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

Squaw Valley: Creating ​Equilibrium to host its inaugural event focused on generating environmentally impactful innovations

Lake Tahoe, CA, 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — ​Creating ​Equilibrium, a first-of-its-kind event focused on generating environmentally impactful innovations, is set to host its inaugural event August 25 – 27, 2017. This three-day event  – a radical solutions forum, immersive laboratory, and music festival – features some of the top minds on the planet, and… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s Innovation Hub in Berlin voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany

Study of the business magazine Capital evaluates 34 innovation labs Lufthansa the digitalization forerunner with the Innovation Hub in Berlin Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Innovation Hub of Lufthansa in Berlin has been voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany. The prize was awarded on 21 June at a formal event… Read the full press release

flydubai launches seasonal flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro this summer

Batumi, Qabala and Tivat provide passengers with a variety of new options for summer Visa on Arrival for UAE nationals and residents entering Batumi and Tivat Dubai, 2017-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With more than 90 destinations in 44 countries, flydubai’s diverse network provides numerous opportunities to experience culture, history, beautiful surroundings and adventure… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Strengthens Commitment To Improving Its Environment and Energy Performance With The Circular Procurement Green Deal

Brussels Airport Strengthens Commitment To Improving Its Environment and Energy Performance With The Circular Procurement Green Deal   Belgium, 2017-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport Company is signing up to the Flemish Government’s Circular Procurement Green Deal. This implies that, over the coming two years, the airport operator undertakes – where possible – to… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa   MADRID, Spain, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On… Read the full press release

IATA sets outs strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement the Kyrgyz Republic

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU sets out a strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It… Read the full press release

Cambria Hotel Plano-Frisco awarded LEED Silver certification

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in partnership with O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC, announced today that the Cambria Hotel Plano-Frisco has been awarded LEED Silver certification. This marks the Cambria Hotels brand’s first property to receive LEED certification. The LEED (Leadership… Read the full press release

Viking River Cruises’ new ship Viking Ra will sail the Nile River on a new Egypt cruisetour in March 2018

All-Suite Viking Ra Will Begin Sailing New Nile River Cruisetour in Spring 2018 Los Angeles, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) today announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that… Read the full press release

Earth Day at San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Environmental leadership is part of our DNA at SFO

“Green Screen” campaign invites public to view and vote on sustainability videos created by staff SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is celebrating Earth Day with a first-ever video contest featuring content created by airport employees to tell stories of how SFO strives to be more environmentally… Read the full press release

At Home with Arts and Crafts exhibition at San Francisco International Airport, April 22 – December 10, 2017

New exhibition features a rich assortment of Arts and Crafts furnishings from the early twentieth century, from Gustav Stickley textiles to Dirk van Erp copper and art pottery by Rookwood and Paul Revere Pottery San Francisco, 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arts and Crafts movement emerged in England in the 1880s and reached… Read the full press release

ANA Holdings Collaborates With Japan Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster (JVAOD) In Building Leadership During Disaster Recovery

Tokyo, Japan, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA HOLDINGS (hereafter “ANA HD”) announces a collaborative program with Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD)*1 to help build leadership in disaster recovery across Japan. The “Disaster Recovery Leader Connect Program” will bring together professionals and experts in earthquake disaster recovery from across Japan to share… Read the full press release

Let The Good Times Roll With VisitScotland’s Easter Offerings

Scotland, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s as Easter custom that has delighted Scots for decades. So ahead of Sunday’s celebrations, VisitScotland is offering some inspiration for finding the perfect spot to let the good times roll this Easter. Arthur’s Seat Probably one of the country’s most famous egg-rolling locations. Every year, families from across… Read the full press release

Scotland’s six forest parks featured in new online guide

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — With one in three visitors to Scotland making a trip to a forest or woodland park during their stay and 42% visiting a country park or garden, VisitScotland is hoping a new partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland will increase visitors to the country’s leafiest corners. Produced in… Read the full press release

Boeing recognized by EPA with a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Chicago, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Boeing will receive the award April 26 in Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release

Embraer establishes the Embraer Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer today ( April 3, 2017 ) announced the establishment of the Embraer Foundation, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Company’s U.S. headquarters. The new foundation is a sister organization to the Brazil-based Embraer Institute (Instituto Embraer), which has led the social investment initiatives of the Company since… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport launches the third HKIA Environmental Recognition Scheme

HONG KONG, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) today (3 April 2017) launched the third HKIA Environmental Recognition Scheme (the Scheme), during which more than 100 tenants at HKIA pledged to help shape HKIA into a green airport. The ceremony was officiated by Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment; Fred… Read the full press release

Airbnb expands Trips to New Zealand with an initial focus on Queenstown

San Francisco, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is making it easier for New Zealanders to share their world with others by expanding beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips, which brings together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet, all into one platform. As the most significant development in Airbnb’s… Read the full press release

Activity-packed week at Zoo Atlanta this Spring Break

Atlanta, USA, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Must-dos at the Zoo this Spring Break; experiences and tips for an activity-packed week at Zoo Atlanta WHO: Animals and humans alike seem to be in unison: Spring has sprung at Zoo Atlanta, and just in time for Spring Break, experiences for people of all ages are now… Read the full press release

Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be featured in six different events on World Heritage Day

Scotland, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time ever, Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites will feature in six different events on World Heritage Day (18 April) as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. At Scotland in Six, Picts will race Romans at the Antonine Wall, knitters will descend… Read the full press release