Avis Budget Group becomes a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC)

Reflects growing importance of IoT for connecting cars and drivers to enable ubiquitous, personalized and convenient travel Company will co-lead task force on Smart Cities PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) today (Sept. 05, 2018) announced it has become a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). The company has joined the consortium… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport to trial a new Virtual Reality app for passengers who may find travel challenging

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has been working with Friendly Access, a Scottish hidden disabilities charity as it looks to trial a new Virtual Reality app for passengers who may find travel challenging. Friendly Access, together with the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art and… Read the full press release

Virgin Atlantic introduces augmented reality to familiarize cabin crew with new aircraft as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA

New app part of joint exploration with SITA into the future benefits of AR for air transport London, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Atlantic is introducing innovative training technology – as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA, the leading global IT provider – that allows the airline’s cabin crew to use… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways leads the adoption of virtual reality into aviation ground operations training as IATA’s global launch partner of RampVR™

Airline innovates to establish global best-practice training and safety standards on airport ramps on its worldwide network RampVR™ is the world’s first virtual reality training tool for aviation ground operations DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is leading the adoption of virtual reality into aviation ground operations training, as IATA’s global launch partner… Read the full press release

Bombardier and Garmin announce significant avionics upgrade for the Bombardier Vision flight deck aboard the Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 aircraft

The Bombardier Vision flight deck is recognized as one of the most advanced flight decks in the light jet category The latest Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade enhances the aircraft’s capabilities and paves the way for future technological enhancements Bombardier will make the upgrade available on new Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 aircraft or as a retrofit package Learjet 75 aircraft features the… Read the full press release

Hamad International Airport receives ‘Smart Transport Solution of the Year’ award at the Qatar IT Business Awards 2018

Doha, Qatar , 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been honoured as a nominated winner for ‘Service Delivery Measurement’ in the ‘Smart Transport Solution of the Year’ category at the prestigious Qatar IT Business Awards 2018, in Doha, Qatar. ‘The Smart Transport Solution of the Year’ award is given to businesses… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association announces new Strategic Partnership agreement with Mastercard

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with Mastercard, a technology company in the global payments industry. As part of the agreement, Mastercard will work with the Association and its members in providing collaboration and mentorship to strengthen tourism and drive digital transformation across… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines introduces the flexibility of saving customers’ mobile boarding pass to Google Pay

SINGAPORE, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers travelling with Singapore Airlines (SIA) can now have the added flexibility of saving their mobile boarding pass on Google Pay, the digital wallet platform and online payment system developed by Google. This is the first time an airline in the Asia-Pacific region has such a capability on Google… Read the full press release

ACI World launches policy paper on drones providing informed and practical recommendations for airports

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the rapid growth of the drone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) market worldwide, Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (August 27, 2018) launched a policy paper on drones providing informed and practical recommendations for airports. Drone operations are expected to soon surpass the number of… Read the full press release

Duetto to support Dorsett Hospitality International’s revenue optimization and rapid expansion

Hong Kong, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Dorsett Hospitality International has agreed to implement several applications from Duetto, hospitality’s Revenue Strategy Platform, as it looks to build out its core markets in Asia and expand further in new countries like Australia. Duetto’s flagship Open Pricing application, GameChanger, will allow Dorsett to yield room rates independently by stay… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport introduces new sensor technology to provide real-time wait time information to passengers

Queenstown , New Zealand, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — New sensor technology has been introduced at Queenstown Airport this winter which aims to enhance the customer experience by providing real-time wait time information to passengers as well as streamlining the airport’s operations. To assist with smooth passenger flow as volumes increase, the airport has partnered… Read the full press release

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority launches new mobile app for submitting an aircraft noise complaint

Five workshops to be held for the community to learn more about the new tools San Diego, CA, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airport Authority has launched a new mobile app that provides members of the public an easy-to-use, no-cost option for submitting an aircraft noise complaint.  The app is part of an… Read the full press release

Brazil’s largest airline GOL introduces SITA’s new self-service bag-drop technology

GOL passengers to enjoy checking in bags in half the time with new Scan&Fly Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — GOL, Brazil’s largest airline, is introducing new self-service bag-drop technology to speed up the airport experience. Passengers of the carrier, can now use SITA’s Scan&Fly to check in their bags when flying domestically from Rio de… Read the full press release

SITA: Air Canada implements NDC (New Distribution Capability) production transaction via NDC Exchange

NDC Exchange enables airline to connect directly to a new distribution ecosystem Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — ATPCO and SITA today (23 August 2018) announced that launch customer Air Canada processed its first NDC (New Distribution Capability) production transaction via NDC Exchange, a platform that simplifies the adoption of the International Air Transport… Read the full press release

AP Digital – Technology which is integral to the Amistad Partners business

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — AP Digital is not just a CRM tool, it’s a client portal, agent portal, professional services automation platform, contract manager and a virtual assistant. AP Digital is delivered via a web and app-based experience. AP Digital is not a bolt-on or after thought, it embodies how Amistad… Read the full press release

Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR deploys Dolphin’s Booking Management Module and Admin API

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia based travel start-up TRAVLR have adopted Dolphin’s Booking Management Module to allow them to manage their booking admin in an efficient manner. They have also deployed Dolphin’s Admin API which will allow them to push their website bookings into the Dolphin system. They selected Dolphin as part… Read the full press release

Oakwood launches Oakwood Mobile App

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, announced today (Aug 13, 2018) the launch of its proprietary Oakwood Mobile App, a first-of-its-kind app in the industry that streamlines how guests book and manage their travel accommodations through expanded mobile functionality. The easy-to-use Oakwood Mobile App is one of the most… Read the full press release

Early-stage venture capital firm Vynn Capital and UNWTO to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today ( 9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate… Read the full press release

New digital campaign by VisitScotland highlights the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As thousands of graduates and school leavers across Scotland consider their next career move, a new digital campaign by VisitScotland is highlighting the valuable role of young people in the country’s thriving tourism and hospitality sector. Future Focus, inspired by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, explores… Read the full press release

SJC deploys facial recognition technology to facilitate the arrival and departure of international travelers

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) Partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Become the First West Coast Airport Committed to Using Facial Recognition Technology to Facilitate the Arrival and Departure of All International Travelers San José, Calif., 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) announced today (August 6,… Read the full press release

easyJet seeks to hire 28 data scientists to join in its drive towards data

LUTON, England, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (07 / 08 / 2018) launched a recruitment drive for 28 data scientists to join in the airline’s drive towards data. The new positions come as Luca Zuccoli, the airline’s first Chief Data Officer, is due to join this month. easyJet creates… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero partner to promote the digital transformation of tourism destinations

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The objective of both organizations is to cooperate closely on issues of mutual interest to achieve shared objectives The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations that is the leading public international organization in the field of tourism, and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero, have… Read the full press release

SoundSeeker: Royal Caribbean launches an AI-powered tool that transforms photos into an original, shareable soundtrack

SoundSeeker Produces Original Soundtracks Based on Mood and Content of Pictures, Powered by Music Theory from Berklee College of Music MIAMI, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what if it was possible to “hear” what it sounds like? In a move that will redefine the modern vacation album,… Read the full press release

SITA selected to support the modernization of Saudi Arabia’s biggest airports

New solutions key to supporting GACA’s transformation of 26 airports Jeddah,Saudi Arabia, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernization of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports. The new… Read the full press release

Boeing to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2020

New research and development facility brings together engineering teams to accelerate development of future mobility solutions 100,000 square foot facility scheduled to open in 2020 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Aug 1, 2018) announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the… Read the full press release

SITA to continue its world-class technology with round-the-clock service support to Brisbane Airport

SITA technology drives Brisbane commitment to service as it connects Queensland 24/7 Brisbane, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Brisbane Airport, the premier gateway to Queensland and the third busiest airport in Australia, has again selected SITA as its technology partner as the airport continues its growth and transformation plans. The new agreement will see SITA… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific successfully trials Bluetooth low-energy beacons at its cargo hub in Hong Kong

Airline has been working with Unilode Aviation Solutions and OnAsset Intelligence to enable end-to-end shipment tracking with real-time information HONG KONG, 2018-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has undertaken a proof of technology trial of Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons in the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, the airline’s cargo hub in Hong Kong. The trial,… Read the full press release

Stagecoach partners with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and Fusion Processing to trial autonomous single deck bus

No driver will be required when vehicle is off-highway Technology delivers road safety benefits when vehicle driven in manual mode Bus to be used autonomously within depot environment later this year PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Work is underway to trial the UK’s first full-sized driverless bus. Transport operator Stagecoach confirmed today (23 July… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP launch startup innovation challenge to explore the potential of blockchain technology in the aviation industry

The idea contest from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP.iO Berlin Foundry seeks blockchain-based solutions that make the traveler’s customer experience, processes, supply chains, and maintenance procedures at airlines smoother, safer and more interconnected Ideas can be submitted in three categories until August 31, 2018 Participants can further develop their ideas in exchange with experts… Read the full press release

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart

Luggage storage start-up Stasher wins top prize in Hotel Jumpstart Leading travel tech start-up programme led by Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com   London, UK , 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Luggage storage start-up, Stasher, has won Hotel Jumpstart, a mentorship-driven accelerator programme for innovative travel tech start-ups led by Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and… Read the full press release