Lapland Airports recognised with Airport Carbon Accreditation certification

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Finnish Airport company Finavia has achieved carbon neutrality at all its airports this year after having worked towards this goal for a long time. The next target is zero emissions. “We have worked hard to cut emissions resulting from our own operations and do our part in… Read the full press release

160,000 IHG colleagues took part in its second annual Giving for Good month

Dedicated month of giving sees overwhelming response from IHG colleagues giving back to communities and causes as part of flagship programme, True Hospitality for Good Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has today (15 OCTOBER 2019) announced that 160,000 colleagues from its hotels and corporate offices in 88 countries… Read the full press release

ANA HOLDINGS a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the third consecutive year

ANA HD also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the fourth year in a row. •It was praised for its efforts in areas such as climate strategy, risk and crisis management, human rights and passenger information security. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris offers advice on spotting of wildlife in Kenya National park

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Visiting Kenya’s parks and reserves, one will be spending a lot time craning their necks and keeping watchful eyes out of animals and birds. There are a few tell signs to note, as well as a few things one can do to maximize the chances of spotting the… Read the full press release

IATA commended the significant progress made at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization

Montreal, Canada, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the significant progress made by governments at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Environment was at the top of the agenda, and after some robust discussions between states, there were two critical outcomes:  The ICAO Council will… Read the full press release

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas announces its first resort in the Galápagos Islands

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife encounters. The isolated chain of 19 islands emerged alone from the rest of the world and its ecology developed in its own unique way. Guests at the upcoming Six Senses Galapagos will therefore experience… Read the full press release

VLeisure Launches New Credit Service, Empowering Travel Agents Through Greater Financial Control

VLeisure credit to free up agency funds, driving more sales for their business. London, UK, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — VLeisure the one-stop B2B travel marketplace connecting travel agents with inventory in over 147 countries, today announced a new credit service that will empower travel buyers.  Using VLeisure credit, agencies will be able to buy products… Read the full press release

SINGITA TAKES TOP HONOURS WITH TWO COVETED CONSERVATION AWARDS

Singita Sweni Lodge Kruger National Park

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita was honoured in September 2019 with two coveted awards that celebrate exceptional achievements in eco-design and wildlife protection. Sustainable conservation and eco-friendly tourism are at the heart of the brand’s commitment to its 100-year purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport becomes the first airport in the nation to offer an “ocean-friendly” dining option

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2019-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the first airport in the nation to offer an “ocean-friendly” dining option certified by Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant program. Einstein Bros. Bagels in Terminal 2 West, operated by Mission Yogurt, Inc., became the first official Ocean Friendly Restaurant at an airport, and… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces 2020 Environmental Policy

Ambitious targets as Europe’s greenest airline €2.5m raised to date for environmental partners DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s greenest/cleanest airline, today (19 Sept) announced its newly updated Environmental Policy for Full Year 2020, detailing extensive progress since it first launched in 2017, and reaffirming its ongoing commitment to ambitious future environmental… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mayakoba is a leader in sustainable tourism

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Mayakoba is a leader in sustainable tourism, implementing incredibly extensive, eco-friendly conservation practices property-wide.  The five-star luxury resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification.  From energy and water conservation to responsible,… Read the full press release

Enjoy New Year’s Eve in Cuba

BCT offers a luxurious New Year’s Eve Cuba Journey MIAMI, FL, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — A great marvel for any globetrotter is encountering the familiar, something you can identify with on a foreign land. New Year’s Eve in Cuba is somewhat of an enigma. On the one hand there are Cubans who celebrate… Read the full press release

Enterprise Holdings recognized by Best in Biz Awards International and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for its environmental stewardship

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – has been recognized by Best in Biz Awards International as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for its environmental stewardship. Best in Biz Awards 2019 International is the only global business awards… Read the full press release

Emirates’ old advertising billboards upcycled into hundreds of reusable bags for students in Lagos

LAGOS, NIGERIA, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — In an effort to promote sustainable living and make a positive impact on local communities, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in Nigeria a new purpose, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags. The advertising banners collected from Lagos and Abuja, were upcycled – the… Read the full press release

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority releases revised draft environmental study for Airport Development Plan of Terminal 1

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority today (September 19, 2019) released a revised draft environmental study for the Airport Development Plan (ADP), which envisions the replacement of Terminal 1 with a modern, efficient facility and related improvements to ensure a better customer experience for decades to… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport achieves highest ‘Level 3+’ Airport Carbon Accreditation

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — San Diego International Airport (SAN) is now North America’s second-ever carbon neutral airport.  SAN, joined only by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the U.S., reached carbon neutral accreditation from the global agency that establishes carbon standards for airports worldwide. SAN is certified at “Level 3+,”… Read the full press release

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort transitions to Green Power for its electricity needs

Teton Village, WY, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In an important operational measure, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) proudly announces a full transition to Green Power for its electricity needs. Effective immediately, all year-round resort operations will now be powered by Lower Valley Energy’s (LVE) 100% Green Power program. This includes all JHMR on- mountain… Read the full press release

Wyndham Destinations to eliminate plastic straws and single-use plastic at its timeshare resorts around the world

Global initiative will eliminate more than 1.1 million plastic straws annually; Company to host cleanup activities for timeshare owners and guests on International Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 21  ORLANDO, Fla., 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day, Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, announced today (Sept. 19, 2019)… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland to hold Float Lab at the Port’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and the annual CA Coastal Cleanup

Events mark new climate change study and Port’s Storm Water Program Oakland, Calif., 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is holding two events Saturday: a climate change study kick-off with the new Float Lab at the Port’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park; and the annual CA Coastal Cleanup. The Cleanup brings hundreds… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways organized a CSR activity to build fish homes and release aquatic animal in Koh Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Mr.Nijjapat Piyapant, Vice President – Airport (5th from left) together with Ban Mae Nam community and Department of Fisheries Surat Thani organized a CSR activity “We Love You – Koh Samui” building fish homes to serve as marine nursery… Read the full press release

Airbnb and Adventure Travel Trade Association form sustainability partnership

San Francisco, CA, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Climate change is one of the greatest challenges our global society faces. Scientific authorities all over the world have come to similar conclusions; our environment is deteriorating faster than ever before. For example, our climate has higher carbon dioxide levels today than at any point in at least… Read the full press release

AAAE calls on Congress to Update PFC Program to Unlock Airport Infrastructure Investment

Alexandria, Va., 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — With airlines collecting more than $1.5 billion in baggage fees in the second quarter of 2019 – yet another record high – the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) called on Congress to update the arbitrary federal cap on local Passenger Facility Charges to spur investment in… Read the full press release

SAS travelers can now choose to buy biofuel and help reduce climate-affecting CO2 emissions

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers flying with SAS can now voluntarily choose to buy biofuel and so help reduce climate-affecting CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. The new non-profit service aims to pioneer a large-scale and competitive market for biofuel within aviation, in line with SAS’ sustainability strategy. SAS is now… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An launches on-site water-bottling facility in an effort to reduce plastic waste

Vietnam’s only Forbes 5-Star resort leads the way with water bottling facility Hoi An, Vietnam, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — With environmental concerns over plastic consumables at an all-time high, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An is aiming to be part of the solution this October by launching Project Aqua: an on-site water-bottling facility… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport partners with Ørsted in a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint

Bristol, UK, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — In a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint, Bristol Airport has switched to a 100 per cent renewable electricity supply. The announcement follows the recent publication of a carbon roadmap setting out how the Airport will become carbon neutral by 2025 for emissions within its direct control…. Read the full press release

S7 Airlines successfully completes “We Are Siberia” initiative; raises funds for planting 1,000,000 trees in Siberia

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines is successfully completing the “We Are Siberia” initiative and is returning to its current brand. In just one month, thanks to the active support from passengers and partners, the airline managed to raise funds for planting 1,000,000 trees in the regions of Siberia in order to replenish the forest lost in the fires. On August 1, in order to draw attention to the issue… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces an expanded toiletry program aimed at reducing single-use plastics

New, large amenity bottles reduce plastic waste while offering guests a convenient “pump” design Bethesda, MD, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today (08/28/2019) announced that it’s expanding an initiative to replace tiny, single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in guestroom showers with larger, pump-topped bottles. To date, the company… Read the full press release

World’s largest solar system floating at sea installed at LUX* South Ari Atoll

Belle Mare, Mauritius,, 2019-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A technological breakthrough changes the perspective on renewable energy – the world´s largest solar system floating at sea has been installed at LUX* South Ari Atoll. This unique technology called SolarSea gathers solar energy directly on the ocean to power the island in an eco-friendly fashion. As part… Read the full press release

Keep Arkansas Beautiful encourages Arkansans to participate in the Great Arkansas Cleanup

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Each fall, Arkansas volunteers and organizers improve their communities by participating in the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging Arkansans to organize their own community cleanup or participate in a cleanup of their choice. Last year’s Great Arkansas Cleanup featured 164 community events across… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Buenos Aires joins the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO)

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) aimed at helping destinations manage tourism in a smart and sustainable manner. This latest INSTO member – the first in Argentina –… Read the full press release