GBTA Applauds TSA Pre✓™ Expansion Into Canada

Alexandria, VA,  2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry— applauds the decision by the Transportation Security Administration to include Canadian NEXUS members in the TSA PRE✓™ program.  “This is a significant benefit for Canadian business travelers and a significant milestone in the United States-Canada Beyond the Border Action… Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions Boosts Global Client Portfolio with Significant New Business

Southlake, Texas, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions has tapped into regions throughout the globe, building new business and offering hotels the most comprehensive set of hotel distribution and marketing services in the industry.   The hospitality technology company has gained momentum by proving the worth of a true end-to-end solution, helping hoteliers increase their revenue,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Recognized as One of the Best Companies in the Digital World by the Altagamma Digital Luxury Index.

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Recognized as One of the Best Companies in the Digital World by the Altagamma Digital Luxury Index.

Hotel cited in the Customer Decision Journey and Best Performers on Facebook categories. Paris, France – 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel George V has received recognition in a new study by Fondazione Altagamma, Digital Luxury Experience – Altagamma Index 2012 – The best performers in the digital world. The study of more than 300 international brands in… Read the full press release

TravelClick Hotel Customers Take Home 15 W3 Awards For Excellence in Website Design

NEW YORK, 2012-10-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 15 W3 Awards, which recognize creativity and excellence in website design.  TravelClick was presented with 3 “Gold” and 12 “Silver” awards for websites designed for hotel properties and hotel management groups. Websites designed by TravelClick that received Gold awards… Read the full press release

INSPIRED BROWSING – EASYJET LAUNCHES NEW MAP-BASED SEARCH TO HELP CUSTOMERS FIND THE PERFECT TRIP

2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has added an innovative new online feature designed to help customers find exactly what they are looking for at the click of a mouse.  ‘Inspire Me’ gives customers ideas on where to go, whatever their budget, helping them to see how far their budget can take them… Read the full press release

Sabre Employees Engage in 2012 Global ‘Give Together’ Fundraising Campaign

Teams in The Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific aim to raise more than US$1.2 million for charities around the world SOUTHLAKE, Texas – 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Holdings (http://sabre.com), a global travel technology company serving the travel and tourism industry, kicks off its annual Give Together fundraising campaign this week. Launched in 2000 and held in all… Read the full press release

Digital Native Shows the Way for GBTA Europe Delegates in Budapest

London, 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — GBTA, the voice of the global business travel industry treated delegates at GBTA Europe’s Annual Conference in Budapest last week to an insight to Generation Y and its use of social media by the event’s 17-year-old Digital Native speaker, Max Keegan, in his talk – ‘The Importance of Impatience’. Prior to the… Read the full press release

airberlin strengthens its ancillary offering to travel agents with the Amadeus solution

Travellers can book preferred seats, meals and extra baggage through Amadeus travel agencies as well as on the carrier’s website, amongst other channels. Madrid, Spain, 2012-10-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — airberlin, the second largest carrier in Germany and one of Europe’s leading airlines, has adopted Amadeus Ancillary Services (AAAS) to distribute its ancillary offering to travel agencies,… Read the full press release

NEW SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS SAVE TIME FOR ALAMO, ENTERPRISE AND NATIONAL CUSTOMERS

Hassle-Free Car Rental Process Cuts Check-In Time in Half ST. LOUIS, 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelers cancut their check-in time in half and hit the road faster, thanks to new self-service car rental kiosks rolling out in the top 50 airport locations throughout the United States. Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental – which are owned and operated… Read the full press release

Concur Showcases Commitment to Helping Colleges and Universities Drive Down the Costs of Travel and Expense Management

Industry-leading innovation, partnership with Huron Consulting Group and higher education successes all on display at 2012 SCTEM Conference REDMOND, Wash., 2012-10-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today, at the Society for Collegiate Travel and Expense Management Conference, Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR) announced that the company continues to see success addressing the travel and expense management needs of the higher education community through… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s Travelbug Goes Global With Expedia Affiliate Network

London, 2012-10-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) announced its partnership with New Zealand’s Travelbug (www.travelbug.co.nz) today, one of the country’s most successful OTAs. The deal will see EAN powering Travelbug’s international hotels offering, as the site expands from its current domestic focus to sell hotels in destinations worldwide. Travelbug is using the latest version… Read the full press release

Travelport brings next-gen travel booking to Corporations in Russia

Moscow, Russia, 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced the launch of a new Corporate Booking Tool (CBT) for Corporations and business travel agents in Russia. The new product, TripGate™, has been developed by a leading Polish travel technology company – TravelTech – together with Travelport and brings… Read the full press release

Qantas renews global full content agreement with Amadeus

Qantas renews global full content agreement with Amadeus 2012-09-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus travel agencies worldwide will continue to have guaranteed access to Qantas full range of fares and ancillary services via the Amadeus distribution system Madrid, Spain, 26 September 2012: Amadeus, a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and… Read the full press release

British Airways makes travel easier at LBA

2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — British Airways is keeping its Leeds Bradford Airport customers ‘Appy, with an App that allows them to save time and check-in on their smartphones. Executive Club iPhone users can use the App to display Mobile Boarding Passes on their phones. In addition, customers using Android and Blackberry devices will be able to benefit… Read the full press release

ebookers commits to Travelport in France

Migration of www.ebookers.fr successfully completed Langley, 2012-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced the successful migration of ebookers, a leading pan-European online travel agency, to their search and shopping product in France.  As a result,  ebookers customers using the French website now have access to the vast array… Read the full press release

FLIGHT SAFETY: AIR FRANCE, FIRST MAJOR EUROPEAN AIRLINE TO PROVIDE PILOTS WITH THE IPAD

2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Air France today announced it has started to equip all 4100 of its pilots with iPad at Air France. Qualified pilots on Boeing 777 aircraft are the first to receive iPad and all remaining Air France pilots will be using iPad by summer of 2013. The iPad is reserved for use by… Read the full press release

Travelport and Gulf Air renew agreement to provide full content for travel agents

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, have renewed their full content agreement, which will ensure that all travel agents within Travelport’s worldwide network continue to have access to the airline’s full range of published… Read the full press release

Association of ATOL Companies and Dolphin Dynamics host ATOL Forum

Association representing leading ATOL travel companies and travel technology company conduct a dedicated ATOL Reform event supported by the CAA. Highlights the need for back office systems to be ready and for ATOL certificate to be issued when money is received. London, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Members of The Association of ATOL Companies (AAC) and customers… Read the full press release

Amadeus debuts on Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as a worldwide Support Services leader

• Amadeus has scored the highest amongst peers in our sector, becoming the leader for the Support Services sector • The company enters both the European and World indexes 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, will debut on Monday September 24 on… Read the full press release

TravelClick Drives Bookings for its Hotels in Partnership with Room Key

NEW YORK, 2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, announced today that their hotels are live on Room Key (www.roomkey.com).  Thousands of TravelClick’s web booking engine hotel customers can now display real-time, best available rates and inventory on the Room Key website. Room Key, an innovative online… Read the full press release

Lufthansa uses innovative feature of the iPhone iOS 6 operating system

2012-09-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the launch of the new Passbook app for the iPhone iOS 6 operating system, Lufthansa passengers can have their boarding pass issued in the appropriate format. From now on, they can also opt to have their mobile boarding pass delivered via the Passbook function on their iPhone. Once passengers have successfully… Read the full press release

Concur Unveils Enhanced Social and Mobile Capabilities For Concurforce

Concurforce leverages the Salesforce Platform and Concur T&E Cloud to tap the power of social, mobile and open technologies, delivering innovation to help clients maximize each and every business trip Dreamforce, the world’s largest cloud computing and enterprise technology event, invites attendees to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways with social,… Read the full press release

Maldives Destination Guide iPhone App now available on App Store

Maldives Destination Guide iPhone App now available on App Store

2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — This is a faster and easier way for you to discover Maldives on your iphone. This application holds all the information in the Maldives destination guide. It includes information about the environment, climate, and history and culture. Your simple and easy way to access listings of all Maldives hotels, resorts, liveaboards, restaurant… Read the full press release

Travelport appoints interim General Manager for Saudi Arabia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2012-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the travel industry, has announced the appointment of Ghulam Al Balooshi as interim General Manager for its Galileo operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Al Balooshi took the post in Jeddah earlier this month. He takes over from Faris Azzee, who… Read the full press release

TfL signs partnership with VisitBritain for international distribution of the Visitor Oyster card

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, as their management agent for the promotion and distribution of the Visitor Oyster card internationally.

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — VisitBritain will act as the single point of contact for all distribution partners and for the sale of the highly popular transport smartcard to trade partners outside of London. The partnership means inbound visitors will be able to have their Oyster card ready to go prior to arriving in London, reducing queues… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide Releases 2011 Sustainability Report, Achieves Five Percent Carbon Footprint Reduction

Second annual Sustainability Report highlights continued carbon reduction measured by custom state-of-the-art eco-software program tracking energy efficiency across the Company’s owned and managed properties Parsippany, N.J. 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, today announced a five percent reduction in its carbon footprint over 2010 based on carbon emission… Read the full press release

China Airlines Forms Partnerships with NTUT, YunTech and NFU

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — China Airlines (CAL), National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech) and National Formosa University (NFU) have signed industry-academia agreements that will offer internships to science and engineering seniors from the three universities at CAL Engineering and Maintenance Organization. The internships will count towards students’ academic… Read the full press release

Norwegian wins international award for best in-flight WiFi

Norwegian wins international award for best in-flight WiFi

2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Norwegian has won the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards 2012 for the category “Best Inflight Connectivity and Communications”. The airline competed against major international airlines like Virgin America, Emirates, Oman Air and Gulf Air. The award was presented in Long Beach, California, USA on Monday 17. September. The award proves that Norwegian’s commitment… Read the full press release

Media Advisory For Thursday, September 20, 2012: Hackers welcome: SFO hosts THack, first time web developer event held at an airport

SAN FRANCISCO, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — On September 20, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be the first airport in the world to host THack, an event created by Tnooz to encourage collaboration in the travel technology development community. Participants are invited to create a new product using the application program interfaces (API’s) made available from sponsors… Read the full press release

Travelport signs multi-year agreement with Qantas Airways

Sydney, Australia, 2012-09-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced a new long term agreement with Qantas Airways. Effective immediately, the new agreement ensures Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo-connected travel agents worldwide have access to Qantas’ full published inventory including ancillary content such as paid seating, consistent with… Read the full press release