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

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