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

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority launches new mobile app for submitting an aircraft noise complaint

Five workshops to be held for the community to learn more about the new tools San Diego, CA, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Authority has launched a new mobile app that provides members of the public an easy-to-use, no-cost option for submitting an aircraft noise complaint.  The app is part of an… Read the full press release

Air Malta flights now available to book on Ryanair.com website

21 New Routes Including Casablanca, Kiev, Moscow, Tunis & Zurich Now On Sale On Ryanair.Com DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Malta’s No.1 airline, today (21 Aug) announced a new flight partnership with Air Malta, which will allow Ryanair’s 139m customers to book Air Malta flights on the Ryanair.com website. From today, Maltese… Read the full press release

Oakwood launches Oakwood Mobile App

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, announced today (Aug 13, 2018) the launch of its proprietary Oakwood Mobile App, a first-of-its-kind app in the industry that streamlines how guests book and manage their travel accommodations through expanded mobile functionality. The easy-to-use Oakwood Mobile App is one of the most… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme launches miles-based digital wallet KrisPay

Novel way for KrisFlyer members to use their miles for everyday spend Launches with 18 merchants spanning different categories, with more to be progressively added SINGAPORE, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The SIA Group’s KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme today (24 July 2018) launched KrisPay, the miles-based digital wallet which enables members to convert KrisFlyer miles into… Read the full press release

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart Leading travel tech start-up programme led by Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com   London, UK , 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Luggage storage start-up, Stasher, has won Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme for innovative travel tech start-ups led by Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and… Read the full press release

Alipay and STB launch joint-marketing initiatives to encourage Chinese tourists to spend with Alipay while in Singapore

Partnership is aimed at increasing Singapore’s destination branding and awareness, driving visitor spend and enhancing STB’s understanding of a key consumer group Singapore, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alipay, the world’s leading mobile and online payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, together with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), have launched a… Read the full press release

Changi Airport introduces new payment platform WeChat Pay

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) and WeChat Pay today (Jul 12, 2018) announced a three-year marketing partnership, to launch and publicise joint shopping promotions at Changi Airport. This partnership will allow Changi Airport to better serve its passengers, by offering targeted and attractive promotions for WeChat Pay users. WeChat Pay… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport services now represented in the FLIO airport app

Passengers receive exclusive offers for shops and restaurants along with current timetables direct from Hamburg Airport in world’s most popular airport app Hamburg, Germany, 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The complete range of services at Hamburg Airport is now represented in the FLIO airport app. App users have access to comprehensive benefits. They can, for… Read the full press release

British Airways launches the Executive Club Reward app

The Reward app can help members discover new ways to collect and spend Avios The Reward app can be downloaded for free through the App Store or Google Play LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a brand new app for members of its Executive Club. Members can use the app… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards teams up with the ENTERTAINER to launch its own Emirates Skywards GO app

Emirates Skywards GO gives members 2-for-1 dining and wellness offers in over 20 cities Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has partnered with the ENTERTAINER to launch its own Emirates Skywards GO app for members. The app is a mobile travel companion that offers members access… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces acceptance agreement with UATP

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (29 June) announced a new acceptance agreement with UATP, the global corporate travel payment solution, providing its corporate clients with even more ways to book the lowest fares on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair will now accept the UATP corporate card across all markets… Read the full press release

Starfleet Research and Duetto to co-host a webinar that explores how leading hotels and resorts optimize their revenue

Chicago, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Starfleet Research, the leading provider of best practices IT market research for the hospitality industry, and Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, will co-host a webinar that explores how leading hotels and resorts optimize their revenue results using next-generation technology. The research and insights are based on the strategies… Read the full press release

New Portal AR app invites the world to step into Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A ground breaking new app that invites the world to step into Scotland has been created in close collaboration with Google as part of the Scotland Is Now global campaign. The innovative technology was led by VisitScotland, in partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Universities Scotland…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa: AirlineCheckins check-in service now available as an iOS and Android app

AirlineCheckins is available as an iOS and Android app as of now The automatic check-in service for more than 200 airlines around the world is being complemented by new features and services The service is now also available as a B2B solution and can easily be integrated into corporate travel management systems Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jun-08… Read the full press release

AVANI Hotels & Resorts introduces online check-in available prior to arrival

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — AVANI Hotels & Resorts is pleased to offer the latest innovative convenience with online check-in available prior to arrival. Modern travellers who want to start exploring their destination as soon as possible can expedite the check-in process at any AVANI Hotels & Resorts property around the world. With… Read the full press release

Gatwick’s new passenger app won Mobile Innovation of the Year at the National Technology awards and Mobile App of the Year at the Real IT awards

Gatwick app wins Mobile Innovation of the Year and Mobile App of the Year Airport also picks up Cloud Project of the Year for its world first Flight Information System Awards herald start of Gatwick’s ‘digital transformation’ with wide range of passenger-facing digital innovations coming on stream soon LONDON, UK, 2018-May-22 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

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