Oman Air introduces its revamped mobile application

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has introduced its revamped mobile application for iOS and Android smartphones allowing its guests to organise and manage their journey on the go. Utilizing the latest innovations in mobile technology, Oman Air’s new app is a user-friendly platform… Read the full press release

RCD Hotels partners with Duetto to strengthen its all-inclusive revenue strategy

With Hard Rock and Nobu Los Cabos expected to open in summer 2019, RCD Hotels seeks a game-changing resort revenue strategy. Cancun, Mexico, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — All-inclusive resorts require a unique revenue strategy, and RCD Hotels is partnering with Duetto to have better forecasting insights and drive more revenue at their two newest… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings nominates Wei Hopeman and Vanessa Wittman for election to its Board

NORWALK, Conn., 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (March 28, 2019) announced that it has nominated Wei Hopeman, Managing Partner at Arbor Ventures, and Vanessa Wittman, who will be joining Glossier as Chief Financial Officer in April, for election to the Board at the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders in June 2019…. Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launches three smart tourism projects

Macao, China, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) officially launched three smart tourism projects into service today (26 March), fully capitalizing on the leading technology of Alibaba Cloud on cloud computing, big data application and other areas to push forward smart tourism. The projects are expected to bring greater convenience for… Read the full press release

SITA’s 2019 Passenger IT Insights reveals passengers are demanding more mobile services in relation to their baggage

Updates at arrivals are an added benefit of baggage tracking LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — While the adoption of technology has improved passenger satisfaction across the airport journey, the biggest jump by far over the past year was at baggage collection. SITA’s 2019 Passenger IT Insights shows that passengers are demanding more mobile services in… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub starts RYDES mobility app

Europe’s first reward program for all urban mobility services as well as air, rail and bus travel between different cities Eurowings and the carsharing provider MILES support the launch with their own mobility challenges and rewards The RYDES app is now available for iOS and Android COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In cities… Read the full press release

SITA to deliver a technology revamp for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, has contracted global IT provider SITA to deliver a technology revamp that will allow the airport to better manage every aspect of its vast operation. SITA will upgrade its existing Airport Management Solution (AMS) –  a suite… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts awarded Five-Star ratings for all of its UAE Collection properties in the Forbes Travel Guide 2019

Four Seasons properties in Abu Dhabi and Dubai achieve the highest commendation for their impeccable service and luxurious facilities in Forbes annual rundown of the world’s finest hotels Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has been awarded Five-Star ratings for all of… Read the full press release

Scoot adds PayNow as a payment option

Scoot customers in Singapore can now choose to pay via PayNow, credit card or AXS when booking flights via FlyScoot website. Singapore, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Scoot today (18 March 2019) announced the availability of PayNow as a payment option for customers who book flights via the FlyScoot website – becoming the first airline… Read the full press release

Oakwood launches the next generation of its industry-leading epic™ accommodations management solution

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), announced today (March 12, 2019) it is launching the next generation of its industry-leading epic™ accommodations management solution, with several significant updates and enhancements. Epic sources housing options from a database of more than 3,100 providers offering 21,000 housing options. The epic… Read the full press release

South African Airways (SAA) Voyager launches its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) Voyager has launched its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application.  This means that the transactional experience for Voyager members is now in the palm of members’ hand with easy navigation whilst on the go. The current SAA Mobile App only displays a customer’s status… Read the full press release

SAA Voyager announces partnership with Uber

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — SAA Voyager has partnered with Uber to introduce a new payment option for Voyager members who now have the option to use their SAA Voyager Miles to pay for their Uber rides in South Africa with just a few taps. This partnership allows both companies jointly… Read the full press release

The AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia launches new platform for booking group hotels

Bellevue, WA, 2019-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia is proud to announce the launch of a new platform for booking group hotels.  AARP Members now have the ability to book and manage group hotel reservations of nine or more hotel rooms at groups.expedia-aarp.com. This new feature provides fast quotes… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group provides corporate travel managers insight into their program’s performance thru new online portal Business Intelligence

New customer portal provides corporate travel managers with full transparency to rental behavior to save costs and better manage the rental program PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) today (Feb. 19, 2019 ) announced Business Intelligence (BI), an online portal complete with rental summary dashboards, rich visualizations and detailed reports… Read the full press release

Star Alliance announces partnership with Skyscanner

Refresh of staralliance.com features new look and improved functionality for customers Frankfurt, Germany, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has partnered with Skyscanner, the world’s travel search engine, to allow travellers visiting the Star Alliance website to search for flights, view airfares and book them directly with its member… Read the full press release

oneworld to roll out new app capabilities and alliance-branded and managed airport lounges this year

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® is making it even easier for travellers to fly across its 1,100-destination global network by harnessing the power and convenience of digital technology and rolling out alliance-branded and managed airport lounges later this year. The alliance’s member airlines will progressively from this year offer the ability,… Read the full press release

Qantas Wellbeing app introduces new feature ‘Sleep Health Challenge’ that rewards Frequent Flyer members with Qantas Points for developing healthy lifestyle habits

The new way to earn points: so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed. SYDNEY, Australia, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn Qantas Points while they sleep using the Qantas Wellbeing app. Designed to encourage healthy sleep habits, the app, developed by Qantas Health Insurance, incentivises Frequent… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport launches Trip Finder feature on their website

Bristol Airport has become the first airport to launch a Trip Finder feature on their website. Bristol, UK, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The innovative feature allows passengers to search for flights using the month or day they want to fly and to filter results by types of holidays – including winter sports and city… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces research collaboration with Hopper on the application of machine learning algorithms and AI to predict flight demand

Research alliance with Hopper, the specialist in price forecasting  The aim is a systematic collaboration on the application of machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to predict flight demand Lufthansa Innovation Hub supports with the Canadian startup’s entry into the European market COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group and the… Read the full press release

Emirates enhances its app with a new function to allow customers create personalised entertainment playlists and sync selection to seat once on board

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced an innovative new function on its app to allow customers to create bespoke playlists ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board. Customers can plan their trip more effectively, and maximise their onboard experience by using the Emirates app to browse the… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces release of an updated version of its mobile app

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, is offering its passengers an opportunity to appreciate the convenience of an updated version of its mobile app — all the necessary information about your upcoming flight is now available on the flight card on the first screen. In addition, the app now includes airport maps, the possibility to scan documents and other… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International moves its infrastructure to AWS

Leading hospitality company migrates to AWS to enhance company’s leadership in innovation using the broadest and deepest portfolio of cloud services SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (January 14, 2019), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is moving its infrastructure to… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of NY and NJ: “AtYourGate” app for direct food delivery launches in Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and JFK

Airports first on East Coast to offer “AtYourGate” app for direct food delivery to gates for originating passengers and those between flights Pilot project makes service available at two EWR terminals, one terminal each at LGA and JFK; expansion to follow if pilot is successful Part of comprehensive Port Authority effort to improve airport customer… Read the full press release

Hyatt invites ethical hackers to test Hyatt websites and mobile apps for potential vulnerabilities through its public bug bounty program with HackerOne

Adds an additional layer to Hyatt’s cyber security strategy CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (January 9, 2019) announced the launch of a public bug bounty program with HackerOne in which ethical hackers are invited to test Hyatt websites and mobile apps for potential vulnerabilities and securely disclose them to Hyatt…. Read the full press release

Emirates introduces Hub Monitor application to significantly reduce delays at its Dubai hub

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates passengers travelling from or transiting through Dubai International Airport (DXB) can expect fewer instances of delays associated with aircraft turnaround thanks to a new innovative application built in-house by Emirates called the Hub Monitor. Hub Monitor is being used by Emirates’ operational staff in Dubai to… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways expands online booking options by adding PayPal as a new payment method

Extended flexibility offers travelers another way to purchase their tickets. ANA joins the growing list of airlines incorporating PayPal as a method of digital payment at a time when PayPal is gaining more popularity in Asia. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six… Read the full press release

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces the launch of its new brand website, PreferredHotels.com

Newport Beach, California, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, is pleased to announce the launch of its new brand website, PreferredHotels.com. With careful consideration to the balance of form and function, the new visual forward, fully-responsive website… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality partners with supply chain specialists Kloepfel Group to launch Sourcify.net procurement platform

Hotel experts from Deutsche Hospitality have set up a joint venture with supply chain specialists from the Kloepfel Group Piloting ongoing at 350 hotels Digitalisation of purchasing processes in accordance with requirements Collaborative sourcing generates direct cost reductions 100% performance-related payment eliminates risk Refinancing takes place via savings made Ongoing improvement of procurement terms and… Read the full press release

Firmdale employs Duetto’s Open Pricing application, GameChanger, and its solution for intelligent reporting, ScoreBoard, across all its Hotels

San Francisco, CA, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutique hotel group Firmdale Hotels has partnered with Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, to drive revenue and growth across its exclusive Kit Kemp-designed portfolio of 10 properties in London and New York, including the Ham Yard Hotel in London and The Whitby Hotel in New York. Firmdale is employing… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver partners with Airbnb to boost Vancouver’s reputation as a premier destination

VANCOUVER, Canada, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Vancouver has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement in Canada with Airbnb to promote the city to travellers on its platform. The agreement will see Airbnb leverage its global reach through digital channels such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as well as its magazine Airbnbmag, to boost Vancouver’s reputation… Read the full press release