Expedia Group Elevates Long-Time Veterans to Lead New Operating Divisions

Following the succession from Peter Kern to Ariane Gorin, Expedia Group taps two long-time Expedia veterans to lead newly formed operating divisions (IN SHORT) Expedia Group has appointed Alfonso Paredes as President of Private Label Solutions and Greg Schulze as President of Travel Partners and Media, establishing two new operating divisions within the company. With… Read the full press release

Amadeus Joins IGLTA, Strengthening Support for LGBTQ+ Travelers

Organization works to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers Travel technology leader is an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community around the world (IN SHORT) Amadeus, a prominent travel technology company, has announced its membership in the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) as part of its ongoing commitment to being an active ally of… Read the full press release

Unlocking the Potential of Regional Airports in the United States Through Technology

(IN SHORT) Despite approximately 90% of Americans having a regional airport nearby, the United States, Europe, and the UK are witnessing a decline in air traffic from regional airports. In contrast, the United States Travel Association anticipates a surge in domestic leisure travel in 2024. The key challenge faced by regional airports is adapting to… 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

Weeva Unveils Innovative AI Integration for Sustainable Travel Management at Phocuswright Conference

Phocuswright - CTO James Lever launches Weeva AI

(IN SHORT) Weeva, a leading sustainability management platform for travel and tourism businesses, announced the integration of generative AI capabilities at the Phocuswright Conference. The new AI features will guide businesses in their sustainability efforts, analyzing data and identifying opportunities for progress. Weeva aims to help companies meet the growing demand for sustainable options in… Read the full press release

SITA Partners with Indicio to Accelerate Digital Identity Solutions for Seamless Travel

The technology enables a passenger to securely create a digital credential held on their mobile wallet Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA announced a co-innovation agreement with Indicio, the market leader in open-source verifiable data technology and trusted digital ecosystems, to accelerate the development and deployment of digital identities for travel. As… Read the full press release

Hyatt Partners with Sabre to Enhance Reservation System and Guest Experience

Hyatt hotels worldwide will deploy Sabre technology, supporting advanced connectivity and distribution in an effort to drive even more high-quality revenue to owners and get closer to guests CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced a new technology agreement between affiliates of Hyatt and Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading provider… Read the full press release

British Airways Trials New Digital Wayfinding Tool for London Heathrow Passengers

British Airways is trialling new digital wayfinding technology to support customers travelling through London Heathrow Terminal 5 and Terminal 3 this summer The new technology provides connecting customers with clear instructions to help them navigate from their arrival gate to their onward departure gate With customers gearing up for summer holidays, British Airways offers advice to… Read the full press release

IATA Hosts Wings of Change Americas Conference in Mexico, Focusing on Collaboration, Sustainability, Inclusion, and Technology

Mexico City, Mexico, 2023-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) successfully hosted the 13th edition of Wings of Change Americas (WOCA 2023), bringing this keynote aviation conference to Mexico for the first time. “Fostering aviation in support of socioeconomic recovery” was the conference theme, which brought together more than 400 delegates to Mexico… Read the full press release

Boeing delivers third and fourth O3b mPOWER satellites to SES for global connectivity services

Boeing 702X satellite platform enables high-speed global connectivity from medium Earth orbit SES’s O3b mPOWER nears its six satellites needed for full global connectivity. EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 2023-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the third and fourth O3b mPOWER satellites to content connectivity service provider SES, with the duo embarking for… Read the full press release

London City Airport introduces new next-gen security scanners to streamline passenger experience

London City Airport is the first major airport in the UK to have a full CT security scanner offering New technology means passengers will no longer need to remove laptops or liquids, and can carry bottles containing up to 2 litres in their carry-on bags The new technology processes 30% more passengers per hour, improving… Read the full press release

Cathay Cargo Launches Cathay Mail, a Refined Digital Solution for Mail-Shipment Process

New digital solution provides a superior customer experience for post offices Hong Kong, China, 2023-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Cargo has enhanced its integrated mail platform with Cathay Mail, a refined digital solution that re-envisages the mail-shipment process, generating greater transparency for post offices and providing the track-and-trace visibility their customers expect. With… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines selects AWS as preferred cloud provider for digital transformation

Southwest Airlines uses AWS to optimize operations, streamline infrastructure costs, and advance delivery of digital customer experiences SEATTLE, WA, 2023-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider as the airline advances… Read the full press release

Airports Council International and Amadeus announce winners of Airport Service Quality Awards

Awards based on leading global measurement and benchmarking program for airport experience Montreal, Canada, 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World, in partnership with travel technology company Amadeus, has today (March 6, 2023) announced the winners of this year’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards, recognizing the best airports for customer experience… Read the full press release

Visit Denmark’s new AI campaign brings famous icons to life to promote authentic tourism experiences

Visit Denmark’s new activation campaign is using AI (and the help of some very famous faces) to put the country on the map.  Copenhagen, Denmark, 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A new activation campaign from tourism organisation VisitDenmark wants to put the country of LEGO®, ‘hygge’ and H.C. Andersen on the map as the… Read the full press release

AirAsia Super App Introduces Queuing Service to Help Tourists and Locals Skip the Line at Famous Bangkok Restaurants

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the best things about travelling is the food & cuisine that each destination offers, but sometimes long lines at famous restaurants with no online table reservation allowed can dampen the excitement. The airasia Super App has introduced a brand new service, specifically to address that… 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

ANA partners with Amadeus to migrate all domestic flights to Altéa Passenger Service System for optimized customer experience

Latest agreement sees airline migrate domestic flight operations onto the Amadeus Altéa Passenger Service System integrating both domestic and international flight operations onto a single platform Madrid, Spain, 2023-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) is taking a significant step through an extended partnership with Amadeus. The renewed deal will continue to… Read the full press release

Amex GBT and Amadeus Renew Strategic Long-Term Technology Agreement to Enhance Customer Experience in Business Travel

Amadeus will provide technology solutions to enable Amex GBT to deliver on its strategic pillars and business priorities Madrid, Spain, 2023-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) and Amadeus have renewed their strategic long-term technology agreement to address the challenges and opportunities of the evolving business travel sector. The… 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

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

Biometric Technology Takes Over: Seamless Travel from Check-In to Boarding at Frankfurt Airport

The deployment of SITA Smart Path brings a comprehensive biometric passenger processing solution across all terminals and airlines at Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Germany, 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning this year, passengers traveling through Frankfurt Airport (Fraport) can breeze through the various steps in the journey – from check-in to boarding – simply by… Read the full press release

Journeys à la Carte Upgrades to Dolphin Technology to Enhance Bespoke Travel Experience and Support Growth

LONDON, UK, 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — AITO specialist agency Journeys à la Carte has signed-up to Dolphin to support its business specialising in bespoke travel experiences and worldwide, luxury tailor-made holidays. Established 25 years ago, Journeys came under new ownership in late 2021 and subsequently a key focus was to upgrade their inherited… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport Launches Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 for Optimal Passenger Experience

Thousands of latest generation Cisco Wi-Fi 6 access points are now deployed throughout Hamad International Airport’s award-winning terminal building Doha, Qatar, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (DOH) has announced the launch of the next generation Wi-Fi service, empowered by Cisco technologies, across its state-of-the-art terminal to further enhance the airport’s passenger experience…. Read the full press release

Stagecoach Launches UK’s First Fully-Electric City Bus Network in Inverness with Ministerial Support

£10.8m investment in public transport in Inverness 25 new zero-emission buses will operate on all city centre routes 159 new electric buses are planned to be introduced across the UK in 2023 £40m total investment in new vehicles and infrastructure in the Highlands by end of 2023 Perth, Scotland, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Oxfordshire’s Move to Decarbonized Public Transport Gets a Boost with 159 New Electric Buses!

Perth, Scotland, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The first vehicles in a fleet of 159 new battery electric buses are set to arrive in Oxfordshire in September, after an £82.5 million deal was sealed. Last March, Oxfordshire County Council was awarded £32.8 million from the government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme. Along… Read the full press release

Quick N’ Easy: Experience fully automated shopping at Brussels Airport’s Pier A

Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on their acquired experience, Lagardère Travel Retail Belgium and Atos have joined together in order to develop a fully automated point of sales, offering the passengers travelling from Pier A at Brussels Airport a unique and original shopping experience. This new technological concept, based on the… Read the full press release

AirAsia Super App Launches #AyokemBALI Campaign to Bring Tourists to the Iconic Island of the Gods and its Hidden Gems

Launches #AyokemBALI campaign to invite foreigners to rekindle remarkable experience in idyllic Bali airasia ride provides seamless e-hailing transportation to explore Island of the Gods Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, has so many charms like no other. For a long time, the… Read the full press release

Westin Hotels & Resorts Unveils Next-Generation Gear Lending Program with High-Tech Recovery and Strength Training Equipment

Travelers can borrow the latest high-tech recovery and total body strength training equipment to optimize their well-being while staying at any of the brand’s more than 230 properties globally BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Rooted in its mission of providing signature wellness programs that empower guests to regain control and enhance their… 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