SAS appoints Mats O. Eklund as VP and responsible for SAS Commercial IT & Digital Development

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS, already a digital leader in Scandinavia, is taking the next step by building a new IT & Digital Innovation Organization. As a vital part in the new organization Mats O. Eklund has been appointed as Vice President and responsible for SAS Commercial IT & Digital Development. – I… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics releases new connection with Flexible Autos for users of its Dolphin booking system

LONDON, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — London based travel software developer Dolphin Dynamics has released a new connection with Flexible Autos for users of its Dolphin booking system. The new XML feed is the latest connection in a growing list of links with travel suppliers enabling Dolphin customers to search, price, compare and book flight,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways rolls out innovative features to its mobile functionality

Passengers can now track baggage, manage their booking and manage stages of their journey through “My Trips” and relevant push notification DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In keeping up with passenger need for continuous engagement during their pre- and post-flight experience at their fingertips, Qatar Airways has rolled out innovative features to its… Read the full press release

IBAC awards Jet Aviation with IS-BAH™ registrations for 11 facilities in EMEA and Asia

Dubai, UAE, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today awarded to Jet Aviation registrations to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) for 11 facilities. Jet Aviation gained certification after implementing the IS-BAH™ at its business aviation ground handling activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation joint venture in China won its first contract from Changzhou Metro Co. Ltd.

Advanced rail control solution to enable safe, reliable and fast operation on first metro line in Changzhou, China Joint venture is enhancing local expertise for metro signalling industry BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Transportation announced today (December 6, 2016) that its Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions Co. Ltd…. Read the full press release

French National Railway Company orders 52 additional Bombardier Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains for EUR348m

Bombardier Francilien trains are the best performing fleet in Île-de-France Montreal, Canada, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today (December 5, 2016) announced that French National Railway Company, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF), has placed an order for 52 additional Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains…. Read the full press release

airBaltic will be launch operator for Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

airBaltic will be the launch operator for the larger C Series variant Aircraft scheduled to enter service with airBaltic on December 14, 2016 CS300 delivery follows the successful entry-into-service of the CS100 earlier this year Montréal, 2016-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to launch… Read the full press release

Meeting and event powerhouse Ovation Nordics plans to expand its services to other parts of Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Two of the leading DMCs in Denmark, ICS Motivational Events and Ovation Nordics, recently merged and thereby created a new strong Destination Management Company based in Copenhagen. The new meeting and event powerhouse, which focuses on meeting support, incentives and larger corporate events, as now added 5… Read the full press release

GoInStore to provide virtual live tours of meetings and events facilities of Marriott’s ECN convention hotels in Europe

Bethesda, MD, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has today (11/29/2016) announced an exclusive relationship between its European Convention Network (ECN) and London-based technology start-up, GoInStore. Through this arrangement, meeting planners will have access to virtual live tours of meetings and events facilities of the ECN’s collection of 14 gold… Read the full press release

Kuwait Airways adopts Amadeus’ technology and business processes as part of its “Transformation Strategy”

MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Innovative. Modern. Unique. Ambitious. These are some of the characteristics that Kuwait Airways is embracing as part of the national carrier’s five-year “Transformation Plan”. Under the stewardship of Chairperson and CEO, Rasha Al Roumi, the Middle East’s first female airline CEO, Kuwait Airways has undertaken to implement a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ digital membership card provides its Privilege Club member with more convenient way to redeem Qmiles

DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has officially launched digital membership card for its Privilege Club members, providing them with a more convenient option to redeem Qmiles when travelling across the airline’s global network. Available to all Privilege Club membership tiers – Burgundy, Silver, Gold and Platinum – the new digital… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: New interactive online experience of some of Scotland’s most spectacular viewpoints

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new interactive online experience of some of Scotland’s most spectacular viewpoints is set to put adventurous visitors in a spin during the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016. Paramotoring off Ben Nevis – Scotland’s tallest mountain at 1,346 metres high – and biking up Ben… Read the full press release

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft receives Same Type Rating for CS100 and CS300 airliners

Bombardier C Series aircraft   Same Type Rating offers operators significant cost savings Six airBaltic pilots have completed minimal differences training and are now qualified to fly the CS300 aircraft Montreal, Canada, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (November 23, 2016) that Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation awarded a contract for operations and maintenance of AMT rail fleet in Montréal

Contract strengthens Bombardier’s position as industry-leading rail services provider   New agreement continues long-term partnership with Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) Increases scope of work to operate AMT’s fleet on all of its commuter rail lines Latest contract strengthens Bombardier’s position as industry-leading rail services provider Montreal, Canada, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation receives an order for 40 OMNEO Premium double deck trains from SNCF for Normandy, France

Normandy is the first Region to choose the new version of BOMBARDIER OMNEO trains for its intercity services   Normandy is the first Region to choose the new version of BOMBARDIER OMNEO trains for its intercity services 200 km/h Premium version focuses on increasing passenger comfort with WiFi, redesigned wider seats and power outlets The… Read the full press release

Honda Aircraft Company to showcase HondaJet at the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference Dec. 6-8 in Dubai

GREENSBORO, N.C., 2016-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Honda Aircraft Company announced today (Nov. 22, 2016) that it will showcase the HondaJet at the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference Dec. 6-8 in Dubai, the region’s premier business aviation event. The appearance at the Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport will mark the… Read the full press release

Amadeus announces the appointment of Laurens Leurink as Senior Vice President, Distribution

Leurink, a former Expedia and Booking.com executive, succeeds Holger Taubmann who steps down for personal reasons MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus today announces that Laurens Leurink is appointed Senior Vice President, Distribution, effective January 1, 2017, and will become a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Leurink joined Amadeus following successful stints… Read the full press release

Marriott TestBED gives two tech start-ups the opportunity to pilot their product in a Marriott Hotel

Bethesda, MD, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A voice activated personal assistant and a mobile professional networking platform have been championed by Marriott Hotels in Europe to lead the way in the future of travel technology. Marriott TestBED, an accelerator programme created to find the most innovative tech start-ups in the hospitality sector, saw… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches ‘Cyber Week’, its biggest ever promotion

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2016-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (21 Nov) launched ‘Cyber Week’, its biggest ever promotion, offering 8 days of fantastic sales on the Ryanair.com website and Ryanair app. Kicking off today with a huge New Year sale, Ryanair has put 250,000 seats on sale from €9.99 on over 400 routes,… Read the full press release

Qantas: successful hardware installation for inflight Wi-Fi on the trial aircraft

SYDNEY, 2016-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas customers are a step closer to experiencing world-leading inflight Wi-Fi, following the successful hardware installation on the trial aircraft last week. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft (registration VH-XZB) has re-entered commercial service, but will operate for a few months without the Wi-Fi being available. In the meantime, Qantas and… Read the full press release

Australia-based Fly365.com the first OTA in Asia-Pacific region to implement Travelport Rich Content & Branding

Langley, U.K, 2016-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, today (15 November 2016) announces Australia-based Fly365.com as the first online travel agent (OTA) in the Asia-Pacific region to implement its innovative merchandising technology, Travelport Rich Content & Branding. With Rich Content & Branding, Fly365.com now offers its customers direct… Read the full press release

Horizon Air to begin using its Required Navigation Performance instrument approach procedure at Friedman Memorial Airport

New procedures will increase reliability and reduce weather-related diversions by 95 percent SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ sister carrier, Horizon Air, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin using its proprietary Required Navigation Performance (RNP) instrument approach procedure at Friedman Memorial Airport near Sun Valley. The procedure is expected… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Future of Travel survey: 67% of UK tourists fear the idea of technology replacing humans in roles related to safety and security

LONDON, 2016-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s one of the most important, albeit least enjoyable aspects of the holiday experience, but according to the Future of Travel survey commissioned by global travel deals publisher Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), 51% of UK tourists predict customer-facing security checks at airports and hotels will soon be in the hands… Read the full press release

The Lufthansa Group introduces Mildred, a chatbot that searches for the cheapest flights

“Mildred” knows the best airfares Cologne, Germany, 2016-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group has launched a chatbot called Mildred, which searches for the cheapest flights within the next nine months. Users can also narrow their search results to specific dates and booking classes and, when searching for an airfare on the Facebook Messenger… Read the full press release

EVA Air inaugurates nonstop flights between Chicago and Taipei with its Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 777-300ERs

CHICAGO, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — EVA Air launched its new service between Chicago and Taipei, Taiwan earlier this week. The inaugural flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport was celebrated on Wednesday, November 2 with a water cannon salute by the Chicago Fire Department upon the flight’s arrival, a reception at the gate and tours… Read the full press release

AAAE marks one-year anniversary of operations for the innovative airport TNC management system

AAAE marks one-year anniversary of operations for the innovative airport TNC management system   Alexandria, VA, 2016-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) today marks the one-year anniversary of operations for a proven and successful system that helps airports manage transportation network companies’ (TNC) operations and revenue at their… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains the first operator to give customers the option to add train tickets to their Apple Wallet

LONDON, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains,in partnership with Trainline, has announced that it will be the first operator to give customers the option to add train tickets straight to their Apple Wallet on its west coast route. From today iPhone users purchasing tickets for Virgin Trains west coast services through the Virgin… Read the full press release

Legacy 650E: Embraer Executive Jets unveils automation and technology updates on its Legacy 650

Orlando, Florida, 2016-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer Executive Jets today unveiled a new version of its Legacy 650 large business jet, the Legacy 650E. Featuring automation and technology updates, the aircraft, which already has exceptional operational costs and the largest cabin in its class, now carries an unprecedented 10-year or 10,000-flight hour warranty, which… Read the full press release

British Airways adds Apple Pay to its app

LONDON, 2016-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers on the move with an iPhone can now pay for their British Airways flights using Apple Pay through the airline’s hugely popular app. Apple Pay automatically stores any payment card details to make it quicker and easier than ever to pay for flights with just a swipe… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation implements its first project for rail control in Ecuador on Quito Metro Line 1

First rail control project in Ecuador for Quito’s new metro line to alleviate congestion Brazil, Chile and Peru are also part of Bombardier’s growing signalling footprint BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has started the implementation of its first project for rail control in Ecuador on Quito Metro Line… Read the full press release