New partnership enables British Airways Executive Club Members collect Avios through the Uber App

London, UK, 2022-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Uber users will soon be able to collect Avios on every journey they take by car, coach or train booked via the Uber app, by simply linking their British Airways Executive Club and Uber accounts. From later this month, Members of the airline’s loyalty programme will be… Read the full press release

PRM Assist, an app that empowers people with reduced mobility, launches at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2022-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — OCS are proud to announce the launch of PRM Assist at Bristol Airport, making it the first Airport in the UK to launch the innovative mobile application solution. PRM Assist is a new assistance booking software that allows passengers requiring assistance to book assistance for all their… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts launches all-new IHG One Rewards app

Entirely redesigned app offers speed, simplicity and exclusive benefits for IHG One Rewards Members Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The world is on the move and as guests embark on this new era of travel, IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has launched an all-new IHG One Rewards… Read the full press release

Westin Hotels & Resorts partners with Strava to reward fitness enthusiasts through Month-Long Global ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’

With 20 Million Marriott Bonvoy Points Up for Grabs, Westin and Strava Kick Off Month-Long Global ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’ Beginning June 1 BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Jun-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A champion of Global Running Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts – part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands – today (MAY 31, 2022)… Read the full press release

London City Airport opens its first electric car charging stations

Three rapid and four fast chargers can now be used by passengers, black cabs and airport staff New investment, installed by UK Power Networks Services and supported by BP Pulse, part of the airport’s drive to increase the number of sustainable journeys to and from London City Builds on 2021’s partnership with Tusker to encourage… Read the full press release

New IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) portal launched to help airlines and GSPs

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IGOM Portal, a major support tool for the efficient implementation of the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM). IGOM is the established global industry standard for ground handling worldwide. The IGOM Portal is an online platform where, with… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport partners with Aira to enhance travel experience for passengers with visual impairments

Passengers with visual impairments can use the Aira app on their smartphones to get support from a live agent to guide them while at EIA. Paris, France, 2022-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is continuing its work to be an airport for everyone with the adoption of a new service designed… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Instagram team up to produce a ‘Tourism Recovery Playbook’

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and Instagram have joined forces to produce a ‘Tourism Recovery Playbook’, and so help destinations and business harness the power of digital and visual storytelling to reach new audiences and return to growth. This first ever partnership with Instagram forms part of UNWTO’s wider shift towards… Read the full press release

Cathay enables customers earn rewards through its new online shopping platform

Explore thousands of carefully curated products, earn miles with every purchase and enjoy next-day delivery Hong Kong, China, 2021-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay is excited to introduce a new online shopping experience to its customers that enables them to elevate their lifestyle with a selection of carefully curated items and earn rewards along… Read the full press release

Emirates launches first airline virtual reality app

Customers can explore Emirates’ First Class Suite and other signature products in full VR with industry-first, immersive and interactive experience Latest step in airline’s ambitious vision to offer realistic VR experiences for customers and fans across multiple digital platforms Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience Emirates’ fully-enclosed Gamechanger First Class Suites, explore… 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

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

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

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

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

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

Worldwide Flight Services to participate in the latest phase of the Brucloud project — the Road Feeder Management App

Paris, France, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is working with Brussels Airport and the Air Cargo Belgium community to help eliminate waiting times for international road feeder services in the latest initiative to support Brucargo’s ‘Digital Green Lane’. Two years ago, WFS was one of the first cargo handlers to… 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

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

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

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

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

CWT research reveals that travelers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that travelers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser. 69% of business travelers prefer to book their flights digitally rather than have human interactions. That continues to rise for hotel reservations (78%),… Read the full press release

oneworld to roll out new app capabilities and alliance-branded and managed airport lounges this year

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® is making it even easier for travellers to fly across its 1,100-destination global network by harnessing the power and convenience of digital technology and rolling out alliance-branded and managed airport lounges later this year. The alliance’s member airlines will progressively from this year offer the ability,… Read the full press release

Emirates enhances its app with a new function to allow customers create personalised entertainment playlists and sync selection to seat once on board

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced an innovative new function on its app to allow customers to create bespoke playlists ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board. Customers can plan their trip more effectively, and maximise their onboard experience by using the Emirates app to browse the… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of NY and NJ: “AtYourGate” app for direct food delivery launches in Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and JFK

Airports first on East Coast to offer “AtYourGate” app for direct food delivery to gates for originating passengers and those between flights Pilot project makes service available at two EWR terminals, one terminal each at LGA and JFK; expansion to follow if pilot is successful Part of comprehensive Port Authority effort to improve airport customer… Read the full press release

Stagecoach trials world’s first retrospective pricing app to give better value to rail commuters

Hindsight aims to stop people wasting money on train tickets they don’t need Free app developed by British tech start up Global Travel Ventures Limited Technology automatically swaps commuters to available lower-priced tickets, after they’ve travelled Passengers effortlessly get the lowest-priced set of tickets across the week – even if their plans change Perth, Scotland, 2018-Dec-05… Read the full press release

Colorado Tourism Office: Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) app now available for free download in the Apple and Google Play stores

CTO’s Conference in Vail first in the nation to be zero-waste; Denver named as 2019 site DENVER, CO, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the launch of a new state app with guidance to more than 39,000 miles of trails as nearly 550 tourism industry stakeholders gathered this week in Vail for… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards members can now book private taxis, executive cars and minibuses in 27 countries and 117 cities through new ground transportation booking app

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards has launched an on-demand ground transportation booking app called Emirates Skywards Cabforce in partnership with CarTrawler – the first of its kind in the world. The app is a mobile travel companion that will offer its loyalty members an affordable and efficient transportation service in… Read the full press release