The Pacific Asia Travel Association and the Reef-World Foundation announce new organisational partnership

Partnership to strengthen focus on marine tourism in the Asia Pacific Region BANGKOK, 2016-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Reef-World Foundation(Reef-World) have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the positive impacts that their mutual support and endorsement can have in the areas of marine conservation and in the sustainable development of… Read the full press release

Earth Day: HMSHost to contribute portion of sales from natural dark chocolate bars to an environmental cause

HMSHost Offers Travelers a Delicious Way to Offset Carbon Bethesda, MD, 2016-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — In the spirit of Earth Day and beyond, global restaurateur HMSHost is offering travelers a delicious way to help offset carbon emissions through the month of April. At select HMSHost airport and motorway locations across the United States, travelers… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways signs pledge to drive development and commercialisation of sustainable aviation biofuels

Airline signs industry sustainable pledge to develop biofuel DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has signed a pledge to support the airline industry’s commitment to sustainable aviation fuels.  As a member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG), a world-leading environmental research programme, the pledge unites Qatar’s national airline with industry… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announces two projects as part of their sustainability efforts

Partners needed for two major projects ATLANTA, 2016-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of their ongoing efforts to create the most sustainable airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials today publicized two projects currently out to bid. “We plan to augment our sustainability program and incorporate it into everything we do… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport appoints world-leading carbon expert to become the UK’s leading low carbon airport by 2025

Carbon expert to identify hidden environmental costs of construction Financial incentives to encourage use of electric vehicles on the airfield Gatwick’s environmental footprint ‘same as early 90s’ despite passenger numbers doubling GATWICK, UK, 2016-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport – which already aims to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2020 – has… Read the full press release

easyJet unveils plans for revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft

Airline aims to trial technology in 2016 LUTON, England, 2016-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its strategy of reducing its passengers’ carbon footprint easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has unveiled plans for a revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft which could save around 50,000 tonnes of fuel and the associated CO2… Read the full press release

SAS invests in more climate-friendly aviation; takes part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL

SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft fuel. This will make OSL the first international airport where biofuel is available on a regular basis. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS… Read the full press release

Over 135 more chargers for at least another 260 electric vehicles to be installed at Heathrow

Progress reports against Heathrow’s 2015 ‘blueprint’ commitments to reduce airport noise, emissions and traffic are published today CEO signals even more ambitious plans for Heathrow to be environmentally responsible LONDON, 2016-1-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The go-ahead to install over 135 more chargers for at least another 260 electric vehicles has been given today… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines, the Port of Seattle and Boeing partner to power all flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel

Biofuel use for all Sea-Tac flights to reduce carbon emissions and support aviation biofuel development in Pacific Northwest SEATTLE, 2015-12-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines [NYSE:ALK], the Port of Seattle and Boeing [NYSE:BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association achieves Bronze Benchmarked Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck

BANGKOK, 2015-11-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In an important milestone, the Headquarters of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) located in Bangkok, Thailand, has achieved Bronze Benchmarked Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry. The official certificate handover ceremony will take place during the PATAcademy-HCD Workshop on… Read the full press release

Hilton Paris Opera est le premier hôtel d’Europe partenaire de Clean the World

Hilton étend son partenariat avec Clean the World pour apporter un programme de recyclage novateur en Europe dans le but de soutenir les communautés dans le besoin PARIS, 2015-10-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Pour célébrer aujourd’hui la journée du lavage des mains, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) et Clean the World annonce que le Hilton Paris Opera est… Read the full press release

National Geographic photojournalist Robert H. Miller will give Airports Going Green conference keynote address on Tuesday, October 27

CHICAGO, 2015-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Going Green is pleased to announce that renowned National Geographic photojournalist and author Robert H. Miller will give the conference keynote address on Tuesday, October 27. Miller’s award-winning work has captured in words and photos the heroism, pain, determination, suffering, faith, and spirit of veterans. His two… Read the full press release

10 Million Better campaign to monitor and scale up social and environmental benefits from travel and tourism launched at Travel and Tourism Collective Impact Summit in Portland

PORTLAND, Oregon, 2015-9-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The industry-wide 10 Million Better campaign to monitor and scale up social and environmental benefits from travel and tourism was officially launched at the Travel and Tourism Collective Impact Summit in Portland, Oregon this week. Spearheaded by the NGO Sustainable Travel International, the campaign convenes industry leaders worldwide around the… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network will host first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Oct.10

Seattle, WA, 2015-9-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network will host first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Oct.10 WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) will host the first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m…. Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Georgia Power celebrate the latest energy efficiency upgrades at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport

Airport adds 16,000 new LED runway lights as part of sustainability efforts; first in the world to have all LED fixture airfield ATLANTA, 2015-9-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials and Georgia Power leadership celebrated the completion of the latest energy efficiency upgrades at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport. At a… Read the full press release

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds thousands of LED runway lights as part of sustainability efforts

Airport adds thousands of LED runway lights as part of sustainability efforts; first in the world to have a total LED fixture airfield ATLANTA, 2015-9-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials will receive a $45,901 rebate check from Georgia Power for energy efficiency efforts as part of the utility company’s Commercial Energy… Read the full press release

Philippines: SM Prime’s premier beach resort Hamilo Coast conferred the Bronze Benchmarked status through EarthCheck

PHILIPPINES, 2015-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In an important milestone, Hamilo Coast, SM Prime’s premier beach resort community in Nasugbu, Batangas was recently conferred the Bronze Benchmarked status through EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Hamilo Coast’s operations and sustainability programs were quantitatively evaluated and appraised… Read the full press release

BlueIndy to install its Bolloré electric Bluecars at Indianapolis International Airport

BlueIndy to install approximately 20 car spaces on IND property this fall INDIANAPOLIS, 2015-8-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) will join the list of locations offering customers a new, innovative and sustainable way to travel this fall. BlueIndy is installing its Bolloré electric Bluecars, in the largest U.S. rollout of plug-in… Read the full press release

Ampliación del acuerdo con Endesa: todos los hoteles y sedes de Meliá en España utilizarán energía eléctrica 100% renovable hasta 2016

Endesa y Meliá amplían el acuerdo por el que Endesa suministra energía eléctrica procedente exclusivamente de fuentes renovables como la solar, la eólica y la hidráulica El acuerdo incluye los 204 puntos de suministro eléctrico de los establecimientos que Melia Hotels International gestiona en España, profundizando en su compromiso con la eficiencia energética y el… Read the full press release

Sunwing Travel Group: CHIC Punta Cana by Royalton Luxury Resorts reduces its carbon footprint with the installation of One Link Global ECA Technology and Green Chemical program

Dominican Republic, 2015-7-23 — /Travel PR News/ — CHIC Punta Cana by Royalton Luxury Resorts has just completed the installation of a new Electro-Chemical-Activation (ECA) Technology and complete Green Chemical program for Housekeeping and Kitchens. The first of its kind ever to be put into operation in the Dominican Republic, the new One Link Global eco-friendly cleaning… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Shenzhen Hotel hosted ‘Our Ocean We Protect’ Beachside Trash Collecting Event in Da Mei Sha, Shenzhen

HONG KONG, 2015-6-12 — /Travel PR News/ — On Sunday, June 7, 2015, Marco Polo Shenzhen Hotel hosted ‘Our Ocean We Protect’ Beachside Trash Collecting Event in Da Mei Sha, Shenzhen. Hotel’s 30 volunteers with their kids joined this event to help remove trash as much as possible before it reaches the ocean. Every year,… Read the full press release

Qantas reinvigorates its Fly Carbon Neutral program with the launch of new sustainability initiatives

New South Wales, AUSTRALIA, 2015-6-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will offset the carbon emissions of all domestic flights today as the national carrier launches a series of new sustainability initiatives. To mark World Environment Day, Qantas is reinvigorating its Fly Carbon Neutral program, which gives customers the option of paying a small amount to offset the emissions… Read the full press release

Materials from the old KLM World Business Class recycled by students of the Design Academy Eindhoven

Amstelveen, 2015-6-1 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced its new World Business Class (WBC) interior in 2013. Various materials from the old KLM WBC have now been recycled by students of the Design Academy Eindhoven, who used them to create new travel items. Seats, carpeting, seatbelts, TV screens – these materials and others… Read the full press release

Whistler Blackcomb to celebrate World No Tobacco Day by officially becoming Smoke-Free effective May 31, 2015

Effective May 31, 2015 Whistler Blackcomb Will Officially Become Smoke-Free WHISTLER, BC, 2015-5-25 — /Travel PR News/ — On May 31, 2015, Whistler Blackcomb will celebrate World No Tobacco Day by introducing a new smoke-free policy. The policy will prohibit smoking anywhere on Whistler Blackcomb property, including lift lines, chairlifts, gondolas, ski runs, hiking trails,… Read the full press release

LAWA: Mayor Garcetti signs agreement finalizing $40-million stormwater treatment project to protect Santa Monica Bay and adds to L.A.’s effort to address drought

Los Angeles, California, 2015-5-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed an agreement finalizing an estimated $40-million stormwater treatment project that will clean polluted LAX runoff before it is released into Santa Monica Bay.  An average of 100 million gallons of water a year will also be recharged into the city’s groundwater basin… Read the full press release

Serena Hotels’ property in Nanyuki Olpejeta House hosted Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism on her visit to Olpejeta Conservancy

CABINET SECRETARY FOR EAST AFRICAN AFFAIRS, COMMERCE AND TOURISM VISITS OLPEJETA CONSERVANCY Nanyuki, Kenya, 2015-4-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Olpejeta House, one of the two Serena Hotels’ properties in Nanyuki (Olpejeta Conservancy) had the pleasure of hosting the Hon. Phyllis Kandie- who is the Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism. Hon. Kandie… Read the full press release

First Student: 150 new propane-powered buses will transport students in the Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pa

CINCINNATI, 2015-4-29 — /Travel PR News/ — New propane-powered buses will be transporting students in the Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pa. beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The district recently approved a new contract with First Student to provide transportation services for the next seven years. As part of the agreement, the company will replace… Read the full press release

Whistler Blackcomb named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the 7th consecutive year by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

WHISTLER, BC, 2015-4-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Whistler Blackcomb continues to be recognized for its proactive approach towards sustainability and energy conservation. This Earth Day, the ski resort is proud and honoured to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the seventh consecutive year by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. “We are grateful… Read the full press release

The Chicago Department of Aviation celebrates “Earth Week” with the installation of garden exhibits at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2015-4-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in collaboration with the Flower Show Productions, Inc., is celebrating “Earth Week” with the installation of garden exhibits at O’Hare International Airport. The exhibits add beauty and color to the airport terminals while helping to promote several Chicagoland nonprofit organizations that are working… Read the full press release

The 100-foot-tall LAX Gateway pylons to be lit in various shades of green in support of Earth Day 2015 on April 22

Los Angeles, California, 2015-4-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 100-foot-tall LAX Gateway pylons to be lit in various shades of green in support of Earth Day 2015 on April 22 WHAT: The 100-foot-tall LAX Gateway pylons that illuminate the main entrance to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be lit in various shades of green… Read the full press release