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

EASA welcomes first aviation companies to its charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first aviation companies have signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19, pledging to work with their national authorities to put measures in place to support health safety – and to report back on their… Read the full press release

IATA: Aviation-specific financial relief measures needed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 crisis on the Tunisian economy

Tunis, Tunisia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of Tunisia to urgently provide financial relief measures for the aviation industry in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the nation’s economy. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Tunisian market… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport welcomes the resumption of Eastern Airways’ services from 22nd June

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — UK regional airline, Eastern Airways, will resume its growing network of routes from George Best Belfast City Airport initially including Southampton and Teesside from 22nd June with flights on sale through www.easternairways.com From Monday 22nd June, an initial daily weekday service to Southampton and Teesside International will be the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways continues to succeed demonstrating its strength and resilience despite illegal blockade and and COVID-19 Crisis

Airline’s resolve to continue operating and growing over the last three years in the face of the illegal blockade has enabled the airline to succeed during the COVID-19 crisis The Best Airline in the World has built strong levels of trust with passengers and governments around the world for continuing to operate to take people… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to resume services to Venice, Italy from 15 July 2020 and to increase flights to Dublin, Milan and Rome

Airline will operate three-weekly flights to Venice, starting 15 July 2020 Flights to Dublin, Milan and Rome will increase to daily services from 13 June 2020 DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the airline will be resuming services to Venice, Italy starting from 15 July 2020. The… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines to take off to regular long-haul flights from July onwards

Bangkok, Chicago, New York and Washington back in the program from July Flights to other European cities and various Greek holiday destinations on offer “Good demand allows us to further increase our offer”, says CCO Otto VIENNA, Austria, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines’ resumption of regular flight operations is off to a… Read the full press release

Thomas Wilken appointed General Manager of MAXX by Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam

42-year old Thomas Wilken has been appointed General Manager of the 137-room MAXX by Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam with effect from 1 June 2020. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In his new capacity, Mr. Wilken will be responsible for all operational and administrative business areas of the hotel. The previous Director… Read the full press release

Wizz Air reopens Tuzla base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has reopened its Tuzla base on 2 June 2020 with routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe: Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Switzerland), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Billund (Denmark), Cologne, Dortmund, Friedrichshafen, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Memmingen/Munich West, Frankfurt Hahn, Berlin Schoenefeld… Read the full press release

Wizz Air reopens Belgrade base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has reopened its Belgrade base on 1 June 2020 with routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe: Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Hanover, Memmingen/Munich West, Dortmund (Germany), Malmo, Stockholm Skavsta, Gothenburg Landvetter (Sweden), Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Switzerland), Eindhoven (Nederlands), and London… Read the full press release

Avani Hotels & Resorts launches Avani Gift Cards collection

Doha, Qatar, 2020-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As the world slowly reopens, Avani Hotels & Resorts makes it easier to make the gift of travel and experiences with the launch of Avani Gift Cards collection. Redeemable at any of the 32 Avani hotels and resorts around the world, the gift cards can be used… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality opens its fourth IntercityHotel in Hamburg

Deutsche Hospitality’s innovative brand launches a new hotel in the district of Barmbek Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is expanding its presence in Hamburg. The IntercityHotel Hamburg-Barmbek will become the fourth IntercityHotel in the city when it opens for business on 2 June. The hotel is a new… Read the full press release

Hotel Nikko Bali Implements New Cleanliness, Health, and Safety Program in Partnership with Diversey

Nusa Dua – Bali, Indonesia, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach has partnered up with Diversey, a world leading company specialized in professional cleaning and hygiene solutions, in developing and implementing a new Cleanliness, Health, and Safety (CHS) program to anticipate the reopening of the hotel on the 16th of June… Read the full press release

Zleep Hotels opened doors of its new hotel in Copenhagen

This morning at 7.00 am, Zleep Hotels opened the doors to yet another of its popular select service hotels. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (02.06.2020), Copenhagen gets a new hotel. This morning at 7.00 am, Zleep Hotels opened the doors to yet another of its popular select service hotels…. Read the full press release

Manchester Airport employees lead voluntary campaign to support local communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis

Employees at the UK’s third largest airport are leading an unprecedented voluntary campaign to support local communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis Staff-led initiatives range from a resource pack for homeschooling families to phone calls for the elderly and isolated Thousands of aircraft meals delivered to food banks and schools Manchester, UK, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism announces full reopening of Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, Crescent and Basin Park on June 15

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, the 1886 Crescent and the 1905 Basin Park, will be reopening to full service on Monday, June 15.  This comes on the heels of several successful “weekend only” careful openings at both properties.  Both properties will continue to strictly adhere to health… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport launches a brand-new ultramodern Animal Care & Inspection Center

Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — In order to offer the best possible service in the field of animal transport, Brussels Airport has invested in a brand-new ultramodern Animal Care & Inspection Center. There, animals can be housed and checked in the most comfortable surroundings before they continue their journey. With this new… Read the full press release

KLM to increase number of flights by more than 60 percent in July

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will further expand its route network in July. Compared to June, the number of flights will increase by more than 60 percent. KLM will operate 25 to 30 percent of the normal number of flights. The range of destinations will be expanded, particularly… Read the full press release

PATA launches an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Dream to Travel Festival, an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide to learn, network, and celebrate the power of travel during these challenging times. The virtual event, unifying the travel trade through the infinite… Read the full press release

British Airways reconfigures two grounded 777-200 aircraft to operate as freighters

Two grounded British Airways 777-200 aircraft have had their seats removed and interiors stripped to carry more cargo First flight of revamped aircraft is to Beijing this afternoon to collect PPE for the NHS The airline, with IAG Cargo, has operated more than 80 cargo charter flights carrying tonnes of PPE LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-03 —… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces partnership with the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR

Two year pact will see the airline’s cargo division utilising its freighters and the belly-hold aircraft of the airline to carry lifesaving supplies around the world DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud and honoured to announce a two-year partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to deliver on its… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Qatar Airways becomes the largest airline in the world during these challenging times taking people home safely and reliably

Qatar Airways diverse fleet, continuous operations and resilience built into its DNA over the last three years since the illegal blockade has positioned the airline to lead the recovery of the aviation industry and be the airline passengers can rely on during these uncertain times The airline and its home hub, Hamad International Airport, the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines loyal customers and Mileage Plan members to enjoy three new promotions

New promotions reward loyal guests with quicker ways to earn elite status and more miles SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (June 1, 2020), Alaska Airlines customers and members of the award-winning Mileage Plan have three new promotions to enjoy. In addition to guaranteeing 2020 elite status through 2021, the airline is extending… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality to reopen hotels in Austria from 29 May 2020

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Yes, we are open. As travel restrictions begin to ease and many countries gear up to celebrate the Whitsun holiday, the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof in Vienna and the Steigenberger Hotel & Spa Krems will both be reopening for leisure travelers on 29 May. They will… Read the full press release

Reagan National and Dulles International airports to require protective face coverings

Washington DC, USA, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — In accordance with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s mandate that protective face coverings be worn in indoor public spaces, face coverings will be required for everyone at Reagan National and Dulles International airports beginning Friday, May 29, 2020. All passengers and visitors should wear face coverings inside… Read the full press release