My Menu gives away QR Ordering to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in restaurants & hotels

DUBAI, UAE, 2020-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The single most reusable item in the restaurant is the menu. Unfortunately, it is not possible to sanitize a printed menu after every use. The solution, QR Ordering via the guest mobile. The guest scans a QR code on his / her mobile, sees the menu and… Read the full press release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority named as a 2020 CIO 100 award winner for its veriScan biometric identity management system

VeriScan biometric identity management system recognized for excellence and innovation in IT, while Airports Authority CIO Goutam Kundu is named to CIO Hall Washington DC, USA, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — DG’s CIO Magazine has named the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as a 2020 CIO 100 award honoree for its innovative veriScan biometric identity… Read the full press release

Emirates marks a major milestone with 20 million downloads of its mobile app

Emirates marks 20 million app downloads, as the airline’s mobile and digital strategy drives strong consumer uptake. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer; Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior VP for Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand; Alex Knigge, Senior VP for Digital; Bob Kabli, Senior VP for B2C Online Sales & Ancillaries, celebrates the milestone with members… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo partners with Accuity to automate and streamline its regulatory compliance screening operations

Air cargo carrier signs multi-year deal with Accuity to optimise its sanctions compliance and export control programs Dubai / London, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, announced that it is working with Accuity, the leading global provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions,… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism announces Eksplor Gaming as winner of Ark Tank startup pitch competition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition developed in 2019 by Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, concluded today (March 03, 2020) after five finalists presented their business ideas at the 2020 Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at the Fort Smith Convention Center March 1-3…. Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism and Innovate Arkansas present Ark Tank, a business pitch competition

Winner will receive $5,000 cash prize LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Arkansas Tourism in partnership with Innovate Arkansas will present Ark Tank, a business pitch competition to be held live on Tuesday, March 3, at 11:15 a.m. at the Fort Smith Convention Center. The event is a part of the 2020… Read the full press release

British Airways trials fully autonomous, electric mobility devices at JFK Airport

British Airways trials state-of-the-art, fully autonomous vehicles at JFK Airport to help customers navigate the airport terminal freely and independently Autonomous devices are the latest innovation to complement the airline’s investment in customer service, including the introduction of a specialist accessibility team British Airways aims to be the airline of choice for customers requiring additional… Read the full press release

Life Holidays: The Planner of Your Dream Vacation

Life Holidays Presents Exciting Holiday Offers on Switzerland and Singapore Tour Packages   PUNE, India, 2020-Mar-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The world is filled with a wide variety of beauty, romanticism, wonders, and joy. To fill the ultimate warmth of that existence, you must go far away from home. Probably, this yearning is the… Read the full press release

KLM-BCG appointed by Virgin Atlantic Airways to support the optimization and digitalization of its operations worldwide

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), known together as the KLM-BCG partnership in digital airline operations, have been appointed by Virgin Atlantic Airways to support the airline with optimising and digitising its operations worldwide. The KLM-BCG partnership, based on their shared vision of driving integrated… Read the full press release

Travelport achieves level 4 NDC certification as an aggregator from IATA

Langley, UK, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, the leading technology company serving the global travel industry has achieved level 4 NDC certification as an aggregator from IATA. This certification confirms Travelport is able to provide full offer and order management and servicing of an NDC booking, complementing the current capabilities of voiding tickets… Read the full press release

Blue Flag announces partnership with Pick a Pier

Copenhagen , Denmark, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The partnership will provide a huge boost to the maritime environmental agenda. Blue Flag, one of the world’s most recognised voluntary eco-labels, grants awards to beaches, marinas, and boating tourism operators who adhere to environmental guidelines. Pick a Pier, an innovative startup, utilizes advanced technology to… Read the full press release

YOTEL to implement Duetto’s pricing application, GameChanger

Tech-driven hotel chain adopts cloud-based revenue strategy applications to drive profit San Francisco, CA, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — YOTEL, the innovative global hospitality brand for smart, tech savvy travellers, has partnered with Duetto, a leading provider of cloud-based Revenue Strategy applications, to streamline its revenue processes and maximize profitability across its European operations. YOTEL,… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to help mechanics identify and predict future risks through virtual reality training

The VR training will equip ANA’s mechanics to react in real-life scenarios. Innovative technology will help ANA continue to improve its outstanding safety record. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will be introducing virtual reality (VR) training designed to help… Read the full press release

Swissport to track and monitor Unit Load Devices with Bluetooth technology

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport will work with Unilode and Descartes to track and monitor Unit Load Devices (ULD) using Bluetooth technology at its cargo warehouses. The cargo handling division will equip its 115 cargo warehouses with tracking sensors during 2020. During 2020, Swissport will rig its cargo warehouses with Bluetooth… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones to all First Class passengers on international routes

Starting March 15, Sony’s noise-cancelling WH-1000XM3 headphones will be available for all First Class passengers during the flight. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will make Sony’s innovative noise-cancelling WH-1000XM3 headphones available to all First Class passengers on international routes…. Read the full press release

Travelzoo® recognized with two silvers at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards

TORONTO and NEW YORK, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global internet media company that publishes exclusive offers and experiences for members, has been awarded two silvers at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), the country’s premier digital publishing awards program. Travelzoo was recognized in the categories of “Best Branded Content/Online Campaign” for its 2019 collaboration with Roots, one… Read the full press release

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines launches first digital solution to assist customers affected by flight disruptions

Luxair offers an increasingly personalised and optimised service for its customers Luxembourg, Europe, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxair Luxembourg Airlines has just launched its first digital solution, with a more comprehensive, instant and all-inclusive service, to go one step further in improving assistance provided to customers affected by flight disruptions (delays or cancellations)…. Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Innovation Fund invests in mobility companies to create and bring nextgen transportation technology to the airline industry

  Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Innovation Fund today (February 21, 2020) announced the decision to invest in three mobility companies that are aiming to create and bring next-generation transportation technology to the market. Established in January 2019, Japan Airlines Innovation Fund is a firm that specializes in providing CVC… Read the full press release

Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems for its suite of e-cargo solutions

Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems a five-year contract for Traxon cargoHUB, Traxon Global Customs, Traxon Global Security, and Traxon CDMP Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air Cargo has awarded CHAMP a five-year contract for its suite of e-cargo solutions. Following a request for proposals for cargo IT solutions, CHAMP won the… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport named one of the safest in the world when it comes to website and mobile application security

Vantaa, Finland, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Helsinki Airport is one of the safest in the world when it comes to website and mobile application security, according to recent research by cybersecurity company ImmuniWeb. The report, a comparison of 100 international airports, names three airports that successfully passed all of the tests without a single major issue… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport welcomes over 400 young people for the national Tech Féile showcase and awards event

Shannon, Ireland, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, will become the showcase on March 4th for some of the country’s top young digital media, music and 3D Design talent as well as a world record attempt when some 400 students gather for the fourth annual Camara Ireland’s Tech Féile…. Read the full press release

Accor and Visa announce global partnership to bring new payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members

Partnership will deliver enhanced payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members Paris and San Francisco, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 18, 2020), Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, and Visa (V: NYSE), the global leader in digital payments, announced a global partnership to bring new payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Sumitomo Corporation partner with Bell-Textron Inc. to develop the Air Mobility Industry

Exploring Business Opportunities of Air Mobility Services in Asia Utilizing eVTOL Technology Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Sumitomo Corporation today (February 12, 2020) entered into a cooperation agreement with Bell-Textron Inc. to promote the development of the Air Mobility Industry, including the infrastructure for next generation air transportation… Read the full press release

Fraport Brasil installs SITA’s passenger processing technology at Fortaleza Airport and Porto Alegre Airport

SITA provides self-service gates for bar-coded boarding passes at Fortaleza and Porto Alegre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace announces the promotion of Sheryl Bunton to senior vice president

IT Veteran Joins Company’s Leadership Team SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (February 12, 2020) announced its chief information officer (CIO), Sheryl Bunton, has been promoted to senior vice president and is now a member of the company’s senior leadership team. Since joining Gulfstream in 2015, Bunton has established… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways to collaborate with Toyota Industries to trial advanced automatic towing tractor at Chubu (Nagoya) Centrair International Airport

ANA continues to emphasize development of autonomous technologies with collaboration. Tests to build on insight gained from previous trials at Kyushu-Saga International Airport. Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA, Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will collaborate with Toyota Industries Corporation (Toyota Industries) to conduct tests… Read the full press release

Norwegian continues to reduce emissions with new technology and new aircraft

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian continues to reduce emissions with new technology and new aircraft. The upgraded weather service provided by AVTECH Sweden AB, can reduce CO2 emissions by an additional 10,000 – 15,000 tons per year. In the past few years, Norwegian has taken several steps to contribute to a… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group joins TravelClick’s Demand360 program

NEW YORK, NY, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, an Amadeus company, today (February 5, 2020) announces that Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel companies, has endorsed the use of TravelClick’s powerful Demand360 to be progressively rolled out across its hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With Radisson… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland launches a brand-new audio guide for the iconic Edinburgh Castle

A star-studded cast will take visitors to Edinburgh Castle on a journey through the castle’s history in a brand-new audio guide. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A star-studded cast will take visitors to Edinburgh Castle on a journey through the castle’s history as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) launches a brand-new audio guide… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Amadeus to develop and integrate JAL’s NDC contents through the Amadeus Travel Platform

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Amadeus IT Group SA today (February 06, 2020) agreed to develop and integrate the carrier`s NDC1 contents through the Amadeus Travel Platform. By adopting the NDC standard, travel professionals will have visual access to the carrier`s products, including high resolution images and video content,… Read the full press release