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

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

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

Marriott International announces retirement of its long-time senior executive Dave Grissen

Company Announces New North American and International Leadership BETHESDA, MD, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today (MAY 11, 2020) announced that long-time senior executive Dave Grissen has decided to step down from his position as Group President, the Americas, towards the end of 2020 and retire from Marriott in… Read the full press release

Travelling Languages launch a new and very unique virtual immersive summer camp

The best way to learn English and explore Ireland in the comfort of your home! Dublin, Ireland, 2020-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelling Languages are proud to announce they are launching their very unique Virtual immersive summer camp for summer 2020! With the current Covid-19 outbreak Travelling Languages have taken their innovative approach of… Read the full press release

UNWTO names Spanish football legend Iker Casillas as Special Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (11 MAY 2020) designated Spanish football legend and World Cup winner Iker Casillas as Special Ambassador for Responsible Tourism. In a virtual ceremony, the goalkeeper pledged to promote the universal benefits of tourism. During the ceremony, which was held by video… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways thanks frontline healthcare professionals with 100,000 free tickets

Qatar Airways to Give Away 100,000 Complimentary Tickets to Frontline Healthcare Professionals As the foremost airline taking people home, Qatar Airways will now support healthcare workers to take a well-deserved break Giveaway will open on International Nurses Day 2020 to say a massive thank you to these heroes Complimentary Economy Class return tickets on Qatar… Read the full press release

Emirates Airline Foundation: 132 million Skywards Miles to positively impact the lives and livelihoods

Customer and corporate support impact 90,000 people’s lives, support 22 projects in 12 countries, and more than 50 medical, engineering and educational missions Dubai, UAE, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanks to customer donations, the Emirates Airline Foundation used a staggering 132 million Skywards Miles to positively impact the lives and livelihoods of more… 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

Great Wolf Lodge shows gratitude to the selfless nurses with “Nights for Nurses” campaign

Book Now, Stay Later, While Giving Back & Saving Up To 50% CHICAGO, IL, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In honor of Nurses Month in May, and as part of its ongoing commitment to the community, Great Wolf Lodge is encouraging fans of its indoor waterpark resort to join in showing support and gratitude… Read the full press release

WFS cargo provides fast PPE shipments to front-line doctors and nurses in Copenhagen

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Denmark’s efforts to control the spread of coronavirus have been significantly aided by the rapid supply of medical equipment to Danish hospitals from around the world, with Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo handling team in Copenhagen at the forefront of the response to help move PPE shipments… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings announces the nomination of Bob van Dijk for election to its Board

Robert Mylod Jr. to Assume the Role of Chairman of the Board Charles H. Noski to Assume the Role of Lead Independent Director NORWALK, Conn., 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (April 24, 2020) announced that it has nominated Bob van Dijk, Chief Executive… Read the full press release

flydubai pays tribute to frontline workers with a new video

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai today (April 23, 2020) launched a video as a tribute to the frontline workers, its passengers across its network and the residents of the UAE for the role they are playing during these unprecedented times. The video features content created by flydubai staff members… Read the full press release

Front-line workers praised for keeping Oakland International Airport functional during the subsequent pandemic

Shelter-in-place shifts focus to essential operations amid travel declines Oakland, CA, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — At Oakland International Airport, runways and taxiways are open and in active use. Terminals are operational, and air cargo activity has increased with new goods movement demands. Travel that is deemed “non-essential” is legal but is discouraged as… 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

Winners of the 2020 Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism announced

Awards recognize excellence in Arkansas tourism LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas tourism partners from across the state tonight honored the 2020 winners of the annual Henry Awards for Excellence in Arkansas Tourism during a ceremony at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held March 1-3 in Fort Smith. The… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Airport staff recognized for significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of Russia’s transportation system

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 25, 2020, the Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation awarded the staff of Sheremetyevo International Airport a plaque “In Commemoration of the 210th Anniversary of the Transportation Department and Education” for their significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of the country’s transportation… Read the full press release

Shannon Group congratulates Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards winners

Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes Praises inspirational young people Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — County Clare’s most outstanding and courageous young, unsung heroes have been honoured at the fifth annual Shannon Group sponsored Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards. Surrounded by proud families and friends at the special event at Woodstock Hotel, Ennis,… Read the full press release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority SVP and General Counsel Philip G. Sunderland announces plans to retire

Senior VP Philip G. Sunderland retires after nearly 12 years of service Washington DC, USA, 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Senior Vice President and General Counsel Philip G. Sunderland announced plans Friday to retire after more than a decade overseeing legal matters for Reagan National and Dulles International airports, the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free announce sponsorship of the Qatar Total Open Tennis Tournament 2020

Tournament to take place from 23-29 February at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha   Sponsorship supports Qatar’s ambition to become a global leader in sports DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) are proud to sponsor the Qatar Total Open Tennis Tournament 2020 at the Khalifa… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces three Leadership changes in Air Operations

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 18, 2020) announced three Leadership changes in Air Operations. Late last year, Senior Vice President of Air Operations Craig Drew announced his intention to retire after a long and storied career to spend more time with his family, but he agreed… Read the full press release

The SIA Group announces senior management appointments

Singapore, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ —  The SIA Group is pleased to announce several senior management appointments, all effective 1 April 2020. Mr Mak Swee Wah, Executive Vice President Commercial, will assume the post of Executive Vice President Operations. He will be responsible for SIA’s Cabin Crew, Customer Services and Operations, Engineering, and Flight… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport’s Sleepout raised a total of £15,557 to provide support for people affected by homelessness

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport’s Sleepout has raised a total of £15,557 for the Welcome Organisation, a local charity that provides on the ground support for people affected by homelessness. Aiming to raise vital funds to deliver potentially life-saving services, the Sleepout challenges people to spend one night sleeping outdoors…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport congratulates 101 graduates of its Airport Academy

The Airport Academy offers training and qualifications for both airport staff and local people seeking work First NVQ programme for existing staff sees 101 earn Level 2 NVQ certificates – 59 in Customer Service and 42 in Team Leadership Graduates came from a range of departments including Landside Operations, Security and Car Parking Manchester, UK,… Read the full press release

Spanish Olympic Committee and Iberia sign new sponsorship agreement for the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Tokyo

Iberia and the Spanish Olympic Committee today signed a cooperation agreement next to the new Airbus A350 christened the “Equipo Olímpico Español” [Spanish Olympic Team], in recognition of the sports competitors who will represent Spain at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Members of the Spanish canoeing, taekwondo, sailing, judo, and field hockey teams were… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board elects new officers

Dallas Representative Matrice Ellis-Kirk elected chair; Fort Worth Representative Henry Borbolla elected Vice Chair DFW AIRPORT, Texas, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board elected new officers during its February 2020 meeting.  Dallas representative Matrice Ellis-Kirk will serve as chair. The election comes at the end of term for… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority announces the appointment of Brita Chell as Chair and Kenneth Grower as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is excited to announce the appointment of Brita Chell as Chair and Kenneth Grower as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Brita is the first female Board Chair in the history of WAA. She succeeds Tom Payne Jr., who served as Chair… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland to mark British Tourist Authority’s 50th anniversary with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The contribution of tourism to the UK economy is being highlighted this week as Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall join VisitBritain/VisitEngland to mark the British Tourist Authority’s (BTA) 50th anniversary. More than 100 representatives from across the UK’s tourism industry… Read the full press release

PATA announces line-up of international experts for the PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 (ATCM 2020)

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse line-up of international experts at the forefront of the adventure travel industry to explore the nuances, trends and dynamics of one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors at the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 (ATCM 2020) in Kota Kinabalu,… Read the full press release

AHLA announces the 2020 Stars of the Industry Awardees

Stars of the Industry Awards Named During Gala Supporting AHLA Foundation LOS ANGELES, CA, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the newly rebranded American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced the top hotel employees across the country, culled from more than 300 nominations across every company… Read the full press release