Qatar Airways is the global launch partner of Rolls-Royce’s new Virtual Reality training tool

Qatar Airways engineers are the first in the industry to receive Virtual Reality training for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Maintenance DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to be the global launch partner of Rolls-Royce’s new Virtual Reality training tool. Recognised for its ongoing commitment to innovation, Qatar Airways is… Read the full press release

Gerry’s dnata achieves IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Gerry’s dnata, the leading ground services provider in Pakistan, has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security. The company has achieved IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Pakistan, and obtained ISAGO Station Accreditation at Karachi International Airport following successful completion… Read the full press release

Formula 1 whizzed down the Bahrain circuit with Airbus Tetra technology

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbus provided secure communications technology for the recently concluded formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain. The Bahrain International Circuit Organization used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure to ensure a smooth organization and secure the race. “Events, such as Formula 1 races, draw massively people’s… Read the full press release

TravelClick: Spring Season Brings Continued Rate Growth for North American Hoteliers

Bookings Also Stabilizing Throughout Several Markets NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, an Amadeus company, today (April 9, 2019) released new data from the Company’s March 2019 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). According to this data, North American hoteliers are entering the spring season and rounding out the first quarter of… Read the full press release

Balance sheet 2018: Hamburg Airport investing in personnel, digitalisation and infrastructure

Challenging year influences the result // Ten extra self-bag-drop kiosks enter operation Hamburg, Germany, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport today (04.04.2019 ) presented its balance sheet for the 2018 financial year. The challenges of the summer and the slight decrease in passenger figures shaped the past year. In 2018, the airport was focused… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announces partnership with McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law

Multiple award-winning airline affirms commitment to education by launching strategic collaboration with McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce its strategic collaboration with McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law, the world’s premier institution for innovative research and education… Read the full press release

Oman Air introduces its revamped mobile application

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has introduced its revamped mobile application for iOS and Android smartphones allowing its guests to organise and manage their journey on the go. Utilizing the latest innovations in mobile technology, Oman Air’s new app is a user-friendly platform… Read the full press release

RCD Hotels partners with Duetto to strengthen its all-inclusive revenue strategy

With Hard Rock and Nobu Los Cabos expected to open in summer 2019, RCD Hotels seeks a game-changing resort revenue strategy. Cancun, Mexico, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — All-inclusive resorts require a unique revenue strategy, and RCD Hotels is partnering with Duetto to have better forecasting insights and drive more revenue at their two newest… Read the full press release

Digital solutions took centre stage during the ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum: Middle East”

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Digital solutions for tourism, innovating to ensure tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, and a tourism start-competition, took centre stage during the ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum: Middle East”. Held within the 45th Meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Middle East, the forum gathered ministers and tourism… Read the full press release

dnata launches operations in Belgium by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to increase its global footprint and launches operations in Belgium by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport. The company’s expansion into the Belgian capital represents an investment of EUR 8 million and creates up to 100… Read the full press release

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launches three smart tourism projects

Macao, China, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) officially launched three smart tourism projects into service today (26 March), fully capitalizing on the leading technology of Alibaba Cloud on cloud computing, big data application and other areas to push forward smart tourism. The projects are expected to bring greater convenience for… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport wins ‘Best website’ and ‘Best e-commerce’ titles at The Moodie Davitt Digital Awards 2019

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The winners of The Moodie Davitt Digital Awards 2019 have been announced, with Aberdeen International Airport securing the ‘Best website’ and ‘Best e-commerce’ titles. The awards, now in the sixth year, shortlisted 170 finalists from airports across the world including Heathrow, Dubai and Copenhagen. Aberdeen International Airport won… Read the full press release

Athens Airport becomes the first airport in Europe to trial facial biometrics solution, SITA Smart Path

Greece’s largest airport becomes Europe’s first to use biometric identity at security. Athens, Greece, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying with Aegean Airlines from Athens International Airport are being offered a faster, more efficient journey through the airport by merely scanning their face at check-in and at security points. Athens Airport has become the… Read the full press release

Gatwick signs contract with Stanley Robotics to be first UK airport to trial valet parking robots

Trial to run from the second half of 2019 to early 2020 Guy Stephenson: “Valet parking robots could revolutionise parking at Gatwick.”  LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26 March 2019) signed a framework contract with Stanley Robotics and it will be the first UK airport to trial robots that valet… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport trials Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution

Passengers travelling through Bristol Airport can look forward to a new streamlined journey with Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution. Bristol, UK, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The solution, now being trialed at Bristol Airport and Dublin Airport, is believed to be the first biometric solution that enables passengers to use a single enrollment in multiple… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation recognized for its expertise in installing connectivity systems at the 62nd annual Aircraft Electronics Association Convention

WICHITA, Kan., 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, was recognized for its expertise in installing connectivity systems today (MARCH 26, 2019) when the company accepted the 51,500 Five award as a 2018 Dealer of the Year from Gogo Business Aviation – the company’s highest honor – at the 62nd annual Aircraft Electronics Association Convention. Textron… Read the full press release

SITA’s 2019 Passenger IT Insights reveals passengers are demanding more mobile services in relation to their baggage

Updates at arrivals are an added benefit of baggage tracking LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — While the adoption of technology has improved passenger satisfaction across the airport journey, the biggest jump by far over the past year was at baggage collection. SITA’s 2019 Passenger IT Insights shows that passengers are demanding more mobile services in… Read the full press release

Manchester Airports Group selects SITA to implement further passenger self-service across its three main airports

SITA’s self-service and baggage technology will provide a boost to airports’ capacity. Manchester, England, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its focus on delivering a faster, more satisfying customer experience, MAG (Manchester Airports Group) has selected global IT provider SITA to implement further passenger self-service across the group’s three main airports. This follows… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport adds three completely new destinations to its new summer timetable

Three completely new destinations and more choice on ten other routes // Swimming breaks in Spain, Greece, Turkey and Egypt remain most popular Hamburg, Germany, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The new summer timetable enters operation at Hamburg Airport on 31 March 2019. It is valid until 26 October 2019. Around 70 airlines are flying… Read the full press release

Aigle Azur extends partnership with Amadeus

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In the ever competitive airline industry, we are always looking to ensure the technology we use is cutting-edge. This is especially important for us, as we are the second largest French carrier in terms of passengers boarded. This is why Amadeus has long been our partner. We’re… Read the full press release

Amadeus announces new content distribution agreement with SereneAir

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As Pakistan’s premium airline, SereneAir is on a mission to rejuvenate the domestic flying experience. With our advanced technology, expansive destinations, eclectic cuisine, and top notch service, SereneAir aims to provide an aviation experience like never before. A large part of fulfilling this aim will be a… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways provides enhanced safety training to flight attendants with latest VR technology developed by NEC Corporation

Airline maintains its technological leadership with latest initiative. ANA incorporates advanced technological solutions developed by NEC to continue setting the standard for in-flight service. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has begun using the latest virtual reality (VR) technology developed… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub starts RYDES mobility app

Europe’s first reward program for all urban mobility services as well as air, rail and bus travel between different cities Eurowings and the carsharing provider MILES support the launch with their own mobility challenges and rewards The RYDES app is now available for iOS and Android COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In cities… Read the full press release

TravelClick: Hospitality Rate Growth Remains Steady Despite Booking Declines Across North America

Transient reservation pace showing the sharpest decline throughout 2019 NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, an Amadeus company, today (3/20/2019) released new data from the Company’s February 2019 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). According to this data, average daily rates (ADR) are up 2.7 percent across all travel segments during the… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines announces joint venture with Travelport

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., (TSE: 9201) (“JAL”) and Travelport Worldwide (NYSE: TVPT) (“Travelport”), a leading travel technology company, today (March 19, 2019) agreed to form a joint venture to take ownership of Travelport Japan K.K. (“Travelport Japan”) and JAL’s 100% owned subsidiary, Axess International Network, Inc. (“Axess”). Under… Read the full press release

Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019

Singapore, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019. Unilode was recognized for its Bluetooth-based tracking solution for unit load devices (ULDs). The award was presented at the 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore…. Read the full press release

SITA to deliver a technology revamp for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Istanbul, Turkey, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, has contracted global IT provider SITA to deliver a technology revamp that will allow the airport to better manage every aspect of its vast operation. SITA will upgrade its existing Airport Management Solution (AMS) –  a suite… Read the full press release

Scoot adds PayNow as a payment option

Scoot customers in Singapore can now choose to pay via PayNow, credit card or AXS when booking flights via FlyScoot website. Singapore, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Scoot today (18 March 2019) announced the availability of PayNow as a payment option for customers who book flights via the FlyScoot website – becoming the first airline… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces contactless donation stations at Heathrow and Gatwick

Customers can now more easily donate to Flying Start, its global charity partnership with Comic Relief The airline aims to raise £25 million for Flying Start by the end of 2020 LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — As it celebrates Red Nose Day 2019, British Airways, in collaboration with social start-up GoodBox, has introduced an… Read the full press release

dnata’s facility in Dallas certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma)

Dallas, Texas, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes at its new, state-of-the-art cargo facility in Dallas. The prestigious accreditation demonstrates dnata’s capability to move pharma products under the strictest standards. dnata opened… Read the full press release