Norwegian named as the most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) unveils 2017 findings Crowning Norwegian as the undefeated Leader LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) today (Sep 12, 2018) released its white paper analysing the fuel efficiency of the 20 leading airlines on routes between Europe and the United… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to host the “Aviation Climate Action Accelerator” event at Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

Airport convenes “Aviation Climate Action Accelerator” to lead carbon reduction in air transportation SAN FRANCISCO, California, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced an event for aviation industry partners and delegates during the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The “Aviation Climate Action Accelerator”, to be held on Friday,… Read the full press release

British Airways Carbon Fund helped with the refurbishment of former janitor’s house in Renfrewshire town

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A former janitor’s house, which had lain empty and derelict for seven years, has undergone a six-figure refurbishment and is now providing much needed community space in a Renfrewshire town, thanks partly to British Airways. The building, which provides after school care and is operated by the social enterprise… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines partner with Neste as part of its efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels

Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport announces landmark agreement for the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

First-ever memorandum linking airlines and fuel providers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions San Francisco, CA, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — As San Francisco prepares to host the Global Climate Action Summit, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (September 5, 2018) announced a landmark agreement for the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), a… Read the full press release

Energy Crop Solutions and Andrew Swift win Heathrow’s first ever Sustainable Innovation Prizes

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Essex based start-up Energy Crop Solutions and local resident Andrew Swift have won Heathrow’s first ever Sustainable Innovation Prizes. Beating other applications from SMEs across the UK and airport workers, the winners were judged as the best solutions which could solve some of the sustainability challenges facing airports… Read the full press release

The 11th PATAcademy-HCD ‘Going Green how to run a sustainable resort’ to take place in Langkawi, Malaysia in December

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The 11th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Going Green how to run a sustainable resort’, is set to take place at the award-winning Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa (FLGK) in Langkawi, Malaysia on December 11-13, 2018. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the latest programme focuses on… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes the return of a herd of grazing animals to O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/23/2018) welcomed the return of a herd of grazing animals to manage natural vegetation at one of the world’s busiest airports.  The grazing herd—comprised of a mix of 30 goats, sheep, and a donkey named Jackson—will be on hand at O’Hare International… Read the full press release

Placer County Superior Court ruled in favor of Squaw Valley Redevelopment Project

Decision marks second consecutive ruling in favor of the project, rejecting Sierra Watch’s allegations of Brown Act and California Environmental Quality Act violations Olympic Valley, Calif., 2018-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Placer County Superior Court Judge Michael W. Jones has ruled in favor of Squaw Valley Real Estate and Placer County in the second… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand announces new initiative aiming to cut tourism-related waste by up to 50 per cent by 2020

New collaboration targets 50 per cent reduction in plastic waste from tourism by 2020 Bangkok, 2018-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is enhancing its ongoing responsible tourism strategy by announcing a new ‘Travel Thailand in Style, Reduce Plastic Waste‘ collaboration initiative with various stakeholders in a bid to cut tourism-related… Read the full press release

BASF and Lufthansa start In-Service-Evaluation of new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius

Lufthansa and BASF start the In-Service-Evaluation of Kerojet® Aquarius – an innovative water scavenger for jet fuels COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — BASF and Lufthansa have successfully started the In-Service-Evaluation (ISE) for BASF’s new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius. The ISE marks an important step in the commercialization for… Read the full press release

PATA announces partnership with The Travel Corporation to address food waste in tourism

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC) to address food waste in tourism. As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) Initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help raise awareness of food waste in the travel… Read the full press release

Airports Going Green 2018 extends deadline for Sustainability Award Nominations

Airports Going Green 2018 Call for Sustainability Award Nominations Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Each year, the Airports Going Green (AGG) conference recognizes and celebrates sustainability in the aviation industry. As the 2018 AGG conference approaches, the nomination period for this year’s awards is open, and has been extended through August 6,… Read the full press release

FCCA Foundation Environmental Poster Competition awards $30,000 to children and schools in the Caribbean and Latin America

Miramar, FL, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The FCCA Foundation has again rewarded the efforts of students and schools throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, with nearly $30,000 awarded to children and schools from 17 destinations participating in the annual FCCA Foundation Environmental Poster Competition. “I cannot be prouder to benefit the talented and dedicated… Read the full press release

Myanmar Shalom Offers FAM Trip to Magical Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Myanmar has recently opened its doors to the world after decades of isolation and now is the time to explore this Magical country.  We have created unique FAM Trip (21st  – 30th September) for Travel Agents/Tour Operators/DMC/Tour Leaders and also first time travelers to Myanmar. With a focus… Read the full press release

CDA releases findings confirming no evidence of health risks in connection with the Residential Sound Insulation Program window

Independent testing finds screens as source of odors; CDA will develop a mitigation solution for homes affected by odorous windows  Chicago, IL, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today released findings by two independent experts that confirm there is no evidence of health risks in connection with the Residential Sound… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong announces more than HK$9.8 million granted from the Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund and Fisheries Enhancement Fund to eight projects

HONG KONG, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced today (23 July 2018) that more than HK$9.8 million in total has been granted from the Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund (MEEF) and Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF) to eight projects for a 12-month period with effect from 1 July 2018 to 30… Read the full press release

LUX* Resorts & Hotels announces further sustainable tourism developments in the Maldives

Belle Mare, Mauritius, 2018-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — LUX* Resorts & Hotels is set to significantly boost its green footprint, Travel Gold Life and Green Globe certifications with further sustainable tourism developments announced in the Maldives, following their Australian Roadshow 9-20 July. The new initiatives build on the brand’s global Tread Lightly program which targets a carbon… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces worldwide plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks

Hyatt hotels worldwide plan to eliminate plastic straws and drink picks CHICAGO, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 9, 2018)  announced Hyatt hotels around the world plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks. After Sept. 1, 2018, straws and picks will be available on request only, and eco-friendly… Read the full press release

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for the replacement Terminal 1

Roadway and Airfield Improvements to Enhance Flow of Passengers, Vehicles, Airplanes SAN DIEGO, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority today ( July 9, 2018) released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for its Airport Development Plan (ADP), the centerpiece of which is the replacement of the 51-year-old Terminal 1…. Read the full press release

Bristol Airport’s carbon management recognised with Level 2 accreditation

Bristol Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have been recognised with accreditation at the second of four levels in a global industry programme. Bristol, UK, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent, voluntary programme which certifies airports at four different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management… Read the full press release

Visby Airport now secured its position as one of the most climate-smart in the world

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In mid-June, Swedavia’s operations at Visby Airport became entirely fossil-free. Following years of focused work, which includes electrification of its vehicles, a switch in fuels and implementation of efficiency measures, the airport has now secured its position as one of the most climate-smart in the world. The transport… Read the full press release

Gatwick becomes the first airport to achieve a Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation from the Carbon Trust

Airport also recertified as a Carbon Neutral airport today Initiatives include installing 100% energy efficient LED lights on the runway, saving a million litres of water in car washes and introducing incentives for quieter aircraft All empty coffee cups and plastic bottles also sent for specialist recycling GATWICK, UK, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises reveals some of the key environment-friendly features on MSC Seaview

MSC Seaview to receive RINA’s GREEN STAR 3, the latest and most comprehensive of such notations, as she features some of the most modern and advanced environment-friendly maritime technology at sea Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — With just a few days to go until MSC Seaview comes into service, excitement is reaching an all-time… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to use alternative jet fuel to fly its new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 aircraft home to Hong Kong

Airline committed to achieving goal of carbon neutral growth from 2020 HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is underscoring its strong commitment to eco-efficiency by planning to use a blend of alternative jet fuel to fly its new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 aircraft home to Hong Kong. The airline has 20 of… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality and atmosfair to set up a second self-sufficient water treatment plant in the Egyptian desert

Deutsche Hospitality joins forces with atmosfair to fund a second solar-powered water treatment plant Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — 10,000 people in Asmant to the South-West of Cairo have been enjoying access to clean drinking water with effect from this month following a cooperative project between Deutsche Hospitality and the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airline takes next step in its sustainability journey and goal of reducing inflight waste through partnership with Lonely Whale

SEATTLE, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Lonely Whale today announced the airlines’ initiative to replace single-use, non-recyclable, plastic stir straws and citrus picks with sustainable alternatives in its airport lounges and on all domestic and international commercial flights starting July 16, 2018. The initiative is one of many in Alaska Airlines’ push for… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Hub Munich certified with the international standard ISO 14001 for environmental management systems

First EMAS validation and ISO 14001 certification  Premium claim also comprises environment and sustainability MUNICH, Germany, 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Hub Munich has been successfully validated for the first time according to the demanding European environmental regulation EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and certified with the international standard ISO 14001 for environmental… Read the full press release

New Zealand: Big Bird visits Wellington’s Zealandia Eco-sanctuary

Big Bird was joined by some special friends when he visit Zealand Eco-Sanctuary in Wellington, New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Birds of a feather flock together so it wasn’t so surprising when television’s much-loved Big Bird flew in (practically incognito) on a visit to meet some of New Zealand’s unique… Read the full press release

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa provides guests a unique, meaningful and mindful travel experience through new program

Maui Waterman (and Women) Reimagine ‘Beach Clean Up’ as Coveted Ocean Adventures Resort’s New Program Underscores How Travelers Increasingly Consider Giving Back as Important to their Well-being, According to New Global Survey Ka’anapali Beach, Maui, 2018-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Following on the heels of Earth Day, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa today… Read the full press release