Deutsche Hospitality launches four innovative solutions in the area of digital meetings formats

Hybrid Meeting Suites, Hybrid Studios, Hy-End Event and Virtual Meeting Platform – four innovative solutions from Deutsche Hospitality in the area of digital meetings formats. Yoga lessons, catering and cocktail courses can all be added if required Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is embracing the new way of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ mobile App launches on Huawei’s AppGallery

Huawei mobile users in more than 170 countries will now be able to plan their travel with greater ease The airline’s mobile app is the perfect travel companion that supports a safer and contactless journey Doha, Qatar, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is bringing its award-winning services to the fingertips of Huawei… Read the full press release

Fastpayhotels, DerbySoft aim at 50,000 hotels connected between the two tech companies by end of 2021

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 2021-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — DerbySoft, the leader in high-performance distribution services, and Fastpayhotels, one of the fastest-growing B2B accommodation distribution platform, hit an industry milestone by delivering connectivity speeds of 500 hotels per day through DerbySoft technology. As well as hitting an industry first, DerbySoft and Fastpayhotels have also shortened the… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality takes comprehensive hygiene concept to a new level with introduction of Luca app and nano coatings in hotels

Luca app/nano coating in hotels/vaccination programme for staff Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is taking its comprehensive hygiene concept to a new level in order to allow safe travel in coronavirus-affected times. Guest registration using the Luca app will be introduced, and special nano coatings will be applied… Read the full press release

Taste of Finnair now available in Foodora online food delivery service

Vantaa, Finland, 2021-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is expanding its Taste of Finnair meal sales in Finland: from Monday May 3, the hand-made meals from Finnair Kitchen are available in Foodora online food delivery service. In addition, meals continue to be available in selected K stores. ”This new cooperation with Foodora online food service makes Taste of Finnair available for large number… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces Together by Hyatt, a new suite of events offerings

New resources, capabilities and hybrid solutions, including opportunities to utilize Headspace and Swapcard, provide planners with support, education and inspiration for events during the pandemic and beyond CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (April 28, 2021) announced Together by Hyatt, a new suite of events offerings designed to meet… Read the full press release

CVG Airport deploys Assaia’s Turnaround Control solution

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Assaia International AG are deploying Assaia’s Turnaround Control solution at the airport. The solution will help improve turnaround transparency and assist CVG in working with airline partners to enhance on-time performance. The system will provide a 24/7 overview of what is happening during turnarounds… Read the full press release

UNWTO partners with Google to use data management and digital marketing to restart African tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to advance its commitment to the African tourism sector by partnering with Google to help destinations gain expert insights into data management and digital marketing. In a special capacity building event, researchers and marketing professionals from 20 African National Tourism Organizations… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo announces pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has taken a significant step towards the end-to-end digitisation of the global supply chain by taking the lead in its third pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative, this time at its home hub in Hong Kong. The success of this pilot marks a… Read the full press release

Sunwing announces launch of re-platform of its site

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of an ongoing commitment to offering frictionless vacation experiences, Sunwing is pleased to announce the launch of their re-platform for Sunwing.ca. The tour operator has used the past year as an opportunity to reimagine and transform its digital technology, and the website re-platform is… Read the full press release

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of COVID-19 medical records for UAE based travellers

Emirates customers can enjoy paperless document verification right from the start of their journey The pioneering move will significantly ease travel procedures, reduce wait times and lead to enhanced efficiency and convenience for travellers The integration makes Dubai one of the first cities in the world to implement full digital verification of traveller medical records related… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches two new initiatives to protect customers from Online Travel Agents

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s no.1 airline, has today Apr 26th launched the Price Checker tool and Verified Seal, two new initiatives on the Ryanair website/app to protect customers against Online Travel Agent’s (OTA’s) who may be overcharging customers, providing incorrect customer details and preventing Ryanair from dealing directly with passengers. The ‘Price Checker’ tool will allow… Read the full press release

EASA grants the first certificate for VR based Flight Simulation Training Device

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted the first certificate for a Virtual Reality (VR) based Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The device, for rotorcraft pilots, enhances safety by opening up the possibility of practicing risky manoeuvres in a virtual  environment. This addresses a key… Read the full press release

End of the Travel Brochure? Snowstorm Announces the Global Launch of its Unique Lead Generation Platform

LONDON, UK, 2021-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — OneWurld, Division of Snowstorm Technologies (UK) Ltd. announces the global launch of OnePromote – A unique, disruptive marketing and lead generation platform for travel suppliers and travel agents OneWurld announces the global roll out of its fully integrated lead generation and marketing tool, OnePromote. The breakthrough platform is… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand launches “Entry Thailand” online platform to facilitate vaccinated international visitors

Providing six steps of arrangements, from COE registration and flight bookings to quarantine and insurance, for entering Thailand Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the launched of the “Entry Thailand” online platform under integrated efforts by related government agencies to facilitate vaccinated international… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path PoC shortens lines, and boosts operational efficiency at Istanbul Airport

SITA Smart Path PoC at Istanbul Airport (iGA) shortens lines, enables a low touch passenger experience, and boosts operational efficiency. Istanbul, Turkey, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (19 Apr, 2021) announced the results of its biometric-enabled Proof of Concept (PoC) designed to support a… Read the full press release

IIATA to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. The agreement will make Unilabs one of the first major lab groups… Read the full press release

London City Airport launches new travel portal to help passengers make informed travel plans

The London City Airport Travel Portal, designed by Effect Digital and powered by Netflights, is now live. In one place, it provides passengers with information to support their summer travel choices, from booking flights to departure and arrival testing requirements for all of London City Airport’s current and upcoming destinations. New routes from the airport… Read the full press release

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort unveils expanded multi-purpose Anantara Function Room

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Chiang Mai Resort now boasts the most innovative meeting venue with the newly enlarged multi-purpose Anantara Function Room, equipped with state-of-the-art technology that is unique in the city. Offering a prime location for business guests, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is renowned for its tranquil luxury beside the Mae… Read the full press release

IATA calls on UK government to accelerate efforts to digitalize system used to manage passengers test and vaccine certificates

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that lengthy UK Border checks could pose a major risk for a recovery in international travel. As part of its preparations for re-opening the UK to international travel from 17 May, IATA called on the UK government to accelerate… Read the full press release

Compensaid Corporate Program: Lufthansa introduces digital CO2 compensation platform for corporate customers

Companies can offset their business air travel New for corporate customers: “Compensaid Corporate Program” With Sustainable Aviation Fuel passengers travel in a climate-friendly way First customer is insurance provider AXA Deutschland Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanks to Compensaid, the innovative digital CO2 compensation platform of the Lufthansa Group, flying carbon neutral is… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts introduces digital check-in and check out across the U.S. and Canada

Guests now have more choice for a safe, efficient, and flexible travel experience Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests can now check-in to more than 3,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts properties across the U.S. and Canada through their mobile devices, computers and tablets. Digital check-in and check out support safe, secure and… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy members can now earn points on Uber Eats and Uber rides

As travel resumes, members can link accounts to start earning Marriott Bonvoy points toward free nights at hotels and home rentals around the world BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (APRIL 14, 2021), members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) award-winning travel program and marketplace, can earn points toward free nights… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways expands Technical Maintenance facilities with the opening of new state-of-the-art Engine Facility

New 9,000 square foot Technical Engine Facility building will enable the award-winning airline to boost cost efficiencies by more than U.S.$2.2 million annually and improve workflow by an estimated 23,400 man hours per year Qatar Airways continues to rebuild its global network despite the industry-wide challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning to operate more… Read the full press release

Hybrid Meetings by Four Seasons combines creative design with latest audio-visual technology: a reimagined meetings and events offering

Industry-leading multi-broadcast, hub & spoke, video conferencing, and gala to go offerings allow hosts and planners to create memorable experiences, while maintaining guest health and safety every step of the way Toronto, Canada, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a global leader in luxury hospitality, is making it easier to bring… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Singapore’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass. From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to trial digital health credential apps: CommonPass, VeriFLY, and IATA Travel Pass

JAL will begin independent trials with three industry leading health credential apps in an aim to implement standardized digital health checks on the carrier`s international flights CommonPass trials to be conducted on JAL`s Haneda – Honolulu route on April 2 and on its Narita – Singapore route on April 5 JAL is fast-tracking trials to… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards members can now earn Miles while shopping online with more than 50 brands in the UAE

Emirates Skywards has launched skywardsmilesmall.com in the UAE, allowing members to earn Miles while shopping online at more than 50 popular brands. Dubai, UAE, 2021-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the successful launch of skywardsmilesmall.com in the US, and UK, Emirates Skywards members can now earn Miles while shopping online with more than 50 brands in… Read the full press release

British Airways invests in ZeroAvia to accelerate its journey towards a zero emissions future

It comes just weeks after British Airways announced a partnership with ZeroAvia through parent company IAG’s Hangar 51 accelerator programme to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying Investing in new technologies like zero emissions hydrogen-powered aircraft forms part of the airline’s longer-term plans to achieve net… Read the full press release

Lufthansa facilitates travel in times of pandemic with CommonPass App

Integration now possible on all flights from Frankfurt to the USA Pre-check of digital test certificates now also available before all return flights from Palma de Mallorca to Germany up to 72 hours before departure Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa introduces new offer for travel to the U.S.: Passengers who have… Read the full press release