dnata’s baggage technology and logistics company DUBZ launches COVID-19 testing

Innovative home check-in services ensure safe and hassle-free travel experience Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — DUBZ, dnata’s leading baggage technology and logistics company, further enhanced its offering to help travellers in Dubai enjoy a safe, seamless and worry-free travel experience. In addition to its innovative home check-in services, the company now also… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts launches enhanced residential digital experience

Building from the success of Four Seasons App and Four Seasons Chat, the new residential functionality offers more ease, comfort and convenience at the touch of a button Toronto, Canada, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has expanded its award-winning App and Chat platforms with enhanced residential features, giving… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and Bridgestone to collaborate on utilizing tire wear prediction technologies

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today (June 16, 2020) announced the decision to collaborate on utilizing tire wear prediction technologies to help realize greater accuracy in aircraft tire management and maintenance plans. This collaboration primarily involves J-AIR, which operates regional routes for the JAL Group… Read the full press release

SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

Fraport to source most of electricity used at Frankfurt Airport from wind power

Company maintains climate protection targets despite corona virus crisis Plans to source electricity from wind power Wind power alone to propel green electricity share to around 85 percent from 2025 Large photo voltaic system in construction on cargo hall Further projects planned Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport AG plans… Read the full press release

IATA interactive world map provides travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country. The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the dynamic… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa members virtually meet to plan for recovery and resilience

Africa, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met for the 63rd time today (9 JUN 20). Reflecting the extraordinary circumstances, the meeting was held virtually, bringing together Ministers of Tourism from across the region with representatives… Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism: The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The June edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Now is the best time to rediscover Arkansas! With safety as a top concern of the summer, more… Read the full press release

PATA launches an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Dream to Travel Festival, an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide to learn, network, and celebrate the power of travel during these challenging times. The virtual event, unifying the travel trade through the infinite… Read the full press release

UNWTO releases guidelines to help tourism sector reopen in a safe, seamless and responsible manner

The United Nations specialized agency for tourism releases guidelines for strong and sustainable recovery Recommendations draw on cross-sector expertise of Tourism Crisis Committee Safe, seamless travel and restoring confidence key priorities UNWTO and Google strengthen partnership to promote digital skills and create new opportunities in recovery phase Madrid, Spain, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

SFO elevates its emergency response capabilities with the launch of Text-to-911 service

Airport establishes public safety enhancement for situations where it is not possible to call 911 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (May 27, 2020) announced Text-to-911 service for anyone at the Airport to send a text message to reach SFO 911 dispatchers from a mobile… Read the full press release

SITA becomes a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation

SITA becomes a more active member and supporter of the Sovrin Foundation Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has stepped up its commitment to developing a permanent digital identity for air travel by becoming a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation, the international non-profit organization focused on the advancement of self-sovereign digital… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® to hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders virtually

NEW YORK, NY, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ —Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), an Internet media company that publishes exclusive offers and experiences for members, announced today (May 12, 2020) that due to the ongoing public health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to support the health and well-being of its stockholders, the Annual Meeting of Stockholders… Read the full press release

Heathrow trials technologies and processes to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission

Heathrow to drive forward development of a Common International Standard by trialling technologies and processes that reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission Trials will assess for medical effectiveness, passenger response as well as suitability to the airport environment Technologies under review include UV sanitation, facial recognition thermal screening technology and contactless security procedures Data from trials will… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG held first virtual Annual General Meeting

Shareholders submitted 246 questions in advance Five Supervisory Board members are up for election Suspension of dividend proposed COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The 67th Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa AG began punctually at 10.00 a.m. today (05-MAY-2020). For the first time, it is being held virtually, thus taking into account… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s first virtual Annual General Meeting attended by 10,000 shareholders; Broad majority on all agenda items

Around 10,000 shareholders attend the first virtual annual general meeting online Astrid Stange, Erich Clementi, Dr. Thomas Enders and Harald Krüger elected to the Supervisory Board, Stephan Sturm re-elected Broad majority on all agenda items COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Some 10,000 shareholders followed today’s (05-MAY-2020) Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa… Read the full press release

OpenTable rolls out two new initiatives to help restaurants reopen and adhere to new norms

Using OpenTable’s Updated Tech, Restaurateurs Can Easily Space Tables, Manage Capacity and Add Safety Information SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — As restaurants look to reopen, the needs of each will change as government restrictions and safety recommendations evolve. Restaurants that have never taken reservations may find themselves looking for ways to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ new GDS capabilities Makes Business Travel Easier

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (May 4, 2020) it now takes corporate travel bookings through industry-standard business travel booking systems. All of Southwest’s everyday low fares along with industry-standard booking, ticketing, and functionality with business relevant content are available in Travelport’s Apollo and Worldpsan Global Distribution… Read the full press release

NBAA Calls for FCC Commitment to Safe, Intelligent Transportation Systems

Washington, DC, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — NBAA is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue its 20-year commitment to dedicated short-range communications (DRSC) by maintaining the 5.9 GHz band for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and ensuring that emerging technologies like unmanned aircraft systems and urban and advanced air mobility are guaranteed uninterrupted… Read the full press release

Virtual Travel: Exploring the world from the comfort of your home

Warwick, Rhode Island, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As we practice social distancing, opportunities for travel and new experiences can feel limited. However, with a little creativity and help from technology, you can travel almost anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye. According to Google Keyword Planner data, the rise in… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport trials new water filtration system to mark Earth Day

Edmonton, AB, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is embracing Earth Day and its support of local innovation by testing a new water filtration system to release clean water back into the local eco-system. The airport is working with Alberta-based company Swirltex to use its new filtration membrane technology at the airport’s storm… Read the full press release

Marriott International to roll out enhanced technology to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment

Company to roll out enhanced technology to help counter virus spread; new multi-pronged platform details increased safety measures for guests and associates BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), which for 92 years has been recognized as a hospitality leader for its commitment to quality, exacting standards, and rigorous training,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality wins a “WELT Corporate Management Award” for displaying the highest level of innovation within the sector

Deutsche Hospitality comes first among 15 German hotel chains in the “Innovation” category of the 2020 “WELT Corporate Management Awards”. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — “This award is a fabulous confirmation of our ability to innovate,” said Thomas Willms, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality. “The promise of quality our brands deliver goes… Read the full press release

COVID-19: dnata corporate Travel to help corporate customers navigate today’s challenging and fast-changing global travel environment

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata corporate Travel, one of the largest business travel management companies in the Middle East, has taken several initiatives to provide the highest possible value to its corporate customers to help them navigate today’s challenging and fast-changing global travel environment. dnata has focused on minimising the impact… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines revolutionizes its cargo processes with the launch of an advanced digitalization platform

Platform revolutionizes the cargo booking, outbound and inbound handling processes for JAL and its clients Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Working closely with CHAMP Cargosystems (CHAMP), its principal cargo IT systems partner, Japan Airlines (JAL) has successfully launched an advanced digitalization platform, designed to revolutionize the cargo processes – initially across the… Read the full press release

IATA offers free access to online training courses for aviation workers

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is offering free access to online training courses for up to 5,000 aviation workers as part of its efforts to help the industry through the COVID-19 crisis. Current employees—or those who wish to become a part of the aviation or related… Read the full press release

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