International Tourism Set to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Europe and Middle East in 2023: UNWTO Report

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — After stronger than expected recovery in 2022, this year could see international tourism arrivals return to pre-pandemic levels in Europe and the Middle East. Tourists are nonetheless expected to increasingly seek value for money and travel closer to home in response to the challenging economic climate. Based… Read the full press release

LATAM Airlines Group Forecasts Strong Recovery for January 2023

Santiago, Chile, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — LATAM group projects a passenger operation of 85% for January (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) compared to the same period in 2019. The group expects to operate approximately 1,409 domestic and international daily flights during the month, connecting 144 destinations in 22 countries. In terms… Read the full press release

London Gatwick Airport Sees Strong Recovery with 71% of Pre-Pandemic Passenger Numbers in 2022

London, UK, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Annual traffic results published by VINCI Airports show that London Gatwick Airport served 32.8 million passengers in 2022, which represents 71% of pre-pandemic (2019) numbers.  This follows the airport welcoming only 6.3 million passengers in 2021. Gatwick Airport’s strong recovery is further evidenced by its increased long-haul connectivity,… Read the full press release

Air Travel Recovery Continues: IATA Reports 41.3% Increase in Traffic for November 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the air travel recovery continued through November 2022. Total traffic in November 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 41.3% compared to November 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels. International traffic rose 85.2% versus… Read the full press release

International air travel recovery continues in November 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the air travel recovery continued through November 2022. Total traffic in November 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 41.3% compared to November 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels. International traffic rose 85.2% versus… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed tourism leaders’ commitment to place sustainability and inclusivity at the heart of the sector’s restart and recovery

Americas, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has welcomed a pledge made by tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America summit to realign the sector along a path of greater resilience and sustainability. The tourism trade event welcomed the Ministers of Tourism of Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras, alongside high/level representatives of the governments of both Brazil and… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces its updated sustainability strategy as the aviation industry emerges from the pandemic and ramps up to recovery

Heathrow launches Heathrow 2.0: Connecting People and Planet kicking off a decisive decade of difference to help the airport build back better from the pandemic, with carbon reductions and ensuring Heathrow is a great place to live and work top of the agenda Heathrow is already delivering against the goals of its plan, announcing today the airport’s… Read the full press release

New report by PATA and Vynn Capital: digital transformation can drive faster recovery for the travel industry and make it more resilient

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel and tourism industry can accelerate travel recovery and become more resilient by adopting technology solutions according to a new report released today (January 27, 2022) by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Vynn Capital, a Southeast Asia based venture capital firm. The report, The… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines orders 30 additional mainline and regional aircraft as travel industry sees recovery on the horizon

Orders for 30 additional mainline and regional aircraft for flying after recovery; Belize becomes newest international destination added for leisure travelers SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — With recovery on the horizon, Alaska Airlines is taking advantage of strategic opportunities by adding 30 mainline and regional aircraft to fulfill capacity needs in the… Read the full press release

Travel Oregon’s Competitive & Recovery Grant Program awards $2.4 million to projects to support and prepare communities for COVID-19 safe travel

Portland, ORE., 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon has awarded $2,408,264.67 through its Competitive & Recovery Grant Program to support economic recovery by investing in projects that enhance and expand the visitor experience and prepare communities and visitors for COVID-19 safe travel. For this grant cycle, Travel Oregon… Read the full press release