IATA: Continued Prioritization of Aviation Essential to Supporting Jobs and GDP Growth in UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented its latest study on the importance of air transport to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) showing that ongoing prioritization of aviation as a key strategic asset could generate an additional 620,000 jobs and an extra USD 80 billion in GDP… Read the full press release

IATA: US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the… Read the full press release

AHLA announces a 230 percent increase in members participating in the 5-Star Promise

One Year After Announcing 5-Star Promise, 230% Increase In Participating Hotel Companies WASHINGTON, USA, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — One year after a historic announcement pledging to increase safety and security at America’s hotels, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (October 7, 2019) announced a 230 percent increase in members participating in the 5-Star Promise,… Read the full press release

IATA commended the significant progress made at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization

Montreal, Canada, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the significant progress made by governments at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Environment was at the top of the agenda, and after some robust discussions between states, there were two critical outcomes:  The ICAO Council will… Read the full press release

SFO conducts annual full-scale emergency drill to ensure highest level of readiness

Simulated terror attack tests emergency response, coordination between agencies SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) completed its annual emergency exercise today (October 2, 2019), simulating a terrorist attack involving chemical weapons on board an aircraft to test emergency procedures for communication, incident command, and coordination between multiple… Read the full press release

What Top Tourism Boards Can Teach Us About Digital

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — There are an unlimited number of online resources travellers can use to plan and book their holidays. Platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and TripAdvisor are great sources of information and inspiration, but with so much potential coming from digital channels, destinations should be able to provide the… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority launches repatriation programme to bring Thomas Cook customers back to the UK

Thomas Cook has ceased trading so all Thomas Cook flights are now cancelled. Customers in the UK yet to travel must not go to the airport UK Civil Aviation Authority to launch biggest ever peacetime repatriation Customers currently overseas should check thomascook.caa.co.uk for advice and only go to the airport once they have an alternative flight confirmed… Read the full press release

ALPA welcomes House passing of Fair and Open Skies Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest pilots union, issued the following statement today (September 19, 2019) after the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Fair and Open Skies Act (H.R. 3632). The bill now goes to the floor of the… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations to eliminate plastic straws and single-use plastic at its timeshare resorts around the world

Global initiative will eliminate more than 1.1 million plastic straws annually; Company to host cleanup activities for timeshare owners and guests on International Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 21  ORLANDO, Fla., 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day, Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, announced today (Sept. 19, 2019)… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Extends Support for Regions Affected by Typhoon Faxai

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — During September 7~9, 2019, a historic typhoon hit the Kanto/Chiba region and the damages have been extensive, including the destruction of homes, widespread power and water outage, and the loss of precious lives.  The JAL Group would like to send our sincere condolences to all who have lost… Read the full press release

CDA and O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission announce the finalization of the Interim Fly Quiet (IFQ) Runway Rotation Plan

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC), an inter-governmental agency representing over 2.1 million residents, announce the finalization of the Interim Fly Quiet (IFQ) Runway Rotation Plan for O’Hare International Airport. The IFQ, which has recently secured approvals by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will work… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office visits youth association again to hear the young’s perspectives on tourism prospect in the Greater Bay Area

Macao, China, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) paid a visit to the Macao Borderless Youth Association on 9 August to share about the development of community tourism, cultural tourism and the Macao Awareness Campaign, besides discussing with senior staff of the association about how to diversify tourism products and… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square showcases life-sized sculpted elephants to raise awareness of the need for human-wildlife coexistence

London at Ten Trinity Square, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square welcomes a family of beautifully sculpted elephants created in partnership between Elephant Family and The Real Elephant Collective, to the Ten Trinity Square Lobby and Rotunda Bar and Restaurant, in support of the Coexistence Fund. Made from… Read the full press release

Governor Reynolds, Senator Ernst and AHLA partner to raise awareness on unified approach to combatting human trafficking

DES MOINES, Iowa, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 13, 2019), Governor Kim Reynolds and Senator Joni Ernst are partnering the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to raise awareness across the state for a unified approach to combatting human trafficking. As part of this effort,… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts releases new survey uncovering the travel highs and lows for young professionals

New Hilton Hotels & Resorts survey finds that 73% of young professionals have a better travel experience when they spend free time on their own – from exploring the city to unwinding at the lobby bar MCLEAN, Va., 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — As Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to innovate its offerings for the next generation… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reiterates its commitment to eliminate Human Trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 30, 2019) reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum for the airline’s more than 59,000 Employees designed to bring greater awareness to the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking. The course is being launched today… Read the full press release

UK Investors File Lawsuit in the Canaries Against Blue Explorers for Misleading Shareholders

The claim alleges the Defendants (Blue Explorers S.L.) made false statements, failed to disclose adverse facts about the businesses, finance, operations and prospects. UK based Shareholders (Canarian Underwater) seek to have the Shareholders Agreement invalidated, damages of €475,761 and costs (up to 30% under Spanish Law, €142,728 in addition to the of €475,761 claim). MADRID,… Read the full press release

AHLA PRAISES GOVERNOR IGE FOR VETOING VACATION RENTAL BILL

HONOLULU, HAWAII, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (July 9, 2019) released the following statement praising Hawaii Governor David Ige for vetoing Senate Bill 1292 regarding vacation rentals. The quote is attributable to Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “AHLA applauds Governor Ige for vetoing this flawed… Read the full press release

ALPA joins the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) to fight human trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 12, 2019), the world’s largest airline pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced a new partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fight human trafficking through… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the world’s first airline to attain recognition for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking

Airline becomes first in the industry to attain recognition, backed by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is today (03 June 2019) celebrating becoming the world’s first airline to achieve a new industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation. The… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority partners with Winnipeg Harvest to launch their #FeedHope Grow-A-Row Corporate Challenge

Gardeners Encouraged to Grow-A-Row for Hungry Manitobans WINNIPEG, CANADA, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Harvest is launching an innovative urban agriculture program that addresses the issue of hunger in communities across our province by inviting corporate partners and the community to Grow-A-Row of vegetables. This spring, Winnipeg Harvest is partnering with Winnipeg Airports Authority… Read the full press release

IATA’s Nick Careen speaks at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the ground handling industry to focus on three priorities to effectively accommodate the expanding demand for air travel and air cargo. The three priorities are; Continuing to put safety first; Implementing global standards; Accelerating the speed of innovation and process… Read the full press release

Currently accepting safari booking for wildebeest migration in Tanzania

Booking safari ideas prepared by Premier safari operator Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris in Tanzania. Arusha, Tanzania, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Wildebeest migration is the annual migration of giant herds of Gnu, Zebras, Grant gazelle, thompson to North Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya. Usually migration cross mara river between August and September, this is spectacular… Read the full press release

AHLA launches a month-long campaign to raise public awareness on sexual assault

Month-Long Campaign Kicks Off With a Demonstration of Solidarity from AHLA’s 2019 Board of Directors SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is launching a month-long campaign along with member companies and national partners to raise public awareness… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches bespoke training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking

Qatar Airways strengthens its commitment to fighting wildlife crime DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched an industry-leading training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking. The bespoke e-learning package, developed by Qatar Airways to enhance employee awareness regarding the illegal trafficking of wildlife, is targeted at those roles within the… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces plans to plan to cut amount of waste to landfill by 75 per cent by end-2021

Qantas and Jetstar generate more than 30,000 tonnes of waste in Australia annually. Plan to cut amount of waste to landfill by 75 per cent by end-2021. Over 100 million single-use plastic items per annum removed from flights and lounges by end-2020. Most ambitious waste reduction target of any major airline globally. New Frequent Flyer… Read the full press release

Washington Dulles International Airport to host public workshop on aircraft noise contour map update

Public comments are welcome during the workshop and online Washington, D.C., 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will hold a public workshop regarding the Washington Dulles International Airport aircraft noise contour map update. This workshop will provide an overview of the study including airfield plans, existing airport operations and basic information regarding… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport announces most comprehensive noise insulation grant scheme to date

Nearly £2 million will be available to local residents living near Bristol Airport as part of an enhanced noise insulation scheme accompanying development plans currently being considered by North Somerset Council. Bristol, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of proposals to increase capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers a year by… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport hosted two food service programs to assist federal employees affected by government funding

Airport offers meal service to thank federal employees, free Farmer’s Market SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) hosted two food service programs today (January 28, 2019) to assist federal employees who had been working without pay due to current partial government funding lapse. The Airport hosted… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority sponsors mobile food pantry to support federal colleagues affected by the government shutdown

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) is sponsoring a mobile food pantry on Thursday, Jan. 24 to support federal colleagues who are working without pay during the government shutdown. Feeding America West Michigan will be on site at 11:30 a.m. to provide fresh food… Read the full press release