Lufthansa Group launches contactless way to report and track delayed baggage through SITA’s WorldTracer® Self Service

Two-thirds of passengers opt to use SITA’s service rather than visit a baggage counter. Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. SITA’s initial trials of WorldTracer® Self Service showed… Read the full press release

SITA partners with start-up Safety Line to make airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and… Read the full press release

CLT to host its first virtual job fair on Saturday, Sept. 26

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As concessionaires inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport terminal continue to reopen following the COVID-19 slowdown, the Aviation Department is hosting its first virtual job fair to help fill more than 120 vacancies. On Saturday, Sept. 26, vendors representing restaurants and retail shops including Einstein Bros. Bagels,… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces Flying with Confidence course as a live interactive webinar

Courses to now include reassurance on Covid-19 safety measures in place to inspire further confidence in travel London, UK, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is bringing its renowned Flying with Confidence course to the comfort of customers’ homes for the first time ever this October. More than 50,000 people have taken part… 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

ITB Berlin announces tickets for the hybrid event We Love Travel! are now available

Latest assessments by leading industry experts and fascinating lectures by globetrotters Visitors can explore all kinds of travel worlds in person or in virtual showrooms Tickets for trade visitors: 35 euros for the in-person event and 25 euros for the virtual event Weekend tickets for the general public cost 7.50 euros, online participation is free… Read the full press release

British Airways’ on board magazine High Life now in new digital format

London, UK, 2020-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ award-winning on board magazine, High Life, is moving online to ba.com and will offer access to content for customers before, during and after a flight. Created with publishing house, Cedar, the magazine will also include a new section for Business Life which will replace the current on-board paper versions of both… Read the full press release

SFO adds all-electric buses to its fleet

Greener buses cut operating costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reach sustainability goals SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (September 2, 2020) announced the deployment of six 40-foot all-electric zero-emission buses and related electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Use of battery-electric buses will cut operating… 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

ACI and Amadeus team up for 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards

ASQ awards represent the highest possible industry accolade for airport customer experience Montreal, Canada, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus today (August 26, 2020) announced a strategic partnership to deliver this year’s world-renowned Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards. The annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards recognize and reward… Read the full press release

L’Awakening Week de Tiqets en France met en avant les nouvelles expériences exclusives de plus de 15 musées et attractions qui ont récemment rouvert

PARIS, 27-août-2020 — /Travel PR News/ — Plus de 15 musées et attractions en France se réunissent pour célébrer leur réouverture pendant les Awakening Weeks de Tiqets. C’est la deuxième semaine d’un programme de six semaines couvrant six pays, avec des activités exclusives en ligne et hors ligne dans des lieux tels que le Musée… 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

Tiqets UK Awakens Celebrates Reopened Museums & Attractions and Sponsors Visits for NHS Staff

The UK Awakens

LONDON, 2020-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — 20+ museums and attractions in the UK are coming together to celebrate their reopening during Tiqets Awakening Weeks. The UK Awakens is the first country in this six-week program spotlighting a host of exclusive online and offline activities designed to help people safely and confidently return to culture,… 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

Tiqets Awakening Weeks Brings Together 100+ Museums and Attractions to Celebrate Their Reopenings

Tiqets Awakening Weeks

AMSTERDAM, 2020-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — This six-week program spanning six countries spotlights a host of exclusive online and offline activities from venues such as the Musée d’Orsay (FR), the Palace of Holyroodhouse (UK), the Vatican (IT), the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (US), the Château de Versailles (FR) and more. From 24 August to… 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

SITA’s ‘Runway for Future Operations’ report outlines its vision for the immediate future of air travel

SITA’s Runway for Future Operations paper maps out the critical steps needed for the air transport industry to recover Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (21 July 2020) released a new paper outlining the company’s vision for the immediate future of air travel…. Read the full press release

Heathrow kicked off a number of pioneering technologies to provide long-lasting protection from COVID-19

Heathrow rolls out raft of anti-viral measures at key touchpoints to protect passengers, reducing the risk of transmission when travelling Some of the measures being rolled out include UV cleaning robots, anti-viral disinfecting wraps and sealants and 100 hygiene-technicians The airport has conducted an overhaul of the entire passenger journey setting out plans for more… Read the full press release

dnata launches innovative new products and services and donates high-nutrition meals amid COVID-19 challenges

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has continued to deliver reliable and safe air services and taken on new roles to support and create value for airline customers and local communities amid COVID-19 challenges. Cooperating closely with government authorities, customers and suppliers, the company’s dedicated teams have worked around the clock to… 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

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

dnata’s baggage technology and logistics company DUBZ launches COVID-19 testing

Innovative home check-in services ensure safe and hassle-free travel experience Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — DUBZ, dnata’s leading baggage technology and logistics company, further enhanced its offering to help travellers in Dubai enjoy a safe, seamless and worry-free travel experience. In addition to its innovative home check-in services, the company now also… 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

Japan Airlines and Bridgestone to collaborate on utilizing tire wear prediction technologies

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today (June 16, 2020) announced the decision to collaborate on utilizing tire wear prediction technologies to help realize greater accuracy in aircraft tire management and maintenance plans. This collaboration primarily involves J-AIR, which operates regional routes for the JAL Group… 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

Fraport to source most of electricity used at Frankfurt Airport from wind power

Company maintains climate protection targets despite corona virus crisis Plans to source electricity from wind power Wind power alone to propel green electricity share to around 85 percent from 2025 Large photo voltaic system in construction on cargo hall Further projects planned Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport AG plans… Read the full press release

IATA interactive world map provides travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country. The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the dynamic… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa members virtually meet to plan for recovery and resilience

Africa, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met for the 63rd time today (9 JUN 20). Reflecting the extraordinary circumstances, the meeting was held virtually, bringing together Ministers of Tourism from across the region with representatives… Read the full press release