Lufthansa’s first virtual Annual General Meeting attended by 10,000 shareholders; Broad majority on all agenda items

Around 10,000 shareholders attend the first virtual annual general meeting online Astrid Stange, Erich Clementi, Dr. Thomas Enders and Harald Krüger elected to the Supervisory Board, Stephan Sturm re-elected Broad majority on all agenda items COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Some 10,000 shareholders followed today’s (05-MAY-2020) Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa… Read the full press release

SFO: American Airlines will move into Harvey Milk Terminal 1 effective Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Relocation will activate new nine-gate section of Boarding Area B SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that American Airlines will move into Harvey Milk Terminal 1 effective Tuesday, May 12, 2020. This move was originally planned to occur in late March but was postponed due… Read the full press release

PATA announces new organisational partnership with TCI Research

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new organisational partnership with TCI Research, a leading Travel Data Intelligence Agency awarded by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for its TRAVELSAT Solution and trusted by over 100 destinations, travel brands and organizations globally. “The COVID-19 pandemic presents a… Read the full press release

PATA announces second issue of 39 destination-specific reports for the period 2020-2024

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following last month’s successful release of the “Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2020-2024”, complete with updates in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the second issue of a suite of 39 destination-specific reports for the period 2020-2024, sponsored by Visa. Each report builds… Read the full press release

IATA supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a critical part of a layered approach to biosecurity to be implemented temporarily when people return to traveling by air. IATA does not support… Read the full press release

IHG announces the rebranding of Fiesta Resort Saipan as Crowne Plaza® Resort Saipan in 2022

Fiesta Resort Saipan to rebrand as Crowne Plaza® Resort Saipan in 2022, signalling IHG’s rapid expansion in Micronesia Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG has signed a long-term agreement with Asia Pacific Hotels Inc to take on management of Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, from… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe shares series of new, “at-home” experiences to keep guests entertained and inspired

Designed to inspire guests and bring a piece of the Resort and the Santa Fe destination into their homes Santa Fe, U.S.A., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe tapped its team of experts across spa, wellness, food and beverage to craft an ongoing series of new, “at-home” experiences – sharing… Read the full press release

Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort selected as one of the best new hotels around the globe by Condé Nast Traveler

Hawaii’s first ultra-all-inclusive wellness enclave Hawaii, Lanai (Sensei), U.S.A., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Condé Nast Traveler today (May 5, 2020) announced the winners of its prestigious 2020 Hot List, which recognises Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort – an ultra-all-inclusive wellness retreat – as one of the hottest hotel openings of the year. Now in… Read the full press release

Four Seasons resorts in Hawaii donate a dream Hawaiian holiday to raise money for non-profits providing food to those in need

Four Seasons Resort Maui, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Four Seasons Resort Oahu donate a dream Hawaiian holiday as part of the “All In Challenge” to raise money for non-profits providing food to those in need Hawaii, USA, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons resorts in Hawaii step up to the “All In… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels launches new initiative to help Choice-branded hotels achieve superior levels of cleanliness

Enhances best practice guidance for cleaning, disinfecting, hygiene and social distancing to help protect the health and safety of guests, franchisees and their employees amid COVID-19 pandemic ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the existing dedication to cleanliness at its nearly 6,000 franchised hotels in the United States, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces new weekly service with 18 megaships linking to Asia, including Saudi Arabia

Eighteen megaships call weekly, first-ever direct link to Middle East Oakland, Calif., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A sprawling vessel service begins this week with 18 megaships linking the Port of Oakland to Asia, including Saudi Arabia.  A highlight of the new service: the first-ever direct link between Oakland and the Middle East. The Port said today… Read the full press release

Hilton and American Express announce enhanced co-branded credit card products

More ways to earn rewards include more Points on daily purchases during this time, flexible Free Night Rewards and Faster Qualification to Elite Status MCLEAN, Va., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton and American Express are announcing more ways to earn rewards during this time on their co-branded credit card products. The changes are… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office recognized tourism industry partners at 37th annual National Travel and Tourism Week

Denver, Colorado, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is marking the 37th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9, 2020, by highlighting organizations that have taken extraordinary steps to support their communities and others in addressing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Though tourism is widely recognized as the industry… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation FBOs acknowledged for outstanding performance in the 2020 customer industry surveys

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce more than 10 of its FBOs were acknowledged for outstanding performance in the 2020 customer FBO surveys conducted by Professional Pilot, Aviation International News (AIN) and Business Air News (BAN). The annual results of all three surveys were released by the three… Read the full press release

Full lineup for The JetStream Music Festival announced

Erlanger, KY, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The JetStream Music Festival, taking place on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST, is an online celebration of music between 23 North American airports, including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The stream will take place on Facebook Live and will feature performances from musicians representing… Read the full press release

SJC requires wearing of face covering for members of the public and personnel inside Airport buildings

Enhanced health and safety measure required to protect travelers and employees  San Jose, Calif., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting Monday, May 4, all members of the public and personnel at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) will be required to wear a face covering inside Airport buildings. Acceptable face coverings include a scarf… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport cargo team announces new organizational structure

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Even though passenger traffic at BUD suffered a serious hit in March due to global travel restrictions to protect against the spread of Covid-19, cargo operations at Budapest Airport are in full swing and play a key role in the logistics supply of the economy and society… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes daily service to seven European destinations; requires wearing of face masks on all flights

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — From 4 May, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will gradually begin restoring its European network. The airline will resume daily service to seven extra destinations, which were suspended in compliance with Covid-19-related travel restrictions. The wearing of face masks will be compulsory on all flights across the whole… Read the full press release

IATA and the Universal Postal Union call on governments for more support on air capacity for postal services

Geneva/Berne, Switzerland, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis. Owing to the drastic 95% reduction in passenger… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to require team members and guests to wear appropriate face masks

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) today (May 03, 2020 ) announced its newest safety measure to protect Team Members and Guests against COVID-19. Effective May 11, all Guests will be required to wear appropriate masks or face coverings over the nose and mouth to better align with the CDC… Read the full press release

OpenTable rolls out two new initiatives to help restaurants reopen and adhere to new norms

Using OpenTable’s Updated Tech, Restaurateurs Can Easily Space Tables, Manage Capacity and Add Safety Information SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — As restaurants look to reopen, the needs of each will change as government restrictions and safety recommendations evolve. Restaurants that have never taken reservations may find themselves looking for ways to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces mandatory use of face masks for guests and employees

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance from guests or co-workers, starting May 4…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ new GDS capabilities Makes Business Travel Easier

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (May 4, 2020) it now takes corporate travel bookings through industry-standard business travel booking systems. All of Southwest’s everyday low fares along with industry-standard booking, ticketing, and functionality with business relevant content are available in Travelport’s Apollo and Worldpsan Global Distribution… Read the full press release

Bombardier expects 11,000 employees to return-to-work over the next few weeks

Return-to-work actions in full compliance with the strictest health and safety measures and guidelines Will utilize the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program for the benefit of employees in Canada Montréal, Canada, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) today (April 28, 2020) announced that it has begun the process of recalling most… Read the full press release

ANA increases cargo capacity using passenger cabin to carry vital medical supplies

First Japanese airline to transport cargo in the passenger cabin. Using passenger seats and overhead compartments mean about 1.4 times* more cargo capacity to transport medical supplies. Tokyo, Japan, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced it is the first Japanese airline to carry vital medical supplies (i.e. masks, hazmat suits… Read the full press release

EVA Air: Infinity MileageLands members to enjoy extended membership tier, electronic upgrade certificates and Award Miles validity

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air is aware of that this pandemic has affected members’ traveling deeply, to express our thankfulness to members’ long-term support and loyalty, and to assure our members can enjoy every benefits and privileges of their current card status when it is time to fly again,… Read the full press release

NBAA Calls for FCC Commitment to Safe, Intelligent Transportation Systems

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — NBAA is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue its 20-year commitment to dedicated short-range communications (DRSC) by maintaining the 5.9 GHz band for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and ensuring that emerging technologies like unmanned aircraft systems and urban and advanced air mobility are guaranteed uninterrupted… Read the full press release

NBAA welcomed FAA’s approval on regulatory changes to pilot medical certifications, training proficiency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today (April 29, 2020) welcomed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval on regulatory changes to pilot medical certifications, training proficiency and a host of other pressing requirements for business aviation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. NBAA has continually advocated for the accommodations to… Read the full press release

ERA pleads for urgent and swift help to save Europe’s regional airlines

Surrey, UK, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In an open letter to all European institutions and member states, European Regions Airline Association (ERA) pleads for urgent and swift help to save Europe’s regional airlines and to avoid the total collapse of the sector. ERA has written to all European institutions and member states urging… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises further extends fleet-wide halting of all its cruise departures through to 10 July

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises announced today (28 April 2020) a further extension of the halting of all its cruise departures fleet-wide through to 10 July. MSC Cruises is offering guests affected by this measure a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) where they have the opportunity to transfer the full amount… Read the full press release