Emirates Soars to New Heights with First 100% SAF Powered Flight on Boeing 777-300ER

Conducted in partnership with GE Aerospace, Boeing, Honeywell, Neste and Virent First demonstration flight in Middle East and North Africa to be powered by 100% SAF in one of two engines DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has operated its first milestone demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its… Read the full press release

Swedavia Welcomes New CFO Kristina Ferenius to Lead Sustainable Development

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swedavia has appointed Kristina Ferenius to be its new CFO as well as a new member of Swedavia’s Group management team. She will assume the position by August 1. Kristina Ferenius has a degree of master of science with a major in business administration, from Stockholm University…. Read the full press release

Weeva Showcases Sustainability Solutions at OurAfrica.Travel

New Sustainability Management Platform Weeva to attend OurAfrica.Travel this month

Cape Town, South Africa, 2023-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ —Weeva showcases Sustainability Solutions at OurAfrica.Travel. Weeva will be exhibiting at OurAfrica.Travel for the first time in February 2023. The recently launched digital sustainability management system was created for the tourism industry to manage the complicated and sometimes daunting task of “sustainability” and to help build… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group & VARO Partner for a Greener Future with Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Deal

Energy company VARO could supply large quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to the Lufthansa Group from as early as 2026 Cooperation to include innovative processes for the production of biogenic hydrogen Sustainable Aviation Fuels are essential for ecological transformation Cologne, Germany, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group and the energy company… Read the full press release

Stagecoach Launches UK’s First Fully-Electric City Bus Network in Inverness with Ministerial Support

£10.8m investment in public transport in Inverness 25 new zero-emission buses will operate on all city centre routes 159 new electric buses are planned to be introduced across the UK in 2023 £40m total investment in new vehicles and infrastructure in the Highlands by end of 2023 Perth, Scotland, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

KLM Appoints Zita Schellekens as SVP of Sustainability & Strategy: Leading the Charge for a Greener Future

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has appointed Zita Schellekens as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Sustainability & Strategy, effective 1 March 2023. This is a new position on KLM’s Executive Committee. Previously Schellekens spent two and a half years as Sustainability Director at DSM. In that time, she joined forces with… Read the full press release

British Airways Partnering with Travel Places to Offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Business Travel

London, UK, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Group business travel specialists, Travel Places, is launching a new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) fund, providing a unique opportunity for its clients to address the carbon footprint from their business travel. Travel Places works with sporting governing bodies, world-class athletes, international musicians, and production companies from the… Read the full press release

Heathrow Launches New Giving Back Program to Benefit Local Community

Heathrow unveils new Giving Back Programme with a commitment to help one million local people by the end of the decade The new programme includes £6.5 million of funding to local charities and community groups by 2030 Environmental initiatives, access to employment and skill development for young people also form the new range of projects… Read the full press release

Oxfordshire’s Move to Decarbonized Public Transport Gets a Boost with 159 New Electric Buses!

Perth, Scotland, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The first vehicles in a fleet of 159 new battery electric buses are set to arrive in Oxfordshire in September, after an £82.5 million deal was sealed. Last March, Oxfordshire County Council was awarded £32.8 million from the government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme. Along… Read the full press release

OurAfrica.Travel Returns 20 – 24 February

Cape Town, South Africa, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — OurAfrica.Travel returns this month, connecting eager buyers with exhibitors from across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Organisers of OurAfrica.Travel, Allie Hunt and Storm Napier Now in its 4th year this virtual B2B tradeshow provides a platform for those selling the African and Indian Ocean… Read the full press release

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon leads the way in sustainable hospitality

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Sustainability has become the heart and soul of the hospitality industry and travel trade, especially with travellers being more concerned of the environment, climate change and well-being of local communities. Hospitality brands across the world are now opting for sustainable approaches to enable this mandate. This is… Read the full press release

Emirates Takes Flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Milestone Demonstration

Conducted in partnership with GE Aerospace, Boeing, Honeywell, Neste and Virent First demonstration flight in Middle East and North Africa to be powered by 100% SAF in one of two engines DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has operated its first milestone demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its… Read the full press release

Experience Island Living in the Lavishly Renovated Three Bedroom Royal Suite at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

With nature in mind, one of the only two suites with direct beach access sees the addition of new interiors, a private gym and outdoor dining and living pavilion lavished with generous lounge furniture Seychelles, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Nestled below the dramatic granite hillside of south-west Mahé, yet with direct access to… Read the full press release

Martinair Orders Four Eco-Friendly A350F Freighters from Airbus for KLM Cargo

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Martinair, part of the KLM Group, has placed a firm order with Airbus for four new A350F freighter aircraft. Martinair is the operating carrier for KLM Cargo. The four A350Fs emit over 40% less CO2 and make 50% less noise than their predecessors. The new aircraft will replace… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings Expands Travel Sustainable Program to Boost Eco-Friendly Tourism

Delivering on Booking Holdings’ commitment to implement its first-of-its-kind program enterprise-wide, the expansion makes credible sustainability information available to more travelers across more platforms NORWALK, CT, 2023-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Booking Holdings, the world’s leading provider of online travel and related services, announced the expansion of its Travel Sustainable program to relevant… Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Munich Airport Sign Letter of Intent to Strengthen Sustainable Partnership and Expand Intermodal Transport Hub

MUNICH, Germany, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and Lufthansa are reaffirming and strengthening their successful strategic partnership. The two companies are now signing a letter of intent (LOI) to intensify and continue the sustainable development of Munich Airport. In the LOI, both parties commit to a shared sustainability strategy, to… Read the full press release

Yucatán joins UNWTO’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories to boost responsible and sustainable tourism development

UNWTO has welcomed Yucatán’s Tourism Observatory into its International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). Americas, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Yucatán Tourism Observatory was established in 2018 to generate and manage information around tourism development. This work has identified key challenges and opportunities and so led to the design of relevant policies… Read the full press release

Six Senses brings Wellness and Sustainability to Napa Valley with Revitalization of Aetna Springs Resort

The natural mineral waters of Aetna Springs will flow in harmony with Napa’s prestigious reds BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Six Senses is taking its wellness and sustainability formula to a sanctuary in Napa County, an agricultural haven producing some of the world’s most sought-after wine. Named after the natural thermal Aetna… Read the full press release

Emirates leads the way in sustainable aviation with successful ground testing using 100% SAF, preparing for experimental flight

Ground evaluation closely compared performance of different fuels in engines, paving way for experimental test flight DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has successfully completed the ground engine testing for one of its GE90 engines on a Boeing 777-300ER using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The objective of the ground testing and… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, committing to global sustainability efforts

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world, has joined the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, a global network for responsible hospitality which unites world-leading hotel companies to build a more sustainable future. With nearly 7,500 hotels, representing more than 630,000 rooms in 46… Read the full press release

UNWTO and CAF Partner to Boost Sustainable Tourism Investment in the Americas at FITUR 2023

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — At FITUR 2023, UNWTO served as the bridge between public and private leaders to advance plans to build a more diverse, resilient and sustainable tourism sector. With the latest UNWTO data pointing to a return to pre-pandemic arrival levels in some world regions in 2023, Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili once again… Read the full press release

PNBAA Webinar Spotlight: Promoting Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Challenges Facing Wider Usage in U.S. Aviation Industry

Washington, DC, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A recent webinar sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) highlighted efforts to promote sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), as well as the challenges facing wider usage in the U.S. aviation industry. The industry envisions producing 3 billion gallons of domestic SAF by 2030, and 35… Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Awards Global Travel and Meetings & Events Management to CWT

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT today (January 19, 2023) announces that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, a global market leader for renewable energies, has awarded CWT the management of its global travel and meetings & events program, following a competitive request for proposal (RFP) pitch process. After a five-year Spanish corporate travel… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Launches New Global Brand Campaign: ‘Discover the Future of Cruising’ Showcasing Commitment to Sustainability

MSC Cruises launches its new global brand campaign – “Discover the future of cruising” – to be rolled-out in over 30 markets, and which highlights the brand’s long-standing and unwavering commitment to sustainability Filmed on board MSC World Europa, the most environmentally advanced ship to date within the MSC Cruises fleet, the campaign zeroes in… Read the full press release

Swedavia Promotes Climate-Friendly Business Travel with Annual SAF Tender: Invites More Organizations to Participate in 2023

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The airport operator Swedavia continues to contribute to the aviation industry’s climate transition through the annual public tender of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that Swedavia organizes with the aim of promoting sustainable business travel. The public tender makes it possible for Swedavia but also for other companies… Read the full press release

Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Run for the Zoo: A family-friendly tradition raising funds for animal care and conservation

45th annual Run for the Zoo on June 4, registration now open CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ever wanted to take a walk on the wild side? Here is your chance at Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Run for the Zoo on June 4! The event is a Chicago favorite, a family-friendly tradition that raises funds… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport Records Double Passenger Traffic in 2022, Plans to Expand Terminal and Go CO2-Neutral in 2023

Flughafen Wien AG reports 23.7 million passengers at Vienna Airport in 2022, more than double the previous year and already 75% of record passenger traffic recorded in 2019    Net profit guidance for 2023 improves to € 150 million   CO2-neutral operations at Vienna Airport as of January 2023   Successful comeback of the aviation… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport Implements Innovative Underground Wetland to Improve Water Management

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia has built an underground wetland at Helsinki Airport to improve water management. The project is the first of its kind in the Nordic countries. “Water management is an important part of our environmental work, and we do our best to ensure good conditions for flora and… Read the full press release

Boeing to Lead Development of Fuel-Efficient Transonic Truss-Braced Wing Demonstrator for NASA

NASA, Boeing and partners aim to cut fuel use and emissions up to 30% in single-aisle airplanes Advances in sustainable technology are crucial to reaching civil aviation’s goal to be net zero carbon emissions by 2050 ARLINGTON, Va., 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — NASA has selected Boeing [NYSE: BA] and its industry team to… Read the full press release

Leading Business Aviation Entities Achieve NBAA’s Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation

Washington, DC, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced additional inaugural business aviation entities that have achieved the organization’s newly established Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation. The program, which was launched in 2022, includes four independent accreditations: flight, ground support, operations and infrastructure. The categories are aimed at recognizing… Read the full press release