IHG Hotels & Resorts and Groups360 launch GroupSync Engage online booking solution for meeting and event planners and hotel brands

Select IHG properties are the first to deploy GroupSync Engage, the market’s premier online booking technology with real-time room and space availability for planners Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Groups360 and IHG Hotels & Resorts today (25 FEBRUARY 2021) announced the release of GroupSync Engage, the hospitality industry’s first integrated direct… Read the full press release

Singita launches completely reimagined website

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Once again setting the tone for the future of ecotourism and luxury safaris on the continent, leading conservation and ecotourism brand Singita launched its brand-new digital experience this month. The completely reimagined website serves as an availability-and-enquiry engine, as well as a safari-planning tool which encapsulates and… Read the full press release

GBTA reveals findings from a study into how travel managers view online booking tools (OBTs)

Findings From GBTA Research Study Powered by DEEM Alexandria, Virginia, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association, today (February 23, 2021) launches the findings from a study into how travel managers view online booking tools (OBTs). The study, made possible by Deem, examines… Read the full press release

Shufti Pro Launches Digital COVID Pass for the Revival of Travel and Tourism

LONDON, UK, 2021-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shufti Pro, an AI-powered identity verification service provider aids the travel and tourism industry by launching Digital COVID Pass for accurate COVID-PCR test verification. The travel and tourism industry has drastically fallen with the spread of the virus. New travel restrictions around the world have made matters… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to launch 100% Zero-Touch technology for its award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system

Passengers travelling on board the airline’s Airbus A350 fleet will soon be able to access the award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system through their own personal electronic devices, minimising the risk of COVID-19 The award-winning airline will also become the first airline in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to offer passengers the option… Read the full press release

SAVOY SIGNATURE UNVEILS TRAVEL MOBILE APP FOR A SEAMLESS GUEST EXPERIENCE

MADEIRA, Portugal, 2021-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Savoy Signature, a leading hotel collection in Madeira, unveils its new travel app set to connect its guests to a personalised and contactless mobile guest experience, all at the touch of a fingertip.  The travel app will go above and beyond, offering clients an instant and elevated guest experience with easy… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy introduces redesigned, more intuitive version of its mobile app

Includes New Booking Options, Enhanced Customization for Contactless Experiences and Tailored Ways to Earn and Redeem Points Beyond the Stay Toward Free Nights BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Bonvoy, the travel marketplace and highly awarded travel program from Marriott International, has released a redesigned, more intuitive version of its mobile app… Read the full press release

Emirates offers COVID-19 PCR tests at special discounted rates through TrustOne

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with GE Digital Aviation Software and TE FOOD to trial TrustOne, a mobile app that allows passengers to undergo COVID-19 PCR tests at special discounted rates. The app, created in partnership between GE Digital Aviation Software and TE Food, helps passengers adhere to the… Read the full press release

British Airways trials new travel health app, VeriFLY

British Airways will be the first airline in the UK to trial VeriFLY, a mobile travel health passport VeriFLY, will certify test certificates and required travel documentation on a personal mobile device, before leaving home and offer a fast track opportunity at the airport British Airways is working with joint business and oneworld partner, American… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways trials new IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ mobile app

In March 2021, passengers on the award-winning airline’s Doha to Istanbul route will begin trialling the digital platform enabling them to seamlessly travel between the two countries, in a more safe and secure way DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways targets becoming the first airline in the Middle East to begin… Read the full press release

Emirates trials IATA Travel Pass

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing… Read the full press release

Fiji Link introduces mobile boarding pass options at three domestic airports

Nadi, Fiji, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Link, Fiji Airways’ wholly owned subsidiary, has introduced mobile (digital) boarding pass options for customers checking in online for domestic flights from Nadi, Suva and Labasa. Customers flying domestically from the three airports are able to use mobile boarding passes generated on their device after they… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 take place online from April 27-29

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today (January 12, 2021) announced that the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 will take place online from April 27-29. The three-day virtual event, organised with the support of Platinum Sponsor, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), will bring together… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to provide more assistance to customers through WhatsApp

Customers can now contact us with their enquiries via a dedicated WhatsApp channel Hong Kong, China, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of our commitment to offer a great customer experience, today (January 11, 2021) Cathay Pacific announces the opening of WhatsApp as a channel for our customers to contact us whenever they… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office supports smart tourism development with the launch of Smart Trip Planner” website and mobile app

Macao, China, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launched a “Smart Trip Planner” website and a brand-new one-stop mobile application on 30 November, to enhance visitors’ experience and foster smart tourism development in Macao by optimizing different technology applications in tourism. In parallel with the Macao Special Administrative Region Government’s… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s “mindfulflyer” app makes CO2 compensation easier

Miles & More app has integrated Compensaid, the digital CO2 compensation platform of the Lufthansa Group With the new “mindfulflyer” application, CO2 compensation is thus much easier and can be done directly using miles Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2-neutral flying is now even easier for Miles & More customers thanks to a new… Read the full press release

Convenient touch-free parking experience launched at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

New Features Enhance Parking Experience for Passengers Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Charlotte Douglas International Airport is launching its new parking revenue control system on Monday, Nov. 9 that will bring enhanced customer services and improved operational capability to CLT’s parking program. “We’ve installed the latest parking technology to take the… Read the full press release

Triple your Avios earnings by spending through British Airways Avios eStore

Triple the normal Avios available by spending through the online shopping gateway British Airways Avios eStore featuring over 1,200 top UK brands 30% bonus also available for first time shoppers Customers can redeem Avios for flights and upgrades as well as hotels and car hire London, UK, 2020-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — With people staying at… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates more than 20 million Facebook followers

The award-winning airline grew its Facebook following by four million during the pandemic Qatar Airways reaches more than 26 million people across all its social media platforms DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the most followed airline on Facebook, with more than 20 million followers of its page. The… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Surfline announce return of “Swell Deals” fare sale

Data-driven fare sale, powered by ocean waves, expands discounts to Hawaii, California ahead of holiday travel SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — After the popularity of its first “Swell Deals” fare sale in 2019, Alaska Airlines’ data-driven deals are back, giving surfers everywhere one more reason to wish for bigger waves. Starting today… Read the full press release

dnata, iFLEAT and Thuisbezorgd.nl team up to launch pre-order inflight retail initiative in The Netherlands

Innovative solution enables passengers to pre-order quality meals up to one hour before boarding in Amsterdam Amsterdam / Dubai, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global inflight retailer, iFLEAT, an airline innovation and technology leader, and Thuisbezorgd.nl (part of Just Eat Takeaway.com), one of the world’s leading food delivery providers, have joined forces and successfully… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new podcast – Inside Ryanair

Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (12 OCT) announced the launch of its new podcast – Inside Ryanair. If you’re intrigued by the inner workings of a world-leading airline, wondered how Ryanair can sell seats for less than €10 to some of Europe’s most wish-listed destinations, want an insight… Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines trial SKYdeals, new in-flight shopping experience for passengers

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines test in-flight shopping platform SKYdeals Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the current corona pandemic, offers on board had to be restricted. This also applies to onboard sales. To give customers the opportunity to shop above the clouds again, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are now testing a… Read the full press release

Siemens to use Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC technology

Siemens: Future flight bookings via Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC technology Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Siemens is to use the NDC technology of the Lufthansa Group airlines for its future flight bookings. From the fourth quarter of this year onwards, corporate travelers of the Siemens Group will thus have access to the… Read the full press release

Mineta San José International Airport and Uber make safe ridesharing at the Airport even easier

New pilot rideshare technology increases efficiency, safety, convenience San José, Calif.–, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — With passenger traffic showing signs of improvement, Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has partnered with Uber to make safe ridesharing at the Airport even easier. Travelers departing the Airport are finding that their wait times have been… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches contactless way to report and track delayed baggage through SITA’s WorldTracer® Self Service

Two-thirds of passengers opt to use SITA’s service rather than visit a baggage counter. Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. SITA’s initial trials of WorldTracer® Self Service showed… Read the full press release

British Airways’ on board magazine High Life now in new digital format

London, UK, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ award-winning on board magazine, High Life, is moving online to ba.com and will offer access to content for customers before, during and after a flight. Created with publishing house, Cedar, the magazine will also include a new section for Business Life which will replace the current on-board paper versions of both… Read the full press release

Duetto enhances its Revenue Strategy Platform

Revenue Strategy Platform delivers new functionality to help hoteliers solve challenges around Segmentations, Restrictions, and Notifications. San Francisco, California, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (September 2, 2020 ), Duetto, hospitality’s innovative software as a service provider of revenue strategy solutions, released three new functions to its Revenue Strategy Platform. Designed to help hotels speed… Read the full press release

Philippines’ leading carrier Cebu Pacific enhances Manage Booking portal

​Enables passengers to easily update information online  Pasay City, Philippines, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), enhances Manage Booking portal to allow passengers to easily update their contact information after booking has been finalized. This is available for both passengers who booked online or through a travel agency. “Now more than ever, we have seen how important it is for airlines to have accurate passenger contact information- not only… Read the full press release

Sleep Inn announces new partnership with Relax Melodies to bring guests personalized sleep experience

Complimentary Premium Access to Top Sleep & Relaxation App Now Available at More Than 400 Sleep Inn Hotels ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Sleep Inn, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), announced today ( July 13, 2020) Sleep Inn announces new partnership with Relax Melodies to bring guests personalized sleep… Read the full press release