easyJet welcomes the deal between Nicarnica Aviation and Elbit Systems related to the AVOID based ash detection technology

Airline one step closer to putting the technology onboard its aircraft LONDON, 2014-7-17 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has welcomed the deal secured by Nicarnica Aviation and Elbit Systems to incorporate the AVOID based ash detection technology into Elbit Systems EVS solution. Production will start in 2015 and easyJet aims to fit… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announced global sustainability initiative to upcycle 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products

Upcycling Project Will Transform 43 Acres of Used Leather Seats DALLAS, 2014-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the launch of LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, a global sustainability initiative to upcycle 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products that will benefit communities by providing employment, skills training,… Read the full press release

IHG’s patented Green Engage® program helps hotels address the drought conditions in California

Providing hotels with resources to help address California’s water crisis and contribute to a potential savings of 77 million gallons of water per year Atlanta, GA, 2014-6-30 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces that IHG’s patented Green Engage® program[1], the online sustainability program used by more than… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport’s Green Build expansion project earned Golden Watchdog Award from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association

SAN DIEGO, 2014-6-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Green Build expansion project at San Diego International Airport has earned the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority a Golden Watchdog Award from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association for efficient use of tax dollars. The Airport Authority received the award during the San Diego County Taxpayer Association’s… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation and American Association of Airport Executives announce the agenda for the 7th Annual Airports Going Green Conference, November 3-5, 2014

CHICAGO, 2014-6-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) announce the Agenda for the 7th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference, which will be held November 3-5, 2014, at the Chicago Westin River North. Here are just two of this year’s Conference Highlight – Stay tuned for additional, exciting… Read the full press release

Saint Louis Zoo: New Honey Bee Health Coalition formed to promote collaborative solutions to improve honey bee health

KEYSTONE, CO, 2014-6-20 — /Travel PR News/ — At the Saint Louis Zoo’s Annual Pollinator Dinner last night, The Keystone Center announced the formation of a new Honey Bee Health Coalition. Recognizing that declines in honey bee and pollinator health have put agriculture, healthy ecosystems, and worldwide food security at risk, this diverse coalition was formed… Read the full press release

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts introduces first pollinator bee hotel at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts creates a rooftop respite to help pollinator bees flourish TORONTO, 2014-6-11 — /Travel PR News/ — With research indicating solitary bee populations continue to show signs of decline, and loss and fragmentation of habitat cited as a leading factor, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is stepping up to provide solitary bees with a… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport’s bird and wildlife protection specialists relocated 15 protected bird chicks to the safety of the Hortobágy National Park

Budapest, 2014-6-4 — /Travel PR News/ — No less than 15 protected bird chicks were rescued by Budapest Airport’s bird and wildlife protection specialists from the area of the airport. Every year the airport’s professional game warden collects the newly hatched birds of prey and relocates them to the safety of the Hortobágy National Park. This environmental… Read the full press release

Wyndham Worldwide achieves 12% energy reduction across its North American locations part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge program

PARSIPPANY, N.J.,  2014-5-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Using unique, industry-leading ideas, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, again demonstrated its continued leadership and innovation in sustainability best practices, achieving a total 12 percent reduction of its North American locations that are part of the program since first starting the U.S…. Read the full press release

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol recieves Airport Carbon Accreditation for its environmental efforts

Amsterdam, 2014-5-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is receiving international recognition in the form of an Airport Carbon Accreditation for its efforts to save the climate. Schiphol has a comprehensive programme for reducing CO2 emissions and also uses emission rights to compensate for emissions. The airport’s efforts have earned it a place among the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s LSG Sky Chefs’ environmental initiative “Zero Waste to Landfill” successfully recycled 6,500 tonnes of waste in US

The Lufthansa Group’s specialist catering arm is setting standards in the field of climate protection and environmental responsibility / About 6,500 tonnes of waste already successfully recycled Cologne, Germany, 2014-5-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Recycle, dispose, reduce – that is the principle according to which LSG Sky Chefs has operated a structured environmental management system for… Read the full press release

Serena Hotels conducts intensive refresher training for its naturalists and driver guides in Tanzania

Ever thought a guide would need essential training? Yes they do! Kigali, Rwanda, 2014-04-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Serena Hotels has recently conducted a two- week intensive, refresher training for its naturalists and driver guides in Tanzania. The training, now in its second phase was conducted in partnership with Trend Africa, a South African company owned… Read the full press release

Coco Collection’s Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu focuses on eco-friendly initiatives to help Maldives preserve its environment

MALDIVES, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, part of the prestigious Coco Collection and renowned for its rustic and sustainable hospitality, is actively involved in eco-friendly initiatives to ensure that the Maldives remains a top tourist hot spot. With their focus set firmly on green luxury, the resort aims to preserve its… Read the full press release

Accor announced it has funded the planting of over 3.5 million trees around the world in the past 5 years

Paris, France, 2014-04-25 — /Travel PR News/ — In five years, Accor hotels have financed the planting of more than 3.5 million trees around the world. The Group’s commitment to biodiversity is especially demonstrated by the Plant for the Planet program, which encourages guests to reuse their towels when they stay more than one night in the… Read the full press release

Saint Louis Zoo joins 96 Elephants Campaign aimed at protecting elephants

Saint Louis, 2014-04-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Saint Louis Zoo has joined more than 110 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) zoos that are part of the 96 Elephants Campaign. This campaign has three goals – to secure a U.S. moratorium on illegal ivory; reinforce the protection of African elephants; and inform the public about… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings Foundation to help Arbor Day Foundation plant 1 million trees in the US, Canada and Europe as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge

Enterprise’s 50 Million Tree Pledge Accounts for 20 Percent of Arbor Day Foundation’s Reforestation Program Plantings ST. LOUIS, 2014-04-22 — /Travel PR News/ — For the ninth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation will use funding from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to plant 1 million trees throughout the United States, Canada and Europe as part of the Enterprise 50 Million… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines made its first revenue flight with Boeing 737-800 equipped with Aviation Partner’s Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets

DALLAS, 2014-04-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines today operates its first revenue flight utilizing a Boeing 737-800 equipped with Aviation Partner’s Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets. The newly designed winglet differs than those currently installed on the carrier’s fleet of Boeing 737s, with aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake on the bottom of the blended… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Paris offers guests a chance to help plant a tree in Paris Region agroforestry farm

Hong Kong, 2014-04-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its mission to do ‘More for a Sustainable Future’ and helped by the ‘Pur Projet’ organization, Mandarin Oriental, Paris is now offering guests the chance to help plant an agroforestry farm in the Paris Region. Guests who book their stay via Mandarin Oriental’s website, can subscribe to the… Read the full press release

Kigali Serena Hotel awarded “Best in Environmental Protection Award” by the Rwanda government

Kigali, Rwanda, 2014-04-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Kigali Serena Hotel has been recognized by the Rwanda government for its efforts towards environment conservation. The hotel was awarded “Best in Environmental Protection Award”, competing against 14 entrants in various categories that included social community support, environmental protection and conservation, poverty alleviation, workforce and welfare development. The… Read the full press release

The seventh annual Airports Going Green Conference will be held at Westin River North in downtown Chicago on November 3-5, 2014

CHICAGO, 2014-04-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Mark your calendars for the seventh annual Airports Going Green Conference on November 3-5, 2014.  The conference will be held at the Westin River North in downtown Chicago.  The sustainability achievements at O’Hare International Airport will be showcased in an airfield tour held on November 5th, the final day of the conference. Airports… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group partners with GROHE over water sustainability in hospitality

Düsseldorf, 2014-03-28 — /Travel PR News/ — On March 19, 2014, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and GROHE convened a one-day workshop at the GROHE’s headquarters in Düsseldorf, bringing together for the first time partners from hospitality, sanitary fittings, technical systems, architecture and building design to examine holistically how water is used in the hotel industry. Water is… Read the full press release

USDA Wildlife Services assisted Chicago Department of Aviation capture snowy owls and relocate them 75 miles away from the airport

CHICAGO, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Even though the calendar says it spring, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) still has some visitors who serve as reminders of the long winter of 2013-2014. Several snowy owls have been spotted in and around O’Hare and Midway International Airports. In fact, the number of snowy owl sightings this winter in the Chicago has… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines leads Electrification Project to save millions in fuel and tons of greenhouse gases at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Alaska Airlines Leads the Project with More than 200 New Electric Vehicles Seattle, 2014-03-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Airplanes get most of the attention at an airport, but a new project to convert the rest of the vehicles on the airfield from fossil fuels to electric power is about to save millions of dollars and… Read the full press release

Measurement laboratory aboard Lufthansa A340-600 part of significant discovery aimed at protecting the ozone layer

Measurement laboratory on a Lufthansa A340-600 contributes to an important discovery that will help to protect the ozone layer. Cologne, Germany, 2014-03-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Researchers at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, have made a new discovery that will play a significant role in halting ozone depletion. Their findings were published recently… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo’s More Wonder More Wild Campaign surpassed its $80 million goal by more than $3.5 million

SEATTLE, 2014-03-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo announced the conclusion of its More Wonder More Wild Campaign which surpassed its $80 million goal by more than $3.5 million. The eight-year campaign is the largest in the zoo’s history. Since 2006, the year the campaign launched, more than 15,750 private supporters, foundations, organizations, corporations,… Read the full press release

Corporate Social Responsibility category added in PATA Gold Awards 2014, entries for all categories open until April 30

Bangkok, 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and tourism industry organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to successfully promote the travel industry in Asia Pacific can submit entries to the 2014 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards until April 30. To reflect PATA’s commitment to responsible tourism, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category has… Read the full press release

UNWTO, UNODC, and African Tourism Ministers support global fight against wildlife crime

Berlin/Madrid, 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and African Tourism Ministers have committed toadvancing the tourism sector’s support in the global fight against the surge in poaching that is threatening one of Africa’s main tourism resources – its unique wildlife and biodiversity. (ITB Berlin, Germany, 6 March 2014). In a… Read the full press release

Four new partner destinations join the Sustainable Destination Leadership Network (SDLN)

Expanded Network Represents Nine Destinations from Five Continents – All Committed to Destination Stewardship WASHINGTON, D.C., 2014-3-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sustainable Destination Leadership Network (SDLN), the first global collaboration of its kind for decision-makers and practitioners from tourism authorities, has welcomed four new partner destinations since it’s launch event last November at The… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Austin first Zero Waste hotel in Texas

Environmental achievement credited to employees, in-room composting by guests Austin, TX, el PR News/ — 2014-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Just one year after setting out to become a Zero Waste hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Austin is proud to be the only hotel in Texas – and one of only a handful of businesses in the country – to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa took delivery of its first Airbus A320 with vortex generators

Cologne, Germany, 2014-2-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa will today take delivery of its first Airbus A320 with vortex generators. The brand-new Airbus aircraft with registration D-AIUB is scheduled to land at Frankfurt Airport at 4.20 p.m. Based here, it will serve short and medium-haul destinations in Germany and Europe. Lufthansa is the first airline in the world… Read the full press release