Port of Oakland announces new weekly service with 18 megaships linking to Asia, including Saudi Arabia

Eighteen megaships call weekly, first-ever direct link to Middle East Oakland, Calif., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A sprawling vessel service begins this week with 18 megaships linking the Port of Oakland to Asia, including Saudi Arabia.  A highlight of the new service: the first-ever direct link between Oakland and the Middle East. The Port said today… Read the full press release

Hilton and American Express announce enhanced co-branded credit card products

More ways to earn rewards include more Points on daily purchases during this time, flexible Free Night Rewards and Faster Qualification to Elite Status MCLEAN, Va., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton and American Express are announcing more ways to earn rewards during this time on their co-branded credit card products. The changes are… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office recognized tourism industry partners at 37th annual National Travel and Tourism Week

Denver, Colorado, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is marking the 37th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9, 2020, by highlighting organizations that have taken extraordinary steps to support their communities and others in addressing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Though tourism is widely recognized as the industry… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation FBOs acknowledged for outstanding performance in the 2020 customer industry surveys

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce more than 10 of its FBOs were acknowledged for outstanding performance in the 2020 customer FBO surveys conducted by Professional Pilot, Aviation International News (AIN) and Business Air News (BAN). The annual results of all three surveys were released by the three… Read the full press release

Full lineup for The JetStream Music Festival announced

Erlanger, KY, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The JetStream Music Festival, taking place on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST, is an online celebration of music between 23 North American airports, including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The stream will take place on Facebook Live and will feature performances from musicians representing… Read the full press release

SJC requires wearing of face covering for members of the public and personnel inside Airport buildings

Enhanced health and safety measure required to protect travelers and employees  San Jose, Calif., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting Monday, May 4, all members of the public and personnel at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) will be required to wear a face covering inside Airport buildings. Acceptable face coverings include a scarf… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport cargo team announces new organizational structure

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Even though passenger traffic at BUD suffered a serious hit in March due to global travel restrictions to protect against the spread of Covid-19, cargo operations at Budapest Airport are in full swing and play a key role in the logistics supply of the economy and society… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes daily service to seven European destinations; requires wearing of face masks on all flights

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — From 4 May, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will gradually begin restoring its European network. The airline will resume daily service to seven extra destinations, which were suspended in compliance with Covid-19-related travel restrictions. The wearing of face masks will be compulsory on all flights across the whole… Read the full press release

IATA and the Universal Postal Union call on governments for more support on air capacity for postal services

Geneva/Berne, Switzerland, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis. Owing to the drastic 95% reduction in passenger… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines to require team members and guests to wear appropriate face masks

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) today (May 03, 2020 ) announced its newest safety measure to protect Team Members and Guests against COVID-19. Effective May 11, all Guests will be required to wear appropriate masks or face coverings over the nose and mouth to better align with the CDC… Read the full press release

OpenTable rolls out two new initiatives to help restaurants reopen and adhere to new norms

Using OpenTable’s Updated Tech, Restaurateurs Can Easily Space Tables, Manage Capacity and Add Safety Information SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — As restaurants look to reopen, the needs of each will change as government restrictions and safety recommendations evolve. Restaurants that have never taken reservations may find themselves looking for ways to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces mandatory use of face masks for guests and employees

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance from guests or co-workers, starting May 4…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ new GDS capabilities Makes Business Travel Easier

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (May 4, 2020) it now takes corporate travel bookings through industry-standard business travel booking systems. All of Southwest’s everyday low fares along with industry-standard booking, ticketing, and functionality with business relevant content are available in Travelport’s Apollo and Worldpsan Global Distribution… Read the full press release

Bombardier expects 11,000 employees to return-to-work over the next few weeks

Return-to-work actions in full compliance with the strictest health and safety measures and guidelines Will utilize the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program for the benefit of employees in Canada Montréal, Canada, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) today (April 28, 2020) announced that it has begun the process of recalling most… Read the full press release

ANA increases cargo capacity using passenger cabin to carry vital medical supplies

First Japanese airline to transport cargo in the passenger cabin. Using passenger seats and overhead compartments mean about 1.4 times* more cargo capacity to transport medical supplies. Tokyo, Japan, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced it is the first Japanese airline to carry vital medical supplies (i.e. masks, hazmat suits… Read the full press release

EVA Air: Infinity MileageLands members to enjoy extended membership tier, electronic upgrade certificates and Award Miles validity

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air is aware of that this pandemic has affected members’ traveling deeply, to express our thankfulness to members’ long-term support and loyalty, and to assure our members can enjoy every benefits and privileges of their current card status when it is time to fly again,… Read the full press release

NBAA Calls for FCC Commitment to Safe, Intelligent Transportation Systems

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — NBAA is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue its 20-year commitment to dedicated short-range communications (DRSC) by maintaining the 5.9 GHz band for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and ensuring that emerging technologies like unmanned aircraft systems and urban and advanced air mobility are guaranteed uninterrupted… Read the full press release

NBAA welcomed FAA’s approval on regulatory changes to pilot medical certifications, training proficiency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today (April 29, 2020) welcomed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval on regulatory changes to pilot medical certifications, training proficiency and a host of other pressing requirements for business aviation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. NBAA has continually advocated for the accommodations to… Read the full press release

ERA pleads for urgent and swift help to save Europe’s regional airlines

Surrey, UK, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In an open letter to all European institutions and member states, European Regions Airline Association (ERA) pleads for urgent and swift help to save Europe’s regional airlines and to avoid the total collapse of the sector. ERA has written to all European institutions and member states urging… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises further extends fleet-wide halting of all its cruise departures through to 10 July

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises announced today (28 April 2020) a further extension of the halting of all its cruise departures fleet-wide through to 10 July. MSC Cruises is offering guests affected by this measure a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) where they have the opportunity to transfer the full amount… Read the full press release

Great Wolf Lodge shows gratitude to the selfless nurses with “Nights for Nurses” campaign

Book Now, Stay Later, While Giving Back & Saving Up To 50% CHICAGO, IL, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In honor of Nurses Month in May, and as part of its ongoing commitment to the community, Great Wolf Lodge is encouraging fans of its indoor waterpark resort to join in showing support and gratitude… Read the full press release

WFS cargo provides fast PPE shipments to front-line doctors and nurses in Copenhagen

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Denmark’s efforts to control the spread of coronavirus have been significantly aided by the rapid supply of medical equipment to Danish hospitals from around the world, with Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo handling team in Copenhagen at the forefront of the response to help move PPE shipments… Read the full press release

COVID-19: WFS cargo transports medical equipment and other vital supplies

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Despite the closure of Paris Orly Airport to all but essential flights in support of the country’s Covid-19 response programme, the local WFS cargo handling team are continuing to provide a fast and professional response for all shipments of medical equipment and other vital supplies. Since the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to provide more personal space between passengers on domestic flights

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and to maintain a safe and secure environment, the JAL Group has reduced scheduled services, while adopting a wide range of actions to provide customers peace of mind during air travel. As part of these measures, Japan… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Doha unveils complete interior design overhaul by Pierre-Yves Rochon

The newly designed urban sanctuary took inspiration from the sky, sea, sand and earth Doha, Qatar, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Following its reopening on March 1, 2020, Four Seasons Hotel Doha has unveiled the details of its complete interior design overhaul, courtesy of award winning and world-renowned interior designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). Following extensive renovations… Read the full press release

Hyatt further enhances operational guidance and resources through its Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment

Focusing on the safety and wellbeing of colleagues and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Hyatt’s commitment includes Global Biorisk Advisory Council accreditation, hotel-level sanitization specialists, and a working group of trusted medical and industry advisors CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Guided by its purpose of care and experience delivering world-class… Read the full press release

CVG to participate in online celebration of local music, JetStream Music Festival

Erlanger, KY, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — For one night only, more than a dozen airports across North America will come together for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from the “Live Music Capital of the World” in Austin, Texas, the free, multi-hour livestream will… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport Resumes Opening for Next Phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Next section of new terminal activated with changes for JetBlue, Southwest passengers SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that the opening of the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 will resume after a postponement caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The Airport has remained open… Read the full press release

COVID-19: SAS to reduce the size of its future workforce

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As a result of COVID-19, demand is expected to be significantly affected during the remainder of 2020 and it will take some years before demand returns to the levels experienced before the outbreak. Consequently, SAS needs to adapt the business to a lower demand environment. As a consequence, SAS will initiate… Read the full press release

Swissport announces solid 2019 result with 4.7 percent year-on-year revenue growth

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport achieved an operating EBITDA of 272.3 million euros in 2019, roughly on par with the previous year result of 273.2 million euros. The group’s revenue from operating activities increased to 3.13 billion euros, up 4.7 percent from 2.99 billion euros in 2018. With revenue of 3.13… Read the full press release