Can Chinese save the world economy?

Cover of the book Chinese tourists - what do they want Facts, ideas and successful examples by Ingemar Fredriksson

New book about Chinese tourists (the largest demographic in tourism) by Ingemar Fredriksson thinks so ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 2020-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — According to UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) tourism accounts for 10% of global GDP and 1 in 10 jobs in the world. And China is the world’s largest… Read the full press release

Bombardier extends its Train Services Agreement (TSA) with Arriva CrossCountry, in the United Kingdom

Contract extension reflects strong, long-standing relationships with Arriva Bombardier to maintain Voyager and Super Voyager fleet for Arriva CrossCountry mainline services until 2023 Berlin, Germany, 2020-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation has announced today (October 19, 2020) that it has signed a three-year extension to its Train Services Agreement… Read the full press release

Charlotte Douglas International Airport adds five electric buses to its vehicle fleet

Moving CLT Toward a Sustainable Future Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Charlotte Douglas International Airport is adding five electric buses to its vehicle fleet as part of CLT’s sustainability commitment to pursue fiscally responsible practices that minimize environmental impacts. The buses will begin transporting passengers to and from the terminal on… Read the full press release

Metrolink pledges to take the necessary steps to keep riders and employees safe from the spread of COVID-19

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Metrolink, Southern California’s passenger train service, today (September 9, 2020) joined more than 100 transportation agencies from across the nation in a pledge to take the necessary steps to keep riders and employees safe from the spread of COVID-19. A part of the American Public Transportation… Read the full press release

dnata donates cargo handling equipment to Dubai-based International Humanitarian City

Air services provider donates handling equipment for the operations of the humanitarian community Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has donated three pieces of cargo handling equipment to Dubai-based International Humanitarian City (IHC), the largest humanitarian hub in the world, to support the organisation… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises to welcome new ship Silver Origin

Demonstrating great resilience and ingenuity, the De Hoop Shipyard overcame unprecedented challenges during the construction of Silver Origin. Monaco, Europe, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises prepares to take delivery of new ship Silver Origin, following a great display of resilience, determination and fine European craftsmanship from Dutch shipyard De Hoop. Despite of… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces new weekly service with 18 megaships linking to Asia, including Saudi Arabia

Eighteen megaships call weekly, first-ever direct link to Middle East Oakland, Calif., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A sprawling vessel service begins this week with 18 megaships linking the Port of Oakland to Asia, including Saudi Arabia.  A highlight of the new service: the first-ever direct link between Oakland and the Middle East. The Port said today… Read the full press release

Stagecoach and The Diana Award’s Be Nice Bus exceeds all expectations with over 11,000 ‘Be Nice Online’ message from young people

Perth, Scotland, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Transport company Stagecoach and The Diana Award’s ground-breaking Be Nice Bus exceeds all expectations and reaches over 11,000 young people with ‘Be Nice Online’ message. The Diana Award, the youth charity set up in Princess Diana’s name, and Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, have… Read the full press release

The largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives at Port of Oakland

MSC Anna, 1,312-feet-long, can transport up to 19,200 20-foot boxes Oakland, Calif., 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Coronavirus may be hampering global trade but it hasn’t broken the supply chain at the Port of Oakland.  The latest evidence: the largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives this week.  The container vessel MSC Anna… Read the full press release

dnata adds Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental to its car rental portfolio

dnata expands partnership with The Hertz Corporation Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the largest travel management companies in the Middle East, has expanded its car rental portfolio by adding the quality services of Dollar Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental to its offering. Both brands are part of… Read the full press release

British Airways trials fully autonomous, electric mobility devices at JFK Airport

British Airways trials state-of-the-art, fully autonomous vehicles at JFK Airport to help customers navigate the airport terminal freely and independently Autonomous devices are the latest innovation to complement the airline’s investment in customer service, including the introduction of a specialist accessibility team British Airways aims to be the airline of choice for customers requiring additional… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Airport staff recognized for significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of Russia’s transportation system

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 25, 2020, the Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation awarded the staff of Sheremetyevo International Airport a plaque “In Commemoration of the 210th Anniversary of the Transportation Department and Education” for their significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of the country’s transportation… Read the full press release

Swissport to track and monitor Unit Load Devices with Bluetooth technology

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport will work with Unilode and Descartes to track and monitor Unit Load Devices (ULD) using Bluetooth technology at its cargo warehouses. The cargo handling division will equip its 115 cargo warehouses with tracking sensors during 2020. During 2020, Swissport will rig its cargo warehouses with Bluetooth… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines successfully trials UAV freight in Nagasaki Prefecture

To develop a new type of UAV cargo service while contributing to regional revitalization Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the mutual cooperation with the government of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan Airlines (JAL) conducted a trial transporting freight for approximately 46km within the local islands in Nagasaki with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) helicopter. On… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group announces new cooperation agreement with SRS Investment Management

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) (the “Company”) today (Feb. 24, 2020) announced that it has entered into a new cooperation agreement with SRS Investment Management, LLC (“SRS”), the Company’s largest shareholder. The terms of the new approximately two-year cooperation agreement include the appointment of Jagdeep Pahwa,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Innovation Fund invests in mobility companies to create and bring nextgen transportation technology to the airline industry

  Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Innovation Fund today (February 21, 2020) announced the decision to invest in three mobility companies that are aiming to create and bring next-generation transportation technology to the market. Established in January 2019, Japan Airlines Innovation Fund is a firm that specializes in providing CVC… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Sumitomo Corporation partner with Bell-Textron Inc. to develop the Air Mobility Industry

Exploring Business Opportunities of Air Mobility Services in Asia Utilizing eVTOL Technology Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Sumitomo Corporation today (February 12, 2020) entered into a cooperation agreement with Bell-Textron Inc. to promote the development of the Air Mobility Industry, including the infrastructure for next generation air transportation… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation Singapore completes the region’s first 96-month inspection on an Embraer Lineage 1000

Basel, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation Singapore announces completion of the region’s first 96-month inspection on an Embraer Lineage 1000.  The 96-month inspection was completed in conjunction with a major pylon modification and a Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) system upgrade. Both the service bulletin modification and the upgrade are… Read the full press release

Stagecoach introduces Tees Flex on-demand bus service

Perth, Scotland, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tees Valley’s state-of-the-art on-demand bus service has today (6 February) been unveiled in Hartlepool. Called Tees Flex, the service aims to help residents in more isolated communities across the region access essential services along with training and employment opportunities that are being created across Tees Valley…. Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to collaborate with Toyota Industries to trial advanced automatic towing tractor at Chubu (Nagoya) Centrair International Airport

ANA continues to emphasize development of autonomous technologies with collaboration. Tests to build on insight gained from previous trials at Kyushu-Saga International Airport. Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA, Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will collaborate with Toyota Industries Corporation (Toyota Industries) to conduct tests… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group welcomes Bernardo Hees to its Board of Directors

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) (the “Company”) today (Feb. 10, 2020) announced that Bernardo Hees has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and named Independent Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Board’s Executive Committee, effective immediately. Over the last 15… Read the full press release

Metrolink offers easy and stress-free travelling to Lunar New Year activities in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 2020-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Metrolink makes travelling to Lunar New Year activities in Los Angeles, including the 121st Annual Golden Dragon parade through the streets of Chinatown on Feb. 1, easy and stress-free, while allowing travelers to avoid traffic jams and parking fees. Metrolink helps save money with the $10 Weekend… Read the full press release

easyJet welcomes partner Wright Electric’s announcement on its engine development program for 186 seat electric aircraft

easyJet welcomes this important milestone which is a crucial step on the path to electric commercial aircraft Wright Electric announces that it is working with BAE Systems to accelerate the new technology   Wright Electric has unveiled design concepts for a 186 seater electric plane engine development program this week and set out a timeline for its testing… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes two more brand-new Air Deckers

Two further brand-new Air Deckers have joined the fleet at Bath Bus Company and were launched at Bristol Airport this week. LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Costing almost half a million pounds and manufactured by Volvo/ MCV, these vehicles have the latest low emission Euro 6 technology in readiness for new proposed… Read the full press release

IATA partners with International Union of Railways (UIC)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Union of Railways (UIC), to strengthen their cooperation in standard setting and interoperability initiatives, with a focus on data exchange standards supporting intermodal travel. Under the MoU, the collaboration opportunities will… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces partnership with Rentalcars.com

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline today (28 Jan) announced it has partnered with Rentalcars.com, the leading online car rental service, to offer its travellers the best rates on the world’s largest choice of car rental inventory. By integrating Rentalcars.com’s platform across its Group Airlines, Ryanair is using the… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways trials an autonomous electric bus at Haneda International Airport

Autonomous electric bus allows simplified travel within the airport, boosting convenience for both passengers and staff. Trials demonstrate how ANA continues to promote technological innovation in the aviation and airline industry. ANA illustrates the commitment to the environment by using eco-friendly electric buses to reduce carbon emission. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group announces a new agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to connect more than 22,000 Fiat vehicles in Avis Budget Group’s European fleet

Customers of Avis Budget Group renting FCA vehicles in Europe will soon find it easier to pick up and return their vehicles, allowing them to manage their entire rental experience digitally and enabling lock/unlock technology.   More than 22,000 connected Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Lancia cars and Fiat Professional LCV’s  are projected to be added… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign firm contracts for construction of third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ships

Partnership further reinforced with two additional newbuild projects that will focus on the development and utilisation of next-generation environmental technologies Paris, France, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (20 January 2020) MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique further extended their long-term partnership by making a number of strategic announcements at a ceremony held at… Read the full press release

South African Airways sells nine aircraft to accommodate new Airbus A350-900s into its fleet

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ —South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet. In a tender on the airline’s website, SAA said it was selling nine wide-body aircraft – – five Airbus A340-300s and… Read the full press release