Deutsche Hospitality opens its fourth IntercityHotel in Hamburg

Deutsche Hospitality’s innovative brand launches a new hotel in the district of Barmbek Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is expanding its presence in Hamburg. The IntercityHotel Hamburg-Barmbek will become the fourth IntercityHotel in the city when it opens for business on 2 June. The hotel is a new… Read the full press release

Hotel Nikko Bali Implements New Cleanliness, Health, and Safety Program in Partnership with Diversey

Nusa Dua – Bali, Indonesia, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach has partnered up with Diversey, a world leading company specialized in professional cleaning and hygiene solutions, in developing and implementing a new Cleanliness, Health, and Safety (CHS) program to anticipate the reopening of the hotel on the 16th of June… Read the full press release

Zleep Hotels opened doors of its new hotel in Copenhagen

This morning at 7.00 am, Zleep Hotels opened the doors to yet another of its popular select service hotels. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (02.06.2020), Copenhagen gets a new hotel. This morning at 7.00 am, Zleep Hotels opened the doors to yet another of its popular select service hotels…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport employees lead voluntary campaign to support local communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis

Employees at the UK’s third largest airport are leading an unprecedented voluntary campaign to support local communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis Staff-led initiatives range from a resource pack for homeschooling families to phone calls for the elderly and isolated Thousands of aircraft meals delivered to food banks and schools Manchester, UK, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism announces full reopening of Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, Crescent and Basin Park on June 15

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, the 1886 Crescent and the 1905 Basin Park, will be reopening to full service on Monday, June 15.  This comes on the heels of several successful “weekend only” careful openings at both properties.  Both properties will continue to strictly adhere to health… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport launches a brand-new ultramodern Animal Care & Inspection Center

Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to offer the best possible service in the field of animal transport, Brussels Airport has invested in a brand-new ultramodern Animal Care & Inspection Center. There, animals can be housed and checked in the most comfortable surroundings before they continue their journey. With this new… Read the full press release

KLM to increase number of flights by more than 60 percent in July

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will further expand its route network in July. Compared to June, the number of flights will increase by more than 60 percent. KLM will operate 25 to 30 percent of the normal number of flights. The range of destinations will be expanded, particularly… Read the full press release

PATA launches an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Dream to Travel Festival, an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide to learn, network, and celebrate the power of travel during these challenging times. The virtual event, unifying the travel trade through the infinite… Read the full press release

British Airways reconfigures two grounded 777-200 aircraft to operate as freighters

Two grounded British Airways 777-200 aircraft have had their seats removed and interiors stripped to carry more cargo First flight of revamped aircraft is to Beijing this afternoon to collect PPE for the NHS The airline, with IAG Cargo, has operated more than 80 cargo charter flights carrying tonnes of PPE LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-03 —… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces partnership with the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR

Two year pact will see the airline’s cargo division utilising its freighters and the belly-hold aircraft of the airline to carry lifesaving supplies around the world DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud and honoured to announce a two-year partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to deliver on its… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Qatar Airways becomes the largest airline in the world during these challenging times taking people home safely and reliably

Qatar Airways diverse fleet, continuous operations and resilience built into its DNA over the last three years since the illegal blockade has positioned the airline to lead the recovery of the aviation industry and be the airline passengers can rely on during these uncertain times The airline and its home hub, Hamad International Airport, the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines loyal customers and Mileage Plan members to enjoy three new promotions

New promotions reward loyal guests with quicker ways to earn elite status and more miles SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (June 1, 2020), Alaska Airlines customers and members of the award-winning Mileage Plan have three new promotions to enjoy. In addition to guaranteeing 2020 elite status through 2021, the airline is extending… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality to reopen hotels in Austria from 29 May 2020

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Yes, we are open. As travel restrictions begin to ease and many countries gear up to celebrate the Whitsun holiday, the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof in Vienna and the Steigenberger Hotel & Spa Krems will both be reopening for leisure travelers on 29 May. They will… Read the full press release

Reagan National and Dulles International airports to require protective face coverings

Washington DC, USA, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — In accordance with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s mandate that protective face coverings be worn in indoor public spaces, face coverings will be required for everyone at Reagan National and Dulles International airports beginning Friday, May 29, 2020. All passengers and visitors should wear face coverings inside… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International president and CEO Patrick Pacious to speak at the 2020 Goldman Sachs Travel and Leisure Conference on Tuesday, June 2

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Patrick Pacious, president and chief executive officer at Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), will speak at the 2020 Goldman Sachs Travel and Leisure Conference on Tuesday, June 2. Mr. Pacious’ remarks will begin at approximately 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time, and will be webcast live. To join the live webcast, please… Read the full press release

Boeing enhances workplace safety and product quality as it resumes production of the 737 MAX

Production system enhanced through factory initiatives RENTON, Wash., 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has resumed production of the 737 MAX at the company’s Renton, Washington factory. The 737 program began building airplanes at a low rate as it implements more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product… Read the full press release

Accor introduces new global campaign: Reignite the Love of Travel

Paris, France, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a global hospitality leader, has begun the exciting process of reopening some of its hotels that temporarily closed in response to the global pandemic. With restrictions now easing across many destinations, and the number of reopened hotels in the Accor network projected to climb steadily over… Read the full press release

UNWTO releases guidelines to help tourism sector reopen in a safe, seamless and responsible manner

The United Nations specialized agency for tourism releases guidelines for strong and sustainable recovery Recommendations draw on cross-sector expertise of Tourism Crisis Committee Safe, seamless travel and restoring confidence key priorities UNWTO and Google strengthen partnership to promote digital skills and create new opportunities in recovery phase Madrid, Spain, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: IATA, AASA and BARSA call on South African government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)  are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector to address the severe impact of the… Read the full press release

SFO elevates its emergency response capabilities with the launch of Text-to-911 service

Airport establishes public safety enhancement for situations where it is not possible to call 911 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (May 27, 2020) announced Text-to-911 service for anyone at the Airport to send a text message to reach SFO 911 dispatchers from a mobile… Read the full press release

SAS to resume flights to many destinations from June onwards

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — More and more countries are easing their travel restrictions, which enables SAS to resume flights to many destinations from June onwards. This primarily includes domestic flights within and between the Scandinavian countries, but flights to New York, Chicago and Amsterdam from Copenhagen are also set to resume…. Read the full press release

Fofoti Tours & Transfer first company in Aruba awarded the Aquila ACE Tour Operator Designation

Oranjestad, Aruba, 2020-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Fofoti Tours & Transfers has the honor of announcing that they are the first company in Aruba to receive official global accreditation status from the Aquila Center of Cruise Excellence (ACE) located in Saint john, Canada. Designation is awarded to Tour Operators who meet the requirements for ACE… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes EASA/ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) of the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines for the safe restart of air transport in Europe. The EASA and ECDC guidelines are… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits for cabin crew while onboard

Cabin crew will wear disposable, full body protective gear during flights while passengers must wear face coverings  ‎ The airline’s precautionary measures are aimed at reducing interactions between passengers and crew With partitions and fully closing doors, Qsuite Business Class offers complete privacy DOHA, Qatar, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has further enhanced… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches codeshare partnership with American Airlines

Launch of codeshare follows signing of strategic partnership in late February 2020 Completion of U.S domestic codeshare rollout will see Qatar Airways code placed on over 1000 American Airlines domestic flights With its plans for gradually expanding its network and strengthening airline partnerships, the airline is continuing its mission to be the airline that travellers… Read the full press release

Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites launches competition to reunite friends and family once it is safe to do so

Doha, Qatar, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites has asked Australians to share what they miss most while practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the three most inspiring stories selected to receive a reunion prize worth $2,000 AUD each, to share with their loved ones once the Federal Government… Read the full press release

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts reinforces several hygiene measures in preparation for the hotels reopening in Portugal

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts implements the “Safe & Clean” Seal of the Portuguese Tourism Board in all properties Brand reinforces several hygiene measures in preparation for the hotels reopening Lisboa, Portugal, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is preparing the gradual hotels reopening in Portugal from June onwards and having in mind… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces new measures to ensure high standard of safety and hygiene on board and on the ground

Dubai UAE, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on board and on the ground. The new measures took effect today (21 May 2020), with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Japan Airlines announces additional service reductions on its domestic network

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the impact of COVID-19, Japan Airlines today (May 20, 2020) announced additional service reductions on the carrier`s domestic network through June 14, 2020. For customers holding a ticketed reservation, an optional flight will be offered. Based on the demand for cargo services, JAL will continue… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces enhanced and expanded Choice Privileges loyalty program benefits

Provides Greater Flexibility with More Time to Redeem Points Offers Status Upgrades, Extensions and Bonuses for Elite Members ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today (May 21, 2020) announces a series of enhancements to expand the benefits of its Choice Privileges loyalty program for its more than 45… Read the full press release