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

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