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

Real Journeys’ Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball raised over $100,000 to help bring back the birds to the Wakatipu

Real Journeys’ Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball raised over $100,000 to help bring back the birds to the Wakatipu   Southland, New Zealand, 2017-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Real Journeys lavish sold-out Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball has raised over $100,000 to help bring back the birds to the Wakatipu. Held on… Read the full press release

LAWA: Van Nuys Airport earns level 2 reduction in Airport Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Van Nuys Airport (VNY) becomes the only general aviation airport to hold level 2 reduction in Airport Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program furthering the airport’s goal to become a greener, cleaner and more efficient airport for all stakeholders. The Airport Carbon Accreditation program recognizes airports worldwide… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia and BuzzFeed invite the next generation of visual storytellers to join the first ever BuzzFeed Mateship program

World-first partnership gives young travellers from around the world the chance to experience and share the best of Australia Sydney, Australia, 2017-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia and BuzzFeed Australia are on the hunt for the next generation of visual storytellers from around the world to join the first ever BuzzFeed Mateship program, a once-in-lifetime fellowship… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s biodiversity engineers uncover the 3,000th species residing in the landside areas of the airport

LONDON, 2017-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow’s biodiversity engineers are in a flutter after uncovering what is the 3,000th species known to be living in the 170 hectares of biodiversity lands the airport manages. Why and how Cydalima Perspectalis, more commonly known as the Box Tree Moth, came to reside at the airport is still to be… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport launches the Green Concessions program to help concessionaires adopt sustainable business practices

SAN DIEGO, 2017-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — San Diego International Airport (SAN) has launched the Green Concessions program, which rewards and recognizes airport concessionaires that help reduce water and energy use, minimize waste and educate consumers on what green business is all about. “The Green Concessions program is designed to help our concessionaires adopt sustainable… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport commits to becoming a carbon-neutral airport by 2018

Brussels Airport commits to becoming a carbon-neutral airport by 2018   Belgium, 2017-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport is committed to becoming a carbon-neutral airport by 2018 at the latest. The airport is keen to drive down its emissions to a minimum and offset the residual emissions to ensure carbon neutrality is reached for… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport expansion: nine projects funded from the Marine Ecology and Fisheries Enhancement Funds

Hong Kong, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — More than HK$7 million in total has been granted from the Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund (MEEF) and Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF) to nine projects for a 12-month period starting from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. The MEEF and FEF are independent funds set up in… Read the full press release

Blackcomb Ascent Trails offer stunning viewscapes from Whistler’s valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain

PLUS: SUMMER OPERATIONS OFF TO A GREAT START, BOTH MOUNTAINS NOW OPEN INCLUDING PEAK EXPRESS, GLACIER SKIING, ALPINE HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND MORE Canada, 2017-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The third Blackcomb Ascent Trail, Heart Burn, will open on July 8 giving guests access from the valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge. The Blackcomb Ascent… Read the full press release