All Nippon Airways trials an autonomous electric bus at Haneda International Airport

Autonomous electric bus allows simplified travel within the airport, boosting convenience for both passengers and staff. Trials demonstrate how ANA continues to promote technological innovation in the aviation and airline industry. ANA illustrates the commitment to the environment by using eco-friendly electric buses to reduce carbon emission. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Hilton Darwin introduces Digital Key

DARWIN, Northern Territory, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Darwin, a five-star hotel in the Northern Territory, has officially introduced Digital Key, a feature of the award-winning, Hilton Honors mobile app, providing members more choice and control over their entire travel experience. The addition of Digital Key now gives guests the option to bypass the check-in counter… Read the full press release

Airports Council International (ACI) World announces partnership with A-ISAC

Agreement enables better cybersecurity resiliency for airports worldwide Montreal, CA, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and A-ISAC announced today (January 23, 2020) they have signed an agreement that better enables ACI members to join the A-ISAC for access to airport-specific cyber threat intelligence and actionable data that will enhance… Read the full press release

CWT launches inaugural monthly podcast, Business Travel On the Fly

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today (Jan 20, 2020) announces the launch of its inaugural monthly podcast, Business Travel On the Fly, that speaks to industry topics and issues affecting business travelers. “We are constantly looking at ever more meaningful ways to engage with business travelers,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group selects Google Cloud as a strategic partner to further improve its operational performance

Lufthansa Group selects Google Cloud as strategic partner to optimize operational performance  Revolutionary system for airline operations COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flight delays, rebookings due to missed flights and extreme weather conditions are some of the many factors that can disrupt a flight schedule. In the interests of their customers, the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces strategic partnership with Travel Management Company TripActions

As first step of innovation partnership, Lufthansa Group is minority investor in travel management company TripActions The collaboration is an important step for corporate customers to benefit from modern airline retailing and a better end-to-end experience TripActions marks the fourth strategic tech investment of Lufthansa Group facilitated through the Lufthansa Innovation Hub COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Jan-22… Read the full press release

Accor launches new strategic partnership with South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab

Singapore, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor has announced a new strategic partnership between its new lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless and South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab. The deal brings together two of the biggest names in hospitality and technology to give members access to rewards and benefits including… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo International Airport opens new high-tech passenger terminal

Passengers of Aeroflot flight SU 2203 from Helsinki to Moscow were the first to enjoy the services, comfort, and spectacular design of the new high-tech terminal Moscow, Russia, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport’s new passenger terminal – built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards – was opened to… Read the full press release

Emirates expands reach in the Chinese market through partnership with one-stop travel service provider Trip.com Group

International airline seeks to expand reach in Chinese market and bring ‘Fly Better’ experience to local customers Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (January 15, 2020) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trip.com Group, a world’s leading one-stop travel service provider. The agreement was signed in… Read the full press release

CWT launches API-based global travel management platform, myCWT, in China

Shanghai, China, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the global B2B4E travel management specialist, announces the launch of its flagship platform, myCWT, in China – marking the latest milestone in its journey to simplify business travel for companies and their employees around the world. The launch makes CWT the first global travel management provider to… Read the full press release

SFO to expand and improve security screening checkpoints in the Mayor Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall

Airport launches project to add lanes, queueing space, recompose areas to two checkpoints SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to expand and improve the two security screening checkpoints located in the Mayor Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall, adding lanes, queuing space, and recompose… Read the full press release

G6 Hospitality partners with Cloud5 Communications Contact Center for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year hotel voice reservations

G6 Hospitality partners with Cloud5 Communications Contact Center for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year hotel voice reservations CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cloud5 Communications Contact Center has been engaged by G6 Hospitality LLC to help deliver on the Motel 6 brand promise to  “leave the light on” for millions of hotel voice reservations callers to… Read the full press release

SuitePad Announced as the Best Guest Room Tablet in the 2020 HotelTechAwards

SuitePad has won the HotelTechAward 2020 category Best Guest Room Tablets AND the Best Places To Work In Hotel Tech competition! BERLIN, Germany, 2020-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — HotelTechReport.com stands alone as the most prestigious and trustworthy platform for hotel industry professionals to research and review technology specific to the industry. The HotelTechAwards use a unique… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL launches new release of ARTAS air traffic management surveillance tracker and server

Brussels, Belgium, 2020-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — EUROCONTROL has just launched a new release of ARTAS, our air traffic management surveillance tracker and server. After two years of development and successful trials, ARTAS version 9.0.0 brings many new community-sourced features, and addresses over 60 issues reported by users. First developed over 25 years ago… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport partners with Nokia and Citymesh to build its 5G-ready network

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport Company is building a 5G-ready network at the airport in collaboration with Finnish Nokia and Belgian operator Citymesh. As one of the first sites in Belgium with 5G technology, the airport is able to speed up its operational efficiency and support further technological innovation. Brussels Airport… Read the full press release

Agoda research unveils ‘new travel norms’ expected by travelers in the next decade

Key trends – Technology advances to simplify travel; More conscious eco travel choices; Kyoto tops destination wishlist SINGAPORE, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and mobile app check-in are the top three ‘new travel norms’ expected by travelers in the next decade, according to new research by Agoda,… Read the full press release

OpenTable reveals the Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2019

Honorees span 27 states and Washington, D.C.; California, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania lead OpenTable’s annual list SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As we close out the year and reflect on the very best of 2019, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), revealed the… Read the full press release

British Airways to trial state-of-the-art, fully autonomous robots in 2020

British Airways announces it will trial state-of-the-art, fully autonomous robots in 2020 to carry out simple tasks  Airline wants to enable its airport hosts to concentrate on more complex customer queries Automation across Heathrow Terminal 5 has seen customers enjoying fewer queues and a faster, smoother journey through the airport Robots are the latest innovation… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines earns J.D. Power’s No.1 Ranking in customer satisfaction with airline travel websites

Southwest Airlines announces new digital benefits for Customers. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) earned J.D. Power’s No.1 Ranking for Southwest.com in customer satisfaction with airline travel websites. Over the last year, Southwest has made several successful digital enhancements to Southwest.com, and the mobile app to improve the Customer Experience,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches Augmented Reality football game ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM

Interactive game sees fans ‘blink to score’ as excitement builds ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM which kicks off today in Doha  Al Sadd SC coach and football legend Xavi features in game promotions DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched a new Augmented Reality (AR) experience that… Read the full press release

Viking announces four new ships custom built to navigate the Seine River in the heart of Paris

New Ship Design Coming to the Heart of Paris Next Year Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today (December 9, 2019) announced new details about its 2020 river cruise season, which will see the addition of four new ships custom built to navigate the Seine River in the heart of Paris…. Read the full press release

British Airways explores the possibility of using 3D printers to create aircraft parts in the future

British Airways’ tech experts say the possibilities for 3D printing in aviation are limitless and share predictions of how 3D printers could transform the industry In the future machines could routinely be used to create aircraft parts, reducing delays for customers Initiative is part of airline’s flightpath to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 LONDON,… Read the full press release

The National Cold War Museum launches New website

Blytheville, AR, 2019-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A website to promote the forthcoming National Cold War Museum in Blytheville, Arkansas has been launched. It is www.thenationalcoldwarmuseum.org. The website tells the story of a community vision to convert several sections of the former Eaker Air Force Base into a national visitor attraction in Arkansas. The National Cold War… Read the full press release

IATA launches Accelerate@IATA to address innovation issues at the industry level

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the creation of Accelerate@IATA, an industry level innovation platform designed to support airlines and their value chain partners by speeding up new technology implementation around IATA standards. The program brings together airlines, value chain partners, and startups to pinpoint problems, find solutions… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group commits $10 million to upskill employees for digital transformation

SINGAPORE, 2019-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) will commit S$10 million over two years to upskill its 2,000 employees in adaptive, technological and technical skillsets to prepare them for new jobs and tasks to be created by the company’s digital transformation. It announced this today (2 December 2019) at the signing… Read the full press release

Agoda kicks off “Less Hassle, More Travel” brand campaign

SINGAPORE, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online digital  travel platforms, has launched its first multi-market TVC, out-of-home (OOH), digital and cross-channel advertising campaign leveraging its brand characters called “Agojis.” The campaign, built on the brand platform “Less Hassle, More Travel,” kicks off in four markets: Australia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia,… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport launches new automated pre-security gates

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport is enhancing the experience for international travellers with the launch of new automated pre-security gates. From today (02 December 2019), travellers will pass through 12 new eGates that will scan boarding passes and grant them access to security areas. Developed in partnership with Vision-Box, the… Read the full press release

Border control renewed and extended at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2018, more than six million passengers passed through border control at Helsinki Airport. It is estimated that the number will keep on growing and, therefore, border control is being renewed and extended. The replacement work of automated passport machines is causing temporary arrangements in January and February…. Read the full press release

Travelzoo named “Best Online Travel Deals Provider” by the British Travel Awards for the 8th year in a row

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is delighted to be named “Best Online Travel Deals Provider” by the prestigious British Travel Awards organisation for the 8th year in a row. The incredible win was announced at the prestigious British Travel Awards last night… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Switchfly launch a web-based Dynamic Package reservation system

Travel packages seamlessly bundle flights and ancillary products Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Group subsidiary, JALPAK Co., Ltd., and Switchfly, a leading travel technology platform from San Francisco, have jointly launched a web-based Dynamic Package reservation system for customers in USA and Canada in October 2019 to power its vacation package bundling… Read the full press release