ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR ADDS ARRIVAL ALERTS TO ENTERPRISE PLUS™ MEMBER BENEFITS

Arrival Alert Email Notifies Customers of Rental Car Pickup Details St. Louis, 2012-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — Building upon its reputation for exceptional customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is now offering Arrival Alerts to Enterprise Plus loyalty program members at airport rental locations throughout North America. Enterprise Plus members can now receive an email alert regarding their rental approximately one hour prior… Read the full press release

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UNVEILS FREE WI-FI SERVICE TO PASSENGERS PROVIDED BY ADVANCED WIRELESS GROUP, LLC

Airport Becomes Largest in the U.S. to Offer Free Wi-Fi Service Los Angeles, California, 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Meeting one of the top demands by passengers for improved customer service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), free Wi-Fi service to passengers is now available, provided by Advanced Wireless Group, LLC (AWG).  Passengers may use Wi-Fi basic services… Read the full press release

EASYJET TO BRING IN ALLOCATED SEATING ON ALL FLIGHTS

2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of its aim of making travel easy and affordable, easyJet is to roll out allocated seating across its network from November 2012. The airline has been trialling allocated seating since April and over this period more than 800,000 passengers have flown on 6,000 trial flights. Research among these passengers shows… Read the full press release

Gatwick seeks views from Capel on the proposed implementation of P-RNAV

P-RNAV consultation sees new event being held at Capel 2012-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — A three month public consultation by Gatwick Airport is taking place to implement a system called P-RNAV. The system, which has been trialled on a limited basis at the airport for 6 years, utilises the full navigation capability of modern aircraft and improves… Read the full press release

Virginia Wins Award for Best State Travel Web Site

ercury Award winning Virginia.org website

Virginia Tourism Corporation wins Mercury Award at national conference RICHMOND, Va., 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Virginia Tourism Corporation received a singular honor last week from the National Council of State Tourism Directors when it received the Mercury Award for Best Travel Web Site among states. The award was presented last week at the annual United States Travel… Read the full press release

British Airways becomes the first airline to sign for Amadeus’ new revenue accounting solution

British Airways becomes the first airline to sign for Amadeus’ new revenue accounting solution Amadeus Passenger Revenue Accounting enables real-time revenue monitoring for faster, more accurate revenue decisions Madrid, Spain, 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announces that British Airways has… Read the full press release

MasterCard and eNett International form strategic partnership with exclusive 5 year deal to drive innovative payment solutions across the travel industry

2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — MasterCard Worldwide and eNett International have signed a partnership agreement which provides innovative payment and reconciliation solutions for the travel industry through the use of Virtual Account Numbers (VANs).  The partnership aims to facilitate high volumes of global payments over a 5 year period and sets MasterCard up as the exclusive payment… Read the full press release

RYANAIR’S LOW FARES NOW AVAILABLE ON IPHONE

BOOKING & FLIGHT INFO APP NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES FOR JUST €3 2012-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (4 Sept) made it even easier for passengers to access its guaranteed lowest fares with the launch of a new iPhone/iPad app, which is available on iTunes for just €3. Ryanair’s new… Read the full press release

New Customer Parking Enhancements at Reagan National Airport

New Customer Parking Enhancements at Reagan National Airport

Convenient payment options now available; more improvements coming soon 2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Labor Day weekend travelers who park at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport have a new feature at their fingertips. A new automated parking system includes walk-up pre-payment machines, providing customers a speedy exit from the parking garage or lot. The new parking system… Read the full press release

KLM Launches Portuguese Language Service on Facebook and Twitter

2012-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fans and followers of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Facebook and Twitter can now reach KLM in Portuguese 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Customers can use these social media channels 24/7 to put all kinds of travel related questions to KLM. For instance, to select a seat, rebook a… Read the full press release

New EVA Cargo Mobile App Ready to Download Now, Free Software designed for use on iPhones, iPads and Androids

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — EVA Air Cargo is giving shippers and consignees faster, easier access to up-to-the-minute airfreight shipping and shipment status information anytime, anywhere with a brand-new app. The free EVA Air Cargo App for hand-held devices is available in four languages, English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Japanese. Users can download EVA… Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International redesigns Meeting & Events website

Palma de Mallorca, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Meliá Hotels International continues to innovate in its use of new technologies and has just launched a new version of its website specialising in Meetings & Events, www.melia.com/meetings with improvements to design and accessibility offering users a better online experience and, above all, easy access to special offers and promotions for any… Read the full press release

Competitive intelligence: who is playing the strongest hands in the global tourism marketplace?

Apps, David Beckham and the power of social media for travel are some of devices analyzed in this latest bulletin. 2012-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The global tourism marketplace hums with activity 24/7. CTC News has done the rounds of its purveyors to assemble another round-up of the latest happenings from across the globe. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s teammates, partners,… Read the full press release

NEW WORLD HOTELS LAUNCHES “NW” PRIVATE LABEL CHAIN CODE

NoteWorthy Benefits to Travel Professionals and Consumers 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — New World Hotels will launch the private label chain code “NW” on 30 August 2012 with a NoteWorthy offer – 18 percent commission to travel agents and complimentary Internet access for room guests until 31 December 2012. The “NW” code facilitates easy location and booking of… Read the full press release

Nebraska Tourism debuts new online photo gallery

Searchable images available to media and tourism industry LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Nebraska Tourism Commission continues to make its website more accessible and useful, and now the beauty of Nebraska can be more easily shared through an improved online photo gallery. The new gallery can be accessed at photogallery.visitnebraska.com/start/. Attraction and destination marketers, as… Read the full press release

Sabre Hospitality Solutions selected by New World Hotels to Launch Private Label Chain Code

New World Hotels offers special introductory offer to travel agents; 18 percent commission and complimentary internet access through December SOUTHLAKE, Texas, 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sabre Hospitality Solutions, a global technology company serving the hospitality industry, today announced that Hong Kong-based New World Hotels, managed by New World Hospitality has chosen Sabre Hospitality Solutions to launch its private… Read the full press release

Industry update: it’s cool to share in a Canadian summer

Video contest, new brand and more apps top the bill in the latest social-media news digest from around the country. 2012-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Smartphones are now up there with sunscreen as a must-have beach accessory. The social-media world doesn’t get put in the shade in the summer months, as this popsicle-sized round-up from CTC News shows. The Canadian… Read the full press release

JLA continues partnership with Travel Provider

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) is delighted to announce that The Co-operative Travel will be their official airport travel provider, giving customers the ability to book flights and holidays on-line all via the Airport’s popular website www.liverpoolairport.com. The Co-operative Travel is part of Europe’s largest consumer co-operative, taking care of the travel… Read the full press release

1.000 clientes de Iberia han comprado sus billetes de avión desde el móvil

1.000 clientes de Iberia han comprado sus billetes de avión desde el móvil

Los clientes pueden reservar y comprar los billetes tanto en la versión móvil de iberia.com, www.iberia.mobi, como en las aplicaciones específicas para iPhone, Android, Blackberry y Windows Phone 7. Además, durante el mes de julio, se han descargado 75.000 tarjetas de embarque en dispositivos móviles, lo que supone un 66 por ciento más que en… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Mobile Soars This Summer as Vacationers Seek Hot Deals

NEW YORK, August 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today revealed that mobile users represented 26 percent of all U.S. visits this summer, up from 10 percent in the same period last year. Since July 1, 2012, more than 4 million visits to Travelzoo came from mobile devices to… Read the full press release

Airline Continues To Drive Innovation And Set New Benchmarks In Service And Customer Experience

Qatar Airways Customers Get Personalised Service Through The Mobile Application In The iPad

Doha, QATAR, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways has once again raised the bar and set new standards for 5-Star service in the aviation industry by leveraging on the iPad to offer personalised service to its customers at various touch points. The iPad provides Qatar Airways’ cabin crew and concierge staff at the airline’s exclusive Premium… Read the full press release

Mxi Technologies Announces James Fitzgerald as Vice President Sales, Americas

Ottawa, Canada, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance software, today announced that James Fitzgerald has joined the company as Vice President Sales, Americas. In this new role, Mr. Fitzgerald is responsible for strengthening Mxi’s presence and increasing market share in the Americas. This appointment coincides with Mxi’s increased business-focus on the region… Read the full press release

VISITING VANCOUVER? THERE’S A NEW APP FOR THAT

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Vancouver has released a new destination iPad app designed to be an inspirational trip planning tool and travel companion for visitors from around the world. The Visit Vancouver app – available for free download from Apple’s iTunes store – is interactive, fun to use, and developed to take full advantage of… Read the full press release

Official Bath ‘App’ will guide you on your way

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — In a digitally-connected world, Bath Tourism is embracing mobile technology to launch its very own mobile app to guide visitors around the city.  Funded and developed by Bath Tourism Plus and Bath Business Improvement District (BID), the Official Bath App is available to download from the Google Play and iTunes stores from… Read the full press release

Wi-Fi Service at Chicago’s Airports Now Available for Half-Price

Laptop users at O'Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Great news for O’Hare and Midway travelers! The fast and secure Wi-Fi service for passengers at O’Hare and Midway International Airports is currently available at a reduced rate of $3.48 for 24-hour, unlimited Internet access through a special offer sponsored by Google. “We are very pleased to partner with Google and Boingo to offer Wi-Fi service for O’Hare… Read the full press release

Hotelzon strengthens relationship with Travelport

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Two leading providers to the travel industry further reinforce their relationship through an integration of Hotelzon’s advanced technology with Travelport Rooms and More as a means to grow its business. Created specifically for travel professionals, Travelport Rooms and More gives agents real time access to one of the world’s largest hotel inventories… Read the full press release

TravelClick Leads Hospitality Industry with 22 Interactive Media Awards for Website Design Excellence

NEW YORK, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — TravelClick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers across the globe, earned 22 Interactive Media Awards (IMA), more than doubling the number of awards won for the previous year.  The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development, and honored TravelClick with a total… Read the full press release

Arizona Office of Tourism, Industry Partners Launch Interactive Recreation & Cultural Sites Map on Arizona Experience Website

Visitor Resource Touts Arizona’s Abundant Outdoor and Cultural Destinations 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Experiencing Arizona’s diverse recreation destinations and unique cultural sites just got a little easier! The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), in collaboration with the Arizona Council for Enhancing Recreation & Tourism (ACERT), is proud to present the online version of the Recreation & Cultural… Read the full press release

Amadeus opens new data centre ‘energy annexe’ to support business growth and deliver environmental gains

• New annexe represents an investment of circa 10 million EUR by Amadeus and covers some 1500 square metres • Opening of annexe designed to support business growth in airline IT and across Amadeus’ New Businesses portfolio whilst providing environmental gains in tandem Madrid, Spain, 2012-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Names Bill Murphy, Chief Information Officer

Hilton Worldwide named Bill Murphy today as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Credit: Hilton Worldwide

MCLEAN, Va., 2012-08-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide named Bill Murphy today as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Murphy will be responsible for managing the company’s global technology team and infrastructure, as well as its technology business partnerships. He will also retain his previous responsibilities, when he held the title of the company’s Chief Technology… Read the full press release