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

Aigle Azur extends partnership with Amadeus

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In the ever competitive airline industry, we are always looking to ensure the technology we use is cutting-edge. This is especially important for us, as we are the second largest French carrier in terms of passengers boarded. This is why Amadeus has long been our partner. We’re… Read the full press release

Amadeus announces new content distribution agreement with SereneAir

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As Pakistan’s premium airline, SereneAir is on a mission to rejuvenate the domestic flying experience. With our advanced technology, expansive destinations, eclectic cuisine, and top notch service, SereneAir aims to provide an aviation experience like never before. A large part of fulfilling this aim will be a… Read the full press release

SITA to deliver a technology revamp for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, has contracted global IT provider SITA to deliver a technology revamp that will allow the airport to better manage every aspect of its vast operation. SITA will upgrade its existing Airport Management Solution (AMS) –  a suite… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin will devote an international platform to Technology, Tours & Activities (TTA) segment for the first time

High exhibitor demand – some 10,000 exhibiting companies from 181 countries and regions – Malaysia is the Official Partner Country – ITB to announce the launch of ITB India 2020 – New Technology, Tours & Activities segment – Also new: the ITB Virtual Reality Lab – ITB Berlin Convention: high-ranking international speakers – Environmental sustainability,… Read the full press release

Expedia Partner Solutions launches new elite program for EPS’ top technology partners from around the world

Bellevue, WA, 2019-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) is today (Feb 20, 2019) announcing its Certified Technology Partner Program, an elite program for EPS’ top technology partners from around the world. The program will provide increased resource investment from EPS to further expand their technology partners’ business –and become one of EPS’ most… Read the full press release

WTTC and IBMATA partner to enhance border security with biometric technology

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security. WTTC represents the global private sector of… Read the full press release

2019 Booking.com Technology Playmaker Award finalists announced

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (1.29.19), Booking.com announced the finalists for the second edition of the Booking.com Technology Playmaker Awards with the United States leading all other participating countries in award finalists. Introduced in September 2017, the awards are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating women working across the world who are disrupting their fields using technology. The… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings to acquire an innovative managed-travel technology platform Deem

ST. LOUIS, Country, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings today (Jan. 17, 2019) announced its intent to acquire San Francisco-based Deem – an innovative managed-travel technology platform that includes Deem Work Fource and Deem Ground Work, a suite of online booking and travel technology products for business travelers, travel managers, travel-management companies and suppliers. More than 50,000 corporate customers and the… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech launches a pop-up restaurant with Le Petit Chef interactive technology and gourmet cuisine experience

Hong Kong, 2018-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will launch a deliciously entertaining pop-up restaurant with Le Petit Chef, a one-of-a-kind interactive technology and gourmet cuisine experience, from 17 January to 4 May 2019. Guests can take full advantage of this culinary journey by booking the Petit Chef package which includes luxurious accommodation, airport… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS partners with OryLab and The Nippon Foundation to offer a sneak peek at the future where technology open up new possibilities for those with disabilities

VATAR Cafe DAWN ver. β combines the strengths of each partner to offer a sneak peek at how future technology will change our world. •Robotic breakthroughs hint at new era of mobility and interactivity. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”) recently partnered with OryLab Inc. (hereinafter “OryLab”) and… Read the full press release