Gatwick Airport will host special STEM week in December across schools in Sussex

London, UK, 2021-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 300 schoolchildren across Sussex are to be engaged in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) initiatives by staff from Gatwick Airport, in the build-up to the airport’s engineering STEM week in December. Students from schools including Woodlands Meed in Burgess Hill, St Wilfrid’s in Crawley, The… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts partners Weframe to offer enhanced technology for hosting virtual and hybrid meetings

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the changing dynamics in the virtual and hybrid event world, IHG Hotels & Resorts has partnered with expert meeting technology company Weframe at select properties across Europe. Building on IHG’s leading Meet with Confidence Programme, the new partnership with WeFrame will offer enhanced technology for… Read the full press release

Emirates recognized by Sitecore for “Best Use of a Customer Data Platform (CDP)

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates’ marketing team has been recognized by Sitecore®, one of the world’s leading digital experience platforms, for “Best Use of a Customer Data Platform (CDP)”. The award was presented to Emirates at the recent edition of GITEX, Dubai’s technology trade exhibition, for demonstrating excellence in the delivery of its… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific’s next-generation shipment-tracking tool recognized at the 2021 IDC Future Enterprise Awards

The award recognises Cathay Pacific Cargo’s use of Internet of Things technology in its shipment-tracking too Hong Kong, China, 2021-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has been named “Best in Future of Connectedness” at the 2021 IDC Future Enterprise Awards for its development of Ultra Track: a next-generation track-and-trace solution that applies Internet… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport trials electric airside bus as part of its plan to become Net Zero by the year 2030

London, UK, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport continues with its strategy of reducing airport operating emissions by trialling an electric airside bus. Bristol Airport worked with COBUS Industries to supply the electric vehicle.   The bus, introduced on a trial basis, has the capacity to carry up to 110 customers and will operate… Read the full press release

Emirates launches first airline virtual reality app

Customers can explore Emirates’ First Class Suite and other signature products in full VR with industry-first, immersive and interactive experience Latest step in airline’s ambitious vision to offer realistic VR experiences for customers and fans across multiple digital platforms Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Experience Emirates’ fully-enclosed Gamechanger First Class Suites, explore… Read the full press release

Amadeus to address the need for greater business travel insights with the launch of Agency360+

By deepening visibility into GDS channel performance, Agency360+™ users can now view additional agency and corporate business production, enhanced with data from Amadeus’ Demand360® Madrid, Spain, 2021-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — More than a year into COVID-19, hoteliers are recognizing that the pace of recovery as well as the segments influencing the return of travel… Read the full press release

Stagecoach successfully trials new bridge alert technology on its buses in Cambridge

UK-wide roll underway across 4,000 double decker buses following successful trials in Cambridge New GreenRoad technology uses GPS data and mapping to alert bus drivers to low bridges Stagecoach first bus operator to invest in national deployment of industry-leading software Investment welcomed praised by Senior Traffic Commissioner for East of England 18,000 low bridges across… Read the full press release

SITA’s enhanced check-in and bag drop self-service solutions deployed with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport

SITA and Ethiopian Airlines partner to enhance the passenger experience with SITA Smart Path self-service and smarter check-in, pushing Africa to a safer future of travel Addis Ababa, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International… Read the full press release

Charlotte Douglas International Airport implements biometric facial comparison technology

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2021-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today (May 14, 2021) the implementation of biometric facial comparison technology to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) as part of CBP’s efforts to secure and streamline international travel. “CBP is expanding the use of facial biometrics at Charlotte… Read the full press release

British Airways to trial new intelligent queuing technology from Qmatic

London, UK, 2021-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will be trialling new intelligent queuing technology from Qmatic, that will enable customers to virtually queue at check-in by pre-booking their slot time in advance of arriving at the airport. The technology, that is optional for customers, will be trialled by British Airways for three… Read the full press release

Hybrid Meetings by Four Seasons combines creative design with latest audio-visual technology: a reimagined meetings and events offering

Industry-leading multi-broadcast, hub & spoke, video conferencing, and gala to go offerings allow hosts and planners to create memorable experiences, while maintaining guest health and safety every step of the way Toronto, Canada, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a global leader in luxury hospitality, is making it easier to bring… Read the full press release

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