Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas’ golf course superintendent chosen as the overall recipient of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas’ golf course superintendent chosen as the overall recipient of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards   Dallas, U.S.A., 2018-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Anthony Williams, CGCS, Director of Golf Course Maintenance and Landscape Operations at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, has been chosen… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport partner with KAHRAMAA’s National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency

KAHRAMAA experts deliver technical energy and water conservation training to Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport staff DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport (HIA) partnered with KAHRAMAA’s National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency, ‘Tarsheed’, to deliver technical energy and water conservation training to employees on 6… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport named Efficiency Champion at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has taken out the Efficiency Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards after dramatically reducing its energy use and focusing on using cleaner energy sources. The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have been running for 15 years and are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline in the Middle East to achieve IATA’s IEnvA Stage 2

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today announced its accreditation to the highest level of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Environmental Assessment programme (IEnvA). Exceeding its deadline set in March 2016, Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East, and the fifth worldwide, to achieve IEnvA Stage 2…. Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals new noise metrics and shows noise footprint at its smallest since tracking started in 2006

15% fewer households affected by noise levels New quarterly ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table unveiled, ranking airlines on noise and emission performance from April to June LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A new annual noise contour report shows that Heathrow airport’s noise footprint continues to shrink – with over 52,000 fewer households… Read the full press release

AccorHotels launches funding platform to support agroforestry projects worldwide

Target: 10 million trees planted by 2021 Île-de-France, France, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its program Plant For the Planet, AccorHotels is today launching an online platform – accorhotels.purprojet.shop – enabling participants to fund agroforestry projects in countries in which the Group operates. Jointly developed with long-term partner Pur Projet, the purpose of this site… Read the full press release

CDA officially opens Airport Maintenance Complex (AMC) annex building at O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today to officially open a new 90,000 square foot Airport Maintenance Complex (AMC) annex building to be used for the snow program at O’Hare International Airport. The new $18 million facility houses snow removal vehicles and other equipment… Read the full press release

The Port Authority achieves Airport Carbon Accreditation for John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports

New York, NY, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — In recognition of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the Port Authority has received accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) for the agency’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions at all five of its airports. The Port Authority achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) for John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty,… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport’s Laura Duggan recognised for her significant contribution to environmental sustainability

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Laura Duggan, Environmental Manager at George Best Belfast City Airport, is celebrating after being recognised by Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) for her significant contribution to environmental sustainability. Laura received the George Dawson Award at the launch of the BITCNI Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results last… Read the full press release

Qantas encourages small businesses to recycle coffee cups with Qantas Points rewards

SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As National Recycling Week gets underway, Qantas is encouraging small businesses to lead the way and help Australia solve the challenge of recycling coffee cups by rewarding them with Qantas Points. Qantas Business Rewards is partnering with Simply Cups to give members the opportunity to earn points when… Read the full press release

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) supports the tourism sector in Madagascar

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar Madrid, Spain, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement… Read the full press release

British Airways launches its latest winter sun campaign

London, UK, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To bring some sunshine to Brits as the temperatures start to drop and the days start to draw in, British Airways is launching its latest winter sun campaign. The airline offers great value flights and holidays from Gatwick to destinations which include the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico and the… Read the full press release

Slovenia’s Julian Alps named as one of the world’s top three must visit regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Slovenia’s Julian Alps have been announced as one of the world’s top three must visit regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018. The Julian Alps feature alongside world leading regions including Alaska, Italy’s Aeolian Islands and Kii Peninsula in Japan. The judging process for inclusion in Lonely… Read the full press release

CDP climate change report 2017: Lufthansa Group earns leadership status in the global ranking

COLOGNE, Germany, 2017-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — External experts and organizations regularly assess the Lufthansa Group with regard to responsible actions. In the climate change report 2017 of the international charitable rating organization CDP, published today, the Lufthansa Group achieved leadership status in the global ranking with the climate score “A-” (last year: “B”)…. Read the full press release

Delta Hotels by Marriott’s GreenSTAY program marks 100,000 trees planted in Alberta and starts on the next 100,000 in Niagara Ontario

Program marks the planting of 100,000 trees in Alberta and begins next phase of planting in Niagara Ontario Mississauga, ON, 2017-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — In only 32 months, Delta Hotels by Marriott, in partnership with WEARTH, has to date helped Delta hotel guests to plant more than 100,000 trees in conserved lands across Alberta, Canada through the hotels’… Read the full press release

Norwegian will plant 7000 trees in the UK and Spain as part of its new sustainability initiative – Plant for the Planet

In collaboration with the Global Climate Institute Norwegian will plant 7000 trees in the UK and Spain – one for every person working at the company. Later this year, the airline will plant tens of thousands of trees in other parts of the world. Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has launched… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International announces return to St. Thomas

Cruise Line’s Ongoing Commitment to the Caribbean Starts With Visits to St. Thomas On November 10 and Spearheads Restoration of Famed Magens Bay Miami, 2017-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A sweet reunion is in sight; Royal Caribbean International has set the date for its much-awaited return to St. Thomas since the Caribbean destination was impacted by the hurricanes… Read the full press release

Hyatt welcomes Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort to its Unbound Collection

Iconic British Columbia resort marks the first Canadian property for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand Chicago, Illinois, 2017-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced it has entered into a franchise agreement with Spirit Ridge Owners Association, and in December 2017, Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip  Resort will join The Unbound… Read the full press release

Arkansas: US’s longest active bike-pedestrian rail bridge Big River Crossing marks its one-year anniversary

Arkansas, 2017-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Big River Crossing, the country’s longest active bike-pedestrian rail bridge, will celebrate its one-year anniversary this Sunday, October 22, 2017. Since last year’s grand opening, the bridge has welcomed 250,000 visitors from across the world and received regional, national and international acclaim for its architecture and state-of-the-art lighting display… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways joins the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce to help stop the trafficking of wildlife

Airline increases its commitment to wildlife protection as a signatory to the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has joined a select group of private sector, non-government organisations and government agencies in a concerted response to combat wildlife crime across transportation networks. As a partner in the USAID Reducing… Read the full press release

Bangor Primary School receives support from Belfast City Airport’s Community Fund for its new eco playground

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Pupils at a Bangor Primary School are celebrating with the arrival of their new eco garden, thanks to support from George Best Belfast City Airport. The financial support from the airport’s Community Fund, alongside the work of dedicated volunteers, has transformed the children’s play area from… Read the full press release

Qantas to power Los Angeles based aircraft with biofuel from 2020

SYDNEY, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the US and Australia. Over the next ten years, the airline will purchase eight million gallons (30 million litres) of renewable jet… Read the full press release

Bombardier announces the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration for its CS300 aircraft

Bombardier CS300’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) comes one year after the EPD® for the CS100 aircraft Montréal, Canada, 2017-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for the CS300 aircraft. The news was made public one… Read the full press release

easyJet to progressively decarbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations

LONDON, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, today outlined a strategy to progressively decarbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations. A collaboration with US company Wright Electric will support the goal for short haul flights to be operated by all-electric planes. Wright Electric has set itself the challenge of building an all-electric… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report ranks airlines on noise and emission performance from April to June

Air India ‘most improved’ up 37 places to number Heathrow marks its first month without Chapter 3 aircraft – the oldest and noisiest classification of planes LONDON, 2017-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report shows airlines are increasingly using the quietest, cleanest aircraft in their routes to Britain’s hub airport. The… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Velocys to design waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel

LONDON, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has entered a partnership to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet. The partnership, with Velocys, a renewable fuels company, is part of the airline’s plans to develop long-term, sustainable fuel options. The first plant will… Read the full press release

British Airways the first airline worldwide to deploy eco-friendly Mototok tugs to push back aircraft from gate remotely

LONDON, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has become the first airline worldwide to introduce high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further improve punctuality for its customers. In partnership with Heathrow, the eco-friendly Mototok tugs will allow British Airways… Read the full press release

IHG listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

DENHAM, UK, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today been listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, having achieved first place in RobecoSAM’s Consumer Services industry group and the highest score for the industry on its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). This achievement means that IHG will… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts recognized at Airports Council International North America conference

Halifax, N.S., 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Halifax Stanfield’s environmental sustainability efforts were formally recognized this week at the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority, received a Certificate of Accreditation at the ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation ceremony. “It was… Read the full press release

Eneco to provide Royal Schiphol Group with green energy from 2018

Eneco to provide Royal Schiphol Group with green energy from 2018   Eneco will provide Royal Schiphol Group with 200 GWh of green energy every year for 15 years. All of this sustainable power will be produced by Dutch wind farms. Both parties are exploring other options to increase their sustainability. AMSTERDAM, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel… Read the full press release