Satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to operate and deliver one of the first launches of its LauncherOne system in Spaceport Cornwall

CORNWALL, England, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The first British satellite launch in 50 years could take place from Cornwall within the next three years following a new partnership with Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit, a satellite launch company, has selected Spaceport Cornwall as an ideal location to operate and deliver one of the first… Read the full press release

Hamburg Airport services now represented in the FLIO airport app

Passengers receive exclusive offers for shops and restaurants along with current timetables direct from Hamburg Airport in world’s most popular airport app Hamburg, Germany, 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The complete range of services at Hamburg Airport is now represented in the FLIO airport app. App users have access to comprehensive benefits. They can, for… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports wins CIPS awards for “Best People Development Initiative” and “Most Innovative Use of Technology”

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports’ Procurement and Logistics Department has won the “Best People Development Initiative” and “Most Innovative Use of Technology” at a ceremony held in Dubai by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply – CIPS. Recognized as international standards of excellence within the industry,… Read the full press release

flydubai: Enjoy unlimited connectivity and have the chance to win a new Toyota Rush SUVs with “Surf and drive” offering

Purchase an unlimited WiFi package on board for the chance to win a new Toyota Rush SUV DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, flydubai has launched a special “Surf and drive” offer for its passengers to enjoy unlimited connectivity for only USD 08 per flight, and have the chance to win… Read the full press release

British Airways launches the Executive Club Reward app

The Reward app can help members discover new ways to collect and spend Avios The Reward app can be downloaded for free through the App Store or Google Play LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a brand new app for members of its Executive Club. Members can use the app… Read the full press release

Emirates Skywards teams up with the ENTERTAINER to launch its own Emirates Skywards GO app

Emirates Skywards GO gives members 2-for-1 dining and wellness offers in over 20 cities Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has partnered with the ENTERTAINER to launch its own Emirates Skywards GO app for members. The app is a mobile travel companion that offers members access… Read the full press release

The FinLab and Singapore Tourism Board and NATAS to host digital transformation programme for travel agencies

SINGAPORE, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The FinLab, a joint-venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate, today announced its collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) to help travel agencies advance their businesses through a digital transformation programme for businesses. Through the three-month acceleration programme, travel… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific becomes RISE’s first official airline partner

Hong Kong’s home airline works with major startup event to invest in city’s innovative future HONG KONG, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is strengthening its support for Hong Kong’s development as a leading global startup hub by sponsoring RISE, one of the world’s largest startup and tech conferences which is returning to the… Read the full press release

Emirates becomes the first airline to introduce web VR technology on its digital platform; introduces 3D seat models on emirates.com

The technology gives customers an immersive 3D 360 degree view of Emirates’ aircraft interiors Dubai, UAE, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on emirates.com, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform. The 3D seat model is a visualisation engine that displays an… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group opens Lufthansa Innovation Hub branches in Singapore and Shenzhen (China)

Lufthansa Group opens offshoots of its Lufthansa Innovation Hub in Singapore and Shenzhen (China) on July 1, 2018 First non-Asian airline group with a digitization backbone in Asia’s leading innovation centers for travel and mobility  The aim is to build a sustainable bridge to the Asian market with its massive, dynamic culture of innovation COLOGNE,… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces acceptance agreement with UATP

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (29 June) announced a new acceptance agreement with UATP, the global corporate travel payment solution, providing its corporate clients with even more ways to book the lowest fares on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair will now accept the UATP corporate card across all markets… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes the adoption by the European Union Council of updated aviation safety rules for Europe

Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of updated aviation safety rules for Europe which include a new mandate for EASA. This new mandate consolidates EASA’s scope to cover the full spectrum of the aviation landscape and reinforces… Read the full press release

IATA calls on governments and aviation stakeholders in the Caribbean region to maximize the benefits of aviation connectivity

Barbados, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and other aviation stakeholders in the Caribbean region to work together to maximize the benefits of aviation connectivity. “Aviation is essential to supporting tourism in the Caribbean region, transporting approximately 50% of all tourists who travel here. It also provides… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group expands its Open API to include the direct booking of flights

Lufthansa Group extends its Open API with booking functionality, strengthening its direct digital sales channel  External programmers from startup ecosystem get direct access to the airline’s online ticketing The new booking functionality is now available for the UK market COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is expanding its Lufthansa Open… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport launches new initiatives to enhance traveler experience this summer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With its offering of transit visas on arrival, flight updates via social media, efficient and innovative passenger processing systems and an upgraded, stronger Wi-Fi service to ensure great connectivity, Enriching Tourist Experience is at the heart of all initiatives at Abu Dhabi International Airport… Read the full press release

Amadeus partners with Adobe to bring improved capabilities to airlines

Announces new global partnership with Adobe Experience Cloud MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines are united across the world by two goals: to grow their customer loyalty and to create consistent high-quality experiences for their travelers. To address this, Amadeus today announces the company is partnering with Adobe to bring improved capabilities… Read the full press release

flydubai launches new Home Check-in service in partnership with DUBZ and dnata

flydubai launches new product called ‘Home Check-in’ in partnership with DUBZ and dnata Service available up to six hours ahead of departure with standard prices from AED 110 Passengers can save 30% on standard prices until 30 June DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai launches its new Home Check-in service in… Read the full press release

dnata acquires majority stake in DUBZ, launches full home check-in service for passengers

Home check-in service in Dubai launched with UAE carrier flydubai and KSA carriers Saudia and flynas Dubai, U.A.E., 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying out from Dubai can now enjoy the convenience of checking in their baggage and getting their boarding passes from their home or hotel.  dnata is launching these new services through… Read the full press release

AccorHotels announces the acquisition of Adoria, the SaaS platform for the catering industry to optimize supply management

PARIS, France, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels announces the acquisition of Adoria, the SaaS platform that enables the catering industry to optimize supply management. Founded in France in 2003, Adoria is used by 2,700 organizations (30 catering groups) and brings together 300,000 active users and more than 800 manufacturers and distributors. Adoria offers centralized… Read the full press release

Starfleet Research and Duetto to co-host a webinar that explores how leading hotels and resorts optimize their revenue

Chicago, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Starfleet Research, the leading provider of best practices IT market research for the hospitality industry, and Duetto, hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform, will co-host a webinar that explores how leading hotels and resorts optimize their revenue results using next-generation technology. The research and insights are based on the strategies… Read the full press release

New Portal AR app invites the world to step into Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A ground breaking new app that invites the world to step into Scotland has been created in close collaboration with Google as part of the Scotland Is Now global campaign. The innovative technology was led by VisitScotland, in partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Universities Scotland…. Read the full press release

Amadeus appoints Leon Herce to lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels business

MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus announces that it has appointed Leon Herce to lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels business. Herce will also assume a regional leadership role responsible for the Travel Channels business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Herce will replace Joost Schuring who is leaving… Read the full press release

Qantas joins Amadeus’ NDC-X program

MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the launch of Amadeus’ NDC-X program in February this year, Amadeus has made great strides with airlines and travel sellers in order to drive progress with NDC. Today (June 7th, 2018), Amadeus announces that Qantas will be one of the airlines to join its NDC-X program. Amadeus will… Read the full press release

Marriott International provides an end-to-end solution for a seamless Arabic booking experience

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, the world’s leading hotel company, has today (06/07/2018) announced the relaunch of its Arabic website to enhance the online customer journey of the Arab traveler. With nearly 400 million Arabic speakers in 22 countries, the company is now providing an end-to-end solution for… Read the full press release

Lufthansa: AirlineCheckins check-in service now available as an iOS and Android app

AirlineCheckins is available as an iOS and Android app as of now The automatic check-in service for more than 200 airlines around the world is being complemented by new features and services The service is now also available as a B2B solution and can easily be integrated into corporate travel management systems Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jun-08… Read the full press release

Discover Qatar launches a digital transformation project to create a global marketplace for Qatar

Discover Qatar aims to increase its global travel reach and operational efficiency using technology to create a global marketplace for Qatar  New technology will enable global tour operators and travel companies to connect directly to Qatar’s broad range of suppliers, hotels and services in real time Discover Qatar is the first Destination Management Company in… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality and atmosfair to set up a second self-sufficient water treatment plant in the Egyptian desert

Deutsche Hospitality joins forces with atmosfair to fund a second solar-powered water treatment plant Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — 10,000 people in Asmant to the South-West of Cairo have been enjoying access to clean drinking water with effect from this month following a cooperative project between Deutsche Hospitality and the… Read the full press release

IAG now accepts applications for its third Hangar 51 global innovation programme

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching its third Hangar 51 global innovation programme in collaboration with British Airways, Avios and IAG Cargo. The initiative will be based in London at the companies’ headquarters. Start-ups from around the world are invited to join the industry-leading programme. Up to ten… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free becomes the first airport retailer to introduce the Samsung Experience Zone in the Gulf region

The Samsung Experience Zone has arrived at HIA, featuring Samsung’s latest state-of-the-art mobile phones and accessories HIA is the first airport in the region to host a Samsung Experience Zone  DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF), in conjunction with Samsung Gulf Electronics, has opened a one-of-a-kind Experience Zone for… Read the full press release

Incheon International Airport deploys SITA’s self-service bag drop technology at its new Terminal 2

Award-winning airport selects award-winning bag-drop solution Incheon, South Korea, 2018-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Incheon International Airport has deployed SITA’s award-winning self-service bag drop technology at its new Terminal 2, effectively serving the influx of visitors to the recent Winter Olympics and in preparation for the 100 million passengers projected by 2030. Drop&Fly simplifies the bag… Read the full press release