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

ACI renews enhanced long-term partnership with Amadeus

Partnership includes ASQ awards and Customer Experience Accreditation programme Award categories amended to reflect the effect of COVID-19 on customer experience Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus have today (January 19, 2021) announced a new enhanced long-term strategic partnership to deliver ACI’s world-renowned Airport Service Quality… Read the full press release

JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport presented at the Artificial Intelligence Systems 2020

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Sergei Konyakhin, Director of the Production Modeling Department of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport, gave a presentation at the Artificial Intelligence Systems 2020 on November 24 conference showing how Sheremetyevo International Airport uses artificial intelligence (AI) systems to effectively manage the airport. The conference was part of the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group will be the first to use Star Alliance Biometrics starting in November

Frankfurt and Munich Airport Collaborate to Enhance the Travel Experience Lufthansa and SWISS Miles & More Members First to Receive Enrollment Capability Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience… 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

Qatar Airways launches 100th aircraft with high-speed ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity

Airbus A350-900 aircraft A7-ALC becomes Qatar Airways’ 100th aircraft to be fitted with high-speed Super Wi-Fi, which has connected millions of passengers since 2018 The airline is rolling out its Super Wi-Fi service across its young fleet of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of… Read the full press release

SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks deliver contactless passenger check-in at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

SITA’s technology enables passengers to use their smart phones to operate check-in kiosks Mumbai, India, 2020-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their… 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

Japan Airlines trials new touchless check-in Kiosk System at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (Aug 24,2020) announced the decision to trial new touchless technology at Tokyo`s Haneda Airport, starting August 24. General Information Location: Tokyo Haneda Airport Terminal 1 South Wing (Departure Level – Counter 18) Number of Touchless Kiosks: Two Developer: Mitsubishi Electric and Oki Electric… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path biometric technology deployed at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA)

Biometrics and contactless technologies mean passengers can now glide through the airport in an entirely touchless experience. Beijing, China, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (20 August 2020) announces its most extensive biometric deployment to date and a new completely contactless experience for passengers traveling… Read the full press release

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