Gerry’s dnata wins award for achieving the highest safety standards in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, Pakistan’s largest ground services provider, has won a prestigious award for achieving the highest safety standards. The company has been recognised for its industry-leading health & safety risk assessment and control procedures at the 7th International Environment, Health & Safety Awards. Syed Haris Raza, vice… Read the full press release

SITA acquires digital solutions specialist for aviation safety and efficiency

SITA takes the lead in deploying predictive data analytics for co-innovating with customer airlines and airports to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel savings. Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, today (13 Jul, 2021) announced the acquisition of Safety Line S.A.S., the Paris based… Read the full press release

IATA launches self-registration portal for IATA Travel Pass Lab Network

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a self-registration portal to make it easier for COVID-19 testing labs to join the IATA Travel Pass Lab Network. IATA’s Lab Network provides a list of eligible lab locations around the globe so that travelers can easily find a… Read the full press release

Liverpool John Lennon Airport earns ICAO recognition for its COVID-secure operation measures

London, UK, 2021-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has received international recognition for the measures it has put in place to provide a COVID-secure operation to protect its passengers and employees. Having worked closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Public Health England, LJLA is one of only a… Read the full press release

British Airways provides customers access to discounted Covid-19 PCR tests in the comfort of their own home

British Airways adds Wren Healthcare to list of Covid-19 discounted testing providers for customers on ba.com, offering at home tests administered by a specialist Airline’s customers have access to Covid-19 tests through a wide range of providers starting from £33 for antigen and £40.41 for PCR Customers can select from different test types to suit needs… Read the full press release

BodyHoliday St. Lucia welcomes international guests again, with 60% of team members vaccinated to date – offering a safe, personalised wellness experience

BodyHoliday St. Lucia welcomes international guests again, with 60% of team members vaccinated to date - offering a safe, personalised wellness experience

Saint Lucia, 2021-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — BodyHoliday St. Lucia, consistently rated among the top spa resorts worldwide, is delighted to welcome international guests again from 13th May. Prioritising safety for both team members and guests, Sunswept Resorts (BodyHoliday and sister property Rendezvous) hosted a health fair and vaccination drive in April in conjunction… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality takes comprehensive hygiene concept to a new level with introduction of Luca app and nano coatings in hotels

Luca app/nano coating in hotels/vaccination programme for staff Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is taking its comprehensive hygiene concept to a new level in order to allow safe travel in coronavirus-affected times. Guest registration using the Luca app will be introduced, and special nano coatings will be applied… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces Seven Seas Splendor cruising from the UK beginning September 2021

Originally Planned European Sailings Anticipated to Go Ahead withFirst Voyage Around the UK Multi-Layered SailSAFE™ Health & Safety Program Implemented to Guide Restart MIAMI, FL, 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises® today (April 28, 2021) announced its return to sailing with Seven Seas Splendor cruising from the UK beginning September 2021. The voyage will mark… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways Certified with the highest level 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways has been Certified with the highest level 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating, becoming one of just six airlines worldwide to currently achieve this top recognition. The SKYTRAX COVID-19 Airline Safety Accreditation is regarded as a global benchmark for evaluating COVID-19 safe travel. The COVID-19 Safety… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Dettol to help keep customers and colleagues safe

British Airways and Dettol partner to offer customers a range of Dettol products in the air and on the ground The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine supports the partnership   London, UK, 2021-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (16 February 2021) announced it will be partnering with trusted and… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines awarded certified Platinum status in new health safety audit

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying recognized Spirit Airlines with certified Platinum status in new health safety audit.   MIRAMAR, Fla., 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) was awarded Platinum status by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Health Safety initiative powered by SimpliFlying for the airline’s efforts in ensuring the highest standards of… Read the full press release

Hyatt resorts in Latin America offers complimentary on-property COVID-19 testing for guests traveling to the U.S.

New on-property COVID-19 tests and special Travel Delay Rate offer peace of mind and convenience for travelers visiting Hyatt hotels in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and South America CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Driven by Hyatt’s purpose of care and to support the wellbeing of guests, World of Hyatt members and… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines earns Diamond rating in the Global Airline Health And Safety Audit

Singapore, 2021-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been awarded the Diamond rating – the highest level attainable – in the APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying audit of global airlines. The audit, which was jointly conducted by industry body Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and aviation strategy firm SimpliFlying, involved a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways achieves 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

The industry’s most prestigious safety benchmark follows a rigorous audit of Qatar Airways’ COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards Hamad International Airport was the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the first… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport expands coronavirus testing capacity

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As of tomorrow (Thursday), coronavirus testing capacity at the Zurich Airport testing centre is to be expanded through the addition of provider Ender Diagnostics. The COVID tests offered by this service will be carried out via saliva samples rather than nasal swabs. Test results will be available… Read the full press release

Checkport Schweiz AG to operate PCR testing facility at Zurich Airport

Starting tomorrow, 7 January 2021, Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG will be operating a PCR testing facility at Zurich Airport. The novelty: Enders Diagnostics’ PCR tests are carried out by saliva sample and not by nasal swab and the test result is available within only 5 hours, instead of 24 to 48 hours as with… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport’s epidemiological measures earns ACI accreditation

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Council International (ACI) has reviewed Budapest Airport’s epidemiological measures, and officially declared Ferenc Liszt International Airport as accredited in the program established by the council, aimed at restarting aviation. This means that the airport operator continuously safeguards the health of those at the airport, based on… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport installs new Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks

Automated Passport Control kiosks in United States Customs and Border Protection area. Edmonton, AB, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Passenger health and safety continues to be the top priority for Edmonton International Airport and new machines being installed are using the power of UV-C light to help reduce COVID-19 risks in travel. Edmonton International… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes Iconic A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa services after thorough health and safety review

Iconic A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa services re-open after a thorough health and safety review Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is rolling out a redesigned onboard experience. The celebrated A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa have resumed operations with the introduction of additional health and safety measures. The airline has… Read the full press release

IATA: The key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic COVID-19 testing of all travelers before departure

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil… Read the full press release

Recognized medical and scientific experts recommend 74 steps for cruise operators to follow in order to mitigate COVID-19 risks

Healthy Sail Panel recommends 74 detailed steps to safeguard the health of guests, crew and communities MIAMI, FL, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — New recommendations from a panel of globally recognized medical and scientific experts say that by relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures – including the testing of guests and crew members… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces partnership with leading personal care brand EO

Partnership expands Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and wellness SEATTLE, WASHINGTON DC, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Aug. 20, 2020) announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered… Read the full press release

All Hyatt hotels in the Americas to require face coverings within indoor public areas

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — At Hyatt, the safety and security of our colleagues and guests is always a top priority. Guided by our purpose – to care for people so they can be their best – and following medical expert guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Hyatt hotels in… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport’s international terminal to be separated into two zones to protect the health and safety of passengers

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport’s international terminal will be separated into two zones as part of a plan to protect the health and safety of people flying to and from countries with which New Zealand has formed a safe travel bubble. In anticipation of a safe air corridor being… Read the full press release

Hyatt hotels in the U.S. and Canada to require face coverings within indoor public areas

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — At Hyatt, the safety and security of our colleagues and guests is always a top priority. Guided by our purpose – to care for people so they can be their best – and following medical expert guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, beginning Monday, July 27,… Read the full press release

Heathrow kicked off a number of pioneering technologies to provide long-lasting protection from COVID-19

Heathrow rolls out raft of anti-viral measures at key touchpoints to protect passengers, reducing the risk of transmission when travelling Some of the measures being rolled out include UV cleaning robots, anti-viral disinfecting wraps and sealants and 100 hygiene-technicians The airport has conducted an overhaul of the entire passenger journey setting out plans for more… Read the full press release

Emirates resumes flights to Tehran, Guangzhou, Addis Ababa and Oslo

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Tehran (from 17 July), Guangzhou (from 25 July), Addis Ababa (from 1 August), and Oslo (from 4 August), expanding connectivity for customers with these latest cities rejoining its network across the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Europe. This… Read the full press release

dnata USA earns IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration

Orlando, USA, 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security in the USA. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata USA the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, following the successful completion… 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