The National Science Foundation and Boeing announce new $21 million partnership to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in STEM fields

Investment to accelerate online, on-demand training in critical skill areas and support women in STEM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Boeing [NYSE: BA] today (Sept. 24, 2018) announced a new $21 million partnership to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math… Read the full press release

British Airways announces a number of innovations to make its customers’ journeys much easier

123,000 customers travel with the airline every single day, with a large proportion transferring The airline has invested in new technology and new vehicles in Terminal 5 to enhance the experience Dedicated connections staff will help customers travel through the airport LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The airline has come up with a… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation to launch a new corporate identity and product design at the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin September 18-22

Mobility technology leader reinvents itself with an all-new product design and corporate identity, underlined by the slogan: Together we move Bombardier’s fully interactive stand shows how its mobility solutions stimulate the economic potential of cities across the globe Berlin, Germany, 2018-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation will take the center… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces 37 companies progressing to the next round in its search for expansion Innovation Partners

Following first stage of innovation partner process, airport announces list of successful final bids 37 companies invited to pitch their ideas on how to deliver expansion Over 150 ideas submitted looking at sustainability, retail and operational solutions The most recent milestone as Heathrow airport gets on with the delivery of its third runway, following overwhelming… Read the full press release

First Bus now offering contactless as a payment option on all its 14 operations

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — An industry milestone has been achieved today (17th September), as First Bus has successfully completed the rollout of new Ticketer machines across its 5,800 fleet, with all its 14 operations now offering contactless as a payment option. Today’s announcement makes First Bus the first bus operator of its… Read the full press release

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines now offer new self-serve kiosks at Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis, IN, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) via American Airlines and Southwest Airlines now have the option to tag and check their bags with new ticket-counter self-service kiosks. The new technology is a growing trend toward providing a better passenger experience. The new kiosks provide a… Read the full press release

WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 winners announced at the PATA Travel Mart 2018

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 3rd time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne organized the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp, this year integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018, with the aim of finding revolutionary and innovative ideas in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. After two evaluation rounds, the 15 most innovative Start-Ups have been chosen… Read the full press release

Expedia Group and VisitScotland join forces to help drive travel demand by supporting Scottish hotels

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Expedia Group, the world’s largest online travel company, and Scotland’s national tourist board, VisitScotland, are joining forces to help drive travel demand through supporting the country’s hoteliers. Through the new agreement, Expedia Group will work in collaboration with VisitScotland and hotel partners to build awareness of its… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation announces the appointment of Thomas Schmidt as the new head of global communications

Berlin, Germany, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation has named Thomas Schmidt as the new head of global communications effective September 1, 2018. In his new role, Thomas Schmidt will lead all internal and external communications at Bombardier Transportation to further increase the impact and efficiency of its global communications… Read the full press release

Marriott International ramps up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers

Bethesda, MD, 2018-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing focus on safety, Marriott International [NASDAQ: MAR] today (09/06/2018) announced it is ramping up the deployment of alert devices for housekeepers and other on-property associates allowing them to discretely summon help if they feel harassed in any way, need quick support or… Read the full press release

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