Sheremetyevo International Airport announces results of SVOya Idea 2019 open contest of external innovations

Moscow, Russia, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport announced the results of the open contest of external innovations SVOya Idea 2019. Every year, the airport receives innovative suggestions from passengers and employees and awards the authors of the best ideas with valuable prizes. Traditionally, all suggestions fall into one of four categories: Passenger… Read the full press release

British Airways to empower cabin crew with iPhone XRs to help them deliver personalised customer service

Every member of British Airways’ 15,000 cabin crew will receive an iPhone XR in latest phase of multi-million pounds investment in technology and training New phones are part of initiative to empower cabin crew to deliver personalised customer service to customers Investment comes after British Airways awarded prestigious Skytrax gong for Best Airline Staff in… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airports kicks off digital airport initiative with SITA at KL International Airport

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, tested new biometric passenger processing at the KLIA Main Terminal as part of its 21st anniversary celebration held recently. SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, and Malaysia Airports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches the “Compensaid” sustainability platform and focuses on CO2 neutral aviation fuels

Travelers can use the new platform to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Airline passengers can reduce up to 80 percent of their CO2 emissions “Compensaid” provides a transparent overview of a person’s travel history and associated CO2 emissions across all airlines COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2neutral, synthetic… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Cruises orders third Icon-Class Ship to Feature Environmentally-Friendly Innovation

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class ship for delivery in 2025. The ship will join its two sister ships – to be delivered in 2022 and 2024, respectively – in… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System returns to service in time for the 2019 holiday travel season

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System (ATS) – the People Mover – will return to service in time for the 2019 holiday travel season, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its construction partners announced today (08/15/2019). This announcement comes on the heels of a mediated supplemental settlement… Read the full press release

British Airways celebrated its 100,000th aircraft pushback using its eco-friendly, emissions-free Mototok tugs

Automated pushback devices have reduced airside emissions and allowed the airline to reduce its fuel consumption The devices are part of British Airways’ long-term plan to reduce emissions from all vehicles at Heathrow Mototok technology helps British Airways maintain its position as the most punctual of the largest short-haul operators out of London LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

British Airways trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset in a UK first. From now until the end of 2019, customers travelling on select flights in First from London Heathrow to New York… Read the full press release

Aeroflot becomes a member of Digital Transport and Logistics Association

Moscow, Russia, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has become a member of Digital Transport and Logistics Association. The leading Russian airline’s joining the Association will greatly contribute to the transformation of Russia’s transport complex through leveraging Aeroflot’s expertise in digitalization and tech. Digital Transport and Logistics Association is a competency center for the… Read the full press release

CWTSatoTravel continues partnership with GSA and DTMO for the next five years

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2019-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, is proud to announce that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has re-awarded the lodging contract to CWTSatoTravel, CWT’s military and government division, for another potential five years. Under the government-wide temporary duty assignment (TDY) lodging contract, CWTSatoTravel will continue to… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics announces return of the 5-a-side football tournament

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel software provider Dolphin Dynamics are getting ready again for the annual 5- a-side football tournament in aid of Just a Drop for the 6th year running. This year the event will return to Rocks Lanes in Barnes on the 11th September featuring TTG Media as media sponsor. We’re also… Read the full press release

RCI acquires travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network (Alliance) for $92 million

Innovative technology platform enables broader B2B capabilities, fully connected door-to-door travel experiences ORLANDO, Fla., 2019-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — RCI, the world’s largest vacation exchange network as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), announced today (August 8, 2019) it has acquired travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network (Alliance) for $92 million. This strategic acquisition will accelerate growth at… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport trials self-service baggage drop-off desks

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Self-service baggage drop-off desks were commissioned by Budapest Airport at Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Thanks to the system currently under trial operation, the process of checking in bags becomes faster and more convenient for passengers. The trial operation of 2-2 new self-service baggage drop-off desks is already underway… Read the full press release

ParkIT and Airparks to expand presence at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Doncaster, England, 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — ParkIT and Airparks, two major companies within the Holiday Extras Group to expand their presence at Doncaster Sheffield Airport as it invests £3.5m in a major car parking expansion., Holiday Extras – the UK market leader in travel extras such as airport parking, transfers, and travel insurance –… Read the full press release

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico moves its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform

Mexicali International latest airport managed by GAP to move to SITA’s common-use platform Mexico City, Mexico, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V or “GAP”, which operates airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, has moved its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform. By using this world-class technology, GAP plans to… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport provides passengers with easy access to information with the launch of Gatwick chatbot

Gatwick chatbot’ provides flight information, flight specific notifications, and information on airport shops, restaurants and other facilities Currently responds to passenger queries in English but service will be extended to other languages next year Gatwick plans to enable the service on other chat platforms including WhatsApp and Apple Business Messenger in the future LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Hyatt enhances Hyatt mobile app with new features

Redesigned app unlocks new experiences for World of Hyatt members CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (August 1, 2019) announced a redesigned World of Hyatt mobile app with new features that enable loyalty members to customize their stays and provide a more seamless experience throughout their travel journey. Available on both iOS… Read the full press release

Air France and Paris Aéroport collaborate to implement the use of RFID technology for baggage tracking

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As from 2020, Air France will ensure baggage tracking at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport using tags equipped with RFID chips in cooperation with Paris Aéroport. Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aéroport, to implement the… Read the full press release

London Gatwick opens new arrivals facility for domestic travellers

Gatwick invests £24 million in domestic travel facilities New South Terminal arrivals route ensures faster journey times through the airport Investment in technology enables automated biometric processing at the departure gate LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has this week opened a new arrivals facility for domestic travellers from other parts… Read the full press release

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release

SITA’s self-service kiosks and bag-drop solutions installed at Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — When the new departures terminal opens at Buenos Aires’ main airport in October, passengers will be able to check in and drop off their baggage in record time, without having to queue for an agent. This is thanks to technology from SITA, the global IT provider to… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics becomes a preferred business partner of UK’s largest consortia of travel agents

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Advantage Travel Partnership, the UK’s largest consortia of travel agents, has welcomed UK travel technology provider Dolphin Dynamics as one of its preferred business partners. As a new benefit of the partnership with Advantage, any members who decide to move to Dolphin within the next year will receive… Read the full press release

OpenTable to offer delivery and pick-up options through partnership with Caviar, Grubhub and Uber Eats

Caviar, Grubhub, Uber Eats partnerships enable delivery and pick-up through OpenTable’s app SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today announced that it has partnered with Caviar, Grubhub and Uber Eats to offer delivery and pick-up options at thousands of restaurants on OpenTable’s newly updated… Read the full press release

Listen Ctrip VS Tencent who’s better at increasing your e-channel revenue at World Digital Travel &Hospitality Summit 2019

Date: Aug 23rd 2019 Location: Kempinski Yanqi Hotel Beijing China BEIJING, China, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — 200 C level delegates, 10 sponsors and 50 media partners-World Digital Travel & Hospitality Summit is World’s leading digital event for eCommerce, Digital Marketing and Customer Experience leaders in travel. Learn how to take your digital, eCommerce… Read the full press release

Boeing introduces Jeppesen Mobile QuickClear to simplify U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes for pilots

Mobile QuickClear application simplifies U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes for business and general aviation pilots OSHKOSH, Wis., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has introduced a new digital application, Jeppesen Mobile QuickClear. This application, created in partnership with Airside Mobile for encryption and data management services, simplifies the international clearance process with… Read the full press release

SITA announces that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange

ATPCO and SITA platform simplifies NDC adoption by enabling connectivity across the travel distribution ecosystem Dulles, VA, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — ATPCO and SITA today (17 July 2019) announced that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a platform for NDC that enables content interoperability across the airline distribution ecosystem. By joining NDC Exchange,… Read the full press release

Marriott International launches a custom app-based wellbeing challenge, TakeCare Level30

With an award-winning culture of promoting employee wellbeing, Marriott invites guests, job seekers and the general public to join its annual challenge and live well for 90-days. Bethesda, MD, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International announced today (07/15/2019) the launch of TakeCare Level30, a custom app-based wellbeing challenge available for guests and associates… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines launches new online service where customers can earn and redeem miles at Hotels and Online Retailers around the World

Earn and Redeem Miles at Hotels and Online Retailers around the World Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched a new online service where customers can earn and redeem miles on hotel bookings, car rentals, and online shops providing a mileage service that offers convenience and incredible value to their… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics acquires the Travelwire assets from Travelport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Dolphin Dynamics, a leading technology provider to travel agencies and tour operators, has reached an agreement to acquire the Travelwire assets from Travelport. The transaction is due to be completed in September 2019. Over time, Dolphin Dynamics will merge the capabilities of the Travelwire and Dolphin mid/back office… Read the full press release

Travelport named Greg Webb as Chief Executive Officer

Langley, UK, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading travel technology company, announced today (9 July 2019) that its board of directors has named Greg Webb, a proven leader with over 20 years of experience in the travel technology industry, as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 August 2019. Mr. Webb succeeds Gordon Wilson,… Read the full press release