Auckland Airport wins BuildingSMART International 2020 Award

Auckland, New Zealand, 2020-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport’s development of Building Information Models (BIM) – or digital replicas of buildings – to support the design and management of key infrastructure assets, has been celebrated with a prestigious international award. Auckland Airport was recently announced the winner of the Asset Owners category in… Read the full press release

dnata further enhances operational efficiency with new cloud-based freight handling platform across its Dubai operations

Cloud-based platform significantly improves operational efficiency and ensures end-to-end transparency of the entire cargo journey Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has further enhanced operational efficiency by launching a smart, just-in-time freight handling platform across its Dubai operations. A cloud-based platform, Appointment and Dock Management… Read the full press release

DUBZ makes its popular home check-in services available to Emirates passengers

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — DUBZ, dnata’s leading baggage technology and logistics company, has partnered with Emirates and now offers its popular home check-in services to the leading international airline’s passengers, too. The innovative service of DUBZ enables Emirates passengers departing from Dubai to begin their safe travel experience by completing their… Read the full press release

JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport presented at the Artificial Intelligence Systems 2020

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Sergei Konyakhin, Director of the Production Modeling Department of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport, gave a presentation at the Artificial Intelligence Systems 2020 on November 24 conference showing how Sheremetyevo International Airport uses artificial intelligence (AI) systems to effectively manage the airport. The conference was part of the… Read the full press release

CVG adds robots to increasing number of solutions for contactless travel

Erlanger, KY, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — There are five very noticeable travelers at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. They have two wheels and lots of artificial intelligence. In fact, they’re robots and are among an increasing number of solutions for contactless travel at CVG and other airports. Gita (“short trip” in Italian), wasn’t… Read the full press release

IATA Travel Pass to support the safe reopening of borders

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders. Governments are beginning to use testing as a means of limiting the risks of COVID-19… Read the full press release

Sky Bird Travel and OneWurld have partnered to roll out WINGS – a revolutionary agent desktop solution

Sky Bird Travel and OneWurld – A Division of Snowstorm Technologies (UK) Ltd. Detroit, USA, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Sky Bird Travel and OneWurld have partnered to roll out WINGS – A revolutionary Agent Desktop Solution across Sky Bird Travel’s 20,000+ agencies in North America to provide WINGS travel agents with the necessary… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group will be the first to use Star Alliance Biometrics starting in November

Frankfurt and Munich Airport Collaborate to Enhance the Travel Experience Lufthansa and SWISS Miles & More Members First to Receive Enrollment Capability Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s “mindfulflyer” app makes CO2 compensation easier

Miles & More app has integrated Compensaid, the digital CO2 compensation platform of the Lufthansa Group With the new “mindfulflyer” application, CO2 compensation is thus much easier and can be done directly using miles Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2-neutral flying is now even easier for Miles & More customers thanks to a new… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Hotels launches first virtual choir to inspire everyone amidst the pandemic

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — 2020 has been a challenging year, the lives and emotions of those around the world have been greatly affected. During these uncertain times, Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong has constantly delivered the spirit of “The Marco Polo Way”, more than 50 Associates volunteered in… Read the full press release

Boeing welcomes Jinnah Hosein as vice president of Software Engineering

Hosein is named to the newly created role of vice president of Software Engineering Work will focus on software for products and services CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today (Nov. 6, 2020) named Jinnah Hosein as the company’s vice president of Software Engineering, effective immediately. In this… Read the full press release

KLM Cityhopper introduces Virtual Reality (VR) training for pilots flying Embraer 175 and 190 aircraft

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting 5 November, KLM Cityhopper will be introducing Virtual Reality (VR) training for pilots flying Embraer 175 and 190 aircraft. Developed in-house, the VR training courses will allow pilots to make more effective use of their training time and will also yield cost savings. KLM Cityhopper is… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates more than 20 million Facebook followers

The award-winning airline grew its Facebook following by four million during the pandemic Qatar Airways reaches more than 26 million people across all its social media platforms DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the most followed airline on Facebook, with more than 20 million followers of its page. The… Read the full press release

Virtual event: We Love Travel! – A Tourism Recovery Pop-up by ITB Berlin and the Berlin Travel Festival, 16- 18 October 2020

The industry reboots: ITB Berlin and the Berlin Travel Festival are holding a three-day online event for trade visitors and the general public – 90 exhibitors and over 50 speakers – On Friday tickets costing 25 euros offer trade visitors access to digital services and networking formats –On the weekend the wide-ranging programme targets the general… Read the full press release

easyJet on Wright Electric joining U.S. DOE’s ARPA-E programme

easyJet partner Wright Electric has been selected by The U.S. Department of Energy for a programme to support the development of innovative and ultra-efficient electric propulsion systems for commercial London, UK, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has been working with Wright Electric in its mission to support the development of an all-electric aircraft… Read the full press release

dnata, iFLEAT and Thuisbezorgd.nl team up to launch pre-order inflight retail initiative in The Netherlands

Innovative solution enables passengers to pre-order quality meals up to one hour before boarding in Amsterdam Amsterdam / Dubai, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global inflight retailer, iFLEAT, an airline innovation and technology leader, and Thuisbezorgd.nl (part of Just Eat Takeaway.com), one of the world’s leading food delivery providers, have joined forces and successfully… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches new podcast – Inside Ryanair

Dublin, Ireland, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (12 OCT) announced the launch of its new podcast – Inside Ryanair. If you’re intrigued by the inner workings of a world-leading airline, wondered how Ryanair can sell seats for less than €10 to some of Europe’s most wish-listed destinations, want an insight… Read the full press release

dnata launches cool dollies to enhance its pharma handling capabilities in Singapore

High-tech cool dollies ensure safe and efficient handling of pharmaceuticals at Changi Airport Singapore, 2020-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has further enhanced its pharma handling capabilities in Singapore by launching cool dollies in its operations. The company’s new, high-tech containers are specially designed to serve the pharmaceutical… Read the full press release

Emirates launches suite of connectivity options for trade partners around the world

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has launched a suite of connectivity options for its trade partners around the world to easily and directly access the airline’s rich content and other services. Developed using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards, the Emirates Gateway is available via the recently launched Emirates Partners Portal. Adnan Kazim,… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport launches new noise monitoring and flight tracking system

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport has launched a new noise monitoring and flight tracking system from 1 October. A new website which provides information on air traffic movements occurring in the vicinity of the airport and their noise impacts in a transparent manner, in near real time, free of charge,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines trial SKYdeals, new in-flight shopping experience for passengers

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines test in-flight shopping platform SKYdeals Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the current corona pandemic, offers on board had to be restricted. This also applies to onboard sales. To give customers the opportunity to shop above the clouds again, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are now testing a… Read the full press release

Siemens to use Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC technology

Siemens: Future flight bookings via Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC technology Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Siemens is to use the NDC technology of the Lufthansa Group airlines for its future flight bookings. From the fourth quarter of this year onwards, corporate travelers of the Siemens Group will thus have access to the… Read the full press release

KLM activates new robot for meal production at KLM Catering Services

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — At the end of last week, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers officially activated the new robot for the production of ICA M-class (Economy Class) meals at KLM Catering Services (KCS). KCS is the only company in the world to take such a robot into operation. The… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality supports CHALLENGE4 to promote innovation and e-mobility

Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and IntercityHotel is partnering CHALLENGE4 as it stages a major tour of Germany in a the new VW ID.3 electric car Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting innovation and e-mobility – Rainer Zietlow, an experienced tour driver with the Mannheim-based special agency CHALLENGE4, sent out a… Read the full press release

Silversea Academy now available to travel partners globally

Silversea Cruises enhances its digital training platform, Silversea Academy, to polish travel partners’ knowledge and expertise. Silversea Academy is now available to travel partners globally, including those in the US, Canada, LATAM and Asia for the first time. Travel partners can register for the Silversea Academy by visiting:  www.silverseaacademy.com Miami, FL, 2020-Sep-30 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Tiqets’ US Awakens Week Highlights Exclusive New Experiences From Newly Reopened Museums and Attractions

Tiqets’ US Awakens Week Highlights Exclusive New Experiences From Newly Reopened Museums and Attractions

AMSTERDAM, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — 15 museums and attractions will represent the US in the global Tiqets Awakening Weeks. The US Awakens is the last week of a six-week program spanning six countries spotlighting a host of exclusive online and offline activities from venues like Florida Aquarium, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and the… Read the full press release

Mineta San José International Airport and Uber make safe ridesharing at the Airport even easier

New pilot rideshare technology increases efficiency, safety, convenience San José, Calif.–, 2020-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — With passenger traffic showing signs of improvement, Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has partnered with Uber to make safe ridesharing at the Airport even easier. Travelers departing the Airport are finding that their wait times have been… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches contactless way to report and track delayed baggage through SITA’s WorldTracer® Self Service

Two-thirds of passengers opt to use SITA’s service rather than visit a baggage counter. Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. SITA’s initial trials of WorldTracer® Self Service showed… Read the full press release

SITA partners with start-up Safety Line to make airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and… Read the full press release

CLT to host its first virtual job fair on Saturday, Sept. 26

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As concessionaires inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport terminal continue to reopen following the COVID-19 slowdown, the Aviation Department is hosting its first virtual job fair to help fill more than 120 vacancies. On Saturday, Sept. 26, vendors representing restaurants and retail shops including Einstein Bros. Bagels,… Read the full press release