Ryanair Calls on EU Commission President to Protect Overflights During ATC Strikes

(IN SHORT) Ryanair, Europe’s leading airline, has urged the EU Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, to take immediate action to safeguard overflights and preserve the freedom of movement for EU citizens amidst the surge in French air traffic control (ATC) strikes in 2023. The airline highlights that there have been 65 days of ATC… Read the full press release

Joint ACSA-Hawks Operation Leads to Arrest of Suspected Drug Traffickers at O R Tambo International Airport

(IN SHORT) A joint operation conducted by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and the elite Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation, known as the Hawks, has resulted in the arrest of five individuals suspected of drug trafficking. Among the suspects are employees of various companies operating at O R Tambo International Airport, including two ACSA… Read the full press release

Guanajuato, Mexico: Year-Round Summer Adventures Await Travelers

(IN SHORT) Guanajuato, a state in Mexico, offers a wide range of summer activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. From wine tasting in its lush vineyards to exploring historic mines, visiting unique museums, enjoying outdoor adventures like white-water rafting, and relaxing on a man-made beach, Guanajuato provides an array of experiences. Travelers can… Read the full press release

Weeva Receives Global Responsible Tourism Award for Leading Climate Change Initiatives in Travel Industry

(IN SHORT) Weeva, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform focused on sustainability in the travel and tourism industry, has been awarded the global Responsible Tourism Award for “Addressing Climate Change.” The award recognizes Weeva’s commitment to sustainability and its efforts to help businesses in the travel sector address climate change through sustainable practices. (PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, United Kingdom,… Read the full press release

Swissport to Contest Ramp Handling Tender Rankings to Protect Alitalia Employees and Investments

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is prepared to contest the award rankings and is fully committed to pursuing legal remedies to safeguard the interests of over 2,300 former Alitalia employees and the considerable investments the company. Swissport is dismayed to learn of the preliminary ranking list of the ramp handling tender… Read the full press release

Delta Hotels by Marriott Introduces Refreshing Hydration Program with waterdrop® to Enhance Guest Wellness

As advocates for hydration, Delta Hotels by Marriott and waterdrop® aim to inspire leisure & business travelers to prioritize wellness while on the go and experience a new way of hydrating BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In a world that moves at a rapid pace, finding moments of pause and self-care is… Read the full press release

Hilton’s Compassion Shines: Contributions, Aid, and Unity in the Face of Maui Wildfires

McLEAN, Va., 2023-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The wildfires raging through Maui have been nothing short of devastating, destroying more than 2,500 acres of land and claiming the lives of more than 100 residents. While nothing can take away the pain the people of Maui are experiencing, Hilton, which has operated in Hawaii for… Read the full press release

International Aviation Associations Urge Postponement of Controversial Schiphol Airport Flight Cuts Amid Legal Disputes and Economic Concerns

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for America (A4A), European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), and European Regions Airline Association (ERA) warned that the proposed cuts to flight numbers at Schiphol airport must not proceed under the leadership of a caretaker government. This matter remains before the… Read the full press release

Ryanair Appeals Against Aena’s Attempt to Circumvent Spanish Government’s Airport Charge Freeze

CALLS ON SPANISH REGULATOR & SPANISH GOVT. TO HONOUR FIVE YEAR CHARGE FREEZE DUBLIN, Ireland, 2023-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe, and Spain’s No.1 airline, confirms it has lodged a formal appeal against Aena’s attempts to circumvent the Spanish Government’s (DGAC) 2021 ruling to impose a 5-year charge freeze across Spanish airports –… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Offers Extensive Support for Maui Wildfire Recovery in Hawaii

DALLAS, TX, 2023-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The western slope of the island of Maui, Hawaii, particularly evident in the historic town of Lahaina, continues to recover from the destruction and displacement of devastating wildfires. In the days following the destruction, Southwest launched a robust plan to support our Employees, Customers, and organized relief… Read the full press release

Weeva joins the ATTA Evolution

Weeva - sustainability data management tool

Cape Town, South Africa, 2023-Aug-4 — /Travel PR News/ — ATTA®, Weeva and Wesgro will be partnering tonight, 3rd August 2023, to host the first-ever ATTA® Evolution networking event in Cape Town.    Industry leaders and local members will gather at The Bailey to “Connect through Conversation” and share their experiences and ideas to create and… Read the full press release

One Water Founder Tours UK to Raise Awareness of Global Water Crisis with World Duty Free Support

London, UK, 2023-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The founder of charity One Water, Duncan Goose, visited the World Duty Free store at Bristol Airport on 26th July as part of a round-Britain tour to raise awareness of the millions of people around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water. Duncan… Read the full press release

Safeguarding Civil Airports: Advanced Anti-Drone Solutions by Bel Trading & Consulting Ltd.

WARSAW, Poland, 2023-Jul-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Bel Trading & Consulting Ltd has established itself as a highly successful enterprise specializing in the provision of top-notch drone security services for civil airports. In today’s aviation landscape, the vulnerability of civil aircraft during takeoff and landing is well-known, especially when facing potential collisions with small… Read the full press release

Bansko Nomad Fest 2023 starting soon: Get a Glimpse into the Booming World of Remote Work and Travel

BANSKO, Bulgaria, 2023-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Bansko Nomad Fest is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! From June 25 to July 2, hundreds of nomads, remote workers, and freelancers will gather in the picturesque village of Bansko, Bulgaria, for an unforgettable experience that blends knowledge-sharing, outdoor activities, mindfulness, and the beauty… Read the full press release

Emirates Honored with Presidential Honour for Distinguished Service in Ghana’s Fight Against COVID-19

Accra, Ghana, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has been awarded the Presidential Honour for Distinguished Service, at The Ghana National Honours Awards 2023 from President Nana Akufo-Addo for its role in providing medical supplies, humanitarian aid and unstinting support to Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline’s cargo arm airlifted and distributed 62 tonnes of Covid-19… Read the full press release

Korean Air Flies Relief Supplies to Turkey in Response to Earthquake Crisis

Seoul, South Korea, 2023-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air operated a special charter flight departing from Seoul Incheon at 00:25 am bound for Istanbul to transport relief supplies for the Türkiye earthquake. The Boeing 777 freighter carried 45 tons of relief goods ranging from tents to sleeping bags and blankets. They will be… Read the full press release

easyJet customers raise over £300k for UNICEF’s emergency appeal in Turkey and Syria

Onboard collections raise over £300,000 in three weeks and have now been extended into March to continue raising vital funds for children and their families affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria UNICEF is currently working in the region to protect the safety, health and welfare of children London, UK, 2023-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

IATA Calls for Urgent Action as 12 European States are not Ready for EU’s New Cargo System Launch, Exacerbating Supply Chain Issues

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for urgent action to address the disjointed roll out of the EU’s new Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information (PLACI) System. PLACI went live on 1 March 2023 despite 12 European States not being ready and not having given definitive information about… Read the full press release

Marriott partners with IWF to fight online child exploitation, first-of-its-kind collaboration in hotel industry

Collaboration marks Marriott’s next step in journey to advance human rights BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International announced today (FEBRUARY 22, 2023) it has joined forces with UK-based nonprofit Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to combat online child exploitation by using technology solutions to restrict guest network access to websites with child… Read the full press release

MSC Group Sends Relief Aid on Board MSC Aurelia to Earthquake-Hit Areas in Turkey and Syria

The ship MSC Aurelia, which departed on 16 February from the Port of Naples, is on its way to the port of Iskenderun with 60 pallets of basic necessities, food and beverages MSC Aurelia will remain docked in port in Türkiye, at the authorities’ disposal, to provide accommodation for those impacted by the earthquake MSC… Read the full press release

The Peninsula Hotels Launches “Hope for Türkiye” Global Fundraising Initiative for Earthquake Victims in Turkey

Hong Kong, 2023-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — On Monday, 6 February 2023, two earthquakes, measuring a magnitude of 7.8 and 7.5 hit the south-eastern region of Türkiye, resulting in catastrophic death and destruction. In 2011 with the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, and in 2013 with the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in… Read the full press release

Airbnb.org Provides Free Temporary Housing for Displaced Earthquake Survivors and First Responders in Turkey and Syria

Airbnb.org is working with non-profit organizations and government entities to offer free, temporary housing to survivors of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, and to relief workers. San Francisco, CA, 2023-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb.org announced it will offer free temporary housing to people displaced by the recent earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria,… Read the full press release

Weeva Showcases Sustainability Solutions at OurAfrica.Travel

New Sustainability Management Platform Weeva to attend OurAfrica.Travel this month

Cape Town, South Africa, 2023-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ —Weeva showcases Sustainability Solutions at OurAfrica.Travel. Weeva will be exhibiting at OurAfrica.Travel for the first time in February 2023. The recently launched digital sustainability management system was created for the tourism industry to manage the complicated and sometimes daunting task of “sustainability” and to help build… Read the full press release

easyJet Steps In to Help Flybe Passengers and Staff Amid Bankruptcy

London, UK, 2023-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Statement on easyJet rescue fare for Flybe customers. Everyone at easyJet is sorry to see the news about Flybe and understand the anxiety that their customers will be facing now. easyJet is working to help affected passengers by offering a dedicated rescue fee for customers up until 5… Read the full press release

Houston Airports Donates $30,000 to Local Advocacy Groups Fighting Human Trafficking in National Prevention Month

With a majority of victims trafficked through airports, Houston Airports is committed to ending human trafficking by educating and supporting the community. HOUSTON, TX, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Houston Airports is following through with its commitment to support organizations that advocate on behalf of human trafficking survivors. In coordination with the Mayor’s Office,… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Donates $500,000 to No Room for Trafficking Survivor Fund, Raising Total Donations to Over $2 Million

No Room for Trafficking Survivor Fund Grows Its Impact with Over $2 Million in Total Donations WASHINGTON, DC, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The AHLA Foundation today (Jan. 24, 2023) announced a $500,000 donation from IHG Hotels & Resorts to support the No Room for Trafficking (NRFT) Survivor Fund as part of the hotel… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport sees 318.4% YoY increase in passenger traffic in 2022 despite pandemic challenges

HONG KONG, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) today (16 January 2023) released the 2022 traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). In 2022, HKIA handled a total of 5.7 million passengers, representing a year-on-year increase of 318.4%. Total cargo throughput and flight movements dropped by 16.4% and 4.2%,… Read the full press release

AHLA and The AHLA Foundation Recognize National Human Trafficking Prevention Month with #WearBlueDay and Launch of Survivor Fund

No Room for Trafficking Expands Impact with Latest $500,000 Contribution to The Survivor Fund from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts WASHINGTON, DC, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — AHLA and The AHLA Foundation are once again recognizing National Human Trafficking Prevention month by participating in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s largest Blue Campaign initiative –… Read the full press release

Ukraine International Airlines Extends Suspension of Flights Until February 19th Due to Military-Political Situation

KIEV, Ukraine, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Considering the current military-political situation, Ukraine International Airlines extends the suspension of regular and charter flights from/to Ukraine until 23:59 February 19, 2023, Kyiv time. UIA emphasizes that it stays in touch and will continue to stay in touch with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine… Read the full press release

Airbnb Commits to Combat Child Exploitation: Joins ECPAT’s ‘The Code’ and Expands Support for Law Enforcement

Airbnb has become a member of The Code, created to help the travel and tourism industry combat the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. Airbnb’s dedicated portal for law enforcement is now available in nine languages. San Francisco, CA, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is committed to the safety of its community. To… Read the full press release