Austrian Airlines and OMV ReOil partner to recycle disposable cups into synthetic crude

Since January 2019 OMV has been processing Austrian Airlines plastic cups in the OMV ReOil® pilot plant  OMV produces new fuels and plastics from used plastic cups  The idea of recycling the cups is an initiative of the Austrian Airlines “Fly greener” team  VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The OMV ReOil® pilot plant… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru turned on one of the Maldives’ largest resort-based solar installations

Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Republic of Maldives, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru connected its first RoofSolar inverter, and in doing so turned on one of the Maldives’ largest resort-based solar installations. The ambitious project comprises 3,105 panels and spans 5,380 square metres (58,000 square feet) – the roof… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces enhanced focus on environmentally responsible practices on board

Singapore, 2019-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines is contributing more to greener skies by further reducing food wastage on board, cutting back on the use of plastics for in-flight items and increasing the use of sustainable ingredients in in-flight meals. “We are proud to have embarked on a new era of greater sustainability, with… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group employees fly CO2 neutral on business trips

Conversion to CO2-neutral vehicles on the ground by 2030 Expansion of help alliance projects and corporate volunteering COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is setting new accents for the environment and society. With three measures, the company underpins its goal of consolidating its leading position in the aviation industry in the… Read the full press release

Oman Air recognised as the cleanest and quietest carrier as per Heathrow Airport’s Fly Quiet and Green chart

Airline named first in the cleanest and quietest flying into LHR. MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has been recognised as the cleanest and quietest carrier in contributing to the reduction of the noise footprint at UK’s Heathrow Airport, as per the Fly… Read the full press release

Oman Air takes first place in the latest Heathrow “Fly Quiet and Green” league table

Oman Air claims first place in Heathrow’s latest “Fly Quiet and Green” league table, securing its place amongst Heathrow’s most sustainable airlines One year after increasing environmental pricing incentives – which reward airlines for flying their greenest and quietest planes at Heathrow –more 787 Dreamliners and A350s are being brought to the UK’s only hub… Read the full press release

Best Top Travel Packages, Tours and Safaris in Nairobi, Kenya – Visit the Nairobi National Park

Nairobi, Kenya, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Conference season is here and all delegates are Welcome conducting their conference meetings and workshops in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. Simple words to learn: Jambo – Hallo Habari Yako – How are you? (Sasa? – Hi? Reply: Poa – am fine ) slang language… Read the full press release

Ryanair launches its international environmental partnerships for 2019

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (7 Mar) launched its international environmental partnerships for 2019, supporting First Climate (Uganda), Renature Monchique, the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group and Native Woodland Trust through customer carbon offset donations. First Climate – Ryanair is partnering with First Climate’s campaign supporting and promoting… Read the full press release

Vistara becomes the first Indian airline to offer sanitary pads on flights within India

Vistara to provide organic bio-degradable sanitary napkins to customers upon request Service to be available on all flights across Vistara network starting 8 March 2019 Part of ‘Vistara for Women’: A suite of services especially for women All-women crew to operate retro-themed flights on the #VistaraRetroJet between Delhi and Goa on Women’s Day, with crew… Read the full press release

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens opens in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s official, Dubai’s funkiest social hub has opened in The Greens. Meet Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The GreensTM, a 210-room urban nexus shaking up Dubai’s hotel scene with its Insta-worthy interiors, laid-back vibes, eccentric concepts, and line-up of cool local experts, dedicated to helping you dive into all… Read the full press release

Sustainability, digitalization and mobility highlighted at The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany) highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current challenges that mountain destinations are facing to adapt to new consumer trends and market changes, to address seasonality by diversifying tourism products in an… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways launches bespoke training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking

Qatar Airways strengthens its commitment to fighting wildlife crime DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has launched an industry-leading training programme focused on preventing illegal wildlife trafficking. The bespoke e-learning package, developed by Qatar Airways to enhance employee awareness regarding the illegal trafficking of wildlife, is targeted at those roles within the… Read the full press release

MAXX by Steigenberger donates €30,000 to the Pacific Garbage Screening organisation as part of its environmental commitment

€30,000 donation to help in the fight against plastic Frankfurt am Main, Germany,, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its environmental commitment, Deutsche Hospitality has handed over a cheque for €30,000 to the Pacific Garbage Screening organisation on behalf of the MAXX by Steigenberger brand. Pacific Garbage Screening was established at the… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces plans to plan to cut amount of waste to landfill by 75 per cent by end-2021

Qantas and Jetstar generate more than 30,000 tonnes of waste in Australia annually. Plan to cut amount of waste to landfill by 75 per cent by end-2021. Over 100 million single-use plastic items per annum removed from flights and lounges by end-2020. Most ambitious waste reduction target of any major airline globally. New Frequent Flyer… Read the full press release

Aerocircular expands its operations in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

MESA, AZ, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Belgium-based aircraft recycling/up-cycling service Aerocircular announced today (February 19, 2019) it’s expanding its operations in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. The company is expected to create more than 130 jobs over five years in this fully autonomous maintenance, repair and overhaul… Read the full press release

Air France starts replacing diesel engines in the conveyor belt vehicles with an electric drive made from recycled products

Paris, France, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — As a major economic player in its area of activity, Air France is aware of its responsibility and integrates sustainable development into its activities and operations. The company’s objective is to continuously improve the customer experience while reducing its environmental footprint and improving its procedures, particularly through innovation…. Read the full press release

Washington Dulles International Airport to host public workshop on aircraft noise contour map update

Public comments are welcome during the workshop and online Washington, D.C., 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will hold a public workshop regarding the Washington Dulles International Airport aircraft noise contour map update. This workshop will provide an overview of the study including airfield plans, existing airport operations and basic information regarding… Read the full press release

LAIKA, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon to offer public screenings of “Coraline” to support the North Umpqua Trail Project and the Lower Deschutes River Post-Fire Restoration Project

Salem, Ore., 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s been 10 years since audiences followed a blue-haired girl to a mysterious Other World in the Oscar®-nominated 3D stop-motion fantasy, “Coraline”.  To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the film, Oregon-based animation studio LAIKA, in partnership with Oregon Film and Travel Oregon, will offer public screenings of the movie in six historic theaters around… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport announces most comprehensive noise insulation grant scheme to date

Nearly £2 million will be available to local residents living near Bristol Airport as part of an enhanced noise insulation scheme accompanying development plans currently being considered by North Somerset Council. Bristol, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of proposals to increase capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers a year by… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport announces the launch of the Best Kept Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The search has begun for the best kept schools, towns and villages, and healthcare facilities across Northern Ireland, following the launch of the Best Kept Awards, supported by George Best Belfast City Airport. The awards, now in their 62nd year, run by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, aim… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina supports community-led well-being improvement initiative — Blue Zones Project

Hawaii, Oahu, U.S.A., 2019-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — As the leeward coast of Oahu’s first Blue Zones Approved worksite, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina supports a national community movement inspired by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow who identified five regions of the world – or Blue Zones – with the highest concentration… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo brings guests close to Costa Rica’s rare and endangered wildlife through its new Conservation Land and Sea Experience

Central America’s premier luxury resort unveils new land and sea adventure committed to discovering and protecting the world’s most exotic species Costa Rica, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Explore Costa Rica’s rich, diverse ecosystem from land to sea with a new Conservation Land and Sea Experience at  Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo…. Read the full press release

Renewable solar power projects at John F. Kennedy International Airport gets a green light

New York City, New York, United States, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Agency’s plans to integrate more than 10 megawatts of solar power at John F. Kennedy International Airport will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while providing local low-income residents the opportunity to purchase clean energy at reduced rates The New York State Public Service… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand welcomes Thai Hotels Association in its ongoing efforts to reduce plastic waste

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Thai Hotels Association (THA) is joining the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its ongoing effort aimed at reducing the use of plastic. TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said: “We look forward to working closely with the THA on this important project. Thai hotels can play an important… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to focus on youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange on its new community engagement strategy

Hong Kong’s home airline rejuvenates strategy with a focus on youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange form the focus of Cathay Pacific’s rejuvenated community engagement strategy, which saw the inauguration… Read the full press release

Guide me UA offers Exclusive Private Tour Packages to Ukraine: Kiev, Lviv, Odessa

Travel to Ukraine with Guide me UA

KIEV, Ukraine, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Guide me UA is one of the best tour operators in Ukraine offering a huge choice of value-for-money Ukraine holidays with individual approach. Going to explore the unknown site of Eastern Europe? – Guide me UA Travel Operator in Ukraine offers the most popular itineraries to explore Ukrainian… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport earns the carbon neutral accreditation for 2019, the single airport in Central Eastern European region that meets the strict environmental requirements

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport has just received the official certificate attesting its carbon-neutrality, achieving this prestigious environmental accreditation for the second time after last year. Thus, in the Central Eastern European region Ferenc Liszt International Airport continues to be the single airport that meets the strict corresponding environmental requirements. The… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo (Haneda) with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), a recognized Eco-First company by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE), will take another step forward in its commitment to invest and realize the operation of an aircraft utilizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). By the end of January 2019, JAL plans to operate… Read the full press release

Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre announces partnership that will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and ELG Carbon Fibre today(Dec. 5, 2018) announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make products such as… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals four key action areas to reduce and offset the growth in emissions from new flights

Announcement demonstrates that growth at the airport is not a choice between economy and environment Comprehensive plan suggests maximising incentives for airlines, investing in more UK peatland restoration and supporting sustainable fuels  Heathrow will consult with partners on the delivery of this plan ahead of the first statutory consultation on expansion in summer 2019  LONDON,… Read the full press release