IATA and AWS launch datathon to boost gender diversity in aviation industry

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is launching a virtual datathon to stimulate the development of data-based solutions to further the aviation industry’s gender diversity. The datathon builds on the success of IATA’s 25by2025 initiative. “The launch of the 25by2025 initiative… Read the full press release

UNWTO Launches Women in Tech Startup Competition in the Middle East

Riyadh, KSA, 2023-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has launched a new Startup Competition to support women tourism tech entrepreneurs and innovators across the Middle East. Announced at Biban 2023, Saudi Arabia’s largest SME conference, the Women in Tech Startup Competition: Middle East, will further advance UNWTO’s work to make tourism a pillar of women’s… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines selects AWS as preferred cloud provider for digital transformation

Southwest Airlines uses AWS to optimize operations, streamline infrastructure costs, and advance delivery of digital customer experiences SEATTLE, WA, 2023-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider as the airline advances… Read the full press release

Airports Council International and Amadeus announce winners of Airport Service Quality Awards

Awards based on leading global measurement and benchmarking program for airport experience Montreal, Canada, 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World, in partnership with travel technology company Amadeus, has today (March 6, 2023) announced the winners of this year’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards, recognizing the best airports for customer experience… Read the full press release

Visit Denmark’s new AI campaign brings famous icons to life to promote authentic tourism experiences

Visit Denmark’s new activation campaign is using AI (and the help of some very famous faces) to put the country on the map.  Copenhagen, Denmark, 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A new activation campaign from tourism organisation VisitDenmark wants to put the country of LEGO®, ‘hygge’ and H.C. Andersen on the map as the… Read the full press release

Mekong Region Travel Boosted by Re-imagined Website

BANGKOK, 2023-Mar-8 — /Travel PR News/ — ​ The official website of Mekong Tourism has been re-imagined with a range of dynamic new digital elements for a variety of visitors – from consumer travellers to academics and researchers, from journalists to sustainable tourism advocates. Managed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), the new-look mekongtourism.org… Read the full press release

Daniel Valera of Applied Warranty & Insurance Services on their partnership with AirLegit

Daniel Valera, AVP of Underwriting and Product Development at Applied Warranty & Insurance Services

NEW YORK, 2023-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — As the AVP of Underwriting and Product Development at Applied Warranty & Insurance Services, Daniel Valera is pleased to announce the company’s partnership with AirLegit, an air travel technology company, to provide travel insurance protection to U.S. residents. The partnership will offer comprehensive traveler protections, including trip… Read the full press release

AirLegit Partners with Applied Warranty & Insurance Services to Offer Travel Insurance Throughout the U.S.

  Travel tech joins forces with top-rated insurer to provide comprehensive, critical traveler protections along with high-touch customer service NEW YORK, 2023-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — AirLegit, an air travel technology company, today announced its partnership with Applied Warranty & Insurance Services to offer travel insurance protection to U.S. residents. The travel insurance solution… Read the full press release

AirAsia Super App Introduces Queuing Service to Help Tourists and Locals Skip the Line at Famous Bangkok Restaurants

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the best things about travelling is the food & cuisine that each destination offers, but sometimes long lines at famous restaurants with no online table reservation allowed can dampen the excitement. The airasia Super App has introduced a brand new service, specifically to address that… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group Streamlines Meetings and Events Booking with Innovative Online Platform

Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group continues its strategic digital transformation with the expansion of its innovative real-time, self-service online booking platform for meetings and events. Book it easy is now available across all key conference hotels in EMEA. This best-in-class digital solution allows meeting and event organizers to save hours of… Read the full press release

Wolt Expands Its Food Delivery Service to Helsinki Airport, Offering Travelers Easy Access to Delicious Meals from Top Restaurants in the Arrivals Hall

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Wolt will begin food deliveries from restaurants at Helsinki Airport’s Arrivals Hall. Restaurants Pretty Boy Wingery, Bär Bar, Richie’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Levant, Burger King, and Subway will join the Wolt app. Wolt will begin food deliveries at Helsinki Airport. Joining the Wolt app are restaurants from Helsinki Airport’s… Read the full press release

Marriott partners with IWF to fight online child exploitation, first-of-its-kind collaboration in hotel industry

Collaboration marks Marriott’s next step in journey to advance human rights BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International announced today (FEBRUARY 22, 2023) it has joined forces with UK-based nonprofit Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to combat online child exploitation by using technology solutions to restrict guest network access to websites with child… Read the full press release

ANA and Joby to showcase air taxi services at 2025 World Expo in Osaka, Japan

The companies, who announced a partnership in Feb. 2022 to establish aerial ridesharing in Japan, plan to operate demonstration electric air taxi flights in and around the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan site in 2025. Joby’s quiet, all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is designed to carry four passengers and a pilot at speeds of… Read the full press release

Vancouver Airport Authority and BCIT sign MOU to drive innovation through Digital Twin and Smart Campus Development

Richmond, B.C., 2023-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — MOU will support development, advancement and implementation of innovation initiatives, including the airport’s Digital Twin and BCIT’s Smart Campus Development. Today (February 21, 2023), Vancouver Airport Authority and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This new MOU strengthens… Read the full press release

BCD Travel expands partnership with Amadeus to drive global growth and productivity improvement

Innovative travel management company will utilize suite of Amadeus solutions to drive accelerated growth and enhanced productivity Madrid, Spain, 2023-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — BCD Travel has expanded its agreement with Amadeus as the forward-looking travel management company (TMC) refines its global technology approach to best capitalize on opportunities in the new era of… Read the full press release

Emirates Celebrates International Mother Language Day by Highlighting Multicultural Cabin Crew and In-Language Entertainment Options

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Celebrating International Mother Language Day on the 21 February, the UNESCO day that honours the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity for sustainable societies – Emirates highlights the vast array of languages spoken onboard by multicultural cabin crew, the comprehensive and detailed website translated into 28 languages,… Read the full press release

ANA partners with Amadeus to migrate all domestic flights to Altéa Passenger Service System for optimized customer experience

Latest agreement sees airline migrate domestic flight operations onto the Amadeus Altéa Passenger Service System integrating both domestic and international flight operations onto a single platform Madrid, Spain, 2023-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) is taking a significant step through an extended partnership with Amadeus. The renewed deal will continue to… Read the full press release

Amex GBT and Amadeus Renew Strategic Long-Term Technology Agreement to Enhance Customer Experience in Business Travel

Amadeus will provide technology solutions to enable Amex GBT to deliver on its strategic pillars and business priorities Madrid, Spain, 2023-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) and Amadeus have renewed their strategic long-term technology agreement to address the challenges and opportunities of the evolving business travel sector. The… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport Unveils Ireland’s First Electric Medical Response Vehicle “Rescue 14”

Shannon, Ireland, 2023-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Shannon Airport has become the first Irish airport to take delivery of an electric Medical Response Vehicle. The vehicle, called “Rescue 14”, replaces its diesel-powered model and will be used for emergency medical responses that may arise at the airport. Rescue 14 is designed and built to similar specifications as the National Ambulance Service vehicles and is fully equipped with a defibrillator, stretcher,… Read the full press release

ACI World and Amadeus Launch Third Annual Technology Innovation Awards for Airports Worldwide

Awards celebrate best technology initiatives and leadership by airports worldwide Montreal, Canada, 2023-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus have today (14 February 2023) opened submissions for the third edition of the Technology Innovation Awards, putting a spotlight on industry-leading technology initiatives and leadership by airports around the world…. Read the full press release

Iberia Leads the Way in Innovation with Three Aenor Certifications

Only three companies in Spain have obtained these UNE certificates simultaneously. The certificates position Iberia as a user of cutting-edge technology, and also as a generator and developer of projects with a high innovation content. The awarding of the certificates comes in the midst of the bidding process for the handling tenders. Innovation is one… Read the full press release

Biometric Technology Takes Over: Seamless Travel from Check-In to Boarding at Frankfurt Airport

The deployment of SITA Smart Path brings a comprehensive biometric passenger processing solution across all terminals and airlines at Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Germany, 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning this year, passengers traveling through Frankfurt Airport (Fraport) can breeze through the various steps in the journey – from check-in to boarding – simply by… Read the full press release

Journeys à la Carte Upgrades to Dolphin Technology to Enhance Bespoke Travel Experience and Support Growth

LONDON, UK, 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — AITO specialist agency Journeys à la Carte has signed-up to Dolphin to support its business specialising in bespoke travel experiences and worldwide, luxury tailor-made holidays. Established 25 years ago, Journeys came under new ownership in late 2021 and subsequently a key focus was to upgrade their inherited… Read the full press release

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Chance to Win a European Cruise for Two with Azamara’s #BeMyShipmate Sweepstakes!

The cruise line’s #BeMyShipmate sweepstakes offers the chance to win a European cruise for two, plus extends WAVE promotion due to high bookings MIAMI, FL, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Azamara – the upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences – is pleased to announce the #BeMyShipmate social media sweepstakes, giving one lucky… Read the full press release

Swedavia Welcomes New CFO Kristina Ferenius to Lead Sustainable Development

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swedavia has appointed Kristina Ferenius to be its new CFO as well as a new member of Swedavia’s Group management team. She will assume the position by August 1. Kristina Ferenius has a degree of master of science with a major in business administration, from Stockholm University…. Read the full press release

Weeva Showcases Sustainability Solutions at OurAfrica.Travel

New Sustainability Management Platform Weeva to attend OurAfrica.Travel this month

Cape Town, South Africa, 2023-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ —Weeva showcases Sustainability Solutions at OurAfrica.Travel. Weeva will be exhibiting at OurAfrica.Travel for the first time in February 2023. The recently launched digital sustainability management system was created for the tourism industry to manage the complicated and sometimes daunting task of “sustainability” and to help build… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport Launches Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 for Optimal Passenger Experience

Thousands of latest generation Cisco Wi-Fi 6 access points are now deployed throughout Hamad International Airport’s award-winning terminal building Doha, Qatar, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (DOH) has announced the launch of the next generation Wi-Fi service, empowered by Cisco technologies, across its state-of-the-art terminal to further enhance the airport’s passenger experience…. Read the full press release

Stagecoach Launches UK’s First Fully-Electric City Bus Network in Inverness with Ministerial Support

£10.8m investment in public transport in Inverness 25 new zero-emission buses will operate on all city centre routes 159 new electric buses are planned to be introduced across the UK in 2023 £40m total investment in new vehicles and infrastructure in the Highlands by end of 2023 Perth, Scotland, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Rolls Out Complimentary Wi-Fi for Business Class, KrisFlyer Members Upgrade to Free Plans

All KrisFlyer members in Premium Economy Class and Economy Class now enjoy free three-hour and two-hour Wi-Fi surf plans respectively All-new attractive price-based Wi-Fi plans rolled out for all customers Singapore, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has rolled out complimentary unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi for all Business Class customers, as well as… Read the full press release

Oxfordshire’s Move to Decarbonized Public Transport Gets a Boost with 159 New Electric Buses!

Perth, Scotland, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The first vehicles in a fleet of 159 new battery electric buses are set to arrive in Oxfordshire in September, after an £82.5 million deal was sealed. Last March, Oxfordshire County Council was awarded £32.8 million from the government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme. Along… Read the full press release