First Data to power in-store, online, and mobile payments for AccorHotels

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (22 Nov 2017) First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with AccorHotels to enable global and cross channel payments. The AccorHotels Group is a global leader in travel and lifestyle, and a pioneer in digital technology, offering… Read the full press release

Air Senegal becomes the latest airline in Africa to introduce SITA’s passenger services system

Air Senegal becomes the newest airline to use SITA’s Horizon® Kigali, Rwanda, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Senegal SA has become the latest airline in Africa to introduce SITA’s passenger services system (PSS) to manage every aspect of their operation – from reservations and pricing to ticketing and departure control. The airline is… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways to support its 747-8 freighter fleet through the Boeing Landing Gear Overhaul and Exchange Program

DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today an agreement with Cathay Pacific Airways to support its 747-8 freighter fleet through the Boeing Landing Gear Overhaul and Exchange Program. Through the offering, Cathay’s 747-8 freighter fleet, representing 14 aircraft, will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear as well as AOG… Read the full press release

Los Angeles World Airports and Los Angeles Unified School District host second annual LAX Aviation Career Day

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, more than 750 local high school students were introduced to careers in the aviation industry at the second annual LAX Aviation Career Day hosted by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The event occurred at the LAX’s Flight Path Museum… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces soft opening of its new call centres in Bucharest, Romania

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Demonstrating its continued commitment to providing excellent customer service and a seamless passenger experience, Oman Air, the national carrier for the Sultanate of Oman, announced the soft opening of its new call centres in Bucharest, Romania on November 6th 2017 beside the current one operates in Oman and the… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces soft opening of its new call centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Muscat, Oman, 2017-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced the soft opening of its new call centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 2nd 2017 beside the current one operates in Oman and the recently launched one in India. This demonstrates the national carrier continued commitment to… Read the full press release

Cancun International Airport deploys technologies from SITA

CANCUN, Mexico, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA’s tech to provide great passenger experience and efficient operations at Mexico’s busiest international destination Flights are now operating at Terminal 4, Cancun International Airport, Mexico’s newest airport terminal. The airport’s operator, ASUR, has used innovative technologies from SITA, the global provider of IT to the world’s airports,… Read the full press release

Aurora Flight Sciences now A Boeing Company

New subsidiary to accelerate development of autonomous technology CHICAGO, IL, 2017-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to commence trial flight paths to make way for modern flight navigation systems

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A trial to bring a global aviation navigation upgrade programme to the South Island has been announced in Christchurch today by Airways New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), Christchurch Airport and New Southern Sky. The 12-month arrivals-only flight paths trial will commence later this… Read the full press release

Travelport becomes the preferred travel commerce platform of hotel loyalty innovator Wanup

LANGLEY, UK, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, has today announced a global agreement with Wanup, the new innovator in the hotel industry. Under its debut agreement with Travelport, Wanup will make a selection of Travelport’s 650,000 bookable hotel properties to complement its own hotel collection, based on rating, destination and… Read the full press release

Gatwick now offers Vodafone 4G internet

Major upgrade delivers download speeds of up to 200 megabits per second 300 new mobile antennas and 46 kilometres of fibre optic cabling installed Customers used enough data to download over three million music tracks in July alone LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick now offers Vodafone’s most reliable network ever and the… Read the full press release

FACE-UP competition: IATA calls on graduates to present their thesis on air transport logistics

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched FACE-UP –  a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the 2018 World Cargo Symposium(WCS) in Dallas, USA. To be eligible, graduates must have a thesis topic about air transport logistics (e.g. air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, IT… Read the full press release

VisitScotland creates its very first interactive gin map

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With the UK’s love affair with Mother’s Ruin showing no signs of slowing down, VisitScotland is quenching the thirst of gin fans with the creation of its very first interactive gin map. Taking you on a virtual tour, Scotland’s Gin Map, currently holds details of over 40 producers… Read the full press release

SITA appointed to deliver the most advanced airport experience at Istanbul New Airport

SITA will deliver the most advanced airport experience when the world’s largest airport opens in 2018. Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Istanbul New Airport, one of the world’s most ambitious airport projects, has appointed global IT provider SITA to bring the region’s most advanced airport to life. SITA will deliver a wide range… Read the full press release

Get to know more about Oregon with new “Travel Oregon: The Game”

PORTLAND, Ore., 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Could you survive a journey along the Oregon Trail? The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is inviting all adventurers to try with the launch of “Travel Oregon: The Game,” created as an homage to the classic game many remember from childhood. The Oregon Trail is one of… Read the full press release

Dolphin’s CRM technology to streamline business processes and improve customer communication of Infinity & Beyond Travel and Full Circle

LONDON, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Infinity & Beyond Travel and Full Circle roll out Dolphin’s CRM technology to streamline business processes and improve customer communication. Offering tailor-made itineraries to world-wide destinations, Infinity & Beyond Travel has chosen to use the Dolphin system to maintain a customer base and keep a centralised record of enquiries… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and KDDI Group company Wire and Wireless partner to provide Wi-Fi connection app for tourists visiting Japan

Release of the jointly developed Wi-Fi App “JAL Explore Japan Wi-Fi” TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshiharu Ueki, hereinafter referred to as “JAL”) and KDDI Group company Wire and Wireless Co. Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo, Tokyo; President, Koji Otsuka, hereinafter referred to as “Wi2”) have collaborated… Read the full press release

Oman Air Cargo launches new 100% Cloud-based Cargo ERP Solution, powered by SmartKargo

Airline to Leverage Real-time Data and Shipment Visibility to Drive Operational Excellence and Customer Service Muscat, Oman, 2017-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air Cargo, one of the most innovative and fast growing air cargo carriers, announced today that it has launched its new 100% Cloud-based Cargo ERP Solution, implemented by SmartKargo, the world’s most… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific holds successful second annual Hackathon competition

Tech-savvy, business-minded youngsters battle it out to create solutions to enhance the airline’s customer experience HONG KONG, 2017-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Innovation was the name of the game at the second Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon, which was successfully held this past weekend at the airline’s headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport. The competition was… Read the full press release

Gatwick honoured at the National Transport Awards and at the prestigious Digital Impact Awards

Airport of the Year at National Transport Awards Outstanding Sustainability Programme at Airports Going Green awards Digital In-House Team of the Year and Best Corporate App at Digital Impact Awards London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — This week – at separate ceremonies – Gatwick won Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards, a… Read the full press release

Boeing granted permission to build a new aircraft hangar at Gatwick Airport

Crawley Borough Council approves Boeing plan to build hangar at Gatwick Multi-million pound development will support more than 100 jobs at the airport Facility will open in early 2019 to support Gatwick’s long and short haul fleets London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing’s proposed plan with Gatwick Airport to build a new aircraft hangar… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines adds Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on its mobile app

SINGAPORE, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines customers can now enjoy a more convenient and faster payment method with the introduction of Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on the Airline’s award-winning mobile app. With the addition of Android Pay and Apple Pay as payment options through the SingaporeAir app, customers are… Read the full press release

The Westin Buffalo becomes the first hotel in the world to offer guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio

Buffalo, New York, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Westin Buffalo this week announced that it is now offering guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio, the free, all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live-streaming radio service. The Delaware North-operated property becomes the first hotel in the world to do so. Using technology from Volara, the leading provider… Read the full press release

FCCA launches CaribbeanIsOpen.com — features footage of and updates from Caribbean destinations

To share that vast majority of Caribbean ports are open and welcoming tens of thousands of daily cruise passengers, landing site—CaribbeanIsOpen.com—provides footage, testimonials, Q&A, map of open destinations and more.  Pembroke Pines, Fla., 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and… Read the full press release

Schiphol partners with bridge supplier CIMC-TianDa for the development of a robotic passenger bridge

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Connecting a passenger bridge to an aircraft within sixty seconds? Pretty soon, this will no longer be a pipe dream. Schiphol and bridge supplier CIMC-TianDa have signed a contract for the development of a robotic passenger bridge. Smart ICT and sensors will simplify the work of the… Read the full press release

Duetto to implement its cloud solutions to the 11 H.n.h hotels currently operating in Italy

Venice, Italy, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leader in Revenue Strategy technology, has partnered with H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A., one of the most important independent players in the Italian hospitality industry, to implement the firm’s cloud solutions to the 11 H.n.h hotels currently operating in Italy.  Duetto will also boost… Read the full press release

Apple-Featured Travel Network Boutiq Launches on Android

Berlin, DE, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Boutiq, “Where to go from who you know”, officially celebrates its launch on the Google Play Store today. The new App personalizes food and travel recommendations by placing your entrusted friends and network at their core. After receiving Apple App Store Travel category features in Australia and… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association renews its partnership with STR

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region, has renewed its preferred partnership and STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist. “PATA is pleased to renew its partnership with STR,” said… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation opens its new 300,000 square meter rail maintenance depot in Melzo, Italy

New Melzo maintenance depot to strengthen Bombardier’s rail services offering with rapid, 24/7 maintenance capability Growth of Logistics and Rail Business District is a joint investment with Contship Italia BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the official opening of its new 300,000 square meter rail maintenance… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and Grab to integrate their mobile apps to provide customers with more seamless travel experiences

 SIA customers can now book Grab rides through the SingaporeAir mobile app ● Members can convert GrabRewards points to KrisFlyer miles SINGAPORE, 2017-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Grab today announced a partnership to provide customers with more seamless travel experiences. SIA and Grab will integrate their mobile apps to offer enhanced convenience… Read the full press release