IHG Hotels & Resorts and Groups360 launch GroupSync Engage online booking solution for meeting and event planners and hotel brands

Select IHG properties are the first to deploy GroupSync Engage, the market’s premier online booking technology with real-time room and space availability for planners Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Groups360 and IHG Hotels & Resorts today (25 FEBRUARY 2021) announced the release of GroupSync Engage, the hospitality industry’s first integrated direct… Read the full press release

Marriott International introduces new Hybrid Meeting Solutions for its Connect with Confidence Program

BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — More meeting and event professionals have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events as the meeting industry adapts to new ways of connecting during the global pandemic. However, meeting and event professionals often require additional information about technology, health protocols, and logistics available to them…. Read the full press release

Anantara Golden Triangle launches virtual jungle field trip of unique elephant experiences for school children in lockdown

Doha, Qatar, 2021-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort has introduced a complimentary service for school children in lockdown that stars elephants in a personal call live from their natural habitat in Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle.  During the video call, children around the world can virtually participate in a jungle… Read the full press release

TripActions announces the appointment of Maggie Wilderotter as the sixth member of its Board of Directors

PALO ALTO, CA, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — TripActions, the fastest-growing business travel and spend management platform, today (February, 23, 2021) announced it has appointed Maggie Wilderotter as the sixth member of its Board of Directors. Wilderotter is a seasoned executive who has led both Fortune 500 companies and startups. In addition, she has… Read the full press release

CWT announces first American Airlines production NDC booking via Amadeus cytric

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today (23 February, 2021) announces the successful creation of its first-ever GDS sourced New Distribution Capability (NDC) transaction in production via Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense booking tool for American Airlines. “Another innovative milestone successfully completed with our partners, and… Read the full press release

Singita launches completely reimagined website

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Once again setting the tone for the future of ecotourism and luxury safaris on the continent, leading conservation and ecotourism brand Singita launched its brand-new digital experience this month. The completely reimagined website serves as an availability-and-enquiry engine, as well as a safari-planning tool which encapsulates and… Read the full press release

Arrival to start trials of its zero-emission Bus with First Bus

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Arrival, the company creating electric vehicles using its radical new technologies, today (February 22, 2021) announced that it will begin trials of its zero-emission Bus with First Bus, one of the UK’s largest transport operators. The trials, which will see Arrival buses navigating existing First Bus routes… Read the full press release

GBTA reveals findings from a study into how travel managers view online booking tools (OBTs)

Findings From GBTA Research Study Powered by DEEM Alexandria, Virginia, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association, today (February 23, 2021) launches the findings from a study into how travel managers view online booking tools (OBTs). The study, made possible by Deem, examines… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group makes travel easier during the pandemic by integrating Covid-19 test results into digital travel chain

Offer initially on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul and from Newark to Frankfurt and Munich In the course of March extension to SWISS flights from Newark to Zurich Test certificates can be sent via a contact form starting 72 hours before departure Customers receive confirmation by e-mail in advance that certificates meet entry requirements… Read the full press release

Wizz Air handles refund requests within just a week through its automated refund process

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline*, reveals that its automated refund process handles 95% of cash conversion refund requests within just a week. Wizz Air launched its automated refund process last May to deal with the unprecedented scale of cancellations resulting from the ongoing Covid-19… Read the full press release

Shufti Pro Launches Digital COVID Pass for the Revival of Travel and Tourism

LONDON, UK, 2021-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Shufti Pro, an AI-powered identity verification service provider aids the travel and tourism industry by launching Digital COVID Pass for accurate COVID-PCR test verification. The travel and tourism industry has drastically fallen with the spread of the virus. New travel restrictions around the world have made matters… Read the full press release

Heathrow successfully pitched two carbon-cutting concepts to Innovate UK’s Future Flight Challenge

The forward-thinking concepts could support efforts to level up and build back better, in the year the UK hosts the COP26 climate change conference Challenge aims to safeguard the UK’s advantage in aerospace R&D, reduce costs, cut emissions and create an economic boost from new forms of mobility Heathrow will work with cross-sector consortium to… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality again achieves “highest level of innovation” accolade in the WELT and ServiceValue Awards

Deutsche Hospitality emerges as the No. 1 innovator in its sector in the WELT and ServiceValue Awards Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has created a further branch benchmark by securing a third successive first place in the annual “Innovation” study carried out by the news channel WELT. In… Read the full press release

Emirates to offer travel trade partners exclusive rich content and services through its NDC platform

Airline is first in its region to offer travel trade partners bespoke products and services, including rich content and differentiated pricing, through its NDC platform from 01 July 2021 Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will offer exclusive rich content and services for travel agent partners on its NDC-enabled direct connect platform,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to launch 100% Zero-Touch technology for its award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system

Passengers travelling on board the airline’s Airbus A350 fleet will soon be able to access the award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system through their own personal electronic devices, minimising the risk of COVID-19 The award-winning airline will also become the first airline in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to offer passengers the option… Read the full press release

easyJet holidays employs personalisation to help customers find their dream holiday

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2021-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — AI Data specialist bd4travel is helping easyJet holidays deliver an enhanced and personalised digital experience to their customers.  As a recently launched business under the popular easyJet brand, easyJet holidays operates its own in-house team, with a unique customer service model and standalone website. It provides great… Read the full press release

Accor launches new hybrid meetings concept supported by Microsoft Teams

innovative HYBRID events concept to enable seamless physical & virtual meetings worldwide Paris, France, 2021-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — World leading hospitality group Accor today (February 16, 2021) announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to launch All Connect, a new hybrid meetings concept supported by Microsoft Teams. This new concept will enable guests around… Read the full press release

dnata further enhances its pharma handling capabilities globally with new high-tech ‘cool dollies’ to its Australian cargo fleet

Four new, high-tech cool dollies ensure safe and seamless transportation of temperature-sensitive goods at Sydney and Melbourne airports Sydney/Melbourne, Australia, 2021-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata continues to invest in leading-edge equipment to further enhance its pharma handling capabilities globally. The company has added four high-tech ‘cool dollies’ to its Australian cargo fleet, becoming the first… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin NOW to examine trends and developments in Adventure Travel and Technology, Tours & Activities (TTA)

Adventure Travel and Technology, Tours & Activities (TTA) to take place during ITB Berlin NOW with leading exhibitors from around the world – Digital ITB Berlin NOW Convention: lectures and discussions on opportunities and prospects as well as sustainable solutions for adventure travel – The programme of events is online now at itb.com/ITBBerlinNOW/Program/– Virtual cafés on… Read the full press release

SITA helps Bahrain International Airport enhance operational efficiency to meet new standards required during COVID-19

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain International Airport’s new Passenger Terminal includes SITA Smart Path biometrics, SITA Flex, and a sophisticated airport management system. Backed by SITA’s state-of-the-art technology, Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) newly opened Passenger Terminal is better prepared to respond to the changing demands of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read the full press release

AeroLogic implements SITA eWAS Pilot weather monitoring solution

Pilots receive real-time weather and flight optimization information with SITA’s eWAS Pilot to fly safer, more cost and time-efficient routes Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — AeroLogic has become the first European cargo airline to implement the SITA eWAS Pilot weather monitoring solution, minimizing the associated cost of weather-related flight disruption. Weather phenomena are a… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy introduces redesigned, more intuitive version of its mobile app

Includes New Booking Options, Enhanced Customization for Contactless Experiences and Tailored Ways to Earn and Redeem Points Beyond the Stay Toward Free Nights BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Bonvoy, the travel marketplace and highly awarded travel program from Marriott International, has released a redesigned, more intuitive version of its mobile app… Read the full press release

ACI World recognizes airports for listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Recognition for airports that prioritized listening to customers during the pandemic Montreal, Canada, 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (February 8, 2021) revealed those airports that have continued to prioritize listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘The Voice of the Customer’ recognition is for airports… Read the full press release

dnata adopts IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck solution

Leading air services provider adopts IATA’s innovative ‘DG AutoCheck’ solution globally Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has become the first global air services provider to adopt the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform for the acceptance of dangerous goods shipments. IATA’s innovative solution will help dnata further enhance safety… Read the full press release

SITA launches new industry solution to help airlines, airports and passengers securely share health information during travel

The proven solution seamlessly integrates with multiple travel pass schemes (such as AOK, CommonPass, IATA, SimplyGo). Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (4 Feb, 2021) announces the launch of Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations… Read the full press release

Accor provides guests contactless journey in its facilities with the global roll-out of its digital key solution

Paris, France, 2021-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor today (04 February 2021) announces the global roll-out of its digital key solution, “Accor Key”, in line with the Group’s strategy to provide a contactless guest journey in its facilities. This exciting new step for Accor confirms its ambition to innovate and invest in high-quality technological… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts expands technological services to offer innovative and hybrid events

Professional broadcasting studios at three locations enable Deutsche Hospitality’s luxury brand to offer innovative and hybrid events concepts Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts are embracing best practice in the sector. The company is expanding its technological services in order to allow innovative and hybrid events to… Read the full press release

Emirates further enhances smart contactless journey for passengers travelling from Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates’ self-check-in and bag drop kiosks at Dubai International (DXB), which made its debut in September last year, have now gone touchless further enhancing the smart contactless journey for passengers travelling from Dubai. The 32 self-service bag drop machines and 16 check-in kiosks can be controlled completely by personal… Read the full press release

Emirates offers COVID-19 PCR tests at special discounted rates through TrustOne

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has partnered with GE Digital Aviation Software and TE FOOD to trial TrustOne, a mobile app that allows passengers to undergo COVID-19 PCR tests at special discounted rates. The app, created in partnership between GE Digital Aviation Software and TE Food, helps passengers adhere to the… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The Mid-American Science Museum embraces digital education through its online science lessons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2021-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mid-American Science Museum in Hot Springs is Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center and first Smithsonian affiliate. There are more than 100 exhibits and workstations to explore at the museum, which opened in 1979. The museum, which sits on 21 wooded acres, is also home to… Read the full press release