Swissport to receive approximately $170 million under Federal CARES Act

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport North America Inc. and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have signed an agreement under the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The agreement provides Swissport with approximately 170 million US dollars of additional funds for payroll support during the disruption that the… Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: IATA, AASA and BARSA call on South African government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)  are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector to address the severe impact of the… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi… Read the full press release

Charlotte Douglas International Airport will receive $135 million federal funds under the CARES Act

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Charlotte Douglas International Airport will receive $135 million in federal funds from the CARES Act to help offset revenue declines caused by drastic reductions in air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With CLT’s enplanements at just 5 percent of our 2019 level, a months-long recovery… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from Nigerian Government

Lagos, Nigeria, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of Nigeria to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. Air transport has ground to a halt in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Along… Read the full press release

Indy Airport to receive $52 million under Federal CARES Act

$52 million to address IND operational needs INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — We welcomed the March 27 FAA announcement of assisting our nation’s airport system for continued operations during this COVID-19 crisis and saving workers’ jobs. “The amount of money allocated for the Indianapolis Airport Authority’s overall system, particularly the more than $52 million… Read the full press release

COVID-19: the Dutch government announces support for the KLM Group

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on the entire airline sector, and consequently KLM, is unprecedented. Since the start of this crisis, numerous steps have been taken to tackle the situation head on and to preserve cash. On 9 April, Air France-KLM made it known that… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand announces number of new COVID-19 cases in Thailand continued to show a downward trend

TAT would like to remind all of you to stay safe through this difficult time, prepare for the time when travel and tourism returns, and we can all enjoy the amazing Thai travel experiences with our beloved family and friends. Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like… Read the full press release

Allegiant Travel Company to receive $171.9 million in emergency relief under the CARES Act

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company(NASDAQ: ALGT) announced today (April 21, 2020) an agreement with the U.S. Department of the Treasury to receive $171.9 million in emergency relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Payroll Support Program (PSP) funds are targeted to support team… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to receive disbursement of funds included in the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines today (Apr 20, 2020) finalized terms with the United States Department of Treasury regarding the acceptance and disbursement of funds included in the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act. As part of the agreement, Southwest will receive more than $3.2 billion in disbursements over… Read the full press release

New poll revealed most Britons think the Government not doing enough to invest in the UK’s trading infrastructure

A majority of Britons think that the Government is not doing enough to invest in the UK’s trading infrastructure, a new poll has revealed today The findings come a week after a new CEBR report found that over 40% of the UK’s exports to non-EU markets pass through Heathrow, making it the country’s largest port… Read the full press release

Life Holidays: The Planner of Your Dream Vacation

Life Holidays Presents Exciting Holiday Offers on Switzerland and Singapore Tour Packages   PUNE, India, 2020-Mar-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The world is filled with a wide variety of beauty, romanticism, wonders, and joy. To fill the ultimate warmth of that existence, you must go far away from home. Probably, this yearning is the… Read the full press release

UNWTO addresses the European Parliament aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (19 FEB 2020) addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. Europe is the world’s most visited regions and home to international tourism leaders such as… Read the full press release

The CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit 2020 concluded with industry leaders renewing commitment to the Doha Declaration

The Doha Declaration of 2019 announced during the conclusion of last year’s summit called into question the modern-day relevance of the global aviation principals outlined in the Chicago Convention. This year’s edition focused on the pressing issues surrounding sustainability and aviation environment. DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical… Read the full press release

South African Airways joins the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has joined the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife through the Illegal Wildlife Trade module of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) Programme. IEnvA is a comprehensive environmental management system that SAA uses to ensure that the airline is as environmentally sustainable as… Read the full press release

Why you should come to Kiev in 2020. Top 5 New things in the city

Kiev Photos

Kiev, Ukraine, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — We Kievites love our city very much and strongly react to modern projects, innovations and unique places for entertainment and leisure. The Economist published The Global Liveability Index 2019 — new global ranking of cities in terms of living comfort. It evaluates locations in five categories: stability,… Read the full press release

IATA looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior on board aircraft. This follows the 26 November 2019… Read the full press release

VLeisure Launches New Credit Service, Empowering Travel Agents Through Greater Financial Control

VLeisure credit to free up agency funds, driving more sales for their business. London, UK, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — VLeisure the one-stop B2B travel marketplace connecting travel agents with inventory in over 147 countries, today announced a new credit service that will empower travel buyers.  Using VLeisure credit, agencies will be able to buy products… 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

Guide me UA offers Exclusive Private Tour Packages to Ukraine: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa

Travel to Ukraine with Guide me UA

KIEV, Ukraine, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is one of the best tour operators in Ukraine offering a huge choice of value-for-money Ukraine holidays with individual approach. Going to explore the unknown site of Eastern Europe? – Guide me UA Travel Operator in Ukraine offers the most popular itineraries to explore Ukrainian… Read the full press release

megabus.com supports Highways England’s ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ safety initiative

Inter-city coach operator supports ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ safety initiative New figures show extent of road casualties caused by people who drive too close to vehicle in front megabus.com invests in telematics technology and professional driver training to promote safer journeys Perth, Scotland, 2018-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Inter-city coach… Read the full press release

Kansas City Aviation Department: Missourians might need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for commercial air travel after January 21, 2019

Kansas City, MO, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department wants to allay concerns travelers may have that they must use a U.S. passport to board their flights after October 10. For now, they have through January 21, 2019. The Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID program mandates that state-issued IDs and driver’s licenses… 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

GBTA executive director and COO Michael W. McCormick: The TSA Modernization Act is a step in the right direction

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (October 24, 2017), a coalition of travel associations sent a letter to the Senate Leadership urging support for S. 1872, the TSA Modernization Act. A copy of that letter can be found here. The TSA Modernization Act would advance the deployment of new technologies at security checkpoints, mitigate… Read the full press release

AHLA welcomes introduction of the “Save Local Business Act”

Legislation provides clarity for local businesses on what it means to be a “joint employer” Washington, D.C., 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today ( July 27, 2017) applauded the introduction of the “Save Local Business Act,” which will provide much needed clarity to America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs… Read the full press release

Acquisition of Land To Advance Development of Queenstown Airport

Acquisition of Land To Advance Development of Queenstown Airport   Queenstown, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Queenstown Airport Corporation has welcomed the Environment Court’s final decision on the designation of land next to the airport in Frankton.  The designation is to enable expansion of the airport alongside and to the south of… Read the full press release

IATA applauds Canada’s order restricting the use of drones around airports and other high risk areas

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reacts to recent Executive Order in the USA

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reacts to recent Executive Order in the USA   BANGKOK, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reiterates its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Association recognises that each country has the… Read the full press release

Sudden US entry requirements caused confusion among airlines and travelers, International Air Transport Association (IATA) says

Geneva, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) works with its 265 member airlines for safe, secure, efficient and sustainable global air transport links. As a matter of principle we work for the free movement of trade and people across borders. IATA also recognizes that states have the right and… Read the full press release

Belarus advances visa facilitation to stimulate tourism

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless travel and attracting visitors, particularly those in business trips. The Government of Belarus… Read the full press release