Qatar Airways joins forces with Hamad Medical Corporation to launch events for staff and their families encouraging greater mental health awareness

Campaign is based on the five central themes of ‘Be Active’, ‘Connect’, ‘Take Notice’, ‘Keep Learning’ and ‘Give’ DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), will host a programme of activities and events throughout the month of October designed to raise awareness of good mental health… Read the full press release

Why You Must Visit Maasai Mara in Kenya For Safari Tours

The Massai Mara National Reserve, Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking for a quintessential safari experience, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa, home to over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. Aside from the excellent wildlife… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport begins consultation with local communities on aviation-related noise

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport is to liaise with members of the public, local authorities and other key stakeholders as part of a consultation which will set out proposed measures to manage and mitigate the impact of aviation-related noise. Local communities will be invited to provide their views on the… Read the full press release

Myanmar Shalom Offers FAM Trip to Magical Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Myanmar has recently opened its doors to the world after decades of isolation and now is the time to explore this Magical country.  We have created unique FAM Trip (21st  – 30th September) for Travel Agents/Tour Operators/DMC/Tour Leaders and also first time travelers to Myanmar. With a focus… Read the full press release

Park’N Fly and ACTA Enter into Corporate Partnership Agreement

Toronto, Canada, 2018-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Park’N Fly is proud to announce that it has entered into a Corporate Partnership with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) naming Park’N Fly as the national airport parking partner of choice. Operating in 7 cities across Canada, Park’N Fly allows agents to offer choice and… Read the full press release

AHLA research reveals that online booking scams and fraudulent and misleading travel websites and companies continue to mislead and confuse consumers

Nearly one in four consumers say they were misled by a third-party travel company WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As Americans begin gearing up for the busy summer travel season, new research from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) suggests that online booking scams and fraudulent and misleading travel websites and… Read the full press release

PATA launches the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness on food waste in the tourism industry

PATA launches the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness on food waste in the tourism industry   BANGKOK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the success of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) initiative and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA, along with our project partner, Scholars of… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018   BANGKOK, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. As… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport and Customs and Excise Duties inaugurate the Z Backscatter Van to scan planes from various forms of contraband

Brussels Airport and Customs and Excise Duties inaugurate the Z Backscatter Van to scan planes from various forms of contraband   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (27 November 2017 ) the General Administration of Customs and Excise Duties and Brussels Airport inaugurated the Z Backscatter Van at the airport, in the presence of the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways continues its long-standing support of autism awareness at the inaugural Autism Awareness Fundraising Gala

Qatar Airways demonstrates continued support for autism awareness, acceptance, and accessibility at Kennedy Center event Doha, Qatar, 2017-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to social responsibility, Qatar Airways continued its long-standing support of autism awareness at the inaugural Autism Awareness Fundraising Gala hosted by The Embassy of the State… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) supports the tourism sector in Madagascar

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar Madrid, Spain, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport wins the Best Community Engagement award at the UK Airport Safety Week

Belfast, Northern Island, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport is celebrating after winning the award for Best Community Engagement during UK Airport Safety Week. The week-long initiative, held in May, is organised annually by the Airport Operators Association (AOA) at airports across the UK. The accolade was presented during a ceremony… Read the full press release

NBAA honors Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger for speaking out against the controversial concept of air traffic control privatization

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week presented hero-pilot Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger with the association’s American Spirit Award, for speaking out in opposition to the highly controversial concept of air traffic control (ATC) privatization. “We know that when an American hero and aviation expert with… Read the full press release

Changi Airport welcomes Qantas Airways’ new services from the 2018 Northern Summer season

Singapore, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ —Changi Airport Group today welcomed the announcement by Qantas Airways to add services to and from Singapore Changi Airport from the 2018 Northern Summer season*. Beginning 25 March 2018, Qantas will operate its daily Sydney-London service (QF1/QF2) via Singapore using an A380. At the same time, services to Melbourne… Read the full press release

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai comments on ‘tourism-phobia’

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai comments on ‘tourism-phobia’   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In recent months, reports from all around the world have spoken of ‘tourism-phobia’, showing us pictures of citizens protesting against the ‘invasion of tourists’ and the expulsion of locals by tourism businesses. As an economic activity, travel and tourism… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and CAE to provide simulator pilot training for Boeing aircraft types in Singapore

Singapore, 2017-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture for pilot training in Singapore. The joint venture will initially focus primarily on providing simulator training for Boeing aircraft types, supporting SIA Group airlines and other operators’… Read the full press release

LAWA: Van Nuys Airport earns level 2 reduction in Airport Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Van Nuys Airport (VNY) becomes the only general aviation airport to hold level 2 reduction in Airport Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program furthering the airport’s goal to become a greener, cleaner and more efficient airport for all stakeholders. The Airport Carbon Accreditation program recognizes airports worldwide… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Mexico to apply global standards for the management of airport slots

Montreal, Canada— /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Mexico to apply global standards for the management of airport slots to maximize the country’s air infrastructure and ensure its flourishing air industry remains competitive. The recently-proposed slot system by Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission COFECE deviates from global standards in the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport advises passengers to use only airport-approved car parking operators

Closure of the parking company, unaffiliated to the airport, left many passengers without vehicles Passengers strongly advised to avoid unapproved off-site meet and greet parking firms Gatwick says on-airport parking or approved off-airport operators should always be used London, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has advised passengers to use only airport-approved car… Read the full press release

Marriott International Launches Global Movement #LoveTravels To Spread Awareness of the LGBTQ Homeless Youth Community

Marriott International Launches Global Movement #LoveTravels To Spread Awareness of the LGBTQ Homeless Youth Community   BETHESDA, Md., 2017-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — In the United States, nearly 4 in 10 American youths experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender* and the number has been rising for the past decade. Marriott International (NASDAQ:… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Strengthens Commitment To Improving Its Environment and Energy Performance With The Circular Procurement Green Deal

Brussels Airport Strengthens Commitment To Improving Its Environment and Energy Performance With The Circular Procurement Green Deal   Belgium, 2017-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport Company is signing up to the Flemish Government’s Circular Procurement Green Deal. This implies that, over the coming two years, the airport operator undertakes – where possible – to… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches €9.99 Hamburg rescue fares for customers affected by Easyjet’s closure of its Hamburg base

Ryanair launches €9.99 Hamburg rescue fares for customers affected by Easyjet’s closure of its Hamburg base   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (7 June), launched €9.99 Hamburg rescue fares to accommodate customers affected by Easyjet’s closure of its Hamburg base at the end of the winter season…. Read the full press release

PATA announces renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

PATA announces renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change   BANGKOK, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord… Read the full press release

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen issues statement on administration’s calls for privatizing air traffic control system

Washington, DC, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement in response to the administration’s continuing calls for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. The president’s renewed call for ATC privatization was included in a set of transportation-infrastructure spending “principles”… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Spirit Airlines Capt. Daniel “Eric” Tellmann for his Commitment to Pilot Assistance

ALPA recognized Spirit Airlines Capt. Daniel “Eric” Tellmann for his Commitment to Pilot Assistance   WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (May 25, 2017), at the Air Line Pilots Association, International’s (ALPA) biennial Pilot Assistance Forum, Spirit Airlines Capt. Daniel “Eric” Tellmann was recognized with a Presidential Citation Award for his efforts… Read the full press release

IATA sets outs strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement the Kyrgyz Republic

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU sets out a strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted successful IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference in Doha, Qatar

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017 highlighted best safety practices Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC), the pivotal global conference for cabin safety across the aviation industry, concluded its three-day programme last week in Doha, Qatar. Hosted by Qatar Airways, the event brought together more than… Read the full press release

Second cargo airline leaves Brussels Airport as a result of the noise fines

Belgium, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — After the departure of Yangtze River Express in February this year, full-freigher Air Cargo Global is stopping all its activities at Brussels Airport because of the Brussels’ noise fines. Magma Aviation too has indicated that it will leave Brussels Airport if the uncertainty is not removed in the next… Read the full press release

Fraport AG to support Bahrain Airport Company in managing a comprehensive Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) program

Bahrain, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed signed an agreement with German-based Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide for the provision of support services for the new terminal being built as part of Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) Modernization Programme (AMP). The signing was… Read the full press release

ATC Privatization Opposed by Business Aviation Regional Groups

Business Aviation Regional Groups Speak Out Against ATC Privatization Washington, DC, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With the specter of ATC privatization looming once again as part of the new administration’s budget proposal, regional business aviation groups around the country aren’t wasting any time voicing their opposition to the plan. “Regional groups nationwide are speaking… Read the full press release