Booking.com offers guests the chance to book a real life replica of the Addams Family Mansion

In honor of the newest animated feature film release, Booking.com is paying a call on The Addams Family *snap* *snap* NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Even though their house is a museum, in honor of the newest animated The Addams Family debuting in theaters on October 11th, Booking.com, the digital travel leader connecting travelers with the widest… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport announces launch of the new ‘Airbnb of Cars’ service

Bristol, UK, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A brand-new scheme has been launched at Bristol Airport that can help passengers earn money while they travel, the new ‘Airbnb of Cars’ service. Car & Away is a peer-to-peer car sharing service which allows car owners to rent out their vehicle while on holiday. Launched originally in… Read the full press release

What Top Tourism Boards Can Teach Us About Digital

MADRID, Spain, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — There are an unlimited number of online resources travellers can use to plan and book their holidays. Platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and TripAdvisor are great sources of information and inspiration, but with so much potential coming from digital channels, destinations should be able to provide the… Read the full press release

VLeisure Launches New Credit Service, Empowering Travel Agents Through Greater Financial Control

VLeisure credit to free up agency funds, driving more sales for their business. London, UK, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — VLeisure the one-stop B2B travel marketplace connecting travel agents with inventory in over 147 countries, today announced a new credit service that will empower travel buyers.  Using VLeisure credit, agencies will be able to buy products… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines reinforces partnership with Amadeus on an extended distribution and IT agreement

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — As Japan Airlines (JAL) takes the next step in its global growth strategy, the airline today announced a reinforced partnership with Amadeus on an extended distribution and IT agreement. Through this agreement, JAL will benefit from enhanced technology as Amadeus becomes JAL’s recommended distribution partner in the… Read the full press release

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Mobile Portals Project recognized with the 2019 Government Experience Award

RidePATH, CrossingTime, MyTerminal Apps and New Websites for JFK, LGA and EWR Honored By Center for Digital Government National Research and Advisory Institute Award Recognizes Agency’s Commitment to Excellence in Customer Service New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today… Read the full press release

Travelport extends its Travel Unified campaign; calls for more support for people with intellectual disabilities

Little-known SSR code, DPNA, can be used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance Many airlines offer support to meet passengers’ individual needs once alerted via the SSR code Use of the code on flights booked through Travelport has increased 89% since the launch of its Travel Unified campaign,… Read the full press release

Swissport introduces newly developed self-services kiosks at its cargo warehouses

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is speeding-up the air freight handling processes at its cargo warehouses by introducing newly developed self-services kiosks. The digital innovation reduces waiting times and increases the quality of the air freight documentation. Swissport has launched a global initiative to speed-up air freight handling processes at its cargo… Read the full press release

SAS joins Nordic initiative to drive the development of electric aircraft

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — A Nordic initiative to drive the development of electric aircraft is now being launched. Funded by Nordic Innovation (an organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers), a platform is created where SAS together with other Nordic players gather. “We will be a Nordic network that works with both… Read the full press release

The Colorado Tourism Office to transform frontline tourism workers into Colorado experts with new online workforce training program

New digital platform provides free training to transform frontline tourism workers into Colorado experts Denver, Colo., 2019-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) today (Sept. 24, 2019) launched a new online workforce training program called Colorado Concierge, which aims to turn frontline workers into Colorado experts and train them in Colorado-style customer… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines and SAP Concur expand their partnership covering Concur Travel and Concur TripLink

Cutting-edge technology enables companies to access Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC Smart Offer and optimize  management of travel costs COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (19-SEP-2019), the Lufthansa Group airlines announced important progress within their existing partnership with SAP Concur. The aim is to help corporate customers access the best possible air travel options… Read the full press release

Emirates becomes the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding

Emirates successfully piloted biometric boarding at the departure gates of Emirates’ flights from Dubai to New York and Los Angeles throughout July and August. DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S…. Read the full press release

IATA: Airline Industry Retailing Symposium will address transforming legacy distribution and payment processes into a digital retailing environment

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — “In the digital world, consumers expect to shop for travel with the same conveniences they enjoy with other online retail experiences. They want relevant, customized offers that are easily accessible on the device of their choice—which is increasingly mobile. But there is a gap in what they experience…. Read the full press release

Boeing to provide GainJet a suite of Jeppesen flight operation digital solutions

GainJet signs agreement for Boeing’s Jeppesen Operator, JetPlanner Pro, FliteDeck Pro X and Aviator digital solutions VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provide GainJet, a global private jet charter operator and management company, a suite of Jeppesen flight operation digital solutions including Operator, JetPlanner Pro, FliteDeck Pro X and Aviator… Read the full press release

dnata’s DUBZ opens new ‘check-in station’ in The Dubai Mall

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — DUBZ, a leading baggage technology and logistics company and part of dnata, has opened a new ‘check-in station’ in The Dubai Mall, the world’s most visited retail and lifestyle destination, to offer airline passengers another convenient option to take advantage of its innovative services. The station is… Read the full press release

Marriott International launches its new Marriott BonvoyTM Events platform

The New Digital Platform Will Serve as the Organization’s Ultimate Resource for Planners Bethesda, MD, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (09/10/2019), Marriott International has announced the launch of its new Marriott BonvoyTM Events platform – MarriottBonvoyEvents.com. This new site is a comprehensive tool for meeting and event planners, building upon former Marriott International meetings site, Meetings… Read the full press release

Krabi Airport rolls out world-class passenger technology, from global IT provider SITA

Krabi, Thailand, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of Krabi Airport’s development to become a regional aviation center under Thailand’s Department of Airports’ four-year strategic plan, the airport announced it will be rolling out world-class passenger technology, from global IT provider SITA. The systems include AirportConnect® Open, SITA’s common-use passenger processing (CUPPS) platform, along with self-service… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport hosted workshop events in China to boost its role as Central and Eastern Europe’s e-commerce gateway

Budapest Airport cargo team were in China to discuss and develop the airport’s growing role as Central and Eastern Europe’s e-commerce gateway. Budapest, Hungary, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport (BUD), in collaboration with AirBridgeCargo Airlines, has hosted workshop events in Shanghai and Hong Kong for representatives from Chinese air cargo and e-commerce companies…. Read the full press release

ADB and PATA team up with Plug and Play to develop technologies in the space of sustainable tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a non-profit membership association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region, have teamed up with Plug and Play, a global open innovation platform to develop… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin 2020 in search for experts to hold Travel Technology papers

The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show is looking for experts to hold Travel Technology papers. The deadline is 31 October 2019. Berlin, Germany, 2019-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — At the next ITB Berlin, travel technology experts can look forward to first-class audiences again. The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show is looking for papers on trendsetting… Read the full press release

SITA report reveals tech-savvy travelers demand more automated, seamless journeys

New SITA report shows tech-savvy travelers demand more automated, seamless journeys World Aviation Festival, London, 2019-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport and airline IT executives believe that the growing number of tech-savvy travelers will have the biggest impact on their digital plans over the next six years to 2025. This is revealed in a new… Read the full press release

Innovative Travel Solutions by Vancouver International Airport announces next-generation kiosks transform border security at Barbados’ International Airport

Innovative technology expedites clearance process and improves passenger experience Richmond, B.C., 2019-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 26, 2019), Innovative Travel Solutions by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announced the expansion of the border control program at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados with a total of 48 biometric-enabled kiosks now in use. This partnership utilizes… Read the full press release

Boeing launches new navigation service to enhance efficient flight deck operations for pilots

Wideroe integrates first-in-market tailored Jeppesen navigation charts to enhance information access for pilots, available through multiple hardware displays on Embraer E2 aircraft ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is offering a new navigation service to enhance efficient flight deck operations for pilots. Jeppesen Tailored Charts for Avionics is being introduced initially… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines connects with its Guests via the messaging application WhatsApp

New texting and messaging solution also allows Guests to ask questions, modify travel and make reservations in English and Spanish starting September 1 MIRAMAR, Fla., 2019-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the United States, continues its commitment to invest in the Guest experience with an industry-leading technology to connect… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s first Changemaker Challenge seeks ideas for sustainable innovation in Travel and Mobility

Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Lufthansa Group, Expedia Group, Google, and Uber seek digital and tech solutions to make travel and mobility more sustainable  Ideas can be submitted online until October 30, 2019. Early-stage startups, students, and young professionals worldwide are welcome to participate Finalists will pitch their ideas on stage at the “Lufthansa Group Innovation Forum”… Read the full press release

World’s largest solar system floating at sea installed at LUX* South Ari Atoll

Belle Mare, Mauritius,, 2019-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A technological breakthrough changes the perspective on renewable energy – the world´s largest solar system floating at sea has been installed at LUX* South Ari Atoll. This unique technology called SolarSea gathers solar energy directly on the ocean to power the island in an eco-friendly fashion. As part… Read the full press release

STAY CONNECTED WITH AIR FRANCE’S NEW DIGITAL SERVICES

“OK Google, speak to Air France…” Paris, France, 2019-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France is meeting the needs of its increasingly connected customers by offering them its services on different vocal assistant platforms. Wherever they are in the world, Air France customers can now check the status of their flight, consult departure and arrival… Read the full press release

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