Portree iCentre’s Refurbishment To Include Upgraded Digital Facilities

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A VisitScotland iCentre on Skye which welcomed 151,000 visitors last year is to temporarily relocate next month to allow for refurbishment to take place. Portree iCentre will be undergoing refurbishment from 2 May, to provide a fantastic new facility with opportunities for visitors, locals and businesses. During… Read the full press release

Get Enhanced Digital Lifestyle Experiences With The World’s First Hospitality Apps by Emaar Hospitality Group

Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts, Palace Downtown and Manzil Downtown Apps tailored on their guest profiles & preferences are now live; Rove Hotels App to go live shortly Integrated with backend systems to offer management teams crucial real time data for enhancing guest experience Dubai, UAE, 2017-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In… Read the full press release

Travelport Worldwide Limited will host its 2017 Investor Day on May 23 at the New York Stock Exchange

Langley, U.K., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE: TVPT) will host its 2017 Investor Day on Tuesday, May 23 at the New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, where it will provide an update on its corporate strategy, operations and targets. Seating is limited and advance registration is… Read the full press release

Nesma Airlines’ full content will now be available to over 68,000 Travelport-connected travel agencies in over 180 countries

Langley U.K., 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Nesma Airlines have announced the signing of a new, multi-year, full content agreement. Nesma Airlines is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt and is a member of the Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia’s Nesma Group. Nesma Airlines operates scheduled domestic flights… Read the full press release

Qantas Airways to expand the acceptance of China’s UnionPay cards

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Airways became the first Australian airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UnionPay International, China’s largest payment network provider, to expand the acceptance of UnionPay cards for payment across all Qantas customer touchpoints. The signing of the MOU took place yesterday at Qantas Mascot campus,… Read the full press release

The third series of Qantas’ Feels Like Home brand campaign will premiere on 30 April, 2017

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will premiere the third series of its Feels Like Home brand campaign this Sunday, 30 April. Filmed in Perth and London, the third series highlights Qantas’ history-making route between the two cities – which goes on sale today ahead of the first flights in March 2018. The… Read the full press release

The BOMBARDIER TRAXX Last Mile Locomotive delivers greater flexibility and energy efficiency to rail operators

Innovative Last Mile function delivers greater flexibility and energy efficiency to rail operators Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC Last Mile Locomotive has proven extremely successful in commercial use, primarily due to its flexibility and energy efficiency. These advantages are, in large part, due to the TRAXX locomotive’s Last… Read the full press release

Bombardier: Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. leases two Q400 to Jambojet of Kenya

Ilyushin Finance leases two aircraft to a subsidiary of Kenya Airways Montreal, Canada, 2017-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirms that Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has converted an option on one Q400 aircraft to a firm order. The Moscow-based leasing company, now with two Q400 on firm order, has successfully concluded a… Read the full press release

TravelClick’s Demand360 adds 8 major international brands to its network of global data providers

Demand360’s Forward-Looking Market Intelligence Allows Global Hoteliers to Identify Trends and Capitalize on Revenue Opportunities NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue, today announced that the Company’s future-looking business intelligence solution, Demand360, has recently partnered with eight major international… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the first airline in the Middle East to launch high-speed broadband on flights starting this summer

Twelve new destinations announced as award-winning airline continues to expand global network First airline in the Middle East to launch high-speed broadband connectivity on flights Unveils unique new app making award-winning IFE truly mobile and announces the launch of a redesigned website to showcase the airline’s destinations and service DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

The brand new San Juan-based FBO will be renamed to Jet Aviation San Juan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation and the San Juan-based Pazos FBO, located at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, recently signed an FBO management agreement. The FBO will be managed by Jet Aviation and rebranded as Jet Aviation San Juan. “This enables us to continue to provide the very best in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753

Qatar Airways Meets Requirements One Year In Advance Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA). The resolution requires the airline to track every piece… Read the full press release

Dusit Hotels & Resorts to accept WeChat Pay

WeChat Pay users receive up to 40% off regular room rates and 888 RMB cash back during launch promotion BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Thailand-based, global hospitality group Dusit Hotels & Resorts has signed a partnership agreement with Ksher (WeChat Pay Thailand) and Asset Bright Public Company Limited to accept WeChat Pay at… Read the full press release

The Innovation Series by GBTA and Phocuswright To Launch in GBTA Convention 2017

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, and travel industry research authority Phocuswright today (April 12, 2017) announced a partnership to launch the Innovation Series. This multifaceted, interactive program will bring the business travel industry’s most impactful innovators to GBTA Convention… Read the full press release

Hyatt selects SONIFI’s STAYCAST™ solution to provide personalized in-room streaming solution to hotel guests

CHICAGO, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt has selected SONIFI Solutions, Inc. as its preferred provider for delivering a personalized in-room streaming solution to hotel guests. SONIFI’s patent-pending STAYCAST™ solution, powered by Google Chromecast, has been seamlessly integrated with the World of Hyatt mobile app. With this first-of-its-kind integration, participating Hyatt hotels now offer… Read the full press release

Qantas offers next-generation Wi-Fi for passengers to test on Australian domestic flights

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has switched on inflight Wi-Fi for customers travelling on board its internet-capable Boeing 737-800, offering fast, free connectivity on Australian domestic flights. Following months of performance testing with global broadband services provider ViaSat and the nbn Sky Muster™ satellite service, Wi-Fi will now operate in beta… Read the full press release

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates

British Airways launches self-service boarding gates   London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is transforming its customers’ airport experience by becoming the first UK airline to introduce automated biometric technology throughout the airport – with the launch of self-service boarding gates. Following a successful trial last June, the first three boarding gates… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes CAA approval of Route 4

Route 4 is one of nine Gatwick departure routes Airport will continue to explore ways to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise on this and other flight paths United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport today welcomed news that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved Route 4 – a westerly runway… Read the full press release

Boeing Global Services to be headquartered in West Plano, Texas

United States, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO… Read the full press release

Iran Aseman Airlines to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

United States, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing confirms the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Aseman Airlines, expressing the airline’s intent to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $3 billion. The agreement also provides the airline with purchase rights for 30 additional 737 MAXs. According… Read the full press release

Passengers can now get free digital magazines on their device via Singapore Airlines mobile app

Selection of magazines now available via SITA DigitalMedia leveraging Adaptive technology Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers using the Singapore Airlines mobile app can now get free digital magazines on their device. Powered by SITA DigitalMedia using Adaptive technology, the new feature is available on the Singapore Airlines app on both iOS and… Read the full press release

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport implements SITA’s Airport Management solution for more predictable flow of aircraft departures

Airport Management solution allows for more accurate planning, reducing potential delays Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has taken another significant step towards streamlining aircraft movements across the airfield with the implementation of SITA’s Airport Management solution, providing a more predictable flow of aircraft departures and minimizing delays. By… Read the full press release

Concur collaborates with AirAsia Group to help businesses reduce their corporate travel spend

Concur collaborates with AirAsia Group to help businesses reduce their corporate travel spend   SINGAPORE, 2017-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, an SAP company and one of the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has announced a collaboration with AirAsia Group that will help Concur Travel customers access regular and… Read the full press release

Embraer selects Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity for the E-Jets E2

Hamburg, Germany, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announced today (April 5, 2017) that it has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) for the E-Jets E2, the second generation of E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The new contract extended the partnership between the two companies, with Panasonic offering… Read the full press release

Airbnb expands Trips to New Zealand with an initial focus on Queenstown

San Francisco, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is making it easier for New Zealanders to share their world with others by expanding beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips, which brings together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet, all into one platform. As the most significant development in Airbnb’s… Read the full press release

French Online Travel Company MisterFly adopts Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology

Award-winning Online Travel Company (OTA) MisterFly adopts Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology to drive accelerated growth Langley, U.K., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform and innovative French Online Travel Agency (OTA), MisterFly, have today announced the online integration of its innovative merchandising technology. Over 200,000 customers have… Read the full press release

Travelport appoints Dieter Rumpel to lead its business in Germany and Switzerland

Langley, U.K., 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced that Dieter Rumpel will now lead the company’s business in Germany and Switzerland. Formerly Country Manager, responsible for Travelport’s Agency Commerce business in Switzerland, Dieter will now lead the company’s business in both Germany and Switzerland. Dieter reports into… Read the full press release

Radius Travel anuncia su asociación con mTrip en soluciones móviles para empresas

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Radius Travel se ha asociado con mTrip, galardonado líder de la industria de viajes mediante plataformas móviles, para desarrollar aplicaciones móviles para sus clientes de empresas multinacionales. Melissa McMahon, directora de productos y marketing de Radius Travel dijo: “Cuando se trata de tecnología, nos comprometemos a encontrar… Read the full press release

Duetto appoints Michael Schäffner as head sales and service for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

LONDON, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization technology, announced today that it has appointed to Michael Schäffner to head sales and service in the “DACH” region of German-speaking countries of Europe: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Schäffner is based in Munich and can be reached at Schaeffner@duettoresearch.com. The announcement… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces unique solution to imposed Electronics Ban by offering passengers laptop loan service on US flights

Qatar Airways is the only airline to offer passengers a replacement laptop on all flights to the US in response to the Electronics Ban ‘Laptop Loan’ service ensures business travellers can continue to work as they travel on Qatar Airways flights Wi-Fi special offer allows all passengers to benefit from unlimited connectivity DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Mar-31… Read the full press release