SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund supports Covid-19 relief efforts of 15 Greater Manchester organisations

Funds pledged by Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund will help 15 organisations across Greater Manchester. A total of £21,714.68 has been allocated to groups for projects supporting communities affected by Covid-19, following a surge in applications to the Trust Fund. Donations follow inspirational effort by furloughed Manchester Airport staff, who have used their free time… Read the full press release

Covid-19 relief efforts: Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund supports five Wythenshawe organisations

Grants awarded as part of special round of funding to help communities through pandemic. Activity packs, cooking equipment and pedometers among items that will be bought using Airport cash. Donations follow volunteer support pledged by furloughed Manchester Airport staff, who have used their free time to help communities. Manchester, UK, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Grand Hyatt at SFO earns “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program

On-airport hotel scores for access to transit, water efficiency, energy performance SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that its on-airport hotel, the Grand Hyatt at SFO, has earned “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the U.S. Green… Read the full press release

SFO: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 recognized for healthy workplace environment

New CDC-led building certification recognizes healthy workplace environments SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to achieve Fitwel certification, a building rating system that provides guidelines on how to design and operate… Read the full press release

Fraport to source most of electricity used at Frankfurt Airport from wind power

Company maintains climate protection targets despite corona virus crisis Plans to source electricity from wind power Wind power alone to propel green electricity share to around 85 percent from 2025 Large photo voltaic system in construction on cargo hall Further projects planned Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport AG plans… Read the full press release

Air France and KLM further adjust commercial policy for flight cancellations

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France and KLM have decided to further adjust their commercial policy for flight cancellations. Due to the latest developments on the global Covid-19 situation and the progressive lifting of the travel restrictions, Air France and KLM are gradually and carefully restoring their networks. In case of… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Government of the Czech Republic to provide financial relief to its aviation industry

Prague, Czech Republic, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of the Czech Republic to help air travel recover from the COVID-19 crisis by urgently providing financial relief to its aviation industry. IATA estimates that as a result of the collapse in air traffic due to… Read the full press release

IATA interactive world map provides travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country. The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the dynamic… Read the full press release

IATA figures show Qatar Airways’ operations account for 17.8% of international passenger traffic and 7.2% of air cargo capacity

Qatar Airways’ share of international traffic more than triple its nearest competitor in April  The airline’s over 1.3 billion RPKs in April was more than its next four competitors combined DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — New independent data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) clearly reaffirms Qatar Airways as the airline… Read the full press release

PLANHOTEL MALINDI LAUNCH HOLIDAYBONDS

Pay Forward Holidays valid for 2 years at 50% discount Nairobi, Kenya, 2020-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A new concept to pay forward your future holiday has been launched by Swiss-owned Planhotel, operating three properties in Malindi – Diamonds Dream of Africa, Sandies Malindi Dream Garden and Sandies Tropical Village. The Holidaybonds, available for… Read the full press release

Ryanair will waive its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in July & August

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (Tues 9 June) announced it will waive its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in July & August, allowing them to book their summer holidays with peace of mind in case their travel plans change. Ryanair… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace promotes Naveed Aziz to vice president and general manager of the Gulfstream Dallas facility

SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (June 08, 2020) announced Naveed Aziz has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the Gulfstream Dallas facility. He will oversee service center operations and Gulfstream G280™ completions. He succeeds Robby Harless, who retires this month. “Naveed has been a valuable… Read the full press release

World of Hyatt welcomes members when they are ready to travel with the return of the Bonus Journeys global promotion

Loyalty members can look forward to the journeys ahead as they plan future travel while earning more points along the way CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 8, 2020), World of Hyatt announced it will welcome members when they are ready to travel with the return of the Bonus Journeys global promotion. As… Read the full press release

Swoop releases updated domestic schedule for summer

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low fare airline, today (June 9, 2020) released an updated domestic schedule for summer with flights operating between July 1 – September 13, 2020. The announcement reaffirms the airline’s commitment to ensuring Canadians have access to affordable fares for essential travel now, and for domestic tourism when the… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Gatwick launches range of measures to protect the wellbeing and safety of both passengers and staff

Passenger and staff wellbeing and safety remains top priority at Gatwick as everyone travelling through the airport is required to wear a face covering within the terminals  Hand sanitiser stations, protective screens, regular deep cleaning and social distancing measures in place throughout the airport From 15 June operating hours will increase to 06:00-22:00 and North… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa members virtually meet to plan for recovery and resilience

Africa, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met for the 63rd time today (9 JUN 20). Reflecting the extraordinary circumstances, the meeting was held virtually, bringing together Ministers of Tourism from across the region with representatives… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances safety and well-being of guests and employees thru expanded Next-Level Care

New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 9, 2020) expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to enhance the safety and… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific announces recapitalisation plan

The plan will help maintain our competitiveness and operations amid unprecedented challenges to the global travel market Hong kong, China, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (June 9, 2020) announced a recapitalisation plan that will help it maintain its competitiveness and operations, while continuing its commitments to Hong Kong as an international… Read the full press release

State Of Yucatán Receives WTTC ‘Travel Safety Stamp’

YUCATAN, Mexico, 2020-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The State of Yucatán received the “Travel Safety Stamp” from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for its adoption of new protocols to protect the health of travelers. The seal will give tourists confidence in the high standards of hygiene and sanitation in the state’s travel… Read the full press release

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives celebrates three years in 2020. Embrace a truly Maldivian journey and experiences of a lifetime in affordable luxury with safe comfort.

Maldives, North Atoll, 2020-8 Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Park Hotel Group’s first luxury resort turns three this year on the 8th of June 2020, a ‘one-island-one-resort’ destination in the Indian Ocean where sophisticated travelers can embrace a truly Maldivian journey and experiences of a lifetime in affordable luxury with safe comfort. Located… Read the full press release

Hyatt extends change and cancellation policy

Extending change and cancellation policy for stays through July 31, 2021 CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Guided by its purpose to care for people so they can be their best, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (June 3, 2020) announced an extension to its cancellation policy that will provide further flexibility as… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Now is the best time to rediscover Arkansas! With safety as a top concern of the summer, more… Read the full press release

Arkansas’ Fort Smith ranked No. 6 in WalletHub’s list of best cities for staycations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Fort Smith, Ark. ranked No. 6 in WalletHub’s list of best cities for staycations, a vacation spent at home or nearby. Citing 2020 as a likely year for people to take a staycation, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities – including the 150 most populated U.S…. Read the full press release

Accor anticipates more than 70% of its global network will reopen by the start of July

Paris, France, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — With the easing of lockdown measures in many destinations, the number of hotels open for business within the Accor network, a global leader in Hospitality, marks a resumption of activity in several of the hospitality industry’s markets in May, with a steady increase in the number of… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport starts coronavirus testing for passengers, guests and employees

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport has arranged for passengers, guests and employees of third-party organizations to be tested for the coronavirus infection. Testing is taking place currently at the health center at Terminal B and will be available at the health center of Terminal C after the resumption of… Read the full press release

London City Airport to restart commercial operations from the end of June

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport today (3rd June, 2020) announced plans to restart commercial operations from the end of June. With more details to be announced alongside airline partners shortly, it is expected that domestic services to key UK cities and regions will begin first.  International flights are expected… Read the full press release

Frankfurt Airport meets challenges of airfreight industry due to the coronavirus pandemic

Airfreight plays key role in delivering essential supplies to the population FRA’s cargo community cooperates closely to meet challenges of the changed airfreight industry due to the coronavirus pandemic Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The global coronavirus outbreak has rapidly changed the airfreight business. Import volumes at Frankfurt Airport (FRA)… Read the full press release

Swoop to raise funds for Canada’s healthcare workers and hospital foundations through new charitable initiative with The Frontline Fund

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 4, 2020), Swoop announced a new charitable initiative with The Frontline Fund, raising funds in support of Canada’s healthcare workers and hospital foundations. Beginning Thursday, June 4, Swoop will be making disposable masks available at check-in, for a suggested minimum donation of $2.00, with 100… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with IFC to promote green financing to enhance tourism’s sustainability

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to steer global tourism towards a more sustainable future, partnering with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to green the sector and promote recovery and responsible growth. Under the new Investment Readiness for Green Finance Mechanisms initiative, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism… Read the full press release