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

Choice Hotels Expands Commitment to Safe Stays Alliance, Adding Radisson Hotels Americas to Provide Emergency Lodging for Victims of Abuse and Violence

As a continuation of Choice’s commitment, Radisson Hotels Americas joins in offering emergency lodging for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and other crimes through Safe Stays ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH)—one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors—has expanded its commitment to the Safe Stays by… Read the full press release

COVID-19 Testing Required for Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau to US and Canada

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2023-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have announced testing requirements for passengers traveling from China, Hong, Kong, and Macau. The new rules are scheduled to take… Read the full press release

COVID-19 Testing and Travel Restrictions for China Proven Ineffective, Experts Urge Governments to Listen

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years. Research undertaken around… Read the full press release

Canada Implements New COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macao

Richmond, B.C, Canada, 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Government of Canada announced today (December 31, 2022) various new public health requirements for passengers entering Canada from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macao. As of 12:01 a.m. ET on January 5, travellers flying to Canada from these locations must provide a… Read the full press release

CDC Announces COVID-19 Testing Requirement for US-Bound Passengers from China, Hong Kong, Macau

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have announced testing requirements for passengers traveling from China, Hong, Kong, and Macau. The new rules are scheduled to take… Read the full press release

easyJet launches annual winter collection onboard as part of its Change for Good partnership with UNICEF

This December easyJet customers and crew can help raise vital funds for children facing conflict, malnutrition, disaster and disease Donations will go directly towards children who need it the most – from young people fleeing conflict in Ukraine and Yemen to children affected by flooding in Pakistan and drought in the Horn of Africa Since… Read the full press release

Accor to offer accommodation and safety within its hotels for women and children who are victims of abuse

Paris, France, 2022-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Fondation des femmes, a leading foundation in France for the protection of women’s rights and combatting violence against women, and Accor have announced the launch of a platform dedicated to “Emergency Shelter”. This initiative is aimed at providing accommodation and safety within Accor hotels for women… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways applauds Fijian Government with its decision to remove pre-booked Rapid Antigen Test requirement for travellers

Nadi, Fiji, 2022-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — We welcome the announcement from the Fijian Government to remove the requirement of a pre-booked Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for travellers visiting Fiji from 5 September onwards. As demand to visit Fiji continues to grow, this news makes it even easier for excited holidaymakers to visit our… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resort partners with anti-human trafficking organizations, ECPAT-USA and Polaris

Partnerships deepen IHG’s commitment to awareness and prevention efforts, and survivor support ATLANTA, GA, 2022-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (July 27, 2022) announced partnerships with two leading anti-human trafficking organizations, ECPAT-USA and Polaris, to strengthen the company’s on-going efforts against trafficking and support survivors…. Read the full press release

Marriott International announces Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis and MI Relief Efforts

BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As the war in Ukraine enters its second month, the humanitarian crisis has continued to worsen. We are deeply concerned for the more than 4 million people who have fled Ukraine for safety in neighboring countries, millions more displaced within the country’s borders, and countless others impacted… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport staff members to participate in the Belfast City Marathon, its first fundraiser for AWARE

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2022-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Belfast City Airport’s new charity partnership with AWARE is off to a flying start, with staff members from the airport lacing up their running shoes to participate in the upcoming Belfast City Marathon. Aiming to raise vital funds for the charity, a group of 17 staff… Read the full press release

Russian airspace closure will have negative impact on Finnair financials

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The potential Russian airspace closure would notably impact air traffic between Europe and Asia, which plays an important role in Finnair’s network. The negative financial impacts on Finnair will be significant especially if the situation prolongs. Due to this, the company withdraws its guidance related to Q1… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport Group to host CAPA Airline Leader Summit – Airlines in Transition on 7/8-Apr-2022

Manchester, UK, 2022-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry and part of the Aviation Week Network, has announced that it will resume its cornerstone CAPA Airline Leader Summit – Airlines in Transition with the event bookmarked for 7/8-Apr-2022 in Manchester,… Read the full press release

G6 Hospitality takes proactive, zero-tolerance stance on human trafficking through awareness, training and response program

DALLAS, TX, 2022-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — G6 Hospitality, the parent company of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands, is committed to doing its part to end human trafficking in all forms and to help increase awareness of this global crime as the nation recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January. “There is… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches season two of “My Kind of News” in partnership with “The Kindness Guy” Leon Logothetis

Airline shares six-episode series focused on inspirational stories from nonprofit organizations that were each selected to receive 100 domestic one-way Southwest travel awards DALLAS, TX, 2021-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to celebrate kindness with the season two debut of “My Kind of News,” hosted by and created in partnership with… Read the full press release

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