Frankfurt Airport trials Yoordi new food ordering solution

The digital Yoordi system, an innovative self-ordering solution, additionally enhances the passenger experience Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers and guests at Frankfurt Airport can now use their  smartphones to conveniently order and pay for food and beverages from various restaurants – taking advantage of a new “fast lane to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines teams up with L.A. Times Studios and At Will Media to create its first podcast series, “Is This Seat Open?”

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) this week celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the carrier’s first commercial flights, which took place on June 18, 1971. To offer Customers and Employees a unique perspective on stories from the airline’s colorful history, Southwest®, L.A. Times Studios, and At Will Media partnered to… Read the full press release

Visit Maldives to increase brand awareness in Japan through social media campaign

MALDIVES, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Maldives launches a social media campaign to make Maldives a top of the mind destination in the Japanese market and to increase engagement with tourists. Held from June 2021 until January 2022, the campaign will increase brand awareness in Japan and reassure Japanese travelers that Maldives will… Read the full press release

British Airways adds new power nap sleep pods at its ’Forty Winks’ nap lounge

To support customers’ health and wellbeing pre-flight, British Airways has launched a new ’Forty Winks’ nap lounge, which opened on May 17 Complimentary and self-service via the ‘Your Menu’ lounge app – customers do not need to pre-book The ’Forty Winks’ lounges will also feature in the Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New… Read the full press release

Emirates and Huawei to further extend its existing partnership

Enhanced collaboration will see Emirates as a key partner of Huawei’s ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 2021-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (18 May 2021) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, one of the world’s top tech brands, to further extend its existing partnership. The enhanced collaboration will allow… Read the full press release

flydubai celebrates third anniversary of holidays by flydubai the Arabian Travel Market (ATM)

Three years of holidays by flydubai flydubai’s holidays division continues to enhance its product offering and capabilities Dubai, UAE, 2021-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, is celebrating the third anniversary of its holidays division at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM). To coincide with the anniversary, holidays by flydubai is further… Read the full press release

flydubai showcases latest developments to its onboard experience at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM)

The carrier introduces free wireless inflight entertainment on its fleet The Dubai-based airline showcases its flatbed Business Class seats on board its MAX aircraft and announces plans to launch its eShop Dubai, UAE, 2021-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, showcases the latest developments to its onboard experience at this year’s Arabian… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways invites customers to participate in IATA Travel Pass app trial

Eligible customers are invited to participate in the trial, through which ANA will validate the testing and verification components of the IATA Travel Pass app Trials will be conducted from May 24 until June 6 on Tokyo/Haneda – Honolulu and Tokyo/ Haneda – New York/JFK routes Tokyo, Japan, 2021-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — All… Read the full press release

British Airways to trial new intelligent queuing technology from Qmatic

London, UK, 2021-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will be trialling new intelligent queuing technology from Qmatic, that will enable customers to virtually queue at check-in by pre-booking their slot time in advance of arriving at the airport. The technology, that is optional for customers, will be trialled by British Airways for three… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ mobile App launches on Huawei’s AppGallery

Huawei mobile users in more than 170 countries will now be able to plan their travel with greater ease The airline’s mobile app is the perfect travel companion that supports a safer and contactless journey Doha, Qatar, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is bringing its award-winning services to the fingertips of Huawei… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality takes comprehensive hygiene concept to a new level with introduction of Luca app and nano coatings in hotels

Luca app/nano coating in hotels/vaccination programme for staff Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is taking its comprehensive hygiene concept to a new level in order to allow safe travel in coronavirus-affected times. Guest registration using the Luca app will be introduced, and special nano coatings will be applied… Read the full press release

Taste of Finnair now available in Foodora online food delivery service

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is expanding its Taste of Finnair meal sales in Finland: from Monday May 3, the hand-made meals from Finnair Kitchen are available in Foodora online food delivery service. In addition, meals continue to be available in selected K stores. ”This new cooperation with Foodora online food service makes Taste of Finnair available for large number… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with Google to use data management and digital marketing to restart African tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to advance its commitment to the African tourism sector by partnering with Google to help destinations gain expert insights into data management and digital marketing. In a special capacity building event, researchers and marketing professionals from 20 African National Tourism Organizations… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces launch of re-platform of its site

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of an ongoing commitment to offering frictionless vacation experiences, Sunwing is pleased to announce the launch of their re-platform for Sunwing.ca. The tour operator has used the past year as an opportunity to reimagine and transform its digital technology, and the website re-platform is… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches two new initiatives to protect customers from Online Travel Agents

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no.1 airline, has today Apr 26th launched the Price Checker tool and Verified Seal, two new initiatives on the Ryanair website/app to protect customers against Online Travel Agent’s (OTA’s) who may be overcharging customers, providing incorrect customer details and preventing Ryanair from dealing directly with passengers. The ‘Price Checker’ tool will allow… Read the full press release

End of the Travel Brochure? Snowstorm Announces the Global Launch of its Unique Lead Generation Platform

LONDON, UK, 2021-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — OneWurld, Division of Snowstorm Technologies (UK) Ltd. announces the global launch of OnePromote – A unique, disruptive marketing and lead generation platform for travel suppliers and travel agents OneWurld announces the global roll out of its fully integrated lead generation and marketing tool, OnePromote. The breakthrough platform is… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand launches “Entry Thailand” online platform to facilitate vaccinated international visitors

Providing six steps of arrangements, from COE registration and flight bookings to quarantine and insurance, for entering Thailand Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the launched of the “Entry Thailand” online platform under integrated efforts by related government agencies to facilitate vaccinated international… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path PoC shortens lines, and boosts operational efficiency at Istanbul Airport

SITA Smart Path PoC at Istanbul Airport (iGA) shortens lines, enables a low touch passenger experience, and boosts operational efficiency. Istanbul, Turkey, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (19 Apr, 2021) announced the results of its biometric-enabled Proof of Concept (PoC) designed to support a… Read the full press release

IIATA to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. The agreement will make Unilabs one of the first major lab groups… Read the full press release

London City Airport launches new travel portal to help passengers make informed travel plans

The London City Airport Travel Portal, designed by Effect Digital and powered by Netflights, is now live. In one place, it provides passengers with information to support their summer travel choices, from booking flights to departure and arrival testing requirements for all of London City Airport’s current and upcoming destinations. New routes from the airport… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts introduces digital check-in and check out across the U.S. and Canada

Guests now have more choice for a safe, efficient, and flexible travel experience Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests can now check-in to more than 3,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts properties across the U.S. and Canada through their mobile devices, computers and tablets. Digital check-in and check out support safe, secure and… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy members can now earn points on Uber Eats and Uber rides

As travel resumes, members can link accounts to start earning Marriott Bonvoy points toward free nights at hotels and home rentals around the world BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (APRIL 14, 2021), members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) award-winning travel program and marketplace, can earn points toward free nights… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Singapore’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass. From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to trial digital health credential apps: CommonPass, VeriFLY, and IATA Travel Pass

JAL will begin independent trials with three industry leading health credential apps in an aim to implement standardized digital health checks on the carrier`s international flights CommonPass trials to be conducted on JAL`s Haneda – Honolulu route on April 2 and on its Narita – Singapore route on April 5 JAL is fast-tracking trials to… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards members can now earn Miles while shopping online with more than 50 brands in the UAE

Emirates Skywards has launched skywardsmilesmall.com in the UAE, allowing members to earn Miles while shopping online at more than 50 popular brands. Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the successful launch of skywardsmilesmall.com in the US, and UK, Emirates Skywards members can now earn Miles while shopping online with more than 50 brands in… Read the full press release

Lufthansa facilitates travel in times of pandemic with CommonPass App

Integration now possible on all flights from Frankfurt to the USA Pre-check of digital test certificates now also available before all return flights from Palma de Mallorca to Germany up to 72 hours before departure Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa introduces new offer for travel to the U.S.: Passengers who have… Read the full press release

SITA launches AI-enabled solution that quickly return lost items on aircraft or in airports to their owners

New solution cuts cost by 90% and significantly reduces repatriation time Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has launched WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, an artificial intelligence-enabled solution that solves a million-dollar headache for the air transport industry: how to quickly return items left behind on aircraft or in airports to their owners. Every… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways enhances Oryx One in-flight entertainment app through PressReader partnership

Passengers can now download more than 6,000 exclusively curated publications to their PEDs in one seamless digital experience through the award-winning airline’s Oryx One In-flight Entertainment App from March 2021 The PressReader service is a further enhancement to Qatar Airways’ COVID-19 on-board safety measures, offering a contactless entertainment experience – before, during and after you fly!… Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd employs SITA Omnichannel Services to improve collaboration and communication with customers

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Global ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd has placed SITA’s Contact Center platform at the heart of its ambitious plan to be ranked number one for customer service in the freight and shipping sector within the next five years. Hapag-Lloyd also wants to increase the collaboration between employees during and… Read the full press release

Scoot trials new digital initiatives to offer one-stop solution for COVID-19 pre-departure tests and verification

Scoot gets onboard Singapore Airlines’ pilot trials for one-stop pre-departure testing solution and digital verification process at check-ins Initiatives simplify customer’s overall travel experience in new normal and enhance integrity of health status verification process Trials to be expanded to other destinations in Scoot network if successful Singapore, 2021-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Two… Read the full press release