Lufthansa Group makes travel easier during the pandemic by integrating Covid-19 test results into digital travel chain

Offer initially on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul and from Newark to Frankfurt and Munich In the course of March extension to SWISS flights from Newark to Zurich Test certificates can be sent via a contact form starting 72 hours before departure Customers receive confirmation by e-mail in advance that certificates meet entry requirements… Read the full press release

ACI World recognizes airports for listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Recognition for airports that prioritized listening to customers during the pandemic Montreal, Canada, 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (February 8, 2021) revealed those airports that have continued to prioritize listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘The Voice of the Customer’ recognition is for airports… Read the full press release

Emirates completes refund requests caused by pandemic-related travel disruption

AED 6.3 billion returned to customers, 1.7 million refunds requests received Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Delivering on its customer promise, Emirates has completed an intensive programme to clear its backlog of refund requests which was caused by pandemic-related travel disruption. Over the seven-month period starting April, Emirates received, validated and processed… Read the full press release

Hyatt hotels collaborates with small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Hyatt Loves Local initiative

Many Hyatt hotels around the world are showing love for local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 while reigniting guests’ joy of travel through distinct, local experiences CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Driven by Hyatt’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announces today (November… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Hotels launches first virtual choir to inspire everyone amidst the pandemic

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — 2020 has been a challenging year, the lives and emotions of those around the world have been greatly affected. During these uncertain times, Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong has constantly delivered the spirit of “The Marco Polo Way”, more than 50 Associates volunteered in… Read the full press release

2020/21 news from Florida’s Paradise Coast

London, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — 2020/21 news from Florida’s Paradise Coast; New developments, hotel updates and commitment to cleanliness   New World-Class Sports Complex: The Paradise Coast Sports Complex entered the first phase of its opening when it hosted its first tournament, FBU’s Top Gun Showcase, in July. When fully open, the complex will… Read the full press release

Stanford Medicine to provide medical advice and protocol recommendations to guide Southwest Airlines’ ongoing and future efforts during the pandemic

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is working with the Stanford University School of Medicine to review the carrier’s multi-layered approach to supporting the well-being of Customers and Employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Southwest Promise encompasses the changes the airline has made to its around-the-clock operations, cleaning procedures, and physical-distancing… Read the full press release

New study: Germans’ interest in travel abroad remains high despite Covid-19 pandemic

Berlin, Germany, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — ITB Berlin is to publish a special study by IPK on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on international travel behaviour – Germans’ interest in travel abroad remains high despite no vaccine being available – Car journeys and holidays close to nature are regarded as very safe… Read the full press release

Pebble Beach Resorts Reopens with New Health & Safety Practices for Covid-19

By Golf Trip Junkie Pebble Beach Resorts has reopened to guests for lodging, golf, and dining. They have developed a comprehensive plan, implementing new health and sanitization practices throughout the resort. These practices were put in place prior to their reopening on June 15th. These practices, which can be traced back to leading healthcare experts,… 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

Frankfurt Airport meets challenges of airfreight industry due to the coronavirus pandemic

Airfreight plays key role in delivering essential supplies to the population FRA’s cargo community cooperates closely to meet challenges of the changed airfreight industry due to the coronavirus pandemic Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The global coronavirus outbreak has rapidly changed the airfreight business. Import volumes at Frankfurt Airport (FRA)… 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

Choice Hotels launches new initiative to help Choice-branded hotels achieve superior levels of cleanliness

Enhances best practice guidance for cleaning, disinfecting, hygiene and social distancing to help protect the health and safety of guests, franchisees and their employees amid COVID-19 pandemic ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the existing dedication to cleanliness at its nearly 6,000 franchised hotels in the United States, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:… Read the full press release

NBAA welcomed FAA’s approval on regulatory changes to pilot medical certifications, training proficiency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today (April 29, 2020) welcomed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval on regulatory changes to pilot medical certifications, training proficiency and a host of other pressing requirements for business aviation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. NBAA has continually advocated for the accommodations to… Read the full press release

Marriott International to roll out enhanced technology to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment

Company to roll out enhanced technology to help counter virus spread; new multi-pronged platform details increased safety measures for guests and associates BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), which for 92 years has been recognized as a hospitality leader for its commitment to quality, exacting standards, and rigorous training,… Read the full press release

Front-line workers praised for keeping Oakland International Airport functional during the subsequent pandemic

Shelter-in-place shifts focus to essential operations amid travel declines Oakland, CA, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — At Oakland International Airport, runways and taxiways are open and in active use. Terminals are operational, and air cargo activity has increased with new goods movement demands. Travel that is deemed “non-essential” is legal but is discouraged as… Read the full press release

Pinehurst Resort Temporary Closure & Trip Cancellations Through Golf Trip Junkie

Pinehurst, NC, 2020-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Pinehurst Resort, one of the leading golf resorts has decided to temporarily shut down lodging and dining options to the public, leaving available the take-out option. The golf courses remain open for members and public play but with the mention… Read the full press release

Airline alliances call on governments and stakeholders or extraordinary support amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on governments and stakeholders to take action to alleviate the unprecedented challenges faced by the global airline industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three global alliances, which represent… Read the full press release