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

Whistle Messaging to be fully integrated with SkyTouch/CONNECT integration platform

Leading hotel technology providers in property management operations and guest communications leverage SkyTouch’s next generation integration platform /CONNECT and Whistle’s Customer Engagement platform to further heighten company’s leadership in innovation PHOENIX, AZ, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The hospitality industry demands access to real time data to address business and customer needs. Since 2015 Whistle’s… Read the full press release

Stagecoach trials world’s first retrospective pricing app to give better value to rail commuters

Hindsight aims to stop people wasting money on train tickets they don’t need Free app developed by British tech start up Global Travel Ventures Limited Technology automatically swaps commuters to available lower-priced tickets, after they’ve travelled Passengers effortlessly get the lowest-priced set of tickets across the week – even if their plans change Perth, Scotland, 2018-Dec-05… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches on-demand, personalised assistance to visually impaired passengers via the Aira app

Aira app to benefit the 6,000 visually impaired passengers that travel through Heathrow each year Passengers can access on demand assistance on their mobile phones App follows a year of rapid changes in special assistance at Heathrow following a £23 million investment LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — From Monday December 3rd, visually impaired… Read the full press release

OpenTable continues support to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign aimed at ending childhood hunger in the U.S.

Kicking Off on Giving Tuesday, the Campaign Will Allow OpenTable Diners to Donate Points to No Kid Hungry, a Campaign Aimed at Ending Childhood Hunger in the United States SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — In advance of the holiday season, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings,… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with Niantic to enhance global tourism through mobile augmented reality games

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences. UNWTO will collaborate with Niantic, creators of Pokémon GO and Ingress Prime, to curate unique campaigns around… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub launch startup Yilu an end-to-end platform for travel providers

Yilu, founded by the Lufthansa Group and Lufthansa Innovation Hub, is developing an intelligent end-to-end travel platform The aim is to consolidate the fragmented landscape of travel and mobility providers into one smart platform With Yilu, travel companies can offer new additional product recommen-dations to their end customers COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Norwegian gives customers easier access to cheapest Premium fares on long-haul flights with the launch of Premium Fare Calendar

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian today (Nov 06, 2018) launches a brand-new feature on its website that gives customers easier access to its cheapest Premium fares on long-haul flights. The new Premium Fare Calendar gives holidaymakers and business travellers an easier way to choose the most affordable dates to travel in Norwegian’s comfortable and… Read the full press release

Classic Vacations introduces private, customizable websites for groups traveling together

TRAVEL ADVISORS CAN NOW OFFER PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE EVENT WEBSITES TO THEIR CLIENTS WHEN BOOKING GROUP VACATIONS San Jose, CA, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxury travel wholesaler Classic Vacations recently introduced another element to their online services catalogue, Travel Together: private, customizable websites for groups traveling together. Travel Advisors can easily enable Custom Group Websites… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces GlobalBeacon; further enhances passenger safety with real-time tracking

All Qatar Airways flights will now benefit from real-time tracking, further enhancing passenger safety The introduction of GlobalBeacon ahead of the ICAO 2018 flight tracking recommended timeline DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key product solution created by FlightAware®and Aireon that… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office: Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) app now available for free download in the Apple and Google Play stores

CTO’s Conference in Vail first in the nation to be zero-waste; Denver named as 2019 site DENVER, CO, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the launch of a new state app with guidance to more than 39,000 miles of trails as nearly 550 tourism industry stakeholders gathered this week in Vail for… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards members can now book private taxis, executive cars and minibuses in 27 countries and 117 cities through new ground transportation booking app

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards has launched an on-demand ground transportation booking app called Emirates Skywards Cabforce in partnership with CarTrawler – the first of its kind in the world. The app is a mobile travel companion that will offer its loyalty members an affordable and efficient transportation service in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo the first in the industry to introduce a fully automated mail management system

The cargo carrier is the first in the industry to fully automate its mail management system Descartes Velocity Mail (vMail™) has been fully integrated within the cargo carrier’s management information system CROAMIS DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has rolled out an automated mail management system at more than 50… Read the full press release

TravelClick awarded “Australasia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider” by the World Travel Awards

TravelClick Wins “Australasia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider” at 2018 Awards NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, an Amadeus company, today (October 25, 2018) announced that the Company has been awarded “Australasia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider” by the World Travel Awards this year. “Winning this prestigious award for our booking engine in… Read the full press release

Airbnb welcomes Aristotle Balogh as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

San Francisco, USA, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — At Airbnb, we build technologies to push our mission forward and support guests, hosts, and local communities. For us, technology is a way to empower people and bring them together. Today marks the next step in our journey to use technology to bring end-to-end magical travel experiences… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways and Vodafone Fiji team up to offer a new payment option through M-Paisa

National Airline and Vodafone Fiji team up to offer new payment option for customers Nadi, Fiji, 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and Vodafone Fiji have partnered to offer a new payment option for tickets and other services through M-Paisa. Starting Monday 29th October, the airline’s customers can now access the… Read the full press release

More than 35,000 Ford Motor Company vehicles to connect in Avis Budget Group’s U.S. fleet

Customers renting Ford Motor Company vehicles from Avis Budget Group’s U.S. fleet soon will find it easier to receive and return their vehicles More than 35,000 Ford vehicles in the Avis Budget Group fleet are projected to be digitally connected by summer 2019 as both companies make strides toward connectivity goals PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Oct-29 —… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines launches KrisConnect Programme to make information and functionalities on its digital platforms more readily available to partners

Singapore, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced the launch of its KrisConnect Programme, an initiative to make information and functionalities on SIA’s digital platforms more readily available to partners, enhancing the overall customer experience. The KrisConnect Programme makes use of Application Program Interfaces (API) technology such as those from IATA’s New… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces partnership with the largest online travel company in the Asia Pacific region Ctrip

London, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on an already successful relationship, Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP) is proud to announce a strategic global partnership agreement with Radisson Hotel Group. This collaboration brings together the largest online travel company in the Asia Pacific region and one of the largest hotel groups in the world…. Read the full press release

Boeing strengthens its Global Services’ offerings with the integration of Flightdocs Enterprise platform

Companies sign MOU to integrate Flightdocs Enterprise platform with Boeing Global Services’ offerings from Aviall, Inventory Locator Services and Jeppesen Together, partners will offer enhanced, cloud-based aviation maintenance, compliance and inventory management solutions for business and general aviation operators. ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Flightdocs have entered into a… Read the full press release

Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implement SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology

SITA’s Scan&Fly allows passengers to check-in their bags in under a minute Moscow, Russia, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implemented SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology, providing passengers with a faster, more efficient process to check-in their own bags. The process takes less than a minute. The technology was developed by… Read the full press release

Avis launches promotion that lets customers earn a rental day reward after every two rentals

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis today (October 11, 2018) announced “Drive Free,” a promotion that lets customers earn a rental day reward after every two rentals. Drive Free runs through February 28, 2019 and is open to members of Avis Preferred, the Company’s express rental program. To earn a rental day reward,… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport introduces the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants

Christchurch Airport is introducing the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The airport’s ‘South’ programme is leading the New Zealand rollout of Alipay, a Chinese smartphone app and payment system that has more than 800-million users. Alipay is rapidly becoming the most popular way for… Read the full press release

SkyTeam the first airline alliance to offer a comprehensive flight search tool making it easier for customers to plan and book trips on all 20 member airlines

Real-time availability, schedule, and pricing information Easier for Frequent Flyers to earn miles across 20 member airlines Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SkyTeam, the global airline alliance has launched a new metasearch tool on its website making it easier for customers to plan and book trips on all 20 member airlines. SkyTeam… Read the full press release

Expedia Group and VisitScotland join forces to help drive travel demand by supporting Scottish hotels

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia Group, the world’s largest online travel company, and Scotland’s national tourist board, VisitScotland, are joining forces to help drive travel demand through supporting the country’s hoteliers. Through the new agreement, Expedia Group will work in collaboration with VisitScotland and hotel partners to build awareness of its… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport to trial a new Virtual Reality app for passengers who may find travel challenging

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has been working with Friendly Access, a Scottish hidden disabilities charity as it looks to trial a new Virtual Reality app for passengers who may find travel challenging. Friendly Access, together with the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art and… Read the full press release

Virgin Atlantic introduces augmented reality to familiarize cabin crew with new aircraft as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA

New app part of joint exploration with SITA into the future benefits of AR for air transport London, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Atlantic is introducing innovative training technology – as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA, the leading global IT provider – that allows the airline’s cabin crew to use… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport launches South Island Travel Store on Chinese travel service platform Fliggy

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has today (31 August 2018) announced the launch of a South Island Travel Store on Fliggy, a leading Chinese travel service platform and part of the Alibaba digital ecosystem, in a move designed to promote regional tourism and economic development. Chinese travellers can plan and… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines introduces the flexibility of saving customers’ mobile boarding pass to Google Pay

SINGAPORE, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers travelling with Singapore Airlines (SIA) can now have the added flexibility of saving their mobile boarding pass on Google Pay, the digital wallet platform and online payment system developed by Google. This is the first time an airline in the Asia-Pacific region has such a capability on Google… Read the full press release