Amadeus Appoints Mark Cullen as Chief Commercial Officer of Cytric, Pioneering Innovation in Corporate Travel

(IN SHORT) Amadeus welcomes Mark Cullen as the Chief Commercial Officer of Cytric, its end-to-end corporate travel and expense solution. Mark, based in Boston, United States, will lead all commercial activities, focusing on expanding Cytric Solutions globally. The appointment highlights Amadeus’ commitment to the corporate travel sector, particularly in collaboration with Microsoft to integrate the… Read the full press release

Accor Spearheads Hospitality Innovation and Sustainability with Diverse Brand Portfolio


Qatar Airways Unveils Ambitious Plans for Innovative Growth, Including New First Class Cabin

A new era of innovative growth including exciting product reveals are in the pipeline In a major development, the GCEO said a new First Class cabin will be introduced by Qatar Airways His strategy for Qatar’s national carrier includes pioneering innovation in digital technologies, products, fleet growth and employee engagement as Qatar Airways continues its… Read the full press release

IATA Launches Digitalization Leadership Charter to Drive Air Cargo Industry Innovation

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduces the Digitalization Leadership Charter during the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong, with leading air cargo entities including Cathay Cargo, CHAMP Cargosystems, and Lufthansa Cargo as inaugural signatories. Aimed at accelerating the industry’s digital transformation, the charter outlines five guiding principles developed in consultation with… Read the full press release

IAPCO’s 54th Annual Meeting in Ljubljana: Fostering Innovation and Sustainability in the Meetings Industry

(IN SHORT) From February 28th to March 2nd, 2024, the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO) is holding its 54th annual meeting and general assembly in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With around 160 directors and owners of congress agencies attending from across the globe, the event, organized by Cankarjev dom with support from local and national… Read the full press release

Emirates Takes Flight at ITB Berlin: Showcasing Innovation and Commitment to Europe

The airline’s highly popular Premium Economy seat, and Game-changer First Class suite will debut for the first time in Germany Emirates reinforces its longstanding commitment to Europe, aiming to strengthen and forge new strategic partnerships across the regional travel and aviation ecosystem    The airline will showcase its latest sustainability initiatives to visitors and partners… Read the full press release

Emirates Flight Catering Completes Acquisition of Bustanica, World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm

The acquisition makes Bustanica a 100% UAE-owned agriculture venture (IN SHORT) Emirates Flight Catering has finalized the acquisition of Emirates Bustanica, formerly known as Emirates Crop One, solidifying its status as the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. This strategic move reinforces the UAE’s commitment to bolstering food security and agricultural capabilities. Situated near Dubai World… Read the full press release

UNWTO Startup Competition Seeks Innovators Shaping the Future of Hospitality and Business Models

(IN SHORT) The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is collaborating with Infecar (Feria de Gran Canaria) to identify entrepreneurs and startups at the forefront of reshaping the hotel industry and new business models. The UNWTO Startup Competition for Tourism Technologies and Solutions in Hotels and New Business Models is open to global startups and entrepreneurs, focusing… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels’ Outstanding Commitment to Conservation and Innovation Recognized at Prestigious Hospitality Awards

(IN SHORT) The article highlights Minor Hotels’ exceptional achievements in the hospitality industry, particularly in the areas of conservation, innovation, and its commitment to people. The company has received recognition and awards for its efforts to promote sustainable tourism, protect the environment, and provide outstanding guest experiences. These accolades reflect Minor Hotels’ dedication to making… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport Joins Heart Aerospace Advisory Board to Drive Sustainable Aircraft Innovation

(IN SHORT) Auckland Airport has announced its partnership with Swedish electric airplane manufacturer Heart Aerospace by joining the company’s advisory board. The collaboration aims to advance innovation in sustainable aircraft, particularly focusing on Heart Aerospace’s ES-30, a 30-seat electric hybrid aircraft designed for short journeys with a rapid 30-minute recharge time. Auckland Airport will provide… Read the full press release

7th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in La Rioja, Spain to Explore Sustainable Future and Innovation in Wine Tourism

(IN SHORT) The 7th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism, set to take place in La Rioja, Spain, from November 22-24, 2023, will focus on the future of sustainable wine tourism. Co-organized by UNWTO, the Government of La Rioja, and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the conference will address key themes… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Unveils the Enchanting ‘Qatar Airways Garden’ at Expo 2023 Doha, Blending Nature, Innovation, and Hospitality

The “Qatar Airways Garden” set to captivate audiences, reflecting the grandeur of Versailles Gardens with a contemporary Qatari touch Doha, Qatar, 2023-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — As the Official Airline and Strategic Partner of Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar Airways proudly invites visitors to the “Qatar Airways Garden”. The mesmerising attraction, part of Expo 2023… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Unveils Expo 2023 Doha Aircraft, Showcasing Commitment to Sustainability and Innovation

A330-300 Expo 2023 Doha aircraft touches down in Doha Qatar Airways embodies commitment to sustainability and innovation with Expo-themed livery and enhanced in-flight experiences Attending the reveal were Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker; President of Ashghal, H.E. Dr. Engr. Saad Ahmed Al Mohannadi; Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport,… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Alpitour World Partner to Drive Innovation and Sustainability in Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO will work with Alpitour World as a strategic partner to advance innovation, education and sustainability across every part of the tourism sector. Reflecting UNWTO’s focus on harnessing the power of public-private partnerships, the newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding with Alpitour World, will see the two organizations work… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Invests in Real-Time Flight Trajectory Technology to Drive Innovation and Sustainability

From 2024, all new Lufthansa Group Airbus A320neo/A321neo to be delivered with automated flight profile transmission technology Lufthansa Group is a pioneer for more sustainable aviation Important contribution to EU airspace modernization Cologne, Germany, 2023-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Every drop counts: An optimized flight path saves fuel and reduces CO2 emissions. With the standard… Read the full press release

AHLA and HTNG launch annual award to recognize innovation in hospitality technology

WASHINGTON, DC, 2023-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association and its technology committee, HTNG, announced the inaugural AHLA Technology Acceleration Award, a new program to recognize companies that are advancing innovation in hospitality technology. The award program will be held annually, and winners of this year’s event will be announced… Read the full press release

PATA Gold Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Asia Pacific Tourism Industry

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2023. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2023. Now in its 39th year and sponsored… Read the full press release

Iberia’s revamped Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan focuses on promoting diverse talent and boosting internal innovation

Between 2018 and 2022, the airline has increased its percentage of women in senior positions from 18 to 34% Iberia redesigned and relaunched its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan with a new approach that covers, in addition to gender, other groups: generational, cultural (nationalities), LGTBIQ+ and people with disabilities One of Iberia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan is… Read the full press release

Vancouver Airport Authority and BCIT sign MOU to drive innovation through Digital Twin and Smart Campus Development

Richmond, B.C., 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — MOU will support development, advancement and implementation of innovation initiatives, including the airport’s Digital Twin and BCIT’s Smart Campus Development. Today (February 21, 2023), Vancouver Airport Authority and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This new MOU strengthens… Read the full press release

BCD Travel expands partnership with Amadeus to drive global growth and productivity improvement

Innovative travel management company will utilize suite of Amadeus solutions to drive accelerated growth and enhanced productivity Madrid, Spain, 2023-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — BCD Travel has expanded its agreement with Amadeus as the forward-looking travel management company (TMC) refines its global technology approach to best capitalize on opportunities in the new era of… Read the full press release

ACI World and Amadeus Launch Third Annual Technology Innovation Awards for Airports Worldwide

Awards celebrate best technology initiatives and leadership by airports worldwide Montreal, Canada, 2023-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus have today (14 February 2023) opened submissions for the third edition of the Technology Innovation Awards, putting a spotlight on industry-leading technology initiatives and leadership by airports around the world…. Read the full press release

Fiji Airways introduces new Fly Your Way concept for more flexible and personalised travel options

National carrier introduces branded fare concept for Customer choice and flexibility Nadi, Fiji, 2023-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests flying with Fiji Airways will have more flexibility and choice with the introduction of an unbundled economy class fare concept. This new concept will be effective from 2nd March 2023 for USA and Canada, and 3rd March,… Read the full press release

Iberia Leads the Way in Innovation with Three Aenor Certifications

Only three companies in Spain have obtained these UNE certificates simultaneously. The certificates position Iberia as a user of cutting-edge technology, and also as a generator and developer of projects with a high innovation content. The awarding of the certificates comes in the midst of the bidding process for the handling tenders. Innovation is one… Read the full press release

Swedavia Welcomes New CFO Kristina Ferenius to Lead Sustainable Development

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swedavia has appointed Kristina Ferenius to be its new CFO as well as a new member of Swedavia’s Group management team. She will assume the position by August 1. Kristina Ferenius has a degree of master of science with a major in business administration, from Stockholm University…. Read the full press release

$171,000 in Grant Funding Awarded to Companies Pioneering the Future of Aviation Industry

More than $170,000 Awarded to Companies Shaping the Future of the Aviation Industry GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, together with Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Seamless Ventures, Southwest Airlines®, Stantec GenerationAV and the West Michigan Aviation Academy, has announced the third round of companies that… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority unveils vision for future of airspace with focus on quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys, and new capacity for all users

LONDON, UK, 2023-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today (23 January) set out a vision for the future of UK airspace which will help deliver quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys, as well as create more capacity for the benefit for those who use and are affected by UK airspace…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa Technik and BASF Develop Revolutionary AeroSHARK Film for Reduced Drag and CO2 Emissions on Commercial Aircraft

Innovative AeroSHARK surface technology from Lufthansa Technik and BASF improves fuel efficiency and reduces CO₂ emissions First Boeing 777 with sustainability technology already in scheduled service, 22 more to receive sharkskin foil Lufthansa Group drives innovation for more sustainable aviation Cologne, Germany, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Following nature’s example, Lufthansa Technik and BASF… Read the full press release

Amanda Joiner appointed as Global Vice President and Head of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, brings 30+ years of luxury hospitality experience to drive innovation and success

Joiner brings over two decades of leading excellence and driving culture within The Ritz-Carlton hotel operations, sales, and marketing BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Amanda Joiner takes the helm as the Global Vice President and head of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center®, a leading global consulting and advisory firm delivering award-winning services that have… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub unveils exciting lineup of user-driven projects for 2023

Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Through the EUROCONTROL Air Transport Innovation Network, the EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub’s network for developing agile digital solutions and services that fit our stakeholders’ needs, 2023 looks set to see a wide range of new user-driven innovation projects. In 2023 a new wave of projects will be launched… Read the full press release

Oman Air partners with HSBC to streamline international payments process

Muscat, Oman, 2023-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air has partnered with HSBC Oman on a unique and innovative international payments process, which will dramatically increase efficiency and security. Via a centralised treasury hub in Oman, HSBC’s Global Disbursement solution, developed as a bespoke service for Oman Air, will deliver simultaneous multiple currency payments… Read the full press release