PATA welcomes the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as its newest government member

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as its newest government member. STB’s mission is to shape a dynamic tourism landscape for Singapore in partnership with industry and community. PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera said, “I am truly honoured to… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels named a Hotel Visionary Award winner by Hospitality Technology

Hospitality Technology Recognizes Leading-Edge Revenue Management System ChoiceMAX in Enterprise Innovator Category ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on its more than eight decades of innovation, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) was named a Hotel Visionary Award winner by Hospitality Technology in the Enterprise Innovator category for its new revenue management system, ChoiceMAX. The award,… Read the full press release

Antigua and Barbuda becomes UNWTO’s 160th Member State

Americas, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met the Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda for the first time since the country became UNWTO’s 160th Member State. The Caribbean destination became UNWTO’s newest Member State and eighth in the Caribbean region when its application was approved by the 24th Session of the General Assembly in December… Read the full press release

Ford International Airport teams up with MEDC and Southwest Airlines to provide grants and testing opportunities to companies focused on air travel technology solutions

Partnership with MEDC, Southwest Airlines Provides Grants to Innovation-Driven Companies, Allowing Them to Test New Products, Services in Live Airport Environment Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With support from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Southwest Airlines, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has introduced the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways performs the first-ever trade on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange ACE using the IATA Clearing House

Pioneering initiative opens a new chapter in the promotion of innovation towards environmental sustainability DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways became the first carrier to make a transaction on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) using IATA Clearing House (ICH)…. Read the full press release

miDiagnostics’ ultra-fast PCR test and new breath sampler to be trialed in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In the past year miDiagnostics has been working on the development of an ultra-fast PCR test based on imec technology, to detect COVID-19, with a test result in less than 15 minutes. In cooperation with Brussels Airport, this nasal-swab ultra-fast PCR test, as well as the new… Read the full press release

Virtual Event: best of aerospace innovation and Bombardier’s best-selling business jets

Montréal, Canada, 2021-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier is pleased to invite members of the international community to a special virtual event premiering at 11:00 am (EDT) on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The momentous virtual gathering will celebrate the best of aerospace innovation and Bombardier’s best-selling business jets. All those wishing to join the… Read the full press release

UNWTO to highlight sustainability and innovation At The International Spanish Tourism Trade Fair

Madrid, Spain, 2021-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — At FITUR: The International Spanish Tourism Trade Fair (Madrid, 19-23 May 2021), UNWTO will ensure sustainability, innovation and responsibility are a central part of the conversation. FITUR was the last global in-person trade fair to take place before the COVID-19 pandemic, and is the first one to… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality again achieves “highest level of innovation” accolade in the WELT and ServiceValue Awards

Deutsche Hospitality emerges as the No. 1 innovator in its sector in the WELT and ServiceValue Awards Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has created a further branch benchmark by securing a third successive first place in the annual “Innovation” study carried out by the news channel WELT. In… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality supports CHALLENGE4 to promote innovation and e-mobility

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and IntercityHotel is partnering CHALLENGE4 as it stages a major tour of Germany in a the new VW ID.3 electric car Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting innovation and e-mobility – Rainer Zietlow, an experienced tour driver with the Mannheim-based special agency CHALLENGE4, sent out a… Read the full press release

CWT announces new operating structure to accelerate innovation, transformation and growth

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today (September 2020) announces a new operating structure aimed to accelerate innovation, transformation and growth. With immediate effect, Patrick Andersen is appointed President, RoomIt & Commercial, Niklas Andréen is appointed President, Traveler Experience & Customer, and Michelle McKinney Frymire is appointed President, Strategy & Transformation,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality wins a “WELT Corporate Management Award” for displaying the highest level of innovation within the sector

Deutsche Hospitality comes first among 15 German hotel chains in the “Innovation” category of the 2020 “WELT Corporate Management Awards”. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — “This award is a fabulous confirmation of our ability to innovate,” said Thomas Willms, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality. “The promise of quality our brands deliver goes… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Innovation Fund invests in mobility companies to create and bring nextgen transportation technology to the airline industry

  Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Innovation Fund today (February 21, 2020) announced the decision to invest in three mobility companies that are aiming to create and bring next-generation transportation technology to the market. Established in January 2019, Japan Airlines Innovation Fund is a firm that specializes in providing CVC… Read the full press release

IATA launches Accelerate@IATA to address innovation issues at the industry level

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the creation of Accelerate@IATA, an industry level innovation platform designed to support airlines and their value chain partners by speeding up new technology implementation around IATA standards. The program brings together airlines, value chain partners, and startups to pinpoint problems, find solutions… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s first Changemaker Challenge seeks ideas for sustainable innovation in Travel and Mobility

Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Lufthansa Group, Expedia Group, Google, and Uber seek digital and tech solutions to make travel and mobility more sustainable  Ideas can be submitted online until October 30, 2019. Early-stage startups, students, and young professionals worldwide are welcome to participate Finalists will pitch their ideas on stage at the “Lufthansa Group Innovation Forum”… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Cruises orders third Icon-Class Ship to Feature Environmentally-Friendly Innovation

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class ship for delivery in 2025. The ship will join its two sister ships – to be delivered in 2022 and 2024, respectively – in… Read the full press release

AAAE announces the winners of the 2019 Airport Innovation Awards

Alexandria, Va., 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future – today (July 11, 2019) announced the winners of the 2019 Airport Innovation Awards, which are given to… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport to boost its innovation program through PlugandPlay partnership

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (19 June 2019) Brussels Airport announces a partnership with PlugandPlay as anchor partner of the PlugandPlay Travel & Hospitality programme in Europe together with Vienna Airport, Star Alliance and Swissport. PlugandPlay is a global open innovation platform enabling, moderating and facilitating the collaboration between big and established corporations from… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a successful forum on “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation” in Segovia, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held today (26 Mar 2019) in Segovia, the forum “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation”, whose opening was attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, María Reyes Maroto; the President of the Junta de Castilla y… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub starts RYDES mobility app

Europe’s first reward program for all urban mobility services as well as air, rail and bus travel between different cities Eurowings and the carsharing provider MILES support the launch with their own mobility challenges and rewards The RYDES app is now available for iOS and Android COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In cities… Read the full press release

Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019

Singapore, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019. Unilode was recognized for its Bluetooth-based tracking solution for unit load devices (ULDs). The award was presented at the 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore…. Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines unveils its new digital innovation lab, KrisLab

Singapore, 2019-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines has today (29 January 2019) formally opened its new digital innovation lab, known as KrisLab, as part of the SIA Group’s significant investment programme aimed at making it the world’s leading digital airline. The unveiling of KrisLab is in line with the Airline’s Digital Innovation Blueprint which… Read the full press release

JAL Group establishes Japan Airlines Innovation Fund

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Group today established a Corporate Venture Capital Fund (CVC) firm called Japan Airlines Innovation Fund. The company will look to invest in startup companies around the globe to create new values that are one step ahead of its competitors in the industry, which was a target raised in… Read the full press release

AAAE’s Airport Innovation Accelerator launches a centralized repository of creative aviation projects

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation across the aviation community – is pleased to announce the launch of the Airport Innovation Index, a centralized repository of creative aviation projects. The Airport Innovation Index compiles unique… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by Ground Handling International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG, together with its partner Finnair, has been awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by the industry’s leading magazine Ground Handling International. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling was honored for a new machine-learning tool, which helps to dynamically predict aircraft delays at Finnair’s… Read the full press release

BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit awarded with the Berlin Brandenburg innovation award

Emission-free, energy-efficient and low-noise: Jury applauds Bombardier’s new battery-powered train as a pioneering contribution to clean rail mobility Berlin, Germany, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ —The BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit was awarded the renowned Berlin Brandenburg innovation award on November 30, 2018. The train operates emission-free, thereby making a significant contribution towards environmentally-friendly mobility. It… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces 37 companies progressing to the next round in its search for expansion Innovation Partners

Following first stage of innovation partner process, airport announces list of successful final bids 37 companies invited to pitch their ideas on how to deliver expansion Over 150 ideas submitted looking at sustainability, retail and operational solutions The most recent milestone as Heathrow airport gets on with the delivery of its third runway, following overwhelming… 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

Applications now open for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism… Read the full press release

Early-stage venture capital firm Vynn Capital and UNWTO to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today ( 9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate… Read the full press release