AHLA announces a 230 percent increase in members participating in the 5-Star Promise

One Year After Announcing 5-Star Promise, 230% Increase In Participating Hotel Companies WASHINGTON, USA, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — One year after a historic announcement pledging to increase safety and security at America’s hotels, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (October 7, 2019) announced a 230 percent increase in members participating in the 5-Star Promise,… Read the full press release

SFO conducts annual full-scale emergency drill to ensure highest level of readiness

Simulated terror attack tests emergency response, coordination between agencies SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) completed its annual emergency exercise today (October 2, 2019), simulating a terrorist attack involving chemical weapons on board an aircraft to test emergency procedures for communication, incident command, and coordination between multiple… Read the full press release

Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport get priority access at the airport security line

Passengers will get priority access at airport security Boston, Massachusetts, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport will now get priority access at the airport security line. This new incentive is part of Massport’s commitment to encourage more passengers to use High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs) to the… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport further improve its Transfer Security Screening Capacity with new initiative

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport’s commitment to providing a seamless transfer experience for its passengers and maintaining world-class standards of security has led to an initiative to further improve its transfer product. HIA has increased security screening capacity and reduced queuing time in its transfer areas. It has also further… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport helps raise awareness of the serious implications of disruptive behaviour at the Airport or on board an aircraft

Bristol, UK, 2019-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers travelling through Bristol Airport from Thursday 5 September will see a new awareness programme entitled Get On Board. The initiative will help raise awareness of the serious implications of disruptive behaviour at the Airport or on board an aircraft. Bristol Airport is already committed to the UK… Read the full press release

Innovative Travel Solutions by Vancouver International Airport announces next-generation kiosks transform border security at Barbados’ International Airport

Innovative technology expedites clearance process and improves passenger experience Richmond, B.C., 2019-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 26, 2019), Innovative Travel Solutions by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announced the expansion of the border control program at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados with a total of 48 biometric-enabled kiosks now in use. This partnership utilizes… Read the full press release

Boeing launches new navigation service to enhance efficient flight deck operations for pilots

Wideroe integrates first-in-market tailored Jeppesen navigation charts to enhance information access for pilots, available through multiple hardware displays on Embraer E2 aircraft ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is offering a new navigation service to enhance efficient flight deck operations for pilots. Jeppesen Tailored Charts for Avionics is being introduced initially… Read the full press release

JAL renews in-flight safety video

Focusing on Concrete and Realistic Images to Promote Safety Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The JAL Group has been implementing specific measures to Rebuild Safety and a Sense of Security, as outlined in the company`s Medium Term Management Plan. As part of the continued efforts, the company announced the decision to renew the in-flight… Read the full press release

AHLA, IHLA APPLAUD PASSAGE OF BILL REQUIRING EMPLOYEE SAFETY DEVICES FOR HOTEL EMPLOYEES

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (August 13, 2019)  commended Governor Pritzker for signing the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act included in SB0075 the Workforce Transparency Act, which includes anti-sexual harassment policies and provides employee safety devices to hotel associates. “In a business of people taking care of… Read the full press release

Governor Reynolds, Senator Ernst and AHLA partner to raise awareness on unified approach to combatting human trafficking

DES MOINES, Iowa, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 13, 2019), Governor Kim Reynolds and Senator Joni Ernst are partnering the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to raise awareness across the state for a unified approach to combatting human trafficking. As part of this effort,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reiterates its commitment to eliminate Human Trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 30, 2019) reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum for the airline’s more than 59,000 Employees designed to bring greater awareness to the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking. The course is being launched today… Read the full press release

With The Lure Of High Threadcount Sheets After A Day Trekking, Luxury Travel Blogger THE BOUTIQUE ADVENTURER Champions Chic Solo Explorations

LONDON, 2019-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — London-based Australian, Amanda O’Brien, aka The Boutique Adventurer has found her niche.  With an 800% increase in followers in two short years¹, The Boutique Adventurer is delivering to an enthusiastic and growing number of explorers who choose to travel alone.  Amanda’s fellow female travellers are seeking off-the-beaten-track adventures… Read the full press release

ALPA: The Safe Skies Act Would Ensure Cargo Pilots Are Sufficiently Rested Before Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 today (July 23, 2019) announced renewed efforts to achieve one level of safety for all-cargo pilots and… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport becomes the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two new state-of-the-art High Reach Extendable Turret fire tenders

Shannon, Ireland, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — New-era for Shannon Airport Police and Fire Service after major investment and recruitment programme Shannon the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two high-tech HRET fire tenders Wednesday, 24 July 2019: Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, has become the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Delta Air Lines First Officer Matt Clark with Aviation Security Award

Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Aviation Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (July 18, 2019) recognized Delta Air Lines First Officer Matt Clark with its Aviation Security Award for his innumerable accomplishments in enhancing aviation safety and security. First Officer Clark was presented with… Read the full press release

ALPA releases new white paper highlighting proven safety benefits of having two pilots on the flight deck

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Capt. Joe DePete, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), released a new white paper today (July 17, 2019) highlighting the proven safety benefits that having at least two pilots on the flight deck provide to our nation’s aviation system. The document, released in conjunction with the Association’s… Read the full press release

Accor adopts the European Chicken Commitment

Paris, France, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces today (July 12, 2019) that the Group has adopted the European Chicken Commitment* and has committed to reach the higher welfare standards by 2026 for 100% of the broiler chicken in its European supply chain. The European Chicken Commitment is built on a collective agreement… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport received the highest rating of “very good” from CAA for disability access

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has received the highest rating of “very good” from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for disability access. The CAA has today (Thursday 11 July 2019) published its fourth annual report on the disability access of the UK’s largest airports, spanning a 12-month reporting period… Read the full press release

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