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

Agoda selected to provide best-in-class technology and travel expertise by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

SINGAPORE, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTA), and Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) supporting the Kingdom’s vision of 2030 goal to increase its capacity to over 30 million pilgrims by utilizing Agoda’s technology and travel expertise,… Read the full press release

SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China: Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology

Survey shows increased investment in IT to manage China’s fast-growing industry Beijing, China, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13%… Read the full press release

SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights: airports are investing in technology to banish waiting in lines and better manage rising passenger numbers

Miami, Florida, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ —As more than 350 airport leaders gather in Miami for the annual ACI-LAC Annual Assembly Conference and Exhibition, global IT provider SITA revealed that airports are investing in technology to banish waiting in lines and better manage rising passenger numbers. Passenger flow management, self-service at every step, and… Read the full press release

UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit highlights on investment in tourism technology

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held yesterday by World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. This year,… Read the full press release

SAS travellers can now enjoy both upgraded lounges with innovative technology features, and new service products at Copenhagen airport

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — At Copenhagen airport passengers traveling with SAS can now enjoy both upgraded lounges with innovative technology features, and new service products. The new products will make time spent in the airport more efficient and pleasant. Travelers can now beat the effects of jet lag and winter depression with light… Read the full press release

Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implement SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology

SITA’s Scan&Fly allows passengers to check-in their bags in under a minute Moscow, Russia, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implemented SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology, providing passengers with a faster, more efficient process to check-in their own bags. The process takes less than a minute. The technology was developed by… Read the full press release

Indonesia’s busiest airports to take advantage of SITA’s world-class technology

World leader in airport technology continues partnership with PT Angkasa Pura Supports, subsidiary company of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Mangupura, Bali, 2018-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As world leaders gather in Bali for the IMF-World Bank Group meetings, PT Angkasa Pura I Persero (AP1), which operates 13 airports across Central and Eastern Indonesia,… Read the full press release

SITA: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority

SITA CEO says collaboration is key to deliver secure and easy travel Budapest, Hungary, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority. This is according to research released today by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT… Read the full press release

Brazil’s largest airline GOL introduces SITA’s new self-service bag-drop technology

GOL passengers to enjoy checking in bags in half the time with new Scan&Fly Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — GOL, Brazil’s largest airline, is introducing new self-service bag-drop technology to speed up the airport experience. Passengers of the carrier, can now use SITA’s Scan&Fly to check in their bags when flying domestically from Rio de… Read the full press release

SJC deploys facial recognition technology to facilitate the arrival and departure of international travelers

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) Partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Become the First West Coast Airport Committed to Using Facial Recognition Technology to Facilitate the Arrival and Departure of All International Travelers San José, Calif., 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) announced today (August 6,… Read the full press release

SITA to continue its world-class technology with round-the-clock service support to Brisbane Airport

SITA technology drives Brisbane commitment to service as it connects Queensland 24/7 Brisbane, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Brisbane Airport, the premier gateway to Queensland and the third busiest airport in Australia, has again selected SITA as its technology partner as the airport continues its growth and transformation plans. The new agreement will see SITA… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP launch startup innovation challenge to explore the potential of blockchain technology in the aviation industry

The idea contest from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP.iO Berlin Foundry seeks blockchain-based solutions that make the traveler’s customer experience, processes, supply chains, and maintenance procedures at airlines smoother, safer and more interconnected Ideas can be submitted in three categories until August 31, 2018 Participants can further develop their ideas in exchange with experts… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports wins CIPS awards for “Best People Development Initiative” and “Most Innovative Use of Technology”

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports’ Procurement and Logistics Department has won the “Best People Development Initiative” and “Most Innovative Use of Technology” at a ceremony held in Dubai by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply – CIPS. Recognized as international standards of excellence within the industry,… Read the full press release

Starfleet Research and Duetto to co-host a webinar that explores how leading hotels and resorts optimize their revenue

Chicago, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Starfleet Research, the leading provider of best practices IT market research for the hospitality industry, and Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, will co-host a webinar that explores how leading hotels and resorts optimize their revenue results using next-generation technology. The research and insights are based on the strategies… Read the full press release

Discover Qatar launches a digital transformation project to create a global marketplace for Qatar

Discover Qatar aims to increase its global travel reach and operational efficiency using technology to create a global marketplace for Qatar  New technology will enable global tour operators and travel companies to connect directly to Qatar’s broad range of suppliers, hotels and services in real time Discover Qatar is the first Destination Management Company in… Read the full press release

Incheon International Airport deploys SITA’s self-service bag drop technology at its new Terminal 2

Award-winning airport selects award-winning bag-drop solution Incheon, South Korea, 2018-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Incheon International Airport has deployed SITA’s award-winning self-service bag drop technology at its new Terminal 2, effectively serving the influx of visitors to the recent Winter Olympics and in preparation for the 100 million passengers projected by 2030. Drop&Fly simplifies the bag… Read the full press release

GBTA launched four formal European committees for the industry across Aviation, Hotel, Meetings and Technology

London, 2014-5-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced the formation and launch of four formal European committees for the industry across Aviation, Hotel, Meetings and Technology. The committees will be comprised of experienced GBTA members who wish to share their knowledge… Read the full press release