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Lloyds Bank’s UK Recovery Tracker: Tourism and recreation sectors in UK outperforming their international counterparts in August 2020

13 of the 14 UK sectors tracked by Lloyds Bank’s UK Recovery Tracker were ahead of the global recovery benchmark in August. Transport was the only UK sector to report a decline in output in August, with automotive, healthcare, chemicals … Read the full press release

Neste on Sweden leading the way in sustainable aviation

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), Finish oil refining and marketing company and one of the most sustainable companies in the world, comments on Sweden becoming a frontrunner in sustainable aviation. Sweden has an ambitious target … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s ConsumerLab study “Augmenting the daily commute”: 80 percent likely to return to their usual commute post COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has released the latest study from its ConsumerLab titled “Augmenting the daily commute”. The report uncovers consumer behavior both before and during the COVID-19 … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports: Daniel Oduber Quirós airport COVID-19 sanitary measures testified by Airports Council International’s Airport Health Accreditation

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports, a global operator of 45 airports around the world and part of VINCI Concessions SA, has announced that its member airport the Costa Rican international airport Daniel Oduber Quirós (Guanacaste … Read the full press release

Enel X adds 20,000 charging points to the JuicePass network reaching more than 50,000 charging points across Europe

JuicePass users are now enabled to access a network of over 50,000 charging points across Europe, mainly made accessible under the Hubject platform (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 7-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X‘s electric vehicle (EV) charging network reaches more than … Read the full press release

New Customer Data Platform Options Emerge During Pandemic Slowdown: CDP Institute Report

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(PRESS RELEASE) SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 28-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Customer Data Platform industry continued to grow in the first half of 2020, but at a slower pace as cautious buyers absorbed pandemic-related budget cuts and assessed new entries from … Read the full press release

Heathrow 2020 summer getaway season: extended short-haul, low-cost destinations network; anti-viral and contactless technologies to ensure flying remains safe despite COVID-19

25 new sunny and low-cost destinations can be reached from Heathrow Routes offered as UK holidaymakers are finally able to travel between low-risk countries without the need to quarantine on return Heathrow has led the way and deployed industry-leading anti-viral … Read the full press release

DNV GL’s My Care™ methodology used to assess infection risk management onboard Color Line’s vessels

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 14-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has announced that Color Line, a cruiseferry line operating on routes to and from Norway, had its infection prevention program verified by DNV GL. … Read the full press release

Promozione Alberghiera and MARR unveil operational plan to help hoteliers make a better use of the tax credit called The Holiday Bonus

(PRESS RELEASE) RIMINI, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italy’s largest hotels cooperative Promozione Alberghiera and MARR S.p.A., a major distributor of food products for out-of-home food consumption controlled by the Cremonini Group, have announced a solution aimed at helping tourist operators … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines CFO Wolfgang Jani steps down; Executive Board will be reduced in size

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Austria’s flag carrier Austrian Airlines AG has announced its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Wolfgang Jani,  will be leaving the company at the end of August 2020. Jani has been on this position with … Read the full press release

Infineon and Ingeteam: EV now only needs to stop for a minimum of 10 minutes for an 80 percent battery charge

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH/ BILBAO, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Spanish power conversion firm Ingeteam have announced they will partner over superfast electric vehicle (EV) charging. According to the companies, … Read the full press release

Lloyd’s Register strengthens position as key consultant to the Swedish Transport Administration

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 2-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global engineering consultancy, Lloyd’s Register announced today a new framework agreement with Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration. The over 2.5 million EUR (28 million Swedish Krona) worth contract will deliver third party … Read the full press release

SGS selected to review and verify Belmond’s enhanced cleaning protocols

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces global partnership with leading luxury travel company Belmond. The collaboration will reinforce Belmond’s commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its guests … Read the full press release

DerbySoft Expands Metasearch Coverage for Hotels Around the World

(PRESS RELEASE) DALLAS, Texas, U.S.A., 24-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DerbySoft, the leader in high-performance digital marketing and distribution services for the hotel industry, today announced the launch of DSCP, a new solution for hotels and agencies to reach missing or … Read the full press release

The Rhaetian Railway orders 20 additional Capricorn trains from Stadler

(PRESS RELEASE) BUSSNAG, 12-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss trains manufacturer Stadler has announced that 20 additional Capricorn trains are ordered from the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) for the Rhaetian Railway. The current purchase is worth 172.9 million Swiss Francs (~ EUR … Read the full press release

Accor guests worldwide to benefit from AXA’s expert medical solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global insurance leader, AXA announces an innovative strategic partnership with Accor, a global hospitality leader, to provide medical support to guests across the 5000 Accor hotels worldwide. As soon as July 2020, this … Read the full press release

Skanska to rehabilitate and restore maintenance facilities for next-gen high-speed rail service in Northeast region, USA

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 14-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska and Amtrak sign contract for the rehabilitation and restoration of maintenance facilities for the Next Generation Acela 21 high-speed rail service in Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York, USA. The USD 40 … Read the full press release

Alstom announces new order from German Hessische Landesbahn for 30 additional Coradia Lint regional trains

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, France, 30-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom awarded a €120 million worth contract to supply 30 Coradia Lint regional trains to Hessische Landesbahn (HLB). The 120-seater trains are spacious, bright and disabled-friendly which offer a unique travel experience … Read the full press release

European Customer Data Platform Industry Grows Quickly Despite Limited Funding: CDP Institute

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(PRESS RELEASE) SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s base of home-grown Customer Data Platform vendors grew rapidly in 2019, according to the CDP Industry in Europe 2020 report from the Customer Data Platform Institute. The number of vendors … Read the full press release

BP and Albert Heijn to expand retail cooperation across the Netherlands following successful pilot

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BP and Albert Heijn are extending their retail partnership to more than 100 locations throughout the Netherlands. Albert Heijn ‘to go’ shop’s tasty, fresh food and drinks for the road will soon be … Read the full press release

CUPRA expands team to achieve EUR 1 billion turnover — appoints Wayne Griffiths as Chairman of the Board

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 2-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wayne Griffiths has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of CUPRA. The appointment expands Griffiths’ responsibility as SEAT Executive Vice-President for Sales and Marketing and CUPRA Chief Executive Officer. CUPRA Board … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors to unveil the two-seat Grand Tourer Bentley Mulliner Bacalar on Tuesday 3 March

(PRESS RELEASE) CREWE, England, 2-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors to unveil the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar at a digital press conference on 3 March 2020 at 08:30am GMT. The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar is exquisitely hand-built by the oldest coachbuilder in … Read the full press release

APG signs Dutch Business Sustainable Mobility Pledge

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, the Netherlands, 21-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — APG signed up with Anders Reizen to cut its own carbon footprint to half. Anders Reizen is a coalition of some 50 organizations with the common ambition of halving carbon emissions … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen selected as contractor for the extension of Gardermoen Park Inn Hotel

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen announces a design and build contract worth NOK 250 million excluding VAT (almost 25 million euros). The construction engineering company as been selected by Hotell Østre AS (Avinor) as contractor for … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways renews contract with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission to operate the 91 Express Lanes in California

(PRESS RELEASE) Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France, 12-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions) signs seven-year contract renewal with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission, near Los Angeles, California. VINCI Highways, via its subsidiary Cofiroute USA, was selected … Read the full press release

Consolidation Looms for Fast-Growing Customer Data Platform Industry: CDP Institute Report

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(PRESS RELEASE) SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 11-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Established Customer Data Platform vendors prepared for industry consolidation even as new firms entered industry during the second half of 2019, according to the CDP Institute’s semi-annual Industry Update. The industry … Read the full press release

The 3rd largest bank in Croatia Erste Bank Croatia gets €100 million from EBRD to finance tourism industry in Croatia and Montenegro

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(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announced it is lending up €100 million to the third-largest bank in Croatia Erste Bank Croatia (EBC), part of Erste Group, in support of the tourism industry in Croatia and Montenegro. The … Read the full press release

Berlin-based SuitePad named Best Places to Work in Hotel Tech 2020 category at HotelTechReport.com’s HotelTechAwards

The company has also emerged as the best guest room tablet on the platform (PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading provider of digital guest communication systems for the hotel industry SuitePad GmbH announced it has attained the … Read the full press release

Hungarian state owned rail operator MÁV-START orders 21 additional Stadler KISS electrical multiple unit trains

(PRESS RELEASE) BUSSNANG, Switzerland, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler announces order for 21 additional KISS electrical multiple unit trains valued at approx. 313 million euros. The contract was signed with Hungarian state owned passenger operator MÁV-START. A framework agreement for … Read the full press release

Axiom Prepaid Holdings Caps Off Banner Year with a Prestigious Accolade for Its CEO

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Axiom Prepaid Holding’s CEO, Steven Foster, will be featured on the cover of Total Prestige Magazine’s January 2020 issue (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 31-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — It seems only fitting that in a year filled with new product launches, new … Read the full press release