CVG adds robots to increasing number of solutions for contactless travel

Erlanger, KY, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — There are five very noticeable travelers at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. They have two wheels and lots of artificial intelligence. In fact, they’re robots and are among an increasing number of solutions for contactless travel at CVG and other airports. Gita (“short trip” in Italian), wasn’t… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and ExpressTest open brand-new COVID-19 screening centre

Pre-departure and post arrival ExpressTest COVID-19 screening will be available for Gatwick passengers, staff and local residents with results available the next day. The screening facility could also satisfy post arrival requirements for the Government’s expected “test and release” scheme to ease travel restrictions and quarantine. The cost for Gatwick’s air passengers and on-airport staff… Read the full press release

IATA Travel Pass to support the safe reopening of borders

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders. Governments are beginning to use testing as a means of limiting the risks of COVID-19… Read the full press release

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® launch optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial

London, UK, 2020-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial Tuesday, 17 November2020: American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) to London Heathrow (LHR), in a combined effort to scientifically demonstrate… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group will be the first to use Star Alliance Biometrics starting in November

Frankfurt and Munich Airport Collaborate to Enhance the Travel Experience Lufthansa and SWISS Miles & More Members First to Receive Enrollment Capability Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Emirates tops global ranking in safe travel

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has been rated the safest airline in the world in its response to the COVID-19 Pandemic according to the Safe Travel Barometer. The airline, which has set industry-leading safety standards since the resumption of its operations back in May, has topped the ranks with a ‘Safe Travel Score’ of 4.4 out… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport earns “Russia-2020 Transport Security” national award

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport received “Russia-2020 Transport Security” national award for the best implementation of requirements for air transport security at a ceremony held on November 12 in Moscow. The award is given jointly by the by the Transport Security Foundation and the Transport Security Association. “We thank… 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

Outrigger Announces the Reopening of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger on November 13

Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

Waikiki’s First Craft Hotel to Host Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Culinary Event at Maui Brewing Co. on November 18 HONOLULU, 2020-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group, the premier beach resort brand in the world, is pleased to announce the official reopening of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, Hawaii’s first and only craft… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport endorsed as a member of the ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Measures taken by Shannon Group to protect the safety of its passengers and employees at Shannon Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic have been recognised internationally, with the airport receiving a global endorsement from the Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI EUROPE. Following an independent assessment, Shannon… Read the full press release

Viking® completes installation of the first full-scale onboard PCR laboratory

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.viking.com) announced today (November 2, 2020) that it has completed installation of the first full-scale PCR laboratory at sea. This new onboard facility – an industry first – allows for unprecedented testing capacity in the cruise industry, enabling Viking to conduct PCR testing of all… 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

Emirates resumes Iconic A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa services after thorough health and safety review

Iconic A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa services re-open after a thorough health and safety review Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is rolling out a redesigned onboard experience. The celebrated A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa have resumed operations with the introduction of additional health and safety measures. The airline has… 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

Hotel Nikko Bali Launched a New Range of Wedding Services for the Perfect Celebration of Love

Nusa Dua – Bali, Indonesia, 2020-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach has launched a range of new wedding services for couples to celebrate every step of their romantic journey starting from grand wedding proposal, everlasting pre-wedding photo tour, all the way to enchanting wedding ceremony and honeymoon. Wedding planning starts… 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

Cathay Pacific welcomes announcement of an Air Travel Bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore

Hong Kong, China, 2020-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific welcomes the announcement of an in-principle agreement between the authorities in Hong Kong and Singapore to set up an Air Travel Bubble between the two cities. Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Ronald Lam said: “Singapore is a popular destination for Hong Kong travellers… 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

PCR rapid test now available at mobile laboratory at Brussels Airport

More than 7000 tests carried out in Test Centre Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The mobile laboratory at Brussels Airport is now open. With this lab, the samples taken in the Test Centre can be analysed immediately on site, and therefore faster than before. Rapid tests are now possible as well, enabling… Read the full press release

Stanford Medicine to provide medical advice and protocol recommendations to guide Southwest Airlines’ ongoing and future efforts during the pandemic

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is working with the Stanford University School of Medicine to review the carrier’s multi-layered approach to supporting the well-being of Customers and Employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Southwest Promise encompasses the changes the airline has made to its around-the-clock operations, cleaning procedures, and physical-distancing… Read the full press release

YYC #FlyHealthyYYC program earns Airports Council International Airport Health Accreditation

Calgary, Alberta, 2020-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — We are proud to announce YYC Calgary International Airport received the Airports Council International  Airport Health Accreditation in recognition of the high standards of our #FlyHealthyYYC program. “We are honoured to receive this accreditation as it reinforces our commitment to running a safe, secure and healthy airport above all else,” says… 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

Qatar Airways further advances its hygiene measures onboard with Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System

Qatar Airways continues to ensure that its passengers can expect the highest levels of safety and hygiene throughout their journey DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways becomes the first global carrier to operate Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System, further advancing its hygiene measures onboard. In clinical tests, UV light has been… Read the full press release

IATA: The key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic COVID-19 testing of all travelers before departure

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces Flying with Confidence course as a live interactive webinar

Courses to now include reassurance on Covid-19 safety measures in place to inspire further confidence in travel London, UK, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is bringing its renowned Flying with Confidence course to the comfort of customers’ homes for the first time ever this October. More than 50,000 people have taken part… Read the full press release

Recognized medical and scientific experts recommend 74 steps for cruise operators to follow in order to mitigate COVID-19 risks

Healthy Sail Panel recommends 74 detailed steps to safeguard the health of guests, crew and communities MIAMI, FL, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — New recommendations from a panel of globally recognized medical and scientific experts say that by relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures – including the testing of guests and crew members… 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

SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks deliver contactless passenger check-in at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

SITA’s technology enables passengers to use their smart phones to operate check-in kiosks Mumbai, India, 2020-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their… 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

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release