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

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

Star Alliance and its member airlines unite around common standards and planning tools

Alliance member airlines unite around common standards and planning tools Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — To support efforts in restoring public confidence in air travel, Star Alliance, the world’s largest global airline alliance, and its member airlines have been working on a series of measures to ensure health & hygiene safety of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flight attendants to issue a final notice to guest who refuses to wear a mask

Guests who refuse to wear face coverings on flights could have future travel suspended SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the safety and health of everyone on board its flights, Alaska Airlines announced today (June 30, 2020) that its flight attendants will be able to issue a final notice to any guest… Read the full press release

dnata implements various measures to ensure safety and wellbeing of passengers and employees

Air services provider implements various measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of passengers and staff in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has taken several measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees and passengers and provide travellers with confidence and peace… Read the full press release

Bahrain International Airport rolls out additional health and safety measures to protect passengers and staff

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs Advisory Circular, the Kingdom’s aviation regulator, Bahrain International Airport (BIA) is rolling out additional health and safety measures to protect the wellbeing of passengers and staff at the terminal, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced. The CAA guidelines are in line… Read the full press release

London City Airport welcomes KLM’s resumption of services to Amsterdam Schiphol

LONDON, CITY, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. From 13th July 2020, KLM is set to resume operations between London City Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol. Linking Central London to the capital city… Read the full press release

UNWTO emphasizes need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the sector. UNWTO emphasizes the need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted. The Organization also reiterates the… Read the full press release

SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Gatwick launches range of measures to protect the wellbeing and safety of both passengers and staff

Passenger and staff wellbeing and safety remains top priority at Gatwick as everyone travelling through the airport is required to wear a face covering within the terminals  Hand sanitiser stations, protective screens, regular deep cleaning and social distancing measures in place throughout the airport From 15 June operating hours will increase to 06:00-22:00 and North… 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

Hyatt extends change and cancellation policy

Extending change and cancellation policy for stays through July 31, 2021 CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Guided by its purpose to care for people so they can be their best, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (June 3, 2020) announced an extension to its cancellation policy that will provide further flexibility as… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport starts coronavirus testing for passengers, guests and employees

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has arranged for passengers, guests and employees of third-party organizations to be tested for the coronavirus infection. Testing is taking place currently at the health center at Terminal B and will be available at the health center of Terminal C after the resumption of… 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

Reagan National and Dulles International airports to require protective face coverings

Washington DC, USA, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — In accordance with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s mandate that protective face coverings be worn in indoor public spaces, face coverings will be required for everyone at Reagan National and Dulles International airports beginning Friday, May 29, 2020. All passengers and visitors should wear face coverings inside… 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

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts reinforces several hygiene measures in preparation for the hotels reopening in Portugal

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts implements the “Safe & Clean” Seal of the Portuguese Tourism Board in all properties Brand reinforces several hygiene measures in preparation for the hotels reopening Lisboa, Portugal, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is preparing the gradual hotels reopening in Portugal from June onwards and having in mind… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces new measures to ensure high standard of safety and hygiene on board and on the ground

Dubai UAE, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on board and on the ground. The new measures took effect today (21 May 2020), with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine… 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

SAS introduced several measures aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus during travel

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has introduced a range of measures aimed at meeting new demands in the work to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The safety of passengers and employees always comes first for SAS. Studies show that an extremely small number of infections can be traced to air travel,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality to adapt exemplary hygiene concept and strict restaurant guidelines as it restarts operations

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Management has developed Deutsche Hospitality’s corona exit strategy by drawing up and piloting various scenarios. “We have spent the last few weeks undertaking targeted preparations for the moment when we would be permitted to reopen our hotels,” explained Thomas Willms, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality. “This crisis is… Read the full press release

KLM requires passengers to wear facial protection during boarding and on board

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — As of today, Monday May 11th, wearing facial protection during boarding and on board is mandatory for KLM passengers. Passengers must ensure that they carry the required facial protection with them. Cabin crew will of course also wear facial protection. Facial protection refers to non-medical face masks… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to require passengers to wear gloves and faces coverings

The new guidance will be for all passengers departing or arriving through Manchester Airport Passengers will be asked to wear gloves and also cover their faces, either with face masks or their own clothing The move is designed to demonstrate one way in which air travel can be made safe as passenger numbers start to… 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

IATA supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a critical part of a layered approach to biosecurity to be implemented temporarily when people return to traveling by air. IATA does not support… 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

SJC requires wearing of face covering for members of the public and personnel inside Airport buildings

Enhanced health and safety measure required to protect travelers and employees  San Jose, Calif., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting Monday, May 4, all members of the public and personnel at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) will be required to wear a face covering inside Airport buildings. Acceptable face coverings include a scarf… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces mandatory use of face masks for guests and employees

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance from guests or co-workers, starting May 4…. Read the full press release

Bombardier expects 11,000 employees to return-to-work over the next few weeks

Return-to-work actions in full compliance with the strictest health and safety measures and guidelines Will utilize the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program for the benefit of employees in Canada Montréal, Canada, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) today (April 28, 2020) announced that it has begun the process of recalling most… Read the full press release

Hyatt further enhances operational guidance and resources through its Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment

Focusing on the safety and wellbeing of colleagues and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Hyatt’s commitment includes Global Biorisk Advisory Council accreditation, hotel-level sanitization specialists, and a working group of trusted medical and industry advisors CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Guided by its purpose of care and experience delivering world-class… Read the full press release