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

Marriott International announces the opening of Element Me’aisam in Dubai

Located in Dubai Production City, Element Me’aisam Offers Dubai its first Sustainable and Wellness-Driven Designed Hotel DUBAI, UAE, 2018-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today announced the debut of Element Hotels in the Middle East and Africa with the opening of Element Me’aisam in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).  Owned and developed by Dubai… Read the full press release

AccorHotels rolls-out new range of non-chemically bleached bed linen and towels

Reduced environmental footprint 42% reduction in CO2 emissions and 48% reduction in average water consumption for towels and bathrobes** 88% reduction in volume of chemicals used in textile finishing 20%* longer life for towels and bathrobes = impact reduced by 9 to 16%** Unprecedented approach for a global hotel group. Target: roll-out in more than… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport awarded the carbon-neutral accreditation by Airport Council International

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Another major international environmental award has been received by Budapest Airport: ACI (Airports Council International) confirmed that Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport achieved the so-called “carbon-neutral” accreditation. The accreditation program launched by ACI has found that the operation of Budapest Airport maintains a balance of energy consumption and… Read the full press release

Airbnb launches an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe

San Francisco, CA, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (APRIL 17 2018), Airbnb launched the Office of Healthy Tourism, an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe. Along with the launch of the Office, Airbnb is also releasing data that shows the benefits of healthy tourism… Read the full press release

Guide me UA welcomes guests of the UEFA Champions League Final 2018

Olimpiyskiy stadium kiev

Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel agency Guide me UA takes the responsibility to show the capital of Ukraine to the UEFA guests. The UEFA Champions League Final will be held in Kiev on Saturday, May 26. Kiev is in the center of Ukraine; it is about 2000 kilometers from London… Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong recognized HKIA’s business partners and tenants with awards for their exceptional efforts in waste management

HONG KONG, 2018-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The third Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Environmental Management Recognition Scheme, held by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) to acknowledge strong environmental performance by HKIA’s business partners and tenants, came to a successful close today as a total of 102 business partners and tenants were presented with awards… Read the full press release

Airport Sheremetyevo unveils the results of “Natural decor in interiors of passenger terminals” project on the International Earth Day

Airport Sheremetyevo presented the results of the project “Natural decor in interiors of passenger terminals” on the International Earth Day. The passengers’ experience was enhanced with “green” decorative installations created with the use of natural plants and materials. MOSCOW, Russia, 2018-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The decoration concept of the terminals represents a “green labyrinth” of stylistically connected natural art installations. Guests are… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways the first Japanese airline to sign the “Buckingham Palace Declaration” on the illegal trade in wildlife

TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), became the first Japanese airline that has signed the United for Wildlife (UFW) “Buckingham Palace Declaration”(*1) on the illegal trade in wildlife on March 13, 2018. Total 48 airlines, as well as a number of other aviation stakeholders have signed up to the declaration,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality to take part in World Wide Fund for Nature’s Earth Hour

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Earth Hour 2018 – candlelit hotels, regional culinary offerings and a dance floor that generates its own energy On 24 March 2018, millions of people across the world will again be going “lights out” for 60 minutes as they take part in the World Wide… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai announces an evening-long candlelit events and environmental initiatives this Earth Hour

An evening-long celebration of candles, community and connection Hoi An, Vietnam, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This Earth Hour, discover the many shades of green at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam: a living, breathing ode to Mother Nature from its 4,500 palm trees – 80 percent of the Resort is tropical gardens… Read the full press release

London Gatwick launches a nationwide competition for secondary schools

Gatwick invites schools nationwide to submit their best energy saving ideas Students have opportunity to achieve a CREST Bronze Award in conjunction with competition Winning team to receive behind the scenes tour of the airport  LONDON, 2018-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick is launching a nationwide competition for secondary schools via its ‘Learn… Read the full press release

Ryanair commits to ambitious future environmental targets with its new Environmental Policy

Ryanair commits to ambitious future environmental targets with its new Environmental Policy Airline Offers Customers Voluntary Co2 Offsets Funds Raised To Support Climate Change Projects DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s greenest airline, today (7 Mar) launched a new Environmental Policy, which commits to ambitious future environmental targets building on impressive achievements to… Read the full press release

Eagle Creek to donate packH2O water pack to people in Puerto Rico through its annual “Buy a Bag, Change a Life” campaign

Eagle Creek to donate packH2O water pack to people in Puerto Rico through its annual “Buy a Bag, Change a Life” campaign For every duffel, backpack or luggage purchased on eaglecreek.com during the month of March, a packH2O water backpack will be purchased to make water more accessible to a family in need* San Diego, CA, 2018-Mar-07… Read the full press release

Eagle Creek announces the promotion of Dan Funk to Retail Merchandising Manager

Eagle Creek announces the promotion of Dan Funk to Retail Merchandising Manager San Diego, Ca., 2018-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Eagle Creek is proud to announce they have promoted Dan Funk to Retail Merchandising Manager. In his new position, Funk will be responsible for driving the global strategy and execution of Eagle Creek’s environmental… Read the full press release

CDA awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant funding by the U.S. EPA

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it has been awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The DERA grant will enable the CDA and United Airlines to invest a total of $1.43 million to… Read the full press release

Stagecoach supports Greener Journeys national campaign to clean Britain’s air

Stagecoach Policy Development Director Liz Esnouf pledges her support for modern, clean buses in the fight for clean air Official guidance directs local councils to be lenient on biggest polluters and penalise buses instead PERTH, Scotland, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has called for buses to be put at the heart of the UK’s… Read the full press release

London City Airport removes plastic straws from its food and drink outlets

LONDON, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Plastic straws are no longer available in any of London City Airport’s food and drink outlets, and have been replaced with biodegradable paper straws, which will be provided upon request. The decision to remove plastic straws from the airport comes following heightened awareness of the waste impact of… Read the full press release

IHG releases 2018 Trends Report: The Provenance Chain

IHG releases 2018 Trends Report: The Provenance Chain   Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Provenance is the foundation for enduring brand success and has become more important than ever for organisations wanting to succeed in today’s complex consumer environment. That is the finding of the 2018 Trends Report published today by IHG®… Read the full press release

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