PLANHOTEL MALINDI LAUNCH HOLIDAYBONDS

Pay Forward Holidays valid for 2 years at 50% discount Nairobi, Kenya, 2020-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A new concept to pay forward your future holiday has been launched by Swiss-owned Planhotel, operating three properties in Malindi – Diamonds Dream of Africa, Sandies Malindi Dream Garden and Sandies Tropical Village. The Holidaybonds, available for… Read the full press release

Ryanair will waive its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in July & August

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (Tues 9 June) announced it will waive its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in July & August, allowing them to book their summer holidays with peace of mind in case their travel plans change. Ryanair… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace promotes Naveed Aziz to vice president and general manager of the Gulfstream Dallas facility

SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (June 08, 2020) announced Naveed Aziz has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the Gulfstream Dallas facility. He will oversee service center operations and Gulfstream G280™ completions. He succeeds Robby Harless, who retires this month. “Naveed has been a valuable… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt welcomes members when they are ready to travel with the return of the Bonus Journeys global promotion

Loyalty members can look forward to the journeys ahead as they plan future travel while earning more points along the way CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 8, 2020), World of Hyatt announced it will welcome members when they are ready to travel with the return of the Bonus Journeys global promotion. As… Read the full press release

Swoop releases updated domestic schedule for summer

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low fare airline, today (June 9, 2020) released an updated domestic schedule for summer with flights operating between July 1 – September 13, 2020. The announcement reaffirms the airline’s commitment to ensuring Canadians have access to affordable fares for essential travel now, and for domestic tourism when the… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Gatwick launches range of measures to protect the wellbeing and safety of both passengers and staff

Passenger and staff wellbeing and safety remains top priority at Gatwick as everyone travelling through the airport is required to wear a face covering within the terminals  Hand sanitiser stations, protective screens, regular deep cleaning and social distancing measures in place throughout the airport From 15 June operating hours will increase to 06:00-22:00 and North… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa members virtually meet to plan for recovery and resilience

Africa, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met for the 63rd time today (9 JUN 20). Reflecting the extraordinary circumstances, the meeting was held virtually, bringing together Ministers of Tourism from across the region with representatives… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances safety and well-being of guests and employees thru expanded Next-Level Care

New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 9, 2020) expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to enhance the safety and… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces recapitalisation plan

The plan will help maintain our competitiveness and operations amid unprecedented challenges to the global travel market Hong kong, China, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (June 9, 2020) announced a recapitalisation plan that will help it maintain its competitiveness and operations, while continuing its commitments to Hong Kong as an international… Read the full press release

State Of Yucatán Receives WTTC ‘Travel Safety Stamp’

YUCATAN, Mexico, 2020-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The State of Yucatán received the “Travel Safety Stamp” from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for its adoption of new protocols to protect the health of travelers. The seal will give tourists confidence in the high standards of hygiene and sanitation in the state’s travel… Read the full press release

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives celebrates three years in 2020. Embrace a truly Maldivian journey and experiences of a lifetime in affordable luxury with safe comfort.

Maldives, North Atoll, 2020-8 Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Park Hotel Group’s first luxury resort turns three this year on the 8th of June 2020, a ‘one-island-one-resort’ destination in the Indian Ocean where sophisticated travelers can embrace a truly Maldivian journey and experiences of a lifetime in affordable luxury with safe comfort. Located… Read the full press release

Hyatt extends change and cancellation policy

Extending change and cancellation policy for stays through July 31, 2021 CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Guided by its purpose to care for people so they can be their best, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (June 3, 2020) announced an extension to its cancellation policy that will provide further flexibility as… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The June 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. Now is the best time to rediscover Arkansas! With safety as a top concern of the summer, more… Read the full press release

Arkansas’ Fort Smith ranked No. 6 in WalletHub’s list of best cities for staycations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Fort Smith, Ark. ranked No. 6 in WalletHub’s list of best cities for staycations, a vacation spent at home or nearby. Citing 2020 as a likely year for people to take a staycation, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities – including the 150 most populated U.S…. Read the full press release

Accor anticipates more than 70% of its global network will reopen by the start of July

Paris, France, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — With the easing of lockdown measures in many destinations, the number of hotels open for business within the Accor network, a global leader in Hospitality, marks a resumption of activity in several of the hospitality industry’s markets in May, with a steady increase in the number of… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport starts coronavirus testing for passengers, guests and employees

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has arranged for passengers, guests and employees of third-party organizations to be tested for the coronavirus infection. Testing is taking place currently at the health center at Terminal B and will be available at the health center of Terminal C after the resumption of… Read the full press release

London City Airport to restart commercial operations from the end of June

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport today (3rd June, 2020) announced plans to restart commercial operations from the end of June. With more details to be announced alongside airline partners shortly, it is expected that domestic services to key UK cities and regions will begin first.  International flights are expected… Read the full press release

Frankfurt Airport meets challenges of airfreight industry due to the coronavirus pandemic

Airfreight plays key role in delivering essential supplies to the population FRA’s cargo community cooperates closely to meet challenges of the changed airfreight industry due to the coronavirus pandemic Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The global coronavirus outbreak has rapidly changed the airfreight business. Import volumes at Frankfurt Airport (FRA)… Read the full press release

Swoop to raise funds for Canada’s healthcare workers and hospital foundations through new charitable initiative with The Frontline Fund

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 4, 2020), Swoop announced a new charitable initiative with The Frontline Fund, raising funds in support of Canada’s healthcare workers and hospital foundations. Beginning Thursday, June 4, Swoop will be making disposable masks available at check-in, for a suggested minimum donation of $2.00, with 100… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with IFC to promote green financing to enhance tourism’s sustainability

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to steer global tourism towards a more sustainable future, partnering with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to green the sector and promote recovery and responsible growth. Under the new Investment Readiness for Green Finance Mechanisms initiative, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes first aviation companies to its charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first aviation companies have signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19, pledging to work with their national authorities to put measures in place to support health safety – and to report back on their… Read the full press release

IATA: Aviation-specific financial relief measures needed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 crisis on the Tunisian economy

Tunis, Tunisia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of Tunisia to urgently provide financial relief measures for the aviation industry in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the nation’s economy. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Tunisian market… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes the resumption of Eastern Airways’ services from 22nd June

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — UK regional airline, Eastern Airways, will resume its growing network of routes from George Best Belfast City Airport initially including Southampton and Teesside from 22nd June with flights on sale through www.easternairways.com From Monday 22nd June, an initial daily weekday service to Southampton and Teesside International will be the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways continues to succeed demonstrating its strength and resilience despite illegal blockade and and COVID-19 Crisis

Airline’s resolve to continue operating and growing over the last three years in the face of the illegal blockade has enabled the airline to succeed during the COVID-19 crisis The Best Airline in the World has built strong levels of trust with passengers and governments around the world for continuing to operate to take people… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to resume services to Venice, Italy from 15 July 2020 and to increase flights to Dublin, Milan and Rome

Airline will operate three-weekly flights to Venice, starting 15 July 2020 Flights to Dublin, Milan and Rome will increase to daily services from 13 June 2020 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the airline will be resuming services to Venice, Italy starting from 15 July 2020. The… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines to take off to regular long-haul flights from July onwards

Bangkok, Chicago, New York and Washington back in the program from July Flights to other European cities and various Greek holiday destinations on offer “Good demand allows us to further increase our offer”, says CCO Otto VIENNA, Austria, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines’ resumption of regular flight operations is off to a… Read the full press release

Thomas Wilken appointed General Manager of MAXX by Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam

42-year old Thomas Wilken has been appointed General Manager of the 137-room MAXX by Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam with effect from 1 June 2020. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In his new capacity, Mr. Wilken will be responsible for all operational and administrative business areas of the hotel. The previous Director… Read the full press release

Wizz Air reopens Tuzla base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has reopened its Tuzla base on 2 June 2020 with routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe: Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Switzerland), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Billund (Denmark), Cologne, Dortmund, Friedrichshafen, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Memmingen/Munich West, Frankfurt Hahn, Berlin Schoenefeld… Read the full press release

Wizz Air reopens Belgrade base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has reopened its Belgrade base on 1 June 2020 with routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe: Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Hanover, Memmingen/Munich West, Dortmund (Germany), Malmo, Stockholm Skavsta, Gothenburg Landvetter (Sweden), Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Switzerland), Eindhoven (Nederlands), and London… Read the full press release

Avani Hotels & Resorts launches Avani Gift Cards collection

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As the world slowly reopens, Avani Hotels & Resorts makes it easier to make the gift of travel and experiences with the launch of Avani Gift Cards collection. Redeemable at any of the 32 Avani hotels and resorts around the world, the gift cards can be used… Read the full press release