Brussels Airport to boost its innovation program through PlugandPlay partnership

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (19 June 2019) Brussels Airport announces a partnership with PlugandPlay as anchor partner of the PlugandPlay Travel & Hospitality programme in Europe together with Vienna Airport, Star Alliance and Swissport. PlugandPlay is a global open innovation platform enabling, moderating and facilitating the collaboration between big and established corporations from… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi airport’s MTB first in MENA to offer super-fast speed through Etisalat 5G network

Download speeds of up to 1 Giga per second Fifth Generation network will enhance customer experiences Providing unprecedented, high speed communications to global travellers Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In a landmark development, Etisalat has become the first mobile operator in MENA to provide 5G coverage inside an international… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways selects Amadeus Altéa passenger service system (PSS) to enhance passenger experience

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways will shift its passenger service system (PSS) to Amadeus Altéa solutions which will include reservations, inventory, ticketing and departure control capabilities. The new system will help the airline enhance passenger experience by delivering more consistent and personalized customer services, and improve operational efficiency. Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth,… Read the full press release

British Airways hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London and San Francisco – A British Airways flight has touched down at London Heathrow from San Francisco this morning, having been on quite a unique journey – it hosted the Pitch on a Plane competition using on-board WiFi.  The airline joined up with Founders Forum to give five start-ups the chance to pitch their ideas to a host of judges on board the flight… Read the full press release

CLEAR launched at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — CLEAR, the secure identity company using biometrics to build a frictionless and secure world, launched at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), the 30th airport in its nationwide network. With CLEAR, travelers can verify their identity with a tap of the finger or the blink of an eye… Read the full press release

Lufthansa equips all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur

Mobile ECG system will improve medical care for emergencies on all long-haul Lufthansa flights Assists cockpit crews when making decisions regarding medical emergencies Also new: Lufthansa passengers can now book medical travel assistance COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul… Read the full press release

OpenTable partners with Upserve to connect dining habits, preferences and reservations to elevate hospitality

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today ( June 5, 2019) announced an industry-first partnership with Upserve, a full-service Restaurant Management Platform. The partnership allows data and guest insights to flow in real-time both ways between OpenTable’s GuestCenter operating system and… Read the full press release

Travelport signed up over fifty agency customers across five continents to its Trip Assist white-label mobile app

app satisfies traveler demand for ‘one stop’ mobile solution Langley, U.K., 2019-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, announced today (28 May 2019) that it has now signed up over fifty agency customers across five continents to its Trip Assist white-label mobile app. Trip Assist is a branded mobile app… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport and Wien Energie put the world’s very first flywheel energy storage system into operation

Turbo Storage Provides Fresh Impetus to Electricity Charging Innovation at the airport: Vienna Airport and Wien Energie put the world’s very first flywheel energy storage system into operation, enabling rapid charging of electric vehicles VIENNA, Austria, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Put the time involved in waiting for your loved ones to good use and charge… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand and Alipay announce strategic partnership

New initiative to offers better experiences for Chinese tourists visiting Thailand. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd.  today (May 27, 2019) signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to form a long-term strategic partnership that offers Chinese tourists more product and service… Read the full press release

IATA’s Nick Careen speaks at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the ground handling industry to focus on three priorities to effectively accommodate the expanding demand for air travel and air cargo. The three priorities are; Continuing to put safety first; Implementing global standards; Accelerating the speed of innovation and process… Read the full press release

British Airways launches a Centenary Archive Collection of photographs and videos from its 100-year history

To mark British Airways’ centenary, the airline has launched a Centenary Archive Collection of never-before-seen photographs and videos from its 100-year history The Centenary Archive Collection includes images from Concorde, Royal flights and vintage airline posters An interactive year-by-year timeline illustrates how British Airways became one of the world’s leading airlines The archive will be hosted on the airline’s… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport launches enhanced digital advertising portfolio

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Following an investment of £100,000, George Best Belfast City Airport has launched an enhanced digital advertising portfolio. The portfolio, which includes one high impact digital wall in the Departure Lounge and seven digital pods throughout the terminal, was revealed at an exclusive event for advertisers and media… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation to implement Jeppesen Operator software across its U.S. operations

Basel, Switzerland, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation signed an agreement to implement Jeppesen Operator software across its U.S. operations. The advanced technology platform offers comprehensive international trip support and flight planning services and data intelligence through a centralized web portal, eliminating the need to out-source these services. Roll out will commence immediately. “In response… Read the full press release

Accor and meetago® announce strategic international partnership

ACCOR AND MEETAGO ARE STARTING UP A JOINT CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION, WHICH WILL BE OFFERED TO MORE THAN 1,600 MEETING HOTELS WORLDWIDE. Paris, France, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In the context of IMEX, Accor and meetago® agreed on a strategic international partnership for its core meeting and events business today. This deeper level of… Read the full press release

Duetto appoints Carl Lytikainen as Senior VP of Customer Success

Hospitality tech firm appoints experienced SaaS executive to lead its Customer Success team. San Francisco, Ca, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, hospitality’s innovative provider of cloud-based revenue management applications, has appointed Carl Lytikainen as Senior VP of Customer Success. Carl brings to the role more than 20 years of experience serving customers in… Read the full press release

CWT research reveals that travelers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that travelers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser. 69% of business travelers prefer to book their flights digitally rather than have human interactions. That continues to rise for hotel reservations (78%),… Read the full press release

VisitScotland opens a brand new iCentre for the capital city

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland has unveiled its new visitor information centre within the City Chambers on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. VISITORS to Scotland will experience cutting edge information and inspiration as VisitScotland opens a brand new iCentre for the capital city on May 22nd 2019. The national tourism organisation today… Read the full press release

Ryanair becomes the first european Airline to introduce world leading pilot training safety app

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (15 May) announced a six-year deal with CEFA Aviation, a leader in flight safety and pilot training software and services, to provide world first cloud-based mobile service CEFA AMS (Aviation Mobile Services) for Ryanair’s pilot training programmes. With this new partnership, launched… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines launches new domestic flight reservation system

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) today (May 14, 2019) announced the launch of a new domestic flight reservation system on its homepage, www.jal.co.jp/en. In the JAL Group Medium Term Management Plan, one of the management goals focused on improving customer satisfaction levels by the year 2020. Based on customer feedback, the… Read the full press release

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

SITA implements communication and passenger processing systems at Israel’s newest airport — Ramon Airport

Eilat, Israel, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, played a key role in supporting the smooth opening of Ramon Airport, Israel’s newest airport, which began operations early this year. SITA provided key communications systems as well as the airport’s common-use check-in and boarding gates. All SITA’s… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport begins using DAKOSY Air Cargo Community System

Hamburg, Germany, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport is one of the first airports in Germany to introduce the FAIR@Link Air Cargo Community System from software developer DAKOSY at its air cargo center. FAIR@Link is a neutral, IT-supported air cargo community system that enables all companies involved in freight handling processes – in particular… Read the full press release

Telefónica and UNWTO collaborate in the development and implementation of digital entrepreneurship and training initiatives

The framework agreement between the two organizations was signed in Madrid by Jaime Cabal, Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, and by Eduardo Navarro, Director of Communication, Corporate Affairs, Branding and Sustainability of Telefónica. The alliance, whose first phase will be in effect until the end of 2020, revolves around four initial lines of… Read the full press release

Colombia hosts UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up

A national innovation forum Connecting the key players of the tourism innovation ecosystem Scaling up disruptive business models Cartagena de Indias ,Colombia, 2019-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up´ organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of the Colombian government, gathered 700 participants from around the world…. Read the full press release

New Amadeus-IHG research explores the future of hospitality

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — New research study, Drivers of Change in Hospitality, explores the changes we can expect as guest insight, technology optimization and the ability to hyper-personalize take effect. Informed by over 7,500 consumers worldwide and industry experts, the study identifies three trends that the sector must respond to meet… Read the full press release

Booking.com announces new scholarship initiatives with two leading universities in the U.S.

Booking.com aims to support and advance the prospects of women in STEM careers, helping young women unlock their potential in technology through Women in Tech initiatives NEW YORK, NY, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Booking.com, one of the world’s largest digital travel e-commerce companies, announced new scholarship initiatives with two leading universities in the U.S…. Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: A 3D reconstruction of the tomb of Robert the Bruce to go on display at Dunfermline Abbey Church

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland (HES), presented the half-scale model of the lost tomb at an event in the Abbey Church today (Friday 26 April). The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce, a collaborative project between HES’s predecessor bodies and the Centre for Digital… Read the full press release

Blind and visually impaired passengers can now get free 24/7 help at Gatwick via the camera on their mobile phone

Professionally trained agents now guide passengers through the airport, help them read documents or even find their bag on the luggage carousel Chair of easyJet’s Accessibility Advisory Group, Lord David Blunkett, says this: “will be life changing in terms of providing equality to passengers with no or little sight” New service is part of Gatwick’s ambition… Read the full press release

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US

British Airways is the first UK airline to use biometric technology to board flights from the US More than a quarter of a million British Airways customers have now successfully used their face as their identity on flights from the US More than 3m customers have used the tech on UK domestic flights – international… Read the full press release