More than 90 business travel professionals participated in GBTA’s third annual GBTA Rio Energy, Resource and Marine Symposium 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2015-4-9 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Brasil hosted its third annual GBTA Rio Energy, Resource and Marine Symposium 2015 recently at the Hotel Sofitel Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. More than 90 business travel professionals from Brasil, the United States and Latin America participated in the successful… Read the full press release

Accor’s PLANET 21 highlights 2014: since 2011 – 5.6% in water consumption, – 4.5% in energy consumption and – 3.8% in CO2 emissions

PARIS, 2015-4-6 — /Travel PR News/ — On the occasion of Planet 21 Day when Accor employees worldwide mobilize in favor of sustainable development, the Group shares its achievements and the progress made, both environmental and social. As Arnaud Herrmann, Accor’s Sustainable Development Director, explains: “Against a backdrop of reorganization of the company, our results… Read the full press release

VisitScotland and Forest Holidays launch an exclusive new experience for holiday makers to Scotland – The Picnic Butler

LONDON, 2015-3-28 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland and Forest Holidays have today (Tuesday 24 March 2015) launched an exclusive new experience for holiday makers to Scotland – The Picnic Butler, which has been created to celebrate the country’s Year of Food & Drink and promises to create many brilliant moments for visitors to Scotland…. Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide to encourage energy conservation by turning its lights down for the Earth Hour global initiative on March 29

Global hospitality company encourages family of brands and business units to participate and help increase awareness of energy conservation PARSIPPANY, NJ, 2015-3-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality providers and an industry leader in sustainable best practices, is participating in the Earth Hour global initiative by turning… Read the full press release

More air travellers are going paperless at London City Airport

LONDON, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — More air travellers are going paperless, according to London City Airport (LCY), making better use of technology to speed up their journey. The number of passengers downloading their boarding pass to their mobile phone has increased by seven percentage points in twelve months – from 14% to 21%…. Read the full press release

Meliá Hotels International sobresale en la segunda edición de los Premios a las Mejores Prácticas Empresariales

La hotelera resulta premiada en las categorías de “Ecoeficiencia” y de “Digitalización” Mallorca, España, 2015-3-6 — /Travel PR News/ — El enfoque estratégico y los resultados de Meliá Hotels International para reducir el impacto medioambiental de su actividad y liderar la evolución tecnológica del sector han recibido el máximo reconocimiento en la segunda edición de los… Read the full press release

UNWTO research: poaching and illicit trade in wildlife serious threat to tourism industry in Africa

MADRID, 2015-3-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Wildlife watching tourism is one of the most important tourism segments in Africa, according to new UNWTO research released on the occasion of World Wildlife Day. In view of tourism’s potential in advancing inclusive growthacross the continent, poaching and illicit trade in wildlife pose a serious threat to… Read the full press release

The Eastern Iowa Airport partners with two local universities over important environmental and agricultural projects

Cedar Rapids, IA, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It might come as a surprise to many, but The Eastern Iowa Airport is one of the largest farms in Linn County. The airport farmland, leased and farmed by five local farmers, has over 2,000 acres in corn and soybean production. The land is also located at the… Read the full press release

Singita partners with New Southern Energy to transfer its first South African lodge in the Kruger National Park onto solar power

Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2015-2-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Environmentally conscious safari specialist, Singita, partners with New Southern Energy on a significant environmental project in the Kruger National Park to transfer its first South African lodge onto solar power This March, Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges in Singita Kruger National Park will start… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes passengers with new energy efficient signage

BRISTOL, UK, 2015-2-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying into Bristol Airport during Winter’s darker evenings, may notice new signage on the façade of the building. Bristol Airport’s logo has been created into a new energy efficient sign and provides a shining welcome to passengers. The new signage has utilised LED lighting to illuminate… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group launched its year-long commitment to India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative with a series of hotel-led cleanliness drives

Hotels kick off participation with cleanliness drive around local precincts New Delhi, India, 2015-2-3 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has launched its year-long commitment to the national Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative with a series of hotel-led cleanliness drives. In a show of support for the “Clean… Read the full press release

South African Airways one of only two global carriers to achieve Stage 2 status of the IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA)

Johannesburg, 2015-1-16 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) this week became one of only two global carriers (alongside Finnair) to achieve Stage 2 status of the IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA); a comprehensive airline environmental management programme. IEnvA seeks to introduce sustainability standards for airlines to cover all areas of an airline’s operations… Read the full press release

IATA: five airlines successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program

Geneva, 2015-1-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five airlines have recently successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program. IEnvA is an innovative, voluntary, two-stage evaluation process designed to drive airline environmental performance improvements through independent assessment. Finnair and South African Airways have completed the IEnvA Stage… Read the full press release

TravelWest helped Bristol Airport purchase new 100 per cent electric powered vehicle for its in-house IT team

BRISTOL, UK, 2015-1-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Bristol Airport has taken delivery of a new electric vehicle for use by its in-house Information Technology (IT) team. The Nissan e-NV200 is the first 100 per cent electric powered vehicle on the 176 hectare site, and has been purchased with support from TravelWest. The e-NV200 combines… Read the full press release

Kurumba Maldives Staff and volunteers help create the largest coral frames in the Maldives

MALDIVES, 2014-12-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A team of volunteers joined forces with Kurumba staff on Wednesday (December 17) to rescue corals from a land reclamation project and help create the largest coral frames in the Maldives. Thanks to the efforts of the team two massive 20ft coral frames packed with transplanted coral have… Read the full press release

The Emirates Group publishes its fourth annual Environmental Report

Highlights Sustainability Efforts and Improvement in Key Efficiencies DUBAI, U.A.E., 2014-12-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Emirates Group has published its fourth annual Environmental Report which measures and tracks the Group’s environmental performance, as well as identifies examples of best practice across the 75,000 strong workforce. Covering the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the report, audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers, presents… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi accepted as Gold Level GreenLeader in the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ programme

Brussels, Belgium, 2014-11-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi has been accepted as Gold Level GreenLeader in the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ programme, recognising hotels that engage in environmentally friendly practices and help travellers plan greener stays. As Gold Level Greenleader, the dynamic mid-market hotel has met a set of environmental standards developed… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong released its Sustainability Report 2013/2014, “Sustaining our Capacity – Addressing Emerging Constraints”

HONG KONG, 2014-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today released its Sustainability Report 2013/2014, “Sustaining our Capacity – Addressing Emerging Constraints”. The report explains how Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continues to support the sustainable development of Hong Kong despite faster-than-forecast air traffic growth putting pressure on the operating capacity… Read the full press release

Norwegian carried out its first ever flight with biofuel

Fornebu, Norway, 2014-11-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Nov 11, 2014), Norwegian is proud to carry out its first ever flight with biofuel. Norwegian’s flight DY631 from Bergen to Oslo took off this afternoon with almost 50 percent biofuel; a flight that emits over 40 percent less than an average flight with regular fuel. Norway’s… Read the full press release

Hotel ICON acquires its first green vehicle, BMWi3

Hong Kong, 2014-10-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its continuous commitment to the environment, Hotel ICON has purchased BMW’s first zero emissions vehicle the i3. The BMWi3 is the Hotel’s first green vehicle that will launch in November 2014. Guests who book direct in the hotel will get a chance to win… Read the full press release

LATAM Airlines Group becomes the 1st airline group in Americas and the 2nd company in aviation industry to join the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index analyzes the economic, environmental and social performance of companies, focusing on long-term performance, and is the most important sustainability indicator worldwide. In the environmental category, LATAM Airlines Group obtained the highest performance worldwide in the industry in two of the four criteria evaluated. Santiago, 2014-9-30 — /Travel PR News/ — LATAM… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® signs agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel

Company Intends to Purchase Low Carbon Renewable Jet Fuel DALLAS, TX, 2014-9-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) has signed an agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United… Read the full press release

67 hotels operated by Meliá Hotels International in Europe now part of TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme

  The GreenLeaders programme was launched in March in Europe, and help plan eco-friendly trips by indicating hotels that are most committed to sustainability One in ten European travellers choose a hotel based on its environmental practises Mallorca, Spain, 2014-9-19 — /Travel PR News/ — 67 of the hotels operated by Meliá Hotels International in Spain,… Read the full press release

Airports Company South Africa commits to educating its employees and the community about environmental management during Arbor Week, 1 – 7 September 2014

Johannesburg, 2014-9-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Company South Africa is committed to educating its employees and the community about environmental management during Arbor Week, from 1 – 7 September 2014 by making a difference in areas within close proximity to its airports. Arbor Week is recognised as a national initiative aimed at providing and… Read the full press release

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the World Tourism Organization joined forces to promote the use of renewable energies in Islands’ tourism sector

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to supporting countries’ efforts to adopt renewable energy, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, have joined forces to promote the use of renewable energies in Islands.  MADRID, 2014-9-2 — /Travel PR News/ — In a Joint Statement on Renewable Energy… Read the full press release

TradeWinds Beach Resort: Guy Harvey Outpost hosts Lionfish Safari Tournament, September 6-7, 2014

St. Pete Beach, FL, 2014-8-20 — /Travel PR News/ — TradeWinds Beach Resort: Guy Harvey Outpost hosts Lionfish Safari Tournament, September 6-7, 2014 When: September 6 – All Day– Lionfish Spearfishing Tournament September 7 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Tournament Weigh-In & Family Fun Day What: Guy Harvey Outpost, along with Reef Monitoring, Inc…. Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces global initiative to increase procurement of responsibly sourced seafood at Hyatt hotels

CHICAGO, 2014-8-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today a global initiative to increase procurement of responsibly sourced seafood at Hyatt hotels, starting with an initial goal of responsibly sourcing more than 50 percent of their inventory by 2018. As a part of this effort, Hyatt will also work toward purchasing more than 15… Read the full press release

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Woodland Park Zoo to release more than 130 western pond turtles to a protected recovery site on On August 8

Seattle, WA, 2014-8-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Recovering population still faces challenges in the wild WHAT: On August 8, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Woodland Park Zoo will release more than 130 western pond turtles to a protected recovery site. The press is invited to the release site in Lakewood, Wash. The turtles… Read the full press release

Meliá retira de sus menús la aleta de tiburón

Esta iniciativa, que se mantendrá en todos los hoteles de Meliá Hotels International en el mundo, persigue contribuir a preservar los ecosistemas marinos, velar por el medio ambiente y proteger la vida del planeta Entre 70 y 100 millones de tiburones son cazados cada año para comercializar sus aletas. En varios países asiáticos son consideradas… Read the full press release

London City Airport recognised for its increasing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by Airport Carbon Accreditation

LONDON, 2014-7-28 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport has been recognised for its increasing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by Airport Carbon Accreditation, an initiative of ACI (Airports Council International) Europe. CY has been awarded Level 2 accreditation, reflecting its success in reducing carbon emissions per passenger in 2013 and recognising its approved,… Read the full press release