Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR deploys Dolphin’s Booking Management Module and Admin API

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR have adopted Dolphin’s Booking Management Module to allow them to manage their booking admin in an efficient manner. They have also deployed Dolphin’s Admin API which will allow them to push their website bookings into the Dolphin system. They selected Dolphin as part… Read the full press release

Oakwood launches Oakwood Mobile App

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, announced today (Aug 13, 2018) the launch of its proprietary Oakwood Mobile App, a first-of-its-kind app in the industry that streamlines how guests book and manage their travel accommodations through expanded mobile functionality. The easy-to-use Oakwood Mobile App is one of the most… Read the full press release

Early-stage venture capital firm Vynn Capital and UNWTO to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today ( 9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

SJC deploys facial recognition technology to facilitate the arrival and departure of international travelers

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) Partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Become the First West Coast Airport Committed to Using Facial Recognition Technology to Facilitate the Arrival and Departure of All International Travelers San José, Calif., 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) announced today (August 6,… Read the full press release

easyJet seeks to hire 28 data scientists to join in its drive towards data

LUTON, England, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (07 / 08 / 2018) launched a recruitment drive for 28 data scientists to join in the airline’s drive towards data. The new positions come as Luca Zuccoli, the airline’s first Chief Data Officer, is due to join this month. easyJet creates… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero partner to promote the digital transformation of tourism destinations

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The objective of both organizations is to cooperate closely on issues of mutual interest to achieve shared objectives The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations that is the leading public international organization in the field of tourism, and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero, have… Read the full press release

SoundSeeker: Royal Caribbean launches an AI-powered tool that transforms photos into an original, shareable soundtrack

SoundSeeker Produces Original Soundtracks Based on Mood and Content of Pictures, Powered by Music Theory from Berklee College of Music MIAMI, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what if it was possible to “hear” what it sounds like? In a move that will redefine the modern vacation album,… Read the full press release

SITA selected to support the modernization of Saudi Arabia’s biggest airports

New solutions key to supporting GACA’s transformation of 26 airports Jeddah,Saudi Arabia, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernization of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports. The new… Read the full press release

Boeing to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2020

New research and development facility brings together engineering teams to accelerate development of future mobility solutions 100,000 square foot facility scheduled to open in 2020 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Aug 1, 2018) announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the… Read the full press release

SITA to continue its world-class technology with round-the-clock service support to Brisbane Airport

SITA technology drives Brisbane commitment to service as it connects Queensland 24/7 Brisbane, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Brisbane Airport, the premier gateway to Queensland and the third busiest airport in Australia, has again selected SITA as its technology partner as the airport continues its growth and transformation plans. The new agreement will see SITA… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific successfully trials Bluetooth low-energy beacons at its cargo hub in Hong Kong

Airline has been working with Unilode Aviation Solutions and OnAsset Intelligence to enable end-to-end shipment tracking with real-time information HONG KONG, 2018-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has undertaken a proof of technology trial of Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons in the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, the airline’s cargo hub in Hong Kong. The trial,… Read the full press release

Stagecoach partners with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and Fusion Processing to trial autonomous single deck bus

No driver will be required when vehicle is off-highway Technology delivers road safety benefits when vehicle driven in manual mode Bus to be used autonomously within depot environment later this year PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Work is underway to trial the UK’s first full-sized driverless bus. Transport operator Stagecoach confirmed today (23 July… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP launch startup innovation challenge to explore the potential of blockchain technology in the aviation industry

The idea contest from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP.iO Berlin Foundry seeks blockchain-based solutions that make the traveler’s customer experience, processes, supply chains, and maintenance procedures at airlines smoother, safer and more interconnected Ideas can be submitted in three categories until August 31, 2018 Participants can further develop their ideas in exchange with experts… Read the full press release

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart Leading travel tech start-up programme led by Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com   London, UK , 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Luggage storage start-up, Stasher, has won Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme for innovative travel tech start-ups led by Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and… Read the full press release

Satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to operate and deliver one of the first launches of its LauncherOne system in Spaceport Cornwall

CORNWALL, England, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The first British satellite launch in 50 years could take place from Cornwall within the next three years following a new partnership with Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit, a satellite launch company, has selected Spaceport Cornwall as an ideal location to operate and deliver one of the first… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport services now represented in the FLIO airport app

Passengers receive exclusive offers for shops and restaurants along with current timetables direct from Hamburg Airport in world’s most popular airport app Hamburg, Germany, 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The complete range of services at Hamburg Airport is now represented in the FLIO airport app. App users have access to comprehensive benefits. They can, for… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports wins CIPS awards for “Best People Development Initiative” and “Most Innovative Use of Technology”

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports’ Procurement and Logistics Department has won the “Best People Development Initiative” and “Most Innovative Use of Technology” at a ceremony held in Dubai by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply – CIPS. Recognized as international standards of excellence within the industry,… Read the full press release

flydubai: Enjoy unlimited connectivity and have the chance to win a new Toyota Rush SUVs with “Surf and drive” offering

Purchase an unlimited WiFi package on board for the chance to win a new Toyota Rush SUV DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, flydubai has launched a special “Surf and drive” offer for its passengers to enjoy unlimited connectivity for only USD 08 per flight, and have the chance to win… Read the full press release

British Airways launches the Executive Club Reward app

The Reward app can help members discover new ways to collect and spend Avios The Reward app can be downloaded for free through the App Store or Google Play LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a brand new app for members of its Executive Club. Members can use the app… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards teams up with the ENTERTAINER to launch its own Emirates Skywards GO app

Emirates Skywards GO gives members 2-for-1 dining and wellness offers in over 20 cities Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has partnered with the ENTERTAINER to launch its own Emirates Skywards GO app for members. The app is a mobile travel companion that offers members access… Read the full press release

The FinLab and Singapore Tourism Board and NATAS to host digital transformation programme for travel agencies

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The FinLab, a joint-venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate, today announced its collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) to help travel agencies advance their businesses through a digital transformation programme for businesses. Through the three-month acceleration programme, travel… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes RISE’s first official airline partner

Hong Kong’s home airline works with major startup event to invest in city’s innovative future HONG KONG, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is strengthening its support for Hong Kong’s development as a leading global startup hub by sponsoring RISE, one of the world’s largest startup and tech conferences which is returning to the… Read the full press release

Emirates becomes the first airline to introduce web VR technology on its digital platform; introduces 3D seat models on emirates.com

The technology gives customers an immersive 3D 360 degree view of Emirates’ aircraft interiors Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on emirates.com, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform. The 3D seat model is a visualisation engine that displays an… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group opens Lufthansa Innovation Hub branches in Singapore and Shenzhen (China)

Lufthansa Group opens offshoots of its Lufthansa Innovation Hub in Singapore and Shenzhen (China) on July 1, 2018 First non-Asian airline group with a digitization backbone in Asia’s leading innovation centers for travel and mobility  The aim is to build a sustainable bridge to the Asian market with its massive, dynamic culture of innovation COLOGNE,… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces acceptance agreement with UATP

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (29 June) announced a new acceptance agreement with UATP, the global corporate travel payment solution, providing its corporate clients with even more ways to book the lowest fares on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair will now accept the UATP corporate card across all markets… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes the adoption by the European Union Council of updated aviation safety rules for Europe

Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of updated aviation safety rules for Europe which include a new mandate for EASA. This new mandate consolidates EASA’s scope to cover the full spectrum of the aviation landscape and reinforces… Read the full press release

IATA calls on governments and aviation stakeholders in the Caribbean region to maximize the benefits of aviation connectivity

Barbados, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and other aviation stakeholders in the Caribbean region to work together to maximize the benefits of aviation connectivity. “Aviation is essential to supporting tourism in the Caribbean region, transporting approximately 50% of all tourists who travel here. It also provides… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group expands its Open API to include the direct booking of flights

Lufthansa Group extends its Open API with booking functionality, strengthening its direct digital sales channel  External programmers from startup ecosystem get direct access to the airline’s online ticketing The new booking functionality is now available for the UK market COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is expanding its Lufthansa Open… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport launches new initiatives to enhance traveler experience this summer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With its offering of transit visas on arrival, flight updates via social media, efficient and innovative passenger processing systems and an upgraded, stronger Wi-Fi service to ensure great connectivity, Enriching Tourist Experience is at the heart of all initiatives at Abu Dhabi International Airport… Read the full press release