ALPA joins the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) to fight human trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 12, 2019), the world’s largest airline pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced a new partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fight human trafficking through… Read the full press release

CLEAR launched at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — CLEAR, the secure identity company using biometrics to build a frictionless and secure world, launched at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), the 30th airport in its nationwide network. With CLEAR, travelers can verify their identity with a tap of the finger or the blink of an eye… Read the full press release

Lufthansa equips all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur

Mobile ECG system will improve medical care for emergencies on all long-haul Lufthansa flights Assists cockpit crews when making decisions regarding medical emergencies Also new: Lufthansa passengers can now book medical travel assistance COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul… Read the full press release

IATA’s Nick Careen speaks at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the ground handling industry to focus on three priorities to effectively accommodate the expanding demand for air travel and air cargo. The three priorities are; Continuing to put safety first; Implementing global standards; Accelerating the speed of innovation and process… Read the full press release

Leipzig/Halle Airport organised a specialist international conference on “Humanitarian Logistics”

Schkeuditz, Germany, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Leipzig/Halle Airport, working with the Volga-Dnepr Group and the Akkon University of Human Sciences, organised a specialist international conference on topics related to “Humanitarian Logistics” on 21 May this year. About 60 representatives from research institutes, government and non-government organisations, logistics companies, airports as well as airlines attended… Read the full press release

PATA hosted Human Capacity Building Programme with the theme ‘Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management’ in Sabah, Malaysia

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — With the continued success of the PATA Human Capacity Building Programme, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to have organised another Human Capacity Building Programme with the theme ‘Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management’ at the Marriott Hotel Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The event, hosted by the… Read the full press release

Ryanair becomes the first european Airline to introduce world leading pilot training safety app

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (15 May) announced a six-year deal with CEFA Aviation, a leader in flight safety and pilot training software and services, to provide world first cloud-based mobile service CEFA AMS (Aviation Mobile Services) for Ryanair’s pilot training programmes. With this new partnership, launched… Read the full press release

O’Hare and Midway recognized with the 2018-2019 Balchen/Post Award for expertly maintaining safe and operational airfields this winter

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare and Midway International Airports have been recognized with the 2018-2019 Balchen/Post Award for excellence in the performance of airport snow and ice removal by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Chicago’s airports were among only 19 airports across the country to be recognized for expertly maintaining safe and operational airfields during snow and ice events this past winter season…. Read the full press release

CVG wins the Air Carrier Safety Award as part of 2018 FAA Southern Region Airports Division Safety Awards

Erlanger, Ky., 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has been named the winner of the Air Carrier Safety Award as part of 2018 FAA Southern Region Airports Division Safety Awards that took place last evening. According to the FAA, “this program offers us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the… Read the full press release

Gerry’s dnata achieves IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, the leading ground services provider in Pakistan, has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security. The company has achieved IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Pakistan, and obtained ISAGO Station Accreditation at Karachi International Airport following successful completion… Read the full press release

Currently accepting safari booking for wildebeest migration in Tanzania

Booking safari ideas prepared by Premier safari operator Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris in Tanzania. Arusha, Tanzania, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Wildebeest migration is the annual migration of giant herds of Gnu, Zebras, Grant gazelle, thompson to North Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya. Usually migration cross mara river between August and September, this is spectacular… Read the full press release

AHLA launches a month-long campaign to raise public awareness on sexual assault

Month-Long Campaign Kicks Off With a Demonstration of Solidarity from AHLA’s 2019 Board of Directors SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is launching a month-long campaign along with member companies and national partners to raise public awareness… Read the full press release

Key points on trekking Kilimanjaro and successful summit climb tips

Arusha, Tanzania, 2019-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Tips for successful climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, brought to you by Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris Ltd. A – Mental and physical preparation: Prepare psychologically and be positive that you can. If you work in office regularly, spare some time for gym exercise to stretch muscles and increase lung capacity… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport fire station handed over

Mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy McCann and Partners completed the MEP design for a £5m state of the art fire station at Bristol Airport, which has now been handed over. Bristol, UK, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — This is the latest in a series of developments that McCann and Partners have and will be undertaking… Read the full press release

Firefighting apprentices land permanent roles at George Best Belfast City Airport

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has added two new firefighters to its team following the successful completion of its ‘High Flyers Apprenticeship’ programme. Katie Wilgar, aged 20 from East Belfast, and Dean McGlade, aged 23 from Carrickfergus, have become the latest recruits to find employment with the… Read the full press release

It was a buck’s party that went horribly wrong… Aussie traveller takes out Fast Cover Travel Insurance and saves $87, 171.70 on medical and out of pocket holiday costs

Aussies Thailand Bucks Party turns into Family Nightmare SYDNEY, Australia, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — House prices are almost the same as medical attention overseas! Aussie battler racks up a $87, 171.70 travel insurance claim. Mitchell Magro’s life was in jeopardy from the minute he arrived in Ko Samui, Thailand. Both his lungs collapsed followed… Read the full press release

Athens Airport becomes the first airport in Europe to trial facial biometrics solution, SITA Smart Path

Greece’s largest airport becomes Europe’s first to use biometric identity at security. Athens, Greece, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying with Aegean Airlines from Athens International Airport are being offered a faster, more efficient journey through the airport by merely scanning their face at check-in and at security points. Athens Airport has become the… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways provides enhanced safety training to flight attendants with latest VR technology developed by NEC Corporation

Airline maintains its technological leadership with latest initiative. ANA incorporates advanced technological solutions developed by NEC to continue setting the standard for in-flight service. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has begun using the latest virtual reality (VR) technology developed… Read the full press release

Oman Air hosted an engaging forum on Emergency Response Planning

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, recently hosted an engaging forum on Emergency Response Planning which took place at Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) auditorium. The forum was conducted by a team of Malaysian Airlines officials who had flown in from Kuala Lumpur,… Read the full press release

Marriott International will provide a live webcast of its upcoming Security Analyst Meeting

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today (03/12/2019) it will provide a live webcast of its upcoming Security Analyst Meeting.   The webcast will be available on Monday, March 18, 2019 from approximately 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Eastern Time (EDT). Topics to be discussed at the meeting… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport announces the opening of two brand-new fire stations at the eastern and western sections of the airport grounds

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The 145-strong fire department at Brussels Airport now operates from two brand-new fire stations, which are located in the eastern and western sections of the airport grounds. The low-energy fire stations are specifically designed for responding to emergency situations and provide plenty of space for housing the fire… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport first to purchase veriScan as airport-wide biometric aircraft boarding solution Washington, D.C., USA, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Monday that Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) recently awarded it a contract for implementation of an Airports Authority-designed biometric screening system known as veriScan™. The… Read the full press release

ACI World releases the first edition of its ACI Combatting Human Trafficking Handbook

Free resource draws on experience of airports that are already taking action Montreal, Canada, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (March 4, 2019) published the first edition of its ACI Combatting Human Trafficking Handbook, a free resource providing real-life examples of the work that airports are doing to help in… Read the full press release

IATA at AVSEC World conference in Miami: stakeholders must focus on global standards, information-sharing, risk-based analysis and emerging threats to secure aviation

Miami, FL, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of evolving security threats and the forecast doubling of passenger demand to reach 8.2 billion by 2037. “Flying is secure. But keeping it that way… Read the full press release

Emirates introduces new navigation technique that enhances safety and results in more efficient operations

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Flight Operations has developed a new navigation technique that allows the airline to carry additional cargo into Kabul International airport. The innovative missed-approach procedure developed by the airline has replaced an older technique that required cargo bound for Kabul to be offloaded in Dubai during low-cloud… Read the full press release

Toronto Pearson’s Fire & Emergency Services marks Heart Month with the installation of over 250 new Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)

Major enhancement of emergency preparedness measures underway at Toronto Pearson, protecting airport community and passengers with new training and equipment TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Coinciding with Heart Month in Canada, Toronto Pearson’s Fire & Emergency Services has completed a total overhaul of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Canada’s largest airport. The program… Read the full press release

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog teams to bring enjoyment and help alleviate the anxiety of passengers at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Fifteen Therapy Dog Teams Join the Welcome Team Volunteer Program at Canada’s Largest Airport TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Toronto Pearson International Airport and the St. John Ambulance (SJA) Therapy Dog Program are partnering to bring the friendly faces of 15 therapy dog teams to YYZ. As part of the Toronto Pearson Welcome… Read the full press release

WTTC and IBMATA partner to enhance border security with biometric technology

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security. WTTC represents the global private sector of… Read the full press release

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® to serve guests prestigious Vero Still and Sparkling water fleetwide starting this spring

Transition to Vero Water® purification system will eliminate approximately 2 million plastic water bottles annually across the Regent fleet MIAMI, Fla, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cruise line, today (Feb. 11, 2019)  announced it will serve guests prestigious Vero Still and Sparkling water  fleetwide starting this spring. Vero is… Read the full press release

ACI World publishes new Advisory Bulletin for airports on drone-related disruption to aircraft operations

New Advisory Bulletin on drone-related disruption to aircraft operations published Montreal, Canada, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (January 28, 2019) published an Advisory Bulletin to help airports address the risks posed by drone-related disruption to aircraft operations. ACI World believes that, while regulators and police will likely be… Read the full press release