Marriott International launches a new interactive map to help travelers book their national park road trips and visits

Driving Coast to Coast Is Easier Than Ever With New User-Friendly Map Bethesda, MD, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With nearly 331 million visits to national parks in 2017, the popularity of the nation’s most landmarked sites is continuing to grow. Marriott International has launched a new interactive map that serves as a tool to help travelers… Read the full press release

De Lijn and Brussels Airport announce pilot project for testing an autonomous shuttle on the airport grounds

Tests on airport site as of early 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The board of directors of De Lijn and the management committee of Brussels Airport Company have given the go-ahead for a pilot project with a self-driving electric bus on the airport. The vehicle that is being developed for this, will… Read the full press release

TRENZ 2018 to showcase 49 incredibly diverse new tourism products

More than 380 travel marketers will see 49 new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2018. Auckland, New Zealand, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A Steampunk museum, an innovative camping option, an adventure business founded to grow the confidence of urbanites in the outdoors, and an all-in-one 3D Trick Art Gallery… Read the full press release

G6 Hospitality deploys VersaPay ARC platform

Dallas, TX / Toronto, ON, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) (“VersaPay” or the “Company”), a leading provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions including electronic invoice presentment and payment, automated accounts receivable, cash application and collections management, is pleased to announce a new partnership with G6 Hospitality LLC, parent company of the iconic lodging… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality enhances its communication and reservation services with introduction of new digital solutions

Hotel company takes on a pioneering role within the branch and will use digital services to offer guests greater comfort and more choice in future Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is proving itself to be a real digitalisation trail blazer in the hotel sector. Several digital solutions are… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland, China’s Palace Museum and Stirling University to explore future documentation of heritage sites

HES to work with Palace Museum to document historic structures following First Minister visit EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today (10 April) welcomed progress on agreement for future exchanges of knowledge between Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and China’s Palace Museum as the two organisations demonstrated examples of their… Read the full press release

SITA rolls out 100 Automated Border Control kiosks across three major airports in Mexico

Mexico City, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — New SITA kiosks to speed passenger processing at airports while boosting national security The Federal Government of Mexico is strengthening border control by automating the entry process with the introduction of SITA’s Automated Border Control kiosks. The new kiosks will use biometric technology to capture fingerprints to… Read the full press release

Emirates announces new record of over 1 million Wi-Fi connections made on board its flights in March

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has set a new record with over 1 million Wi-Fi connections made on board its flights in March alone. During the month, 1,037,016 Emirates customers connected to the internet during their flight. The connections were mainly made over mobile devices with over 94% of users connecting with… Read the full press release

Amara Hotels & Resorts to implement two of Duetto’s cloud applications for greater collaboration and more data-driven pricing and distribution decisions

SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Amara Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, to implement two of the company’s cloud applications for greater collaboration and more data-driven pricing and distribution decisions across Amara’s hotel group. The Singapore-based company will adopt Duetto’s Open Pricing application, GameChanger, and its solution for intelligent reporting, ScoreBoard, exclusively… Read the full press release

Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen technology combines with Bad Elf Wombat device to update avionics data cards directly from the cockpit

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 2018-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA], through its subsidiary Jeppesen, today introduced a new mobile version of its Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM) flight data update technology, and announced a new strategic alliance with Bad Elf, a leading provider of aviation hardware and software solutions. Together, Jeppesen and Bad Elf have… Read the full press release

IATA FACE-UP award for 2018 winner announced

GENEVA, 2018-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation… Read the full press release

Qantas Group launches its second AVRO Accelerator program

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Group is inviting the world’s most innovative startups, scaleups and digital disruptors to apply for its second AVRO Accelerator program. The AVRO Accelerator, run in partnership with Slingshot (opens in new window), gives entrepreneurs the chance to work with Qantas Group to develop, incubate and scale their businesses. The… Read the full press release

TravelClick strengthens its Guest Management Solutions with the acquisition of CRM and email marketing solutions provider Digital Alchemy

Acquisition Adds Expertise and Depth to Guest Management Solutions, One of TravelClick’s Fastest Growing Products NEW YORK, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick (“the Company”), a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, announced today that it has purchased Dallas-based Digital Alchemy, a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and email marketing solutions provider for hotels… Read the full press release

SITA named Service Provider of the Year at the 2018 Air Transport Industry Awards

SITA recognized for providing IT and communication solutions to the air transport industry at 2018 Air Transport Industry Awards DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has been named Service Provider of the Year in the prestigious annual Air Transport Industry Awards held in Dubai. The winners are voted for by the readers… Read the full press release

Beijing Capital International Airport selects SITA’s self-service kiosks for Air China passengers

Beijing,  China, 2018-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), which handles more than 95 million passengers a year, has chosen air transport IT specialist, SITA, to provide technology to boost capacity. Asia’s busiest airport is using SITA’s self-service kiosks for passenger check-in services on all Air China domestic flights departing from Terminal… Read the full press release

easyJet announces predictive maintenance partnership programme with Airbus

easyJet to use big data to reduce delays LONDON, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced a five-year predictive maintenance partnership programme with Airbus to forecast aircraft technical faults before they occur. The technology relies on Airbus’ Skywise data platform which will allow easyJet’s engineers to intervene early and replace… Read the full press release

Amadeus to provide distribution technology for Flight Centre’s business across EMEA and Asia

Amadeus wins long term contract for Flight Centre Travel Group’s distribution business in EMEA and Asia Flight Centre Travel Group will provide input into the design for Amadeus’ NDC-enabled solution for travel sellers, a major milestone for Amadeus’ recently announced NDC-X program MADRID, Spain, 2018-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus and Flight Centre Travel Group… Read the full press release

SITA report outlines how biometrics in identity management will transform passenger processing

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Biometric technology is emerging as the top solution for airlines and airports to automate identity checks amid rising passenger numbers. This is according to Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution, a report published today by SITA. It outlines how using biometrics to check passenger’s identity will… Read the full press release

Boeing to establish a new research center in the Republic of Korea

Research will focus on strategic technologies to enable innovation Boeing plans to open the research facility by mid-2018 SEOUL, South Korea, 2018-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today the company’s intention to establish a new research center in the Republic of Korea; the company is currently in discussion with the Korean… Read the full press release

AccorHotels launches its 8th Take off! Competition

PARIS, France, 2018-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — True to its ambition to drive innovation and attract the best talents to create the hospitality of tomorrow, AccorHotels is today launching its 8th Take off! – the competition that pits hundreds of students from universities and business & hotel management schools from all over the world against each other…. Read the full press release

Philippine Airlines to adopt full Amadeus Altéa Suite to streamline and improve all core passenger processes

The PAL-Amadeus partnership supports the airline’s mission to upgrade the total passenger experience MADRID, Spain, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Philippine Airlines (PAL) received Skytrax’s coveted 4-Star rating a little over a month ago, but already the airline is aiming for its 5th Star. “We want Philippine Airlines to stand shoulder to shoulder with the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches biometric boarding utilizing facial recognition at Los Angeles International Airport

Biometric technologies simplify, de-stress and significantly speed up airplane boarding During the initial trial, Lufthansa boarded an A380 in about 20 minutes Following Lufthansa’s successful LAX trial, the Airline will introduce biometrics boarding at other U.S. airports nationwide COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group, as part of its ongoing efforts to… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo strengthens its Pharma LIFT portfolio with thermal packaging solutions from va-Q-tec

The new partnership will provide Cathay Pacific Cargo customers with more options in the transportation of high-value, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products HONG KONG, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo today announced a new partnership with va-Q-tec, a leading provider of thermal packaging solutions for temperature controlled transportation. va-Q-tec’s advanced passive thermal containers, which are… Read the full press release

Train travellers can upgrade instantly to First Class on Virgin Trains’ east coast services with Seatfrog’s exciting new features

Exciting new features from Seatfrog – groups* can bid and upgrade together from one device Third Party Bookings – Virgin Trains East Coast bookings made through third parties** like The Trainline can now be added to Seatfrog Upgrade Now – new ‘buy it now’ feature lets you upgrade to First Class instantly if the price… Read the full press release

PayPal joins Pacific Asia Travel Association

PayPal joins Pacific Asia Travel Association BANGKOK, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome global technology platform and digital payments company PayPal Holdings, Inc. as its newest industry member. “As we are moving towards an exponential future at an unprecedented speed, it is important that travel and tourism stakeholders are… Read the full press release

New Zealand designed and built autonomous vehicle ohmio LIFT™ in a new phase of the trials at Christchurch Airport

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand’s first on-road testing of fully autonomous vehicles will change up a gear later this year with the inclusion of the first locally designed and built vehicle. The ohmio LIFT™ will hit the road in a new phase of the trials on private roads at Christchurch… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes testing of world’s first self-piloted and electric air taxi

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — South Island testing of autonomous air travel is being welcomed by Christchurch Airport. California-based company Kitty Hawk, operating as Zephyr Airworks in New Zealand, has revealed it’s testing the world’s first self-piloted and electric air taxi. The airport company has been in discussions with the American company… Read the full press release

dnata partners with IBS Software to implement iCargo terminal operation suite across all its stations

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has entered into a contract with leading IT solutions provider to the global aviation industry, IBS Software, to implement the iCargo terminal operation suite across all its stations. The end-to-end solution will help manage dnata’s air cargo movement… Read the full press release

Crowne Plaza connects its 12 properties across Australasia with Tesla Destination Chargers

Crowne Plaza connects its 12 properties across Australasia with Tesla Destination Chargers BERLIN, GERMANY, 2018-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Crowne Plaza is the first hotel network to install Tesla Destination Chargers at all of their properties across Australasia, connecting 12 properties with cutting-edge technology for a growing customer segment. Tesla owners can now travel throughout… Read the full press release

Brand USA launches new travel trade website: VisitTheUSA.com/TravelTrade

BERLIN, GERMANY, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has announced the launch of a new travel trade website: VisitTheUSA.com/TravelTrade. The new online platform will act as a comprehensive, one-stop gateway for travel industry professionals looking to better sell the USA. Created specifically to fit the needs… Read the full press release