Restart a Heart Day, George Best Belfast City Airport supports ‘At the Heart of the Game’ CPR and AED awareness campaign

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This Restart a Heart Day, George Best Belfast City Airport is funding 20 state-of-the-art automated external defibrillator (AED) trainers for ‘At the Heart of the Game’, a new CPR and AED awareness campaign designed to educate youth members of hockey clubs across Northern Ireland in lifesaving… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines teams up with Golden Door to bring health-focused meals and well-being options to its flights between Singapore and the USA

Singapore, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today (13 October 2021) announced a partnership with world-renowned health and wellness retreat Golden Door, which is based in California, the United States of America (USA). With healthy travel a priority for everyone who flies, this partnership will bring a new roster of health-focused meals,… Read the full press release

miDiagnostics’ ultra-fast PCR test and new breath sampler to be trialed in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In the past year miDiagnostics has been working on the development of an ultra-fast PCR test based on imec technology, to detect COVID-19, with a test result in less than 15 minutes. In cooperation with Brussels Airport, this nasal-swab ultra-fast PCR test, as well as the new… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group expands quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane network to 14 cities

Singapore, 2021-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group today (09 October 2021) expanded its quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network to 14 cities, with additional points expected to be announced in the coming weeks. This comes as Singapore widened its VTL arrangements to include Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport teams up with QualSafe to train first aid instructors to become specialist mental health first aiders

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2021-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Mental Health Day, George Best Belfast City Airport is partnering with QualSafe, one of the UK’s largest Ofqual regulated awarding organisations, to upskill three in-house first aid instructors to become specialist mental health first aiders. With 1 in 4 people in the UK likely… Read the full press release

Finnair to offer PCR testing expanding its COVID-19 testing service

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair expands its corona testing service and will also offer PCR testing at a price of 99 euros. A negative corona test certificate is a prerequisite for entry in several countries, especially if the passenger has not been fully vaccinated. Finnair has previously introduced rapid antigen testing… Read the full press release

ANA Cargo joins Pharma.Aero

By participating in Pharma.Aero, ANA aims to provide global standards and high quality pharmaceutical transportation ANA has been certified IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV PHARMA) since 2017 TOKYO, JAPAN, 2021-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA Cargo has joined Pharma.Aero, a non-profit organization that works to improve end-to-end air… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s well-known brands team up to support “Doing it for Each Other” vaccination campaign

Auckland, New Zealand, 2021-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Some of New Zealand’s most well-known brands have joined forces to boost vaccination rates among Aucklanders. Backed by Auckland Airport, the “Doing it for Each Other” campaign is being supported by The Warehouse, Spark, Torpedo7, Noel Leeming, Pullman Rotorua, Vodafone, TheMarket.com, Haier, Sky Television, 2degrees, Sofitel… Read the full press release

Operational milestone: Emirates SkyCargo transports more than 400 million kilos of pharmaceuticals in the last 5 years

More than 400 million kilos (400,000 tonnes) of pharma transported in the last 5 years by Emirates SkyCargo Carrier announces transport of more than 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 75 destinations through Dubai Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the global leader in the air transport of… Read the full press release

KLM to restrict unvaccinated crew flying to destinations requiring obligatory vaccination to enter

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting 14 September, KLM is requesting that all KLM flight personnel who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 and who cannot, therefore, meet the entry requirements set by certain countries, report their vaccination status to KLM Health Services. KLM Health Services will register this as a travel restriction,… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to subsidise ExpressTest operated on-site COVID-19 screening centres

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is supporting Britain’s return to travel by offering passengers significantly cheaper PCR tests, after announcing it would subsidise its on-site COVID-19 screening centres, operated by ExpressTest. Two centres currently operate from Gatwick; a drive-in option located within the airport’s Perimeter Road South (RH6 0PQ) car… Read the full press release

Asian tourism leaders: the right policy measures and strong coordination can allow destinations to start safely welcoming back international visitors

Tourism leaders from across Asia and the Pacific have met to plan the sector’s restart and recovery even as borders remain closed throughout the region. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The 33rd Joint meeting of the World Tourism Organization’s Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and its Commission for South Asia (14 September 2021) came… Read the full press release

AGS Airports Ltd, owner of Aberdeen and Glasgow Airports, comments on Scottish Government’s private testing announcement

Aberdeen, UK, 2021-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to Friday afternoon’s announcement from the Scottish Government that passengers arriving or returning to Scotland from green or amber list countries will soon be able to use private sector testing facilities, a spokesman for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Aberdeen and Glasgow Airports, said: “Whilst… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus launches new tool to remove confusion regarding travel restrictions and entry requirements

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With consumer confidence in travel slowly returning, Aer Lingus has introduced a new digital Travel Support Tool designed to remove confusion regarding travel restrictions and entry requirements for all Aer Lingus destinations. The interactive tool on aerlingus.com, powered by Sherpa, allows Aer Lingus customers to search destinations and retrieve up-to-date… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to accept IATA Travel Pass to confirm pre-departure COVID-19 test results for departing and arriving passengers starting 30th of September 2021. Eventually this… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality partners with hygiene products supplier IBC Europe to add a special anti-microbial nano coating to all hotel surfaces

Group-wide nano coating project for the permanent protective sealing of surfaces which are frequently touched Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has gone the extra mile to safeguard the well-being of its guests and staff. The company has joined forces with the Frankfurt-based hygiene products supplier IBC Europe GmbH… Read the full press release

Gulf Air extends IATA Travel Pass trial to include flights from Bahrain to Dubai, Frankfurt and Paris

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2021-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has extended the IATA Travel Pass trial to include more routes after the initial kick-off on flights from Bahrain to Athens, London and Singapore flights. Starting from today (August 14, 2021), the airline will include… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotels’ BE Health programme now extended with broader scope

HEALTH IS CONTAGIOUS: KEMPINSKI HOTELS RELAUNCHES ITS BE HEALTH CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMME BY OPENING ITS SCOPE Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — After seven years since initiating its corporate social responsibility programme, BE Health, Kempinski Hotels has decided to fully rework the details and guidelines in order to open the scope of… Read the full press release

YVR voted best airport in North America and earns first COVID-19 Airport Excellence Award

YVR voted best airport in North America for 12th consecutive year, and earns the first COVID-19 Airport Excellence Award, the only Canadian airport to be recognized. Richmond, B.C., 2021-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 10, 2021), Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated being named Best Airport in North America for a record 12 years… Read the full press release

Emirates scales up its operations as travel restrictions continue to ease

Airline to operate 73 weekly flights to four gateways in the UK by mid-October with recent placement of UAE on amber list London Heathrow operations restored to six daily flights by October Restoration and scaling-up of operations across 29 cities on close to 270 flights in line with demand, another milestone in airline’s recovery DUBAI, UAE, 2021-Aug-12… Read the full press release

SFO surpasses 30,000 vaccine doses administered

Over 30,000 vaccines administered; fastest-growing category is foreign visitor SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) surpasses 30,000 vaccine doses administered at the Airport this week, a clear trend has emerged: more and more foreign travelers are making vaccination a part of their visit to San… Read the full press release

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

Convenient COVID-19 testing service now available at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katalyst Laboratories has partnered with Nuffield Health and Bristol Airport to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the airport. All tests are analysed at the on-site laboratory run by Nuffield Health with tests provided by Katalyst Laboratories, a government authorised distributor of SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific successfully trials the Commons Project’s CommonPass app on two live flights between Hong Kong and Singapore

Moving a step closer to hassle-free international air travel Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to demonstrate the viability of digital health passes by successfully conducting two live flight trials involving volunteer customers travelling between Hong Kong and Singapore using The Commons Project’s CommonPass app earlier this month. The… Read the full press release

Travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates

Airline flying close to 40 popular quarantine-free destinations Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers who have procrastinated making plans for the summer or who are still pondering where to take their long-awaited holiday now have the opportunity to book travel to quarantine-free destinations with Emirates. Customers can book their summer holiday with… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Canadian government to further ease border restrictions

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes today’s (19 July 2021) decision by the government of Canada to further ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated* passengers. Eligible US citizens and permanent US residents arriving from the US will be permitted to enter Canada as of 9 August and… Read the full press release

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow partner to make travel for fully vaccinated customers quick and easy

Later this week customers travelling on selected flights from the US, Caribbean and Europe to London Heathrow will be invited to take part in a proving trial to support the Government in lifting some of the most onerous restrictions for travellers arriving from ‘amber list’ countries Fully vaccinated travellers of all nationalities will be able… Read the full press release

Finnair to discontinue COVID-19 certificates requirements for passengers flying to Finland

Finnair has informed it will be discontinuing requirements for COVID-19 certificates for passengers that are flying to Finland staring July 12th. Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair states in its press release on July 7th, that the airline will no longer require COVID-19 certificates from passengers flying to Finland. Before, Finnair has… Read the full press release

150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines flown on Emirates aircraft

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — July 6, 1885 was a historic date for modern medicine and treatment. This was the day when Louis Pasteur administered the first attenuated vaccine to a human patient. Over the next 135 years, the development of vaccines for various diseases grew by leaps and bounds. Most recently,… Read the full press release

dnata ready for busy summer months at Dubai International (DXB)

Enhanced safety measures ensure smooth journey for travellers Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — As restrictions ease and countries open up for international travel, airlines gradually expand their operations and network globally. The summer of 2021 is expected to be busy at Dubai International (DXB) and the dnata team are prepared to deliver… Read the full press release