Hilton Darwin introduces Digital Key

DARWIN, Northern Territory, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Darwin, a five-star hotel in the Northern Territory, has officially introduced Digital Key, a feature of the award-winning, Hilton Honors mobile app, providing members more choice and control over their entire travel experience. The addition of Digital Key now gives guests the option to bypass the check-in counter… Read the full press release

KAYAK trials a new tool to make multi-city trip planning easier

New Product Feature Finds the Cheapest Routes Between Cities STAMFORD, Conn, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, is testing a new product feature that makes planning your next multi-city trip even easier. A helpful tool designed for anyone traveling to more than one destination, the new feature calculates… Read the full press release

Accor launches new strategic partnership with South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab

Singapore, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor has announced a new strategic partnership between its new lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless and South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab. The deal brings together two of the biggest names in hospitality and technology to give members access to rewards and benefits including… Read the full press release

Emirates expands reach in the Chinese market through partnership with one-stop travel service provider Trip.com Group

International airline seeks to expand reach in Chinese market and bring ‘Fly Better’ experience to local customers Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (January 15, 2020) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trip.com Group, a world’s leading one-stop travel service provider. The agreement was signed in… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport partners with Nokia and Citymesh to build its 5G-ready network

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport Company is building a 5G-ready network at the airport in collaboration with Finnish Nokia and Belgian operator Citymesh. As one of the first sites in Belgium with 5G technology, the airport is able to speed up its operational efficiency and support further technological innovation. Brussels Airport… Read the full press release

Agoda research unveils ‘new travel norms’ expected by travelers in the next decade

Key trends – Technology advances to simplify travel; More conscious eco travel choices; Kyoto tops destination wishlist SINGAPORE, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and mobile app check-in are the top three ‘new travel norms’ expected by travelers in the next decade, according to new research by Agoda,… Read the full press release

OpenTable reveals the Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2019

Honorees span 27 states and Washington, D.C.; California, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania lead OpenTable’s annual list SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As we close out the year and reflect on the very best of 2019, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), revealed the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines earns J.D. Power’s No.1 Ranking in customer satisfaction with airline travel websites

Southwest Airlines announces new digital benefits for Customers. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) earned J.D. Power’s No.1 Ranking for Southwest.com in customer satisfaction with airline travel websites. Over the last year, Southwest has made several successful digital enhancements to Southwest.com, and the mobile app to improve the Customer Experience,… Read the full press release

Why you should come to Kiev in 2020. Top 5 New things in the city

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Kiev, Ukraine, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — We Kievites love our city very much and strongly react to modern projects, innovations and unique places for entertainment and leisure. The Economist published The Global Liveability Index 2019 — new global ranking of cities in terms of living comfort. It evaluates locations in five categories: stability,… Read the full press release

The National Cold War Museum launches New website

Blytheville, AR, 2019-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A website to promote the forthcoming National Cold War Museum in Blytheville, Arkansas has been launched. It is www.thenationalcoldwarmuseum.org. The website tells the story of a community vision to convert several sections of the former Eaker Air Force Base into a national visitor attraction in Arkansas. The National Cold War… Read the full press release

Agoda kicks off “Less Hassle, More Travel” brand campaign

SINGAPORE, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online digital  travel platforms, has launched its first multi-market TVC, out-of-home (OOH), digital and cross-channel advertising campaign leveraging its brand characters called “Agojis.” The campaign, built on the brand platform “Less Hassle, More Travel,” kicks off in four markets: Australia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia,… Read the full press release

Travelzoo named “Best Online Travel Deals Provider” by the British Travel Awards for the 8th year in a row

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is delighted to be named “Best Online Travel Deals Provider” by the prestigious British Travel Awards organisation for the 8th year in a row. The incredible win was announced at the prestigious British Travel Awards last night… Read the full press release

Manchester Airports Group becomes the first airport in the UK to be certified as offering safe, child-friendly WiFi

WiFi scheme will now ensure content is appropriate for all ages at the Group’s airports at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands MAG is the first airport group to sign-up to the Government-backed scheme Manchester, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — MAG has become the first airport operator in the UK to be certified as… Read the full press release

Novotel Hotels announces global partnership with the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation — Calm

The global partnership, which features a new custom Sleep Story narrated by award-winning actress Eva Green, will be rolled out across more than 530 hotels in 60 countries. Paris, France, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Calm, the #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, and Novotel Hotels, today (November 26, 2019) announced a multi-year global… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces Alipay compatibility in China

ANA is giving passengers flying to or from select Chinese airports the option to receive compensation in case of cancellation or delay caused by the bad weather through Alipay. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, is giving passengers flying to… Read the full press release

OpenTable and Capital One Financial Corporation to offer cardholders access to top dining destinations across the U.S.

Premium Access reservations open up prime time weekend dining times to Capital One credit cardholders SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), and Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) partnered to offer Capital One credit cardholders access to hard-to-get reservations at prime dining times… Read the full press release

OpenTable partners with Postmates to bring even more delivery and pick-up options to diners

More and more Americans are dining out and turning to delivery due to burn out and for convenience OpenTable expands on delivery with the addition of Postmates and estimated delivery times SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today released new… Read the full press release

Emirates launches new feature on its app called Airport maps

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has launched a new feature on its app called Airport maps which will allow customers to navigate seamlessly through the airport. The Airport maps can detect the user’s location (via Bluetooth and wifi) and provide point to point navigation through all touchpoints of the airport including… Read the full press release

Alliance Reservations Network adds new feature enhancements to its popular group hotel booking platform

ARN’s hotel booking platform Group Productivity Solution adds new industry-leading features designed to simplify the group booking process ORLANDO, FL, 2019-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Alliance Reservations Network, which was recently acquired by RCI, the world’s largest vacation exchange network as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), has added four new feature enhancements to its popular group… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport app latest version offers Home-to-gate travel information

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Real time travel information taking you from home to departure gate is now available through the latest version of the Auckland Airport app. Designed to take the stress out of airport departures and arrivals, for the first time the revamped app creates a personalised itinerary for the… Read the full press release

SFO launched new online tool to allow users to track aircraft noise

Web-based system, available to the public, allows users to view flight tracks and noise around Airport SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has launched a new online tool to allow users to track aircraft noise. The new Aircraft Noise Tracker, available to the public, gives users… Read the full press release

Hinge and OpenTable partner to help daters choose the perfect date spot

Survey Reveals Over 86 Percent of Respondents Feel Stressed When Trying to Find a Restaurant for a Date Date Night Matchmaker Feature Offers Personalized Restaurant Recommendations SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Cuffing season is upon us and to help couples and singles alike prepare, Hinge, the dating app designed to be deleted, part… Read the full press release

VLeisure Launches New Credit Service, Empowering Travel Agents Through Greater Financial Control

VLeisure credit to free up agency funds, driving more sales for their business. London, UK, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — VLeisure the one-stop B2B travel marketplace connecting travel agents with inventory in over 147 countries, today announced a new credit service that will empower travel buyers.  Using VLeisure credit, agencies will be able to buy products… Read the full press release

Fairytrail Dating App Matches Singles Who Love Adventures

San Francisco, CA, USA, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Heralded as a “revolutionary dating app” by its users, Fairytrail is a dating app for remote workers, digital nomads, and people passionate about travel. With 8 levels of safety, it provides a dating platform for single people to match with one another, then match on recommended tours…. Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines connects with its Guests via the messaging application WhatsApp

New texting and messaging solution also allows Guests to ask questions, modify travel and make reservations in English and Spanish starting September 1 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the United States, continues its commitment to invest in the Guest experience with an industry-leading technology to connect… Read the full press release

STAY CONNECTED WITH AIR FRANCE’S NEW DIGITAL SERVICES

“OK Google, speak to Air France…” Paris, France, 2019-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France is meeting the needs of its increasingly connected customers by offering them its services on different vocal assistant platforms. Wherever they are in the world, Air France customers can now check the status of their flight, consult departure and arrival… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport provides passengers with easy access to information with the launch of Gatwick chatbot

Gatwick chatbot’ provides flight information, flight specific notifications, and information on airport shops, restaurants and other facilities Currently responds to passenger queries in English but service will be extended to other languages next year Gatwick plans to enable the service on other chat platforms including WhatsApp and Apple Business Messenger in the future LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Hyatt enhances Hyatt mobile app with new features

Redesigned app unlocks new experiences for World of Hyatt members CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (August 1, 2019) announced a redesigned World of Hyatt mobile app with new features that enable loyalty members to customize their stays and provide a more seamless experience throughout their travel journey. Available on both iOS… Read the full press release

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality Customer Service now can also be reached via WhatsApp Business

Deutsche Hospitality adds WhatsApp Business to its communication channels Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of a pilot cooperation project, Deutsche Hospitality Customer Service can also be reached via WhatsApp Business with immediate effect. This innovative concept is the result of Deutsche Hospitality’s collaboration with Facebook and its marketing… Read the full press release