Choice Hotels named a Hotel Visionary Award winner by Hospitality Technology

Hospitality Technology Recognizes Leading-Edge Revenue Management System ChoiceMAX in Enterprise Innovator Category ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on its more than eight decades of innovation, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) was named a Hotel Visionary Award winner by Hospitality Technology in the Enterprise Innovator category for its new revenue management system, ChoiceMAX. The award,… Read the full press release

Finavia launches ticketless parking in all of Helsinki Airport’s parking areas

From 1 February, Finavia will make parking ticketless in all of Helsinki Airport’s parking areas for those who have booked parking in advance. Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting from the beginning of February, customers who have booked parking in advance will be able to drive directly into all of Finavia’s parking… Read the full press release

Rentable sleeping pods now available at Vienna Airport

Modern sleeping pods as a place of refuge for passengers: Zzzleepandgo launches “smart lounges” at Vienna Airport VIENNA, Austria, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Workplace, chillout lounge and a fully equipped place to sleep: a new service at Vienna Airport enables even more comfort for passengers. Effectively immediately, travellers can take advantage of rentable… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport’s parking to become ticketless if booked in advance

From 1 February, Finavia will make parking ticketless in all of Helsinki Airport’s parking areas for those who have booked parking in advance. Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting from the beginning of February, customers who have booked parking in advance will be able to drive directly into all of Finavia’s parking… Read the full press release

SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China leading the way in automating the passenger journey

New operational efficiencies, low-touch and seamless passenger experiences, and IT to support sustainability identified as priorities. Beijing, China, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are leading the way globally in automating the passenger journey, with 100% of airlines saying they are investing in upgrading their passenger management systems. In particular,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo named the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for its cool chain infrastructure and capabilities

Named as ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals by SkyCell Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has been named as the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the year 2021 for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments by SkyCell, one of the leading global manufacturers of… Read the full press release

Travel Trends 2022 – WUNDERMAN THOMPSON PREDICTS 100 TRENDS THAT WILL DEFINE 2022

Wunderman Thompson today launches the 8th edition of The Future 100: 2022, their annual essential trend almanac offering a snapshot of the year ahead and the most compelling trends to keep on the radar. London, UK 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Future 100: 2022 from Wunderman Thompson’s futurism, research and innovation unit, Wunderman… Read the full press release

PATA announces partnership with global payments enablement and software company Flywire

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ —The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new preferred partnership with Flywire, a global payments enablement and software company with significant experience in the travel industry. “Flywire’s travel payment platform is proven to solve vertical-specific payment and receivables problems for organizations that deliver high-value services,” said PATA… Read the full press release

Ford International Airport teams up with MEDC and Southwest Airlines to provide grants and testing opportunities to companies focused on air travel technology solutions

Partnership with MEDC, Southwest Airlines Provides Grants to Innovation-Driven Companies, Allowing Them to Test New Products, Services in Live Airport Environment Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — With support from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Southwest Airlines, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has introduced the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship,… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus launches non-stop transatlantic flights from Manchester from just £179

Fares on non-stop transatlantic flights from Manchester available now at aerlingus.com from just £179 each way* Manchester, UK, 2022-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus has launched its January sale on non-stop transatlantic routes from the carrier’s new northern hub in Manchester. The Irish flag carrier is brightening up January for customers planning a… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services enables online reservations for cargo

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2022-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest network operator has launched a new feature that enables customers to make online reservations for their cargo. The platform enables customers check flight schedules, space availability, loadability of freight and make real-time booking of their shipment in single and… Read the full press release

KAYAK for Business integrates Southwest Airlines® into its platform

KAYAK for Business adds new features including the ability to change or cancel travel plans and pay for a trip with travel funds STAMFORD, Conn., 2022-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Jan. 13, 2022), KAYAK for Business, KAYAK’s free corporate travel solution has integrated Southwest Airlines® into its platform making the process of booking… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group looks back on its milestones in 2021

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group’s looks back on a year of successful Responsible Business initiatives, including being the world’s first hotel group to make meetings and events carbon negative across 400+ hotels in its EMEA portfolio, establishing and extending partnerships focused on health, safety, and green energy, and the launch… Read the full press release

Marriott guests can now insure their travels with Allianz Partners when booking directly on Marriott.com

Unique Plans Provide Protection for Guests’ Entire Trip BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (JANUARY 12, 2022), Marriott announced guests residing in the U.S. can seamlessly insure their domestic and international travels with Allianz Partners when booking their hotel stay on Marriott.com and the iOS version of the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app…. Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and the National University of Singapore team up to accelerate digital transformation of Singapore’s aviation sector

S$45 million research facility to develop cutting-edge solutions in traveller-centric digital services, revenue management, security and safety in air travel, and organisational effectiveness and workplace productivity Singapore, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) today (10 January 2022) launched a new digital aviation corporate laboratory, which… Read the full press release

easyJet announces partnership with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system

London, UK, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced it is working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft, as part of the airline’s ambition to de-carbonise aviation. Cranfield Aerospace Solutions is developing its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system… Read the full press release

Qantas to purchase 10 million litres of SAF in 2022 from bp

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will purchase blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from next month, helping to reduce its carbon emissions by around 10 per cent for its flights from London. It is the first time an Australian airline will purchase SAF on an ongoing basis for regular scheduled services. The… Read the full press release

Air Canada: Aeroplan members to earn points on Uber Eats and Uber Rides

Multi-year partnership between Aeroplan and Uber Canada launches today Aeroplan members can now earn points with Uber and Uber Eats Extra bonus points for new Uber customers MONTREAL, CANADA, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroplan is pleased to announce an expanded loyalty partnership with Uber Canada, giving Aeroplan members in Canada the opportunity to earn points on Uber… Read the full press release

AGS Airport Ltd to transform airport security operations with Pangiam and Google Cloud’s Project DARTMOUTH

AGS Airports Ltd to trial new artificial intelligence-led technology at security sites in Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Southampton airports LONDON, UK, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Dec. 15, 2021), Pangiam, in collaboration with Google Cloud, announced details of Project DARTMOUTH, an initiative to transform airport security operations by looking for threats concealed within baggage… Read the full press release

SITA and Palermo Falcone Borsellino International Airport to trial new technology to measure and manage airport emissions

The technology enables airports to measure and manage Scope 3 emissions. Palermo, Italy, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the world’s leading IT provider for the air transport industry, and Palermo Falcone Borsellino International Airport have announced a new partnership to trial, over an initial four-month period, a unique solution that aims to cut… Read the full press release

Hyatt introduces room keys in Apple Wallet

Available today at several participating U.S. properties, the new contactless key technology enables World of Hyatt Guests to seamlessly and securely tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock Chicago, IL, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (December 8, 2021) the introduction of room keys in Apple Wallet across the… Read the full press release

Finnair partners with Wunderdog to open a joint technology hub in Málaga, Spain

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair and its software development partner Wunderdog are taking their relationship to a next level by opening a joint technology hub in Málaga, Spain, in 2022. Together the companies aim at building a diverse ecosystem that will support the future development of Finnair’s digital services. “Digital services… Read the full press release

easyJet marks 10th anniversary of its award-winning mobile app with a snap 24-hour sale

Customers making flight bookings will enjoy 10% off flights across 440k seats, for 24 hours only from 9 December Great value fares are now available from just £20.99 easyJet continues to provide flexibility for flights through its Protection Promise, including fee-free flight changes to any date or destination up to 2 hours before departure London,… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport teams up with GRIDSERVE to build an electric charging facility, net zero equivalent to a petrol station

London, UK, 2021-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A partnership between Gatwick Airport and sustainable energy company GRIDSERVE will build the Gatwick Electric Forecourt – an electric charging, net zero equivalent to a petrol station – that will be available to millions of passengers, commuters, staff, local residents and businesses that pass through the airport and its surrounding motorway… Read the full press release

Munich Airport announces another LabCampus prominent tenant, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS)

Deutsche Flugsicherung to use LabCampus as a gateway to the working world of tomorrow COLOGNE, Germany, 2021-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — LabCampus, the new interdisciplinary innovation center at Munich Airport, has gained another prominent tenant. Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) has rented around 2,700 m² of space in LAB 48. As the first property on LabCampus,… Read the full press release

UNWTO and GSMA to provide new tourism services to improve livelihoods in underserved communities

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the GSMA, the global association unifying the mobile ecosystem, have announced a partnership to promote the upskilling of people in underserved communities, engaged in tourism. With their combined expertise in responsible tourism and mobile connectivity, the UNWTO and GSMA will help marginalised groups,… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with SignLive to trial new technology transforming experience for customers that use British Sign Language

British Airways is working with leading British Sign Language interpreting service to trial new technology that will transform its customer experience for those who use British Sign Language Partnership announced on International Day of People with Disabilities New technology will remove barriers to communication, enabling customers who use British Sign Language to contact the airline… Read the full press release

How to simplify and boost your bedbank supply with iVectorOne, powered by intuitive

Hotel room aggregation platform

London, United Kingdom, 2021-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — iVectorOne, UK tech firm intuitive’s single API for 3rd party hotels, is aimed to help online travel agents and tour operators connect with the best hotel suppliers for their business and boos their hotel room supply. With the pandemic accelerating travel firm’s need to add or replace… Read the full press release

How TourWiz aims to Empower Tourism Professionals with its B2B SaaS platform

TourWiz Saas Platform

Mumbai, India, 2021-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Earlier this year, TravelCarma – one of the world’s top travel technology brands, and Monarch Networth Capital – one of India’s leading financial services companies, came together to combine their rich experience in travel and finance to bring TourWiz –  the first end-to-end SaaS platform built specifically… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new NDC agreement with Travelport and IAG

London, UK, 2021-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels worldwide, and International Airlines Group (IAG) today (02-12-2021) announced a distribution agreement to enable modern travel retailing – by bringing New Distribution Capability (NDC) content from British Airways and sister… Read the full press release