Twice Daily’ store powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One provides checkout-free store experience at Bridgestone Arena

NASHVILLE, TN, 2022-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — A convenience-oriented store is opening at Bridgestone Arena – the first in a Nashville sports and entertainment venue to feature Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One. The store will open Friday, Nov. 25, when the NHL’s Nashville Predators host the Colorado Avalanche. A second store powered… Read the full press release

DSNA selects SITA’s data-driven Safety Cube solution to enhanced safety in French airspace

DSNA will deploy SITA’s data-driven Safety Cube solution for enhanced safety Paris, France, 2022-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — French air navigation service provider, DSNA, has selected SITA’s safety and compliance management solution, SITA Safety Cube, to advance operational safety and promote a strong safety culture. The system will be deployed in French airspace spanning five… Read the full press release

Geneva Airport increases capacity and taking airport experience to the next level with digital passenger processing technology from SITA

Passengers are experiencing a faster, more efficient journey from check-in to boarding Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers traveling from Geneva Airport can now breeze through self-service touchpoints at check-in, bag drop, and security thanks to digital passenger processing technology from SITA. The new touchpoints are helping to reduce wait times and… Read the full press release

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and Emirates approve biometric data usage to improve airport experience

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In collaboration with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA), Emirates airline is now offering international travellers the opportunity to speed up their airport experience by consenting to the use of biometric data. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Lieutenant General Mohamed Ahmed… Read the full press release

British Airways first UK airline to trial biometric technology enabling customers to travel through the airport without showing their passport

London, UK, 2022-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first UK airline to trial the use of biometric technology for international flights, enabling customers taking part in the trial to travel through the airport ‘smartly’ without having to show their passport. Customers who sign up to take part in the airline’s… Read the full press release

New partnership enables British Airways Executive Club Members collect Avios through the Uber App

London, UK, 2022-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Uber users will soon be able to collect Avios on every journey they take by car, coach or train booked via the Uber app, by simply linking their British Airways Executive Club and Uber accounts. From later this month, Members of the airline’s loyalty programme will be… Read the full press release

British Airways offers customers more sustainable travel choices with the introduction of new CO2llaborate programme in partnership with climate tech company CHOOOSE

Customers can calculate their estimated impact on the environment and choose to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce their emissions, or purchase carbon offsets from certified climate projects British Airways’ corporate customers can now access a dedicated climate programme for companies to measure, reduce and manage the carbon emissions associated with business flying New… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises’ celebrates delivery of MSC World Europa, the first cruise ship to feature fuel cell technology powered by LNG

Delivery ceremony of MSC Cruises’ newest flagship took place today at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire; MSC World Europa represents the most environmentally high-performing cruise ship to date, thanks to a range of technologies and solutions that minimise her impact on the air and marine environment; Vessel also incorporates fuel cell technology that has the… Read the full press release

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to host virtual “Meet the Primes” events on November 1 and 8

Free Event Connects Small, Local, and Disadvantaged Businesses to Opportunities with San Diego International Airport and Primes SAN DIEGO, CA, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) will host two virtual “Meet the Primes” events on November 1 and 8. First introduced in 2015, “Meet the Primes” is… Read the full press release

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras strengthens its weather resiliency and safety with SITA’s cloud-based tracking and weather awareness solution

Brasília, Brazil, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Brazilian carrier, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (Azul), has implemented SITA eWAS Dispatch, a new-generation flight tracking and weather data solution, giving dispatchers a real-time view of the location of every aircraft and live and upcoming weather hazards. This visibility will bring improved operational efficiency, climate resiliency, and safety,… Read the full press release

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and EASA team up on urban air mobility

Agreement seeks to achieve common goal of promoting urban air mobility, such as air taxis, through establishing standards for the certification and operation of electric aircraft SINGAPORE/COLOGNE, 2022-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)… Read the full press release

Planet Hollywood Cancun enhances guests’ journey with the launch of its virtual experience

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2022-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Planet Hollywood Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, takes a leap into the virtual reality universe by being one of the first resorts of its kind to be completely mapped in 3D scenarios, thus enhancing the guest journey even before their trip. The new Planet Hollywood… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Privilege Club announces its latest partnership with Visa

This expanded partnership creates a new world of opportunities for Privilege Club members to collect and spend Avios Doha, Qatar, 2022-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Privilege Club has signed a global strategic agreement with Visa, world’s leader in digital payments, part of a new 10-year exclusive partnership. This latest collaboration enables Privilege… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines supports its net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 goal with SITA OptiClimb

Singapore, 2022-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA OptiClimb®, a digital inflight prescriptive analytics tool for fuel optimization, has been selected by Singapore Airlines to support the carrier’s goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. By deploying SITA OptiClimb®, the airline is able to optimize fuel utilization during the aircraft’s climb-out phase. The unique solution… Read the full press release

PRM Assist, an app that empowers people with reduced mobility, launches at Bristol Airport

London, UK, 2022-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — OCS are proud to announce the launch of PRM Assist at Bristol Airport, making it the first Airport in the UK to launch the innovative mobile application solution. PRM Assist is a new assistance booking software that allows passengers requiring assistance to book assistance for all their… Read the full press release

SITA teams up with Versa Networks to launch SITA Connect Go, a Secure SD-WAN solution for air transport industry

SITA Connect Go harnesses SITA’s industry experience, coupled with the leading SD-WAN technology and best-in-class network security from Versa. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (4 Oct, 2022) announced a new partnership with Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, that will launch SITA Connect Go, a multi-tenant edge Secure… Read the full press release

London Gatwick Airport unveils new innovative and more sustainable plan in resurfacing its main runway

London, UK, 2022-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick Airport, part of VINCI Airports’ network, has just completed (Sept 2022) an innovative plan to resurface its main runway in half the time and for half the cost – while saving significant amounts of embodied carbon1 by using 70% less asphalt – compared to traditional resurfacing… Read the full press release

Air Liban installs SITA’s Bag Manager cloud solution at Rafic Hariri International Airport

Agile cloud systems that increase operational efficiency and reliability have helped expand the airport’s capacity to handle nine million bags per year. Beirut, Lebanon, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA and Middle East Airlines–Air Liban (MEA) have renewed a technology contract and moved the airport’s baggage reconciliation system (BRS) at Rafic Hariri International Airport… Read the full press release

Air Canada Cargo joins the CargoWise platform to enhance its digital capabilities

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada Cargo today (September 27, 2022) announced that it has become the first North American carrier to join the CargoWise platform as it continues to enhance its digital capabilities. The integration of CargoWise as an eBooking platform will allow customers to have real-time access to schedules,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo partners with WebCargo to enhance user experience and booking efficiency

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo is adding a new channel for its customers around the world to directly access and book its flights for cargo shipments, in a digital-led move to enhance user experience and booking efficiency. Working with WebCargo by Freightos, the industry’s largest air cargo booking platform, Emirates… Read the full press release

Air Canada signs purchase agreement with Heart Aerospace for 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft

Electric-hybrid aircraft advances carrier’s 2050 net-zero emission goal Battery powered aircraft will have capacity for up to 30 passengers Electric 200 km range extends to 400 km with reserve hybrid architecture Agreement includes equity investment by Air Canada in Heart Aerospace MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Sept. 15, 2022)… Read the full press release

SAS signs option to add Heart Aerospace’s new electric aircraft to its regional fleet

Stockholm, Sweden, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS signs Letter of Support with Heart Aerospace for the option to add their new electric aircraft, ES-30 to the SAS regional aircraft fleet. This has the potential of being a significant step on SAS’ sustainability journey, enabling zero-emission flights on routes within Scandinavia. The electric aircraft will… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International to centralize all of its proprietary profitability tools in a new on-demand, mobile-friendly platform aimed at its hotel owners

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH),–one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, is building on its longstanding commitment to increasing owner profitability with a free resource for its hotel owners: Your Key to Profit. Launching in the fourth quarter of 2022, the new platform will centralize all Choice’s proprietary profitability… Read the full press release

SITA: US airports under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution to aid US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As international travel resumes, US airports are under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution to aid US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in achieving its objective of screening 97%[1] of exiting passengers at all commercial airports within the next few years. As a result,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group signs new distribution agreement with Amadeus to improve travel retailing

Lufthansa Group and Amadeus sign new distribution agreement to improve travel retailing NDC offers from Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings Discover bookable via the Amadeus Travel Platform as of Q4 2022 Cologne, Germany, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are expanding their partnership to further modernize… Read the full press release

Northstar Travel Group launches new travel smartphone app

Rutherford, New Jersey, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Northstar Travel Group has announced today (Sept 13, 2022) the unveiling of a new travel smartphone app with the technology and expertise of Itoorer, a developer of global technology solutions for travel connectivity. The Mobeo travel app allows the traveler to stay connected with enabled internet… Read the full press release

SITA launches partnership program to enable growth of air transport industry through smart technology and solutions

SITA identifies four key areas for further investment in the coming year. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, today (12 Sep, 2022) announced the launch of a partnership program aimed at joining hands with key partners as it embarks on a new path… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings CFO David Goulden to speak at the Evercore ISI 2nd Annual Technology Conference

NORWALK, Conn., 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (Aug. 12, 2022) announced that Chief Financial Officer David Goulden will be speaking at the Evercore ISI 2nd Annual Technology Conference on September 8th at 10:15am ET. A live audio cast of the presentation will be available to the public at…. Read the full press release

Emirates invests in new Thales’ AVANT Up next-gen inflight entertainment system for its Airbus A350 fleet

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its continued drive to ensure customers ‘fly better’, Emirates has selected the new Thales’ AVANT Up system for its incoming fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, scheduled for delivery in 2024. The airline’s investment of over US$ 350 million will see its 50-strong fleet of… Read the full press release

SITA’s Digital Travel Declaration to support Jamaica in clearing passengers for travel pre-departure

Digital Travel Declaration will allow travelers to submit all travel and health documentation required for entry into Jamaica through a single platform. Kingston, Jamaica, 2022-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Top Caribbean tourist destination Jamaica will adopt SITA’s Digital Travel Declaration solution allowing travelers to submit all immigration, customs, and health documentation required for entry… Read the full press release