Genting Cruise Lines’ ‘Cruise As You Wish’ assurance for Dream Cruises and Star Cruises

Enjoy flexibility and convenience with 48-Hour Cancelation Option and receive 100% future cruise credit Singapore, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Genting Cruise Lines announces its ‘Cruise As You Wish’ assurance via its flexible and convenient booking options for Dream Cruises and Star Cruises to assist guests in their decisions to cruise and most importantly… Read the full press release

UNWTO creates Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by COVID-19 and all participants accepted an invitation… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

Airline alliances call on governments and stakeholders or extraordinary support amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on governments and stakeholders to take action to alleviate the unprecedented challenges faced by the global airline industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three global alliances, which represent… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to reduce flight capacity on offer by up to 50 per cent

Temporary decommissioning of all A380s under consideration Extensive savings programme launched COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the resulting drastic decline in bookings as well as numerous flight cancellations Lufthansa Group decided to reduce the flight capacity on offer even more… Read the full press release

Southwest implements aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the CDC and WHO

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Southwest Team works throughout the day to execute an aircraft cleaning program built upon standing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) which is designed with Customer Safety and comfort in mind. As part of the program,… Read the full press release

Emirates implements enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection on all aircraft from Dubai regardless of route Peace of mind on travel plans with fee waivers for booking changes Offers Skywards members ability to retain status with reduced tier travel requirement Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Group now allows guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure

MIAMI, FL, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — With COVID-19 adding uncertainty to travel plans around the world, Royal Caribbean Group said it will give guests greater control over their vacation decisions, allowing guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure. The “Cruise With Confidence” policy allows guests on Royal Caribbean International,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways provides customers with maximum flexibility to alter their booking date free of charge

Airline’s customers can alter their booking date free of charge or receive a travel voucher in case their plans change DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new commercial policy to provide customers with maximum flexibility to suit their travel plans. Passengers that have booked or will book flights… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo partners with Accuity to automate and streamline its regulatory compliance screening operations

Air cargo carrier signs multi-year deal with Accuity to optimise its sanctions compliance and export control programs Dubai / London, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, announced that it is working with Accuity, the leading global provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions,… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin 2020 cancelled

Berlin, Germany, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place. Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible health authority of… Read the full press release

Life Holidays: The Planner of Your Dream Vacation

Life Holidays Presents Exciting Holiday Offers on Switzerland and Singapore Tour Packages   PUNE, India, 2020-Mar-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The world is filled with a wide variety of beauty, romanticism, wonders, and joy. To fill the ultimate warmth of that existence, you must go far away from home. Probably, this yearning is the… Read the full press release

Qantas celebrates 100 years of its history with a new safety video featuring 100-year time lapse from the 1920s to present day

Sydney, Australia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has unveiled a new safety video featuring ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history. The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical settings, including… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces temporary hold and schedule adjustments to its operations to South Korea and Iran

DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is making temporary hold and schedule adjustments to its operations to South Korea and Iran until further notice due to significant operational challenges caused by entry restrictions imposed by certain countries. An ongoing review of operations will be conducted regularly with the intention to reinstate… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport commences screening of passengers arriving from the northern Italian provinces

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — In accordance with the authority decision made today (2020.02.24), Budapest Airport has commenced measuring the body temperature of passengers arriving from the northern Italian provinces. The first two affected flights were Ryanair’s services arriving from Treviso at 15:30 and Bergamo at 16:05. None of the passengers were… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport confirms the safety of the runway and its maintenance programme

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has completed a review into two recent runway closures which has confirmed the safety of the runway and its maintenance programme, highlighted factors contributing to the outages and identified opportunities to improve the time taken for maintenance repairs. “The review identified ways in which… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport named one of the safest in the world when it comes to website and mobile application security

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Helsinki Airport is one of the safest in the world when it comes to website and mobile application security, according to recent research by cybersecurity company ImmuniWeb. The report, a comparison of 100 international airports, names three airports that successfully passed all of the tests without a single major issue… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt offers members tier status and benefits extensions in response to COVID-19

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the COVID-19 situation, World of Hyatt today (February 19, 2020) announced that it will be offering members residing in the Asia Pacific region a series of tier status and benefits extensions, including: Qualifying World of Hyatt Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist members will now have… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises updates the itinerary of MSC Bellissima’s 28-night Grand Voyage from the Gulf to Asia

New itinerary includes alternative destinations in United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Thailand to replace cancelled calls to mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan  Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises has updated the itinerary of MSC Bellissima for her forthcoming 28-night Grand Voyage sailing from the Gulf to Asia on March 21st…. Read the full press release

Marco Polo Wuhan opened its doors to help medical professionals perform at their best in addressing the city’s outbreak

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — At a time when much of the world’s spotlight is currently turned towards the novel coronavirus, there is a team of dedicated, round-the-clock individuals who are committed to fighting the good fight, doing what it takes to help medical professionals perform at their best. Led… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport starts construction of two more security screening lanes

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the two new passenger security screening lanes completed last year, Budapest Airport has commenced the construction of two more channels. The works will be completed before the summer peak season, thus taking the total number of screening lanes to 18. Budapest Airport will install two new… Read the full press release

Airports Council International (ACI) World launches new resource to help airports implement an all-inclusive cybersecurity programme

Handbook assists airports to develop cybersecurity resilience programmes Montreal, Canada, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (February 11, 2020) launched a new resource to help airports establish a programme of cyber resilience and maintain robust and efficient cybersecurity defences. The Cybersecurity Implementation Handbook provides airports with a comprehensive overview on… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport conducts temperature check on passengers arriving with direct flights from China

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on the decision of the authorities, all passengers arriving with direct flights from China must have their body temperature checked at Budapest Airport, prior to entering the country. The first flight where passengers will be screened is the Air China service arriving from Beijing, via Minsk,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways suspends flights to mainland China until further notice

DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has taken the decision to suspend flights to mainland China from 3 February until further notice due to significant operational challenges caused by entry restrictions imposed by several countries. An ongoing review of operations will be conducted weekly with the intention to reinstate the flights… Read the full press release

Air Canada temporarily suspending all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2020-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada said today ( Jan. 29, 2020) that following the Government of Canada’s Advisory to avoid non-essential travel to mainland China it is temporarily suspending all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai effective January 30, 2020 until February 29, 2020. Air Canada’s last flights departing Canada will operate today and the return flights will operate from Beijing and Shanghai tomorrow, January 30, 2020. Affected… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces preventive actions by Thai airlines against 2019 novel coronavirus

Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide information on the preventive actions taken by Thai airlines to prevent passengers and employees from being exposed to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), especially on flights from China. Thai Airways International (THAI) and Thai Smile Airways have… Read the full press release

Boeing donates 250,000 medical-grade respiratory masks to local health officials battling coronavirus in China

Donation will be directed to local health officials in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, and Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province of China. CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Jan. 29, 2020) announced a donation of 250,000 medical-grade respiratory masks to address medical supply shortages in China. The masks will be provided to… Read the full press release

SAS suspends all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The safety of our passengers and employees is our highest priority. After evaluating the situation in China regarding the Coronavirus, SAS has decided to suspend all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing, as from tomorrow Friday 31st January, until February 9th. SAS will also close sales… Read the full press release

The Cathay Pacific Group temporarily modifies services to and from destinations in mainland China

Hong kong, China, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group is implementing temporary service modifications on all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights to and from destinations in mainland China effective 30 January 2020 until further notice. This modified service offering is strictly a temporary measure designed to further strengthen our health and safety… Read the full press release

EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Taiwan-based EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020, based on analyses by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC). The latest ranking and assessments were released in the February 2020 edition of Germany’s “AERO International Magazine” on January 14. This honor followed… Read the full press release