EASA releases Proposed Airworthiness Directive for Boeing 737 MAX

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) concerning the Boeing 737 MAX for public consultation, signalling its intention to approve the aircraft to return to Europe’s skies within a matter of weeks. The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded by EASA on March… Read the full press release

ACI welcomes updated ICAO guidance addressing COVID-19 impact on air travel

Further global push for testing to replace quarantine needed Montreal, Canada, 2020-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (10 November 2020) welcomed the updated guidance for states in addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). As parts of… Read the full press release

JAL and ANA announce new accessibility guideline for customers requesting special assistance

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA), under the direct supervision of The Nippon Care-Fit Education Institute, today (Oct 26,2020) announced  a new accessibility guideline for customers requesting special assistance at the airport and during flight and airline employees to ensure a safe and accessible journey… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ robust monitoring, detection and hygiene programme resulted in more than 99.988% of passengers travelling COVID-19-free on board

Since February 2020, just 582 positive cases have been reported across more than 4.6 million passenger flown sectors operated by Qatar Airways The airline reports extremely low numbers of cases on board with more than 37,000 COVID-19-free flights since February 2020 Less than 0.002% of operating cabin crew have been affected by COVID-19, with no… Read the full press release

95% of Accor hotels worldwide already adopted to ALLSAFE cleanliness and hygiene protocols

95% of the Group’s worldwide network UTILIZING ALLSAFE PROTOCOLS; 65% OFFICIALLY LABELLED; remaining properties to be AUDITED by year-end 2020 The Group’s hygiene and cleanliness label provides hotel guests with trust and assurance WHEN THEY TRAVEL, allowing them to feel healthy, safe and confident throughout their stay Paris, France, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

ACI and IATA to governments: coordinated approach to testing can help safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity

Direct financial assistance and coordinated global action on testing needed  Montreal and Geneva, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity and to prevent the… Read the full press release

Finavia introduces new stricter COVID-19 guidelines

Starting from Thursday, 13 October 2020, Finavia will require all passengers and other visitors to Finavia airports to wear a face mask for the entire time they are at the airport. Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia issued a recommendation on the use of face masks five months ago, on 12 May… Read the full press release

ACI: Simulations show that physical distancing at airport security checkpoints reduces capacity by up to 75%

Montreal, Canada, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI World) has today (1 October 2020) released findings of simulations on the impact of applying physical distancing at airport security checkpoints which show capacity could be reduced by up to 75%. These are represented in the Security Checkpoint Modelling videos. Working with EBEA… Read the full press release

Metrolink pledges to take the necessary steps to keep riders and employees safe from the spread of COVID-19

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Metrolink, Southern California’s passenger train service, today (September 9, 2020) joined more than 100 transportation agencies from across the nation in a pledge to take the necessary steps to keep riders and employees safe from the spread of COVID-19. A part of the American Public Transportation… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport implements document check and medical screening to all arriving passengers

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A government decree enters into force at midnight on Tuesday 1 September which only permits foreign citizens to enter Hungary under certain conditions. From 1 September, all arriving passengers are subject to a document check and medical screening at Budapest Airport. Non-exempted foreign citizens who are not… 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

IATA calls for harmonized biosafety measures for passengers across the Middle East as aviation restarts

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent… 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

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

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

UNWTO: Europe leading the way to cautious restart of tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all destinations worldwide (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions,… Read the full press release

3 Days Joining Daily Departure Masai Mara Cheap Budget Safari

Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, 2020-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — DAY 1 NAIROBI – MAASAI MARA This daily departure 3 days joining budget camping safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara departs our Nairobi office for a journey south along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Lunch in Narok and then climb the western… 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

UNWTO releases guidelines to help tourism sector reopen in a safe, seamless and responsible manner

The United Nations specialized agency for tourism releases guidelines for strong and sustainable recovery Recommendations draw on cross-sector expertise of Tourism Crisis Committee Safe, seamless travel and restoring confidence key priorities UNWTO and Google strengthen partnership to promote digital skills and create new opportunities in recovery phase Madrid, Spain, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ —… 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