Historic Environment Scotland lists two of Orkney’s famous ‘Churchill Barriers’

Detail of concrete block holders, used to construct the barriers.   Second World War structures recognised as being of national importance Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Two of Orkney’s famous ‘Churchill Barriers’ have been listed by Historic Environment Scotland for the first time. The barriers were constructed during World War Two as… Read the full press release

Horizon Air to begin using its Required Navigation Performance instrument approach procedure at Friedman Memorial Airport

New procedures will increase reliability and reduce weather-related diversions by 95 percent SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ sister carrier, Horizon Air, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin using its proprietary Required Navigation Performance (RNP) instrument approach procedure at Friedman Memorial Airport near Sun Valley. The procedure is expected… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flies world first flight powered by renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. The alternative jet fuel was produced through the efforts of the Washington State… Read the full press release

New video from VisitScotland is tempting astro tourists to explore strange new worlds via the country’s top dark sky hotspots

A clear, starlit winter night across Loch Cluanie, Highlands.   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As Scotland prepares to witness a ‘supermoon’ tonight (Monday), a new video from VisitScotland is tempting astro tourists to explore strange new worlds via the country’s top dark sky hotspots. The Dark Skies video, found here https://youtu.be/v8IQAUvopnI… Read the full press release

VisitScotland film highlights Dumfries & Galloway’s breathtaking scenery and diverse array of activities

Caerlaverock Castle is one of the attractions which features in the new film. Damian Shields     Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A NEW film by VisitScotland has brought to life the breathtaking scenery and diverse array of activities on offer for visitors to Dumfries & Galloway. The region has long been… Read the full press release

Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary set to open near Wanaka in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region

Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary set to open near Wanaka in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region   Opening soon, the Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary will put an authentic stamp on a luxury New Zealand high country experience. Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The exclusive luxury accommodation, eco and… Read the full press release

Boeing and COMAC expand their joint research collaboration on sustainable growth of commercial aviation

Boeing-COMAC Sustainable Aviation Technology Center to pursue mutually beneficial research in materials recycling, air travel for aging populations, workplace safety ZHUHAI, China, 2016-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today signed a new agreement to expand their joint research collaboration in support of the long-term sustainable growth… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways delivered 1.4 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency in 2015/2016 compared to the prior year

Qatar Airways’ commitment to sustainability results in increased fuel efficiency and the recycling of more than one third of waste at Hamad International Airport Qatar’s national airline is a proud signatory to the United for Wildlife Transport Industry Declaration, committed to stopping the illegal transportation of endangered wildlife DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Ritz-Carlton Hotel contributes to global efforts to revive honeybee population by housing them in their properties

From the panhandle of sunny Florida on the east coast of the United States, to Berlin, Germany, five exquisite properties of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company house honeybees as extensions of their Community Footprints programs and continued commitment to environmental sustainability efforts. Bethesda, Maryland, 2016-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The first hotel of The Ritz-Carlton portfolio… Read the full press release

Atlanta Zoo announces departure date for giant panda twins born in the U.S. Mei Lun and Mei Huan

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the first surviving pair of giant panda twins ever born in the U.S., will depart Atlanta on November 3, 2016, for the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. In one of the most important milestones in the life of an American-born… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean Cruises signs up for new class of vessels that will be powered by liquefied natural gas

MIAMI, Country, 2016-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The newest class of ships from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and introduce the use of fuel cell technology, ushering in a new era of shipbuilding that will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The ships will join the fleet of… Read the full press release

Stirling Castle pays respect to musicians and sportsmen of WW1 with a special tribute on 29th October

Stirling Castle pays respect to musicians and sportsmen of WW1 with a special tribute on 29th October   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stirling Castle is to host a special tribute to the pipers and shinty players who lost their lives in the First World War. On 29th October, The Somme and… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland to host its popular Fright Night event at Linlithgow Palace, 28th – 31st October

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Visitors are invited to go back in time to the Linlithgow Palace of the 1850’s this month with Historic Environment Scotland’s popular Fright Night event. Costumed performers will delve into the depths of the palace’s past to uncover sinister stories, bringing the unique historic site to life… Read the full press release

CDA announces the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of each outstanding project, program, or person in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. Made from reclaimed wood, these awards will be presented by… Read the full press release

First Bus nominated for 12 prizes at the UK Bus Awards

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — After being crowned ‘Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year’ at the much respected Low Carbon Champion Awards last month, the UK’s leading bus operator, First Bus, has been nominated for a total of 12 prizes at the UK Bus Awards, the bus industry’s equivalent of the Oscars…. Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo opened its new African penguin exhibit

Lincoln Park Zoo opened its new African penguin exhibit   Chicago, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its mission to connect people to nature and inspire them to participate in  conservation, Lincoln Park Zoo today (Oct. 6, 2016) opened its new African penguin exhibit, Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove. This immersive exhibit brings… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo: First-ever Zoohackathon for tackling the global wildlife trafficking crisis

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the weekend, Woodland Park Zoo and leading conservation technology zoos in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Asia/Pacific served as host sites for the first-ever Zoohackathon, an event that culminated with winning solutions for tackling the global wildlife trafficking crisis. The winning solution at Woodland Park Zoo has been… Read the full press release

LAX recognized at the 2016 ACI World Annual Conference for achieving Airport Carbon Accreditation

Los Angeles, California, 2016-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was recognized at the 2016 Airports Council International (ACI) World Annual Conference for recently achieving Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) at Level 2 Reduction.  The ACA program recognizes airports worldwide that have committed to managing their carbon footprint through measurement and reduction with… Read the full press release

IATA urged governments to help the aviation industry manage its carbon footprint by agreeing to implement CORSIA

Reinforcing global standards that enable global connectivity Montreal, 2016-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments at the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a global market-based measure to help the aviation industry manage its carbon footprint. At the top of the agenda for… Read the full press release

Adventure Travel Conservation Fund: New nonprofit for the travel industry

Seattle, WA, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF), a new nonprofit for the travel industry, was unveiled on September 20th to a gathering of over 800 international travel operators, buyers and media. The purpose of the ATCF is to directly fund local organizations engaged in the conservation of unique natural… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways launched its 2015 Sustainable Development Report “Together for Tomorrow”

HONG KONG, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways has launched its 2015 Sustainable Development Report, which outlines the various sustainable development measures undertaken by the airline and the Cathay Pacific Group’s Hong Kong-based subsidiaries. The theme of the report is “Together for Tomorrow”. Cathay Pacific is committed to sustainable development as it believes… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network invite teens to attend the second annual Youth Climate Action Summit on October 2

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Event invites Seattle-area teens to take action for climate change WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) will host the second annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Sunday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seattle-area teens are invited to attend the… Read the full press release

IATA encourages governments to commit to their voluntary participation on Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

Geneva, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed optimism for an agreement on a Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) when governments meet for the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization later this month. The draft negotiating text for CORSIA, published on 2 September… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group updates on its water-related initiatives in celebration of World Water Week

Denham, United Kingdom, 2016-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is today celebrating World Water Week by providing detail on the progress made with its leading global water stewardship programme, as well as a number of other water-related initiatives. In partnership with global water-use experts, Water… Read the full press release

MELIÁ HOTELS INTERNATIONAL SE ASOCIA CON EARTHCHECK PARA EL DESARROLLO DEL TURISMO SOSTENIBLE

Mallorca, España, 2016-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Sesenta años han pasado desde que el Presidente de Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer Julià, alquilara su primer hotel en 1956. Seis décadas ofreciendo un servicio excelente, apostando por un turismo responsable y abogando por el desarrollo turístico sostenible y la innovación. Meliá Hotels International, que cuenta ya… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Qatar Aviation Catering Company launch new waste reduction and recycling programme

Reducing catering waste and diverting remaining waste from landfill DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Qatar Aviation Catering Company (QACC) have launched a new waste reduction and recycling programme in Doha, further contributing towards local and international environmental solutions. As a world-leading airline Qatar Airways is continually improving how it manages… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport installs ‘bee bed and breakfast’ to enhance biodiversity on and around the site

BRISTOL, UK, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A ‘bee bed and breakfast’ has been installed at Bristol Airport as part of a programme to enhance biodiversity on and around the site. Located in a meadow between the Long Stay car park and nearby Downside Road, the specially designed habitat aims to encourage pollinators by providing… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport energy-management program honored as an Environmental Leader Project of the Year

ATL receives multiple awards for energy and conservation efforts ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A comprehensive energy-management program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was recently honored as an Environmental Leader Project of the Year. In addition, ATL’s efforts at energy conservation in three of the Airport’s facilities garnered the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches neZEH e-toolkit to support hotels in Europe to comply with nearly-Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) regulations

The nearly-Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) e-toolkit, which is available online at: www.nezeh.eu assesses the energy performance of hotels and proposes measures to improve efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy sources towards nearly-zero consumption. The toolkit is the outcome of a three-year long project funded by the European Union. MADRID SPAIN, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flies with Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel made from sustainable U.S. corn

Alaska’s biofuel-powered flights demonstrate new, scalable aviation fuel alternative SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The skies are a little greener today after two Alaska Airlines jets departed the Emerald City fueled by the first alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) made from sustainable U.S. corn. The two Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) flights departed today with Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:… Read the full press release