Qatar Airways extends its commitment to fight wildlife trafficking

DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has extended its participation in the USAID ROUTES (Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species) Partnership, reinforcing its commitment to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife and its products. Qatar Airways, a founding member of the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce, signed the historic Buckingham… Read the full press release

Tuk Tuks For Rangers

Kenya to Cape Town, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya may have been removed from the UK’s red list – but Africa is bleeding without its tourists. The impact of 18 months of lockdown has been devastating. Revenue from tourism is central to the conservation of some of the planet’s most important habitats and… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority: GA Consultation, UK – EU transition, Licensing and medical updates during the Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit, October 2021

Please join us for Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit, brought to you by the UK Civil Aviation Authority on 6, 7 and 11 October 2021.   LONDON, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — We bring you 70 minutes of interactive discussion with a 20 minute live Q&A at each event this October.  Hosted… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport calls on the Government for a simplified system for international travel

Manchester Airport calls on Government to introduce a simple two-tier travel system ahead of October 1st review Government figures show UK aviation is the worst hit sector, more than 90% down on pre-pandemic levels Manchester Airport served around 16% of pre-pandemic traffic over the crucial summer months, with numbers still 74% down in August compared to… Read the full press release

AHLA survey: Nearly 70 percents of U.S. leisure travelers likely to travel less amid rising COVID-19 cases

42% Likely to Cancel Existing Trips Without Rescheduling WASHINGTON DC, USA, 2021-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. leisure travelers plan to significantly pare back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 69% planning to take fewer trips, 55% planning to postpone existing travel plans, and 42% likely to cancel existing plans without rescheduling, according… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines takes part of the humanitarian airlift mission in Afghanistan

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As we see the heartbreaking images from Kabul and mourn the tragic loss of service members and civilians working to bring Americans home, we are humbled to play a small part in aiding those who have served our country. Alaska Airlines is honored to support the critical humanitarian airlift mission and… Read the full press release

SFO participates in a global research to fight human trafficking via the 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation (NOST) project

Collaboration project will combat human trafficking in transportation sector SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced its participation in a global research collaboration spearheaded by United Against Slavery to fight human trafficking via the 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation (NOST) project. Over 100 contributors, including… Read the full press release

UNWTO: domestic tourism continues to rebound in many parts of the world

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways partners with significant Russian-based entities at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)

SPIEF is organised by Roscongress Foundation and convenes individuals from leading Russian and international companies, political figures, and business leaders from around the world Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker met several opinion and industry leaders including the Governor of St. Petersburg Mr. Alexander Beglov, further strengthening the airline’s position in… Read the full press release

Emirates supports India in its fight to control COVID-19 situation by launching humanitarian airbridge

Emirates will offer cargo capacity free of charge to NGOs, to ship relief items on all its flights from Dubai to nine cities in India Airbridge initiative is a major boost from Emirates, supporting the various relief efforts undertaken by the humanitarian community In co-ordination with the International Humanitarian City (IHC), first flights carrying WHO… Read the full press release

British Airways delivers emergency aid to Delhi to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India

British Airways, supported by its sister company IAG Cargo, flew 27 tonnes of medical aid to Delhi on Wednesday May 5, 2021   1,349 items of aid departed on an aircraft specially chartered by British Airways and supported by volunteers from the airline to ensure life-saving supplies reach the country urgently  British Airways Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle said the airline has offered the free support as it “stands with its friends… Read the full press release

UNWTO extends partnership with ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT)

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to improve accessibility,… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to implement actions to raise standards for workplace racial and cultural diversity

Holistic Review Began in Summer 2020 Following Death of George Floyd; Work Led by Leadership Steering Committee of 10 PA Senior Executives and More than 125 Employee Volunteers Management Training Courses to Add Major Focus on Supporting Diversity and Inclusion Three Initiatives Encourage Upward Mobility in Job Categories with High Proportion of Diverse Employees Through… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong extends relief package for the airport community until the end of May 2021

HONG KONG, 2021-Mar-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) is extending the relief package for the airport community for another two months to the end of May 2021, in view of the prolonged impact brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The continuing waiver or reduction of various fees for the aviation industry… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to temporarily change flight frequency to select cities due to the widespread of COVID-19

In March, ANA will continue to offer one daily round trip on the Tokyo Narita = Manila route until March 31. During April ANA will offer two additional flights on the Tokyo Haneda = Bangkok route while also offering two additional round trips between Tokyo Narita = Mumbai on an interim basis. From April 19,… Read the full press release

Emirates Group reaffirms commitment to protecting wildlife and habitats

Success stories at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Emirates Wolgan Valley showcase results of decades-long investment Emirates SkyCargo champions zero tolerance policy on illegal wildlife trade Dubai, UAE, 2021-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, the Emirates Group has reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to protecting wildlife and habitats. It also… Read the full press release

Caribbean Airlines transports COVID-19 vaccines from Toronto to Guyana

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, 2021-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Caribbean Airlines confirms that the airline transported COVID-19 vaccines from Toronto to Guyana. Caribbean Airlines Cargo co-ordinated the movement via flight BW 607 on Tuesday March 02. Marklan Moseley, General Manager Cargo and New Business stated: “Caribbean Airlines is happy to have transported this important shipment…. Read the full press release

“Freeze or Fry” Challenge Highlights Need to ACT NOW on Climate Crisis

Travel & Tourism urged to help save the planet. Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Geoffrey Lipman, President of SUNx Malta, greets the start of Joe Biden’s Presidency with a challenge for us all to act now to take advantage of new US leadership to help redress the devastating impact of climate change…. Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport launches COVID-19 testing services for departure passengers

HONG KONG, CHINA, 2020-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — To facilitate the need of COVID-19 test result for travel purpose, COVID-19 testing services for departure passengers will be available at two non-restricted area locations of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) starting 8 December. The specimens will be tested by HKSAR Government recognised local COVID-19 nucleic… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces 26 new signatories for the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global tourism value chain. Led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Initiative unites… Read the full press release

Emirates completes refund requests caused by pandemic-related travel disruption

AED 6.3 billion returned to customers, 1.7 million refunds requests received Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Delivering on its customer promise, Emirates has completed an intensive programme to clear its backlog of refund requests which was caused by pandemic-related travel disruption. Over the seven-month period starting April, Emirates received, validated and processed… Read the full press release

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® launch optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial

London, UK, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial Tuesday, 17 November2020: American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) to London Heathrow (LHR), in a combined effort to scientifically demonstrate… Read the full press release

ACI welcomes updated ICAO guidance addressing COVID-19 impact on air travel

Further global push for testing to replace quarantine needed Montreal, Canada, 2020-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (10 November 2020) welcomed the updated guidance for states in addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). As parts of… Read the full press release

JAL and ANA announce new accessibility guideline for customers requesting special assistance

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA), under the direct supervision of The Nippon Care-Fit Education Institute, today (Oct 26,2020) announced  a new accessibility guideline for customers requesting special assistance at the airport and during flight and airline employees to ensure a safe and accessible journey… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways temporarily changes flight frequency to select cities due to the widespread impact of COVID-19

Services for Narita = Qingdao and Narita = Guangzhou routes will be resumed, with ANA offering one round trip per week until the end of November. Hanoi – Narita flight will increase from two flights per week to five flights per week. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) will… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ robust monitoring, detection and hygiene programme resulted in more than 99.988% of passengers travelling COVID-19-free on board

Since February 2020, just 582 positive cases have been reported across more than 4.6 million passenger flown sectors operated by Qatar Airways The airline reports extremely low numbers of cases on board with more than 37,000 COVID-19-free flights since February 2020 Less than 0.002% of operating cabin crew have been affected by COVID-19, with no… Read the full press release

Emirates to support campaign educating about human trafficking

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is proud to support It’s a Penalty’s campaign’s newest global film “What is Human Trafficking?” launched in collaboration with actor Liam Neeson. The short film is designed to educate the world about the misconceptions and the reality of human trafficking and exploitation happening globally. By airing this special message on… Read the full press release

ACI and IATA to governments: coordinated approach to testing can help safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity

Direct financial assistance and coordinated global action on testing needed  Montreal and Geneva, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity and to prevent the… Read the full press release

Finavia introduces new stricter COVID-19 guidelines

Starting from Thursday, 13 October 2020, Finavia will require all passengers and other visitors to Finavia airports to wear a face mask for the entire time they are at the airport. Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia issued a recommendation on the use of face masks five months ago, on 12 May… Read the full press release

Stanford Medicine to provide medical advice and protocol recommendations to guide Southwest Airlines’ ongoing and future efforts during the pandemic

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is working with the Stanford University School of Medicine to review the carrier’s multi-layered approach to supporting the well-being of Customers and Employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Southwest Promise encompasses the changes the airline has made to its around-the-clock operations, cleaning procedures, and physical-distancing… Read the full press release