RCI to release new version of its mobile application to improve user experience

Version 7 to help make travel planning easy with tailored content and an enhanced user experience LAS VEGAS, 2018-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, will soon release several new features to the RCI® mobile application to improve the user experience and allow for greater engagement. The new version of the… Read the full press release

Airport-wide passenger mobile ordering and delivery service AtYourGate launches at San Diego International Airport

AtYourGate selected as preferred service provider; first company to utilize SAN’s Innovation Lab SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is pleased to announce the official launch of “AtYourGate powered by GOLO,” an airport-wide passenger mobile ordering and delivery service at San Diego International Airport (SAN). The… Read the full press release

Train travellers can upgrade instantly to First Class on Virgin Trains’ east coast services with Seatfrog’s exciting new features

Exciting new features from Seatfrog – groups* can bid and upgrade together from one device Third Party Bookings – Virgin Trains East Coast bookings made through third parties** like The Trainline can now be added to Seatfrog Upgrade Now – new ‘buy it now’ feature lets you upgrade to First Class instantly if the price… Read the full press release

Toronto Tourism: CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada now accept WeChat Pay and Alipay

TORONTO, 2018-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Two of Toronto’s biggest attractions are now accepting two of China’s biggest mobile payment options. WeChat Pay and Alipay are now being accepted at the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. The addition of WeChat Pay and Alipay mean both attractions can accept payment in Chinese RMB… Read the full press release

Brand USA launches new travel trade website: VisitTheUSA.com/TravelTrade

BERLIN, GERMANY, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has announced the launch of a new travel trade website: VisitTheUSA.com/TravelTrade. The new online platform will act as a comprehensive, one-stop gateway for travel industry professionals looking to better sell the USA. Created specifically to fit the needs… Read the full press release

Ryanair provides customers with even more ways to book online with new acceptance agreement with Discover Global Network

Ryanair provides customers with even more ways to book online with new acceptance agreement with Discover Global Network DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (8 Mar) announced a new acceptance agreement with Discover Global Network, providing customers, business travellers and corporate travel departments with even more ways to book… Read the full press release

Flybe fully adopts Universal Airline Travel Plan and now accepts corporate bookings online

Liverpool, UK, 2018-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced today (5th March 2018) that it has fully adopted the widely used Universal Airline Travel Plan (UATP) and now accepts corporate bookings for flights and ancillary purchases made through its website www.flybe.com , on the Flybe mobile app and through Flybe’s Contact Centre…. Read the full press release

SAS ranked third in the overall category “Travel” and also named “Best in Class” in the “Product Pages” category in Google’s recent survey

SAS ranked third in the overall category “Travel” and also named “Best in Class” in the “Product Pages” category in Google’s recent survey STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2018-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is pleased to see the airline being top among airline companies in the Nordic region in Google’s recent survey, where they reviewed the usability and… Read the full press release

BookingPal est fier d’annoncer qu’il a démarré une opération en France

PARIS, 2018-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — En tant que l’un des plus grands réseaux de distribution de location de vacances au monde, BookingPal continue de s’étendre à l’international. “En raison de la forte demande des gestionnaires immobiliers français et des agences intéressées par les services de distribution, BookingPal est fier d’annoncer qu’il a démarré une… Read the full press release

GrandStay to bring SkyTouch Hotel OS® to its 41 properties

GrandStay to bring SkyTouch Hotel OS® to its 41 properties   ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — SkyTouch Technology’s customer centric focus was key in GrandStay’s decision to change Property Management System provider GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, the franchisor for GrandStay Hotels, and SkyTouch Technology, a premier Property Management System (PMS) vendor, announce a deal that will… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines the first company in Russia to use the face recognition technology

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, is the first company in Russia that plans to use the face recognition technology in the everyday operation of the business lounges at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. The software based on trained neural networks will allow to identify S7 Airlines passengers and personalise services for visitors of the business lounges. The plan is that… Read the full press release

MeetingPackage.com’s new Booking Engine increases exponentially confirmation ratio from RFP to confirmed booking

HELSINKI, Finland, 2018-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — MeetingPackage.com announced the launch of their unique Booking Engine for Meetings & Events. The Booking Engine makes selling meeting rooms and services online a reality and has already proven to increase exponentially confirmation ratio from RFP to confirmed booking. Through the Booking Engine, meeting venues and hoteliers will be able… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels partners with delivery.com to bring the convenience of delivery services to its loyalty rewards members

Choice Privileges Loyalty Members Earn Points While Enjoying the Convenience of Delivery Service to Their Location ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels is making life on the road a little easier and even more rewarding for its loyalty rewards members. Through a new program with delivery.com, an on-demand marketplace with over 12,000 businesses,… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels debuts Choice Privileges Tap the App sweepstakes

“Tap the App” Sweepstakes offers members chances to win more than 10 million points ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels, is celebrating the holidays by giving its loyal members chances to win prizes totaling more than 10 million Choice Privileges points. The popular loyalty program has… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific partners with PressReader to provide thousands of digital newspapers and magazines to its passengers

Customers can download a vast range of Hong Kong and international publications for free prior to their flight HONG KONG, 2017-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Our customers have told us that reading materials are important to their overall journey satisfaction. We therefore set out to find the best platform to enable the biggest selection,… Read the full press release

London Heathrow launches AOE’s OM³ suite to transform digital experience for passengers

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Europe’s biggest Airport, London Heathrow, has announced that it will launch AOE’s OM³ suite as a significant step in transforming the airports digital experience. The announcement is further proof of the accelerating momentum that the OM³ suite has generated in the aviation industry, coming shortly after Auckland… Read the full press release

Gatwick honoured at the National Transport Awards and at the prestigious Digital Impact Awards

Airport of the Year at National Transport Awards Outstanding Sustainability Programme at Airports Going Green awards Digital In-House Team of the Year and Best Corporate App at Digital Impact Awards London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — This week – at separate ceremonies – Gatwick won Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards, a… Read the full press release

Apple-Featured Travel Network Boutiq Launches on Android

Berlin, DE, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutiq, “Where to go from who you know”, officially celebrates its launch on the Google Play Store today. The new App personalizes food and travel recommendations by placing your entrusted friends and network at their core. After receiving Apple App Store Travel category features in Australia and… Read the full press release

Stagecoach adds Apple Pay and Android Pay to its Bus smartphone app

Additional payment methods delivering more choice and easier travel for customers Millions also already benefitting from contactless bus travel as part of UK roll-out Scotland, UK, 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the… Read the full press release

Constance Hotels & Resorts to bring Duetto’s cloud-based solutions to its resorts across the Indian Ocean

Poste de Flacq, Mauritius, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, has partnered with Constance Hotels & Resorts to bring the firm’s cloud-based solutions to the seven Constance resorts in luxury destinations across the Indian Ocean. “Our agreement with Constance Hotels and Resorts shows the benefits of a… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines selects Gogo to provide next-generation satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi service

With 20 times more bandwidth, guests will be able to stream, chat, browse gate-to-gate; Also, Free Chat™ and movies now available on all Virgin America flights SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has selected Gogo to provide next-generation satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi service across its entire Boeing and Airbus fleet. Gogo’s broadband 2Ku… Read the full press release

The Gatwick Airport “Community app” adopted by airports across the world; shortlisted for seven national awards

Gatwick’s Airport “Community app” ensures that multiple airlines, stakeholders and thousands of staff are in tune with the ‘common truth’ across the airport campus The app brings fragmented airport workforce together, fosters data sharing culture and instils a sense of competition – which all help to improve service for passengers Building on the success of Gatwick’s “Community… Read the full press release

dnata to provide ground handling services at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4

New partner dnata will provide T4 airlines with superior ground handling services Dubai, UAE, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ —  JFKIAT, LLC. – the company that operates Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – recently announced it has entered into an agreement with dnata, one of the world’s largest air-services organizations, to provide… Read the full press release

Concur and AirAsia Group to help businesses reduce their corporate travel spend

Washington, U.S., 2017-Aug-06 — /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 exclusive corporate content from AirAsia. The latter content is available only to customers… Read the full press release

IATA and Airlines for America launch campaign on baggage tracking

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America(A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43… Read the full press release

IATA moves toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solutions (MSTS) were selected to implement the IATA EasyPay payment solution for travel agents in more than 100 markets. IATA also announced that Featurespace was selected to… Read the full press release

Avis Car Rental to allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations through voice platform on Amazon Echo devices

Make a car rental reservation, review current reservations and retrieve receipts with the help of the popular voice-activated platform PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2017-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Car Rental today ( July 17, 2017) announced its integration with Amazon Alexa, which will allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations through the popular voice platform… Read the full press release

Wizz Air announces all-new mobile application

ALL-NEW TIMELINE, EASIER BOOKING FLOW AND USER-FRIENDLY IN-APP BOARDING CARD ARE NOW AVAILABLE Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced today (06. JULY, 2017) the launch of its all-new mobile application which is available for all Android and iOS users free of… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality websites again earns TÜV SÜD s@fer-shopping certification

Steigenberger and IntercityHotel booking sites fulfil “s@fer shopping” criteria Main, Germany, 2017-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The German Technical Inspection Agency TÜV SÜD has this year once again confirmed that booking hotel stays on the Deutsche Hospitality websites offers a particularly secure shopping experience. This means that the homepages of Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport 2016/17: setting new annual records

Air traffic services and facilities growth enter new stage with strong emphasis on people development Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) enjoyed a fruitful year in 2016/17, setting new annual records in all three air traffic figures. During the fiscal year, passenger traffic rose 1.1% to 70.5 million,… Read the full press release