IATA: May Passenger Demand Shows Slight Improvement

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in May (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), dropped 91.3% compared to May 2019. This was a mild uptick from the 94% annual decline recorded in April 2020. The improvement was driven by recovery in some… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to operate three weekly flights to Toronto from 4 July 2020

Airline has worked closely with the Government of Canada to safely bring home over 16,000 Canadians from the Middle East and Asia during this crisis Addition of three-weekly Toronto flights will see Qatar Airways operate daily flights to and from Canada Qatar Airways has continuously operated four weekly flights to Montreal in addition to charter… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways relaunches 11 more destinations worldwide

This will be the largest single day of flight resumptions in the airline’s network rebuild, which the carrier has dubbed ‘Take-off Wednesday’ Airline’s network will expand to more than 430 weekly flights to over 65 destinations by mid-July DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flight attendants to issue a final notice to guest who refuses to wear a mask

Guests who refuse to wear face coverings on flights could have future travel suspended SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the safety and health of everyone on board its flights, Alaska Airlines announced today (June 30, 2020) that its flight attendants will be able to issue a final notice to any guest… Read the full press release

Calling all Free Spirits – The Syntopia Hotel Opens Today

Live the Syntopia Life this Summer from 1st July 2020  NEW bed & breakfast board option available for guest CRETE, Greece, 2020-Jul-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As of today, 1st of July 2020, The Syntopia hotel in Crete will re-open its doors to travellers.   Where better to visit after a period of quarantine and lockdown, than a hotel perfect for those looking to unwind and reconnect with nature. Set just minutes east of Rethymnon,… Read the full press release

Hotel Nikko Bali Partners with BIMC Siloam Nusa Dua

Bali, Indonesia, 2020-Jul-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Nikko Bali is collaborating with Bali International Medical Centre (BIMC) Siloam Nusa Dua in a mutual partnership that allows both parties to enhance their services in the era of new normal in traveling. With the newly forged partnership, Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach is able to… Read the full press release

The Perfect Place for a Multigenerational Family Escape

Image of the Fodele Beach Resort Water Park

CRETE, Greece, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Multigenerational holidays were on the rise before COVID-19, with polls from Virgin, EasyJet and Ryanair finding that 7 out of 10 families have had at least one. But after lockdown, they will likely skyrocket, because families will be free to embrace again. And what better way to… Read the full press release

Hotel Nikko Bali Welcomes New Travel Normal with Resort Voucher Bonus

Nusa Dua – Bali, Indonesia, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — To accommodate travelers and local residents who are seeking a safe place to relax and unwind in Bali, Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach has launched a special Resort Voucher Bonus program to welcome the guests back to the beachfront property.  The Resort Voucher Bonus will… Read the full press release

Zleep hotels ready to welcome guests back as German-Danish border reopens

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Border crossing points between Germany and Denmark finally reopened on June 15. The Zleep Hotels team is delighted that visitors from most of Europe will now be able to rejoin their Danish guests. The sole proviso is that travellers wishing to enter Denmark will need… Read the full press release

The European Food Summit to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 7th to 9th November

The European Food Summit, one of the leading European culinary events is returning to Ljubljana, Slovenia in November.  Balkans, Slovenia , 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — World’s top chefs and extraordinary individuals from the culinary, art and media fields, making the world a better place through the future of food, are coming to Slovenia… Read the full press release

Emirates A380 aircraft to start services to London and Paris from 15 July

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The highly popular Emirates A380 aircraft will begin serving travellers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from 15 July. This marks the return of Emirates’ flagship aircraft on scheduled services since the pandemic forced the temporary grounding of the airline’s passenger fleet in March. Adel… Read the full press release

Emirates announces additional cargo capacity with modified Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Emirates offers more cargo capacity with aircraft modification Emirates SkyCargo able to transport up to 17 tonnes more cargo on select Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, to serve demand Emirates Engineering modifies 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced additional cargo capacity by using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with seats… Read the full press release

dnata earned IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq

Erbil, Iraq, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to be recognised for achieving the highest safety standards. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of… Read the full press release

dnata implements various measures to ensure safety and wellbeing of passengers and employees

Air services provider implements various measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of passengers and staff in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has taken several measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees and passengers and provide travellers with confidence and peace… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts launches enhanced residential digital experience

Building from the success of Four Seasons App and Four Seasons Chat, the new residential functionality offers more ease, comfort and convenience at the touch of a button Toronto, Canada, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has expanded its award-winning App and Chat platforms with enhanced residential features, giving… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora to welcome guests back to its private island on July 15, 2020

Naturally-distanced South Pacific resort ensures a safe, luxurious and memorable experience Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, named Best For an Epic Stay in the World by AFAR, will reopen July 15, 2020. Located on a private motu (islet), Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is accessible only by boat or… Read the full press release

Voting now open for World Travel Awards 2020 programme

London, UK, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards (WTA) is calling on industry professionals and consumers worldwide to vote for the finest travel and tourism brands in the world. Voting is now open for Africa, Asia, Europe, Indian Ocean, North America, Middle East and Oceania. Meanwhile, organisations wishing to enter the WTA 2020 programme can… Read the full press release

Bahrain International Airport rolls out additional health and safety measures to protect passengers and staff

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs Advisory Circular, the Kingdom’s aviation regulator, Bahrain International Airport (BIA) is rolling out additional health and safety measures to protect the wellbeing of passengers and staff at the terminal, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced. The CAA guidelines are in line… Read the full press release

SFO gradually restarts international flights

Resumption of international flights continues in earnest SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed the return of service from several international airlines in June 2020, including the following: June 4th China Airlines resumed passenger flights to Taipei, operating one passenger flight per week United Airlines resumed… Read the full press release

London City Airport welcomes KLM’s resumption of services to Amsterdam Schiphol

LONDON, CITY, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. From 13th July 2020, KLM is set to resume operations between London City Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol. Linking Central London to the capital city… Read the full press release

DerbySoft launches new solution for hotels to reach missing or lost metasearch opportunities in regional markets

DALLAS, Texas, U.S.A., 2020-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — DerbySoft, the leader in high-performance digital marketing and distribution services for the hotel industry, today announced the launch of DSCP, a new solution for hotels and agencies to reach missing or lost metasearch opportunities in regional markets. As a part of this new program, DerbySoft has… Read the full press release

KLM gradually and carefully restarts network

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM is gradually and carefully restarting its network. In July, KLM operates 5,000 European flights. The forecast for August is 11,000. Intercontinental numbers are around 1,900 in July and 2,100 in August. At the moment, about half of the intercontinental flights are cargo-only. KLM hopes that –… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus welcomes Interim Report of the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery; calls on the Government to implement recommendations

Report calls for lifting of 14-day quarantine and easing of travel restrictions from 1 July Air transport key enabler of Ireland’s economic recovery Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus today (June 23, 2020) welcomed the Interim Report of the Task force for Aviation Recovery and called on the Government to implement… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport fulfilled commitment to complete construction of new pier for the summer travel season

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Another milestone has arrived in the series of developments ongoing at the airport: the second phase of the new pier 1 has been completed by the planned deadline, to the day. The construction of the new pier is thus finished; Budapest Airport is only waiting to receive the usage permit. Once it is issued, passengers… Read the full press release

SAS reopens seven new routes from Copenhagen

Stockholm, Sweden, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As demand and interest in travel in Europe increases, SAS reopens seven new routes from Copenhagen. Last week, SAS launched its traffic programme for July. Following the presentation of updated travel advice in Denmark on Thursday, SAS has seen a rise in demand and interest for travel… Read the full press release

UNWTO emphasizes need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the sector. UNWTO emphasizes the need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted. The Organization also reiterates the… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Europe leading the way to cautious restart of tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all destinations worldwide (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions,… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Eastern Airways’ resumption of services to Southampton and Teesside

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Eastern Airways has today (22 Jun 2020) resumed its services from Belfast City Airport to Southampton and Teesside. Initially these flights will be daily weekday services with the frequency set to increase throughout July, August and September. Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport said:… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways gradually rebuilds its network to over 270 weekly flights to more than 45 destinations

Airline resumed flights to Budapest, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Istanbul and New York during the past week Demand sees carrier also increase frequencies to Athens, Dublin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Islamabad, Jakarta, Karachi, Lahore, Milan, Rome and Singapore DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to maintain… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to deploy the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska

Opens opportunities for future new service ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines will start flying the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska starting in October 2020. The E175, operated by regional partner Horizon Air, will serve select markets in Alaska. “Alaskans who have flown the E175 jet in the Lower 48… Read the full press release