cincinnati becomes… Read the full press release