SITA and NEC Corporation partner to develop secure walk-through travel experience at airports

Tokyo and Geneva, 2020-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and SITA today (21 July 2020) announced a global partnership to develop market-leading solutions that enable a secure walk-through travel experience at airports, leveraging NEC’s I:Delight identity management platform together with SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex. The partnership comes as airports and airlines increasingly look… 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

SITA secures ISO14001:2015 re-certification for six offices globally

This latest sustainability achievement supports SITA’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2022 Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, has taken another step towards its ambition to be carbon neutral by 2022 by securing ISO14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems – EMS) re-certification for six SITA… Read the full press release

Condor deploys SITA’s eWAS to enhance its fuel optimization

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — German leisure airline Condor is making significant enhancements to fuel optimization through the deployment of eWAS to more than 700 pilots and dispatchers. The signing with SITA’s aircraft domain of expertise – which includes the provision of eWAS Pilot and eWAS Dispatch applications – brings several major benefits for the popular… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts launches enhanced residential digital experience

Building from the success of Four Seasons App and Four Seasons Chat, the new residential functionality offers more ease, comfort and convenience at the touch of a button Toronto, Canada, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has expanded its award-winning App and Chat platforms with enhanced residential features, giving… Read the full press release

DerbySoft launches new solution for hotels to reach missing or lost metasearch opportunities in regional markets

DALLAS, Texas, U.S.A., 2020-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — DerbySoft, the leader in high-performance digital marketing and distribution services for the hotel industry, today announced the launch of DSCP, a new solution for hotels and agencies to reach missing or lost metasearch opportunities in regional markets. As a part of this new program, DerbySoft has… Read the full press release

SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

Fraport to source most of electricity used at Frankfurt Airport from wind power

Company maintains climate protection targets despite corona virus crisis Plans to source electricity from wind power Wind power alone to propel green electricity share to around 85 percent from 2025 Large photo voltaic system in construction on cargo hall Further projects planned Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport AG plans… Read the full press release

IATA interactive world map provides travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country. The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the dynamic… Read the full press release

PATA launches an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Dream to Travel Festival, an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide to learn, network, and celebrate the power of travel during these challenging times. The virtual event, unifying the travel trade through the infinite… Read the full press release

SITA becomes a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation

SITA becomes a more active member and supporter of the Sovrin Foundation Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has stepped up its commitment to developing a permanent digital identity for air travel by becoming a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation, the international non-profit organization focused on the advancement of self-sovereign digital… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG held first virtual Annual General Meeting

Shareholders submitted 246 questions in advance Five Supervisory Board members are up for election Suspension of dividend proposed COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The 67th Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa AG began punctually at 10.00 a.m. today (05-MAY-2020). For the first time, it is being held virtually, thus taking into account… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s first virtual Annual General Meeting attended by 10,000 shareholders; Broad majority on all agenda items

Around 10,000 shareholders attend the first virtual annual general meeting online Astrid Stange, Erich Clementi, Dr. Thomas Enders and Harald Krüger elected to the Supervisory Board, Stephan Sturm re-elected Broad majority on all agenda items COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Some 10,000 shareholders followed today’s (05-MAY-2020) Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa… Read the full press release

OpenTable rolls out two new initiatives to help restaurants reopen and adhere to new norms

Using OpenTable’s Updated Tech, Restaurateurs Can Easily Space Tables, Manage Capacity and Add Safety Information SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — As restaurants look to reopen, the needs of each will change as government restrictions and safety recommendations evolve. Restaurants that have never taken reservations may find themselves looking for ways to… Read the full press release

NBAA Calls for FCC Commitment to Safe, Intelligent Transportation Systems

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — NBAA is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue its 20-year commitment to dedicated short-range communications (DRSC) by maintaining the 5.9 GHz band for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and ensuring that emerging technologies like unmanned aircraft systems and urban and advanced air mobility are guaranteed uninterrupted… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport trials new water filtration system to mark Earth Day

Edmonton, AB, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is embracing Earth Day and its support of local innovation by testing a new water filtration system to release clean water back into the local eco-system. The airport is working with Alberta-based company Swirltex to use its new filtration membrane technology at the airport’s storm… Read the full press release

Marriott International to roll out enhanced technology to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment

Company to roll out enhanced technology to help counter virus spread; new multi-pronged platform details increased safety measures for guests and associates BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), which for 92 years has been recognized as a hospitality leader for its commitment to quality, exacting standards, and rigorous training,… Read the full press release

Blue Flag announces partnership with Pick a Pier

Copenhagen , Denmark, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The partnership will provide a huge boost to the maritime environmental agenda. Blue Flag, one of the world’s most recognised voluntary eco-labels, grants awards to beaches, marinas, and boating tourism operators who adhere to environmental guidelines. Pick a Pier, an innovative startup, utilizes advanced technology to… Read the full press release

YOTEL to implement Duetto’s pricing application, GameChanger

Tech-driven hotel chain adopts cloud-based revenue strategy applications to drive profit San Francisco, CA, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — YOTEL, the innovative global hospitality brand for smart, tech savvy travellers, has partnered with Duetto, a leading provider of cloud-based Revenue Strategy applications, to streamline its revenue processes and maximize profitability across its European operations. YOTEL,… 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

Fraport Brasil installs SITA’s passenger processing technology at Fortaleza Airport and Porto Alegre Airport

SITA provides self-service gates for bar-coded boarding passes at Fortaleza and Porto Alegre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the… Read the full press release

Norwegian continues to reduce emissions with new technology and new aircraft

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian continues to reduce emissions with new technology and new aircraft. The upgraded weather service provided by AVTECH Sweden AB, can reduce CO2 emissions by an additional 10,000 – 15,000 tons per year. In the past few years, Norwegian has taken several steps to contribute to a… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways is the first in the industry licensed to use the state-of-the-art ‘GE360 Foam Wash’ technology

The award-winning airline is the first in the industry licensed to use the state-of-the-art ‘GE360 Foam Wash’ technology, aimed at replacing traditional water wash methods on GE engines Use of the innovative system will contribute towards improving fuel efficiency, decreasing emissions and reducing maintenance costs DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways… Read the full press release

JAL to introduce self-service bag drops and facial recognition technology at Narita Airport in 2020

Highlights Include Self-Service Bag Drops and Facial Recognition Technology Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — As tourism in Japan is expected to increase in the coming years, JAL is in the process of revising its international airport services at Narita Airport to address the diverse needs of customers around the world. By introducing JAL… Read the full press release

IATA 2019 Global Passenger Survey shows passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience. The survey acts as the voice of the passenger, providing objective and in-depth insights into the preferences and behaviors of air… Read the full press release

IATA: Technology to Drive Advances in Passenger Experience and Infrastructure

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the passenger at the center of the journey and to achieve greater efficiency from infrastructure. The call came during the opening address by Alexandre… Read the full press release

Krabi Airport rolls out world-class passenger technology, from global IT provider SITA

Krabi, Thailand, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of Krabi Airport’s development to become a regional aviation center under Thailand’s Department of Airports’ four-year strategic plan, the airport announced it will be rolling out world-class passenger technology, from global IT provider SITA. The systems include AirportConnect® Open, SITA’s common-use passenger processing (CUPPS) platform, along with self-service… Read the full press release

RCI acquires travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network (Alliance) for $92 million

Innovative technology platform enables broader B2B capabilities, fully connected door-to-door travel experiences ORLANDO, Fla., 2019-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the world’s largest vacation exchange network as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), announced today (August 8, 2019) it has acquired travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network (Alliance) for $92 million. This strategic acquisition will accelerate growth at… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport appoints Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing. In this role, Jonathan will be responsible for the strategy and execution of world class technology and marketing programmes to improve the customer experience and ensure operational excellence to meet… Read the full press release

Formula 1 whizzed down the Bahrain circuit with Airbus Tetra technology

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbus provided secure communications technology for the recently concluded formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain. The Bahrain International Circuit Organization used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure to ensure a smooth organization and secure the race. “Events, such as Formula 1 races, draw massively people’s… Read the full press release