Geneva opens for business

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ —As countries come out of lockdown and open their doors to UK visitors, Geneva has begun its return to ‘normal’ with the opening of hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and tourist attractions.   Voted by Forbes as the safest country in the world for Covid-19, UK travellers are free to travel to Switzerland through Geneva airport… Read the full press release

Tourism Associations Agree Platform for Mutual Cooperation

Chatswood, NSW, Australia, 2020-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Two global tourism associations are joining forces to dovetail key objectives in their fields of cultural heritage protection and vocational training. A new partnership agreement between the World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage (WTACH) and the World Association for Hospitality & Tourism Education & Training… Read the full press release

dnata’s baggage technology and logistics company DUBZ launches COVID-19 testing

Innovative home check-in services ensure safe and hassle-free travel experience Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — DUBZ, dnata’s leading baggage technology and logistics company, further enhanced its offering to help travellers in Dubai enjoy a safe, seamless and worry-free travel experience. In addition to its innovative home check-in services, the company now also… Read the full press release

dnata Singapore collaborates with Singaporean government in its fight against Covid-19

Singapore, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata Singapore is proud to be part of the island nation’s fight against Covid-19 by collaborating with local government. With migrant workers unable to use communal kitchens due to dormitory lockdowns from April, dnata stepped up and leveraged their catering facilities, firing up their kitchens to plan, cook… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line collaborate to develop enhanced cruise health and safety standards

“Healthy Sail Panel” comprises top experts in public health, infectious disease, biosecurity, hospitality and maritime operations MIAMI, FL, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise industry leaders Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL)  and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) announced a collaboration to develop enhanced cruise health and safety standards in response to the global COVID-19… Read the full press release

RAS AL KHAIMAH BECOMES THE FIRST CITY IN THE WORLD TO BE CERTIFIED AS SAFE BY BUREAU VERITAS AND THE FIRST EMIRATE TO RECEIVE THE WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL (WTTC) SAFE TRAVELS STAMP

As travel emerges from lockdown, Ras Al Khaimah leads the way in global hygiene safety standards.  Ras Al Khaimah was confirmed as the first city and Emirate in the world to receive the prestigious ‘Safeguard Assurance’ Label from Bureau Veritas for industry-wide health and safety protocols.   The 50,000 sqft Al Hamra International Exhibition and Conference Center is the only convention and meeting… Read the full press release

State of Yucatan Receives First Blue Flag Certifications

YUCATAN, Mexico, 2020-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time in its history, the state of Yucatán obtained “Blue Flag” recognition for two of its beaches. With this distinction, the destination confirms its commitment to provide more services of better quality to tourists and is brought to the attention of potential visitors worldwide…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund supports Covid-19 relief efforts of 15 Greater Manchester organisations

Funds pledged by Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund will help 15 organisations across Greater Manchester. A total of £21,714.68 has been allocated to groups for projects supporting communities affected by Covid-19, following a surge in applications to the Trust Fund. Donations follow inspirational effort by furloughed Manchester Airport staff, who have used their free time… Read the full press release

Covid-19 relief efforts: Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund supports five Wythenshawe organisations

Grants awarded as part of special round of funding to help communities through pandemic. Activity packs, cooking equipment and pedometers among items that will be bought using Airport cash. Donations follow volunteer support pledged by furloughed Manchester Airport staff, who have used their free time to help communities. Manchester, UK, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances safety and well-being of guests and employees thru expanded Next-Level Care

New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 9, 2020) expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to enhance the safety and… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes first aviation companies to its charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first aviation companies have signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19, pledging to work with their national authorities to put measures in place to support health safety – and to report back on their… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways continues to succeed demonstrating its strength and resilience despite illegal blockade and and COVID-19 Crisis

Airline’s resolve to continue operating and growing over the last three years in the face of the illegal blockade has enabled the airline to succeed during the COVID-19 crisis The Best Airline in the World has built strong levels of trust with passengers and governments around the world for continuing to operate to take people… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Qatar Airways becomes the largest airline in the world during these challenging times taking people home safely and reliably

Qatar Airways diverse fleet, continuous operations and resilience built into its DNA over the last three years since the illegal blockade has positioned the airline to lead the recovery of the aviation industry and be the airline passengers can rely on during these uncertain times The airline and its home hub, Hamad International Airport, the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes EASA/ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) of the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines for the safe restart of air transport in Europe. The EASA and ECDC guidelines are… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Japan Airlines announces additional service reductions on its domestic network

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the impact of COVID-19, Japan Airlines today (May 20, 2020) announced additional service reductions on the carrier`s domestic network through June 14, 2020. For customers holding a ticketed reservation, an optional flight will be offered. Based on the demand for cargo services, JAL will continue… Read the full press release

New Product initiative by Absolute Hotel Services, Hotel Bond: Buy now and get 50% more value

Mumbai, India, 2020-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mr. Sameer Dharkar, Managing Director of Absolute Hotel Services India region is delighted to announce the introduction of new product initiative “HOTEL BOND”, a product offering assured extra bonus of 50% more Value of the bond face value !! “As the entire world is tolerantly waiting for… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Frankfurt Airport implements measures to minimize the risk of infection and ensure passenger safety

The rule of “safety first” also applies on the ground: air travel while complying with all hygiene prescriptions is feasible – Diverse measures being taken to safeguard passengers and employees Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Frankfurt Airport is getting ready to ramp up passenger flights… 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

COVID-19: flydubai’s passenger operation remains suspended until Thursday 04 June 2020

Operated 276 cargo-only flights to 26 destinations, transporting 1,651,929 kgs of essential goods Dubai, UAE, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the updated Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Dubai-based flydubai’s passenger operation remains suspended until Thursday 04 June 2020 as part of the precautionary measures… 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

Heathrow trials technologies and processes to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission

Heathrow to drive forward development of a Common International Standard by trialling technologies and processes that reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission Trials will assess for medical effectiveness, passenger response as well as suitability to the airport environment Technologies under review include UV sanitation, facial recognition thermal screening technology and contactless security procedures Data from trials will… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to require team members and guests to wear appropriate face masks

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) today (May 03, 2020 ) announced its newest safety measure to protect Team Members and Guests against COVID-19. Effective May 11, all Guests will be required to wear appropriate masks or face coverings over the nose and mouth to better align with the CDC… Read the full press release

COVID-19: SAS to reduce the size of its future workforce

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As a result of COVID-19, demand is expected to be significantly affected during the remainder of 2020 and it will take some years before demand returns to the levels experienced before the outbreak. Consequently, SAS needs to adapt the business to a lower demand environment. As a consequence, SAS will initiate… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Icelandair Group announces reduction in the number of employees and changes to its organizational structure

Reykjavik, Iceland, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The COVID-19 pandemic is having a severe impact on the aviation and travel industries with continued uncertainty for the unforeseeable future. To respond to the situation, Icelandair Group is taking extensive measures to get the Company through an extended period of minimum operations, including a considerable reduction… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of Jack Ma’s 2nd Round Donation to Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries. Ethiopian Airlines expresses its complements and the highest appreciation to the Jack Ma Foundation, our Prime Minister H.E…. 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

IATA again calls for government relief measures as COVID-19 Impact Deepens in MENA

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call for government relief measures as the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in MENA deepen. The region’s airlines could lose $24 billion of passenger revenue compared to 2019. That is $5 billion more than was expected at the beginning… Read the full press release

City of Chicago and DCASE announce cancellation of events and festivals due to the COVID-19 crisis

Chicago, IL, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — With regret, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today (April 21, 2020) announced the cancellation of four beloved annual events and what would have been a new citywide celebration of music. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Chicago Memorial Day Parade… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Rosewood Hotel Group launches relief initiative to support affected associates and communities

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotel Group today (April 21, 2020) announces the launch of Rosewood Raise, a comprehensive relief initiative developed in support of the Group’s associates who have been impacted by the COVID-19, as well as the communities in which the Group operates. Rooted on the foundation of… Read the full press release