IATA Harnesses Advanced Data Analytics to Enhance Aviation Safety and Sustainability

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled enhanced analytical capabilities within its Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program, utilizing big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to drive improvements in aviation safety, operational efficiency, and sustainability. GADM aggregates data from various sources, including the Incident Data Exchange (IDX) and Flight Data eXchange… Read the full press release

easyJet Teams Up with Collins Aerospace to Enhance Aircraft Operations and Reduce Carbon Emissions

The low-cost carrier becomes the largest operator to roll out Collins GlobalConnectSM (IN SHORT) Low-cost carrier easyJet is partnering with Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, to implement GlobalConnectSM connected aircraft services on over 330 Airbus aircraft in its fleet. This collaboration enhances safety oversight, pilot training, and operational efficiencies for easyJet. GlobalConnect enables insights into… Read the full press release

Accor Launches Global Partnership with Captain Cause, Enabling ALL Members to Donate Loyalty Points to Social and Environmental Causes

(IN SHORT) Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, has extended its partnership with Captain Cause, a mission-driven organization that supports socially and environmentally impactful initiatives. This partnership allows members of Accor’s loyalty program, ALL, to easily utilize their Reward points to support causes aligned with Accor’s focus on Nature, Society, and humanitarian disaster relief. Accor guarantees… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Leadership Changes and Ambitious Goals to Enhance Customer Experience and Reduce Carbon Emissions

(IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines has unveiled executive leadership changes and organizational realignment aimed at supporting the company’s strategic priorities. The changes include elevating Justin Jones to Executive Vice President Operations, where he will lead efforts related to modernization and daily airline operations. Tony Roach will assume the role of Senior Vice President & Chief Customer… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Stargate Project Advances Sustainable Aviation After Two Years

(IN SHORT) The Brussels Airport Stargate project, in collaboration with a consortium of 21 partners, has marked its two-year milestone in pursuing sustainability within aviation. This European Green Deal initiative focuses on practical solutions, such as electric ground handling equipment, the Digital Green Lane for cargo, and encouraging alternative transportation methods for staff. With further… Read the full press release

Experience the Wild: Mara Bushtops Unveils High-Speed Webcam for 24/7 Wildlife Spectacle in Maasai Mara

Mara Bushtops wildlife webcam views with giraffes and antelope

(IN SHORT) Mara Bushtops, a unique safari camp located in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, has launched a new wildlife webcam featuring a natural salt lick that attracts a wide range of wildlife. The webcam provides a permanent live feed of the wildlife activity, including giraffes, warthogs, wildebeests, antelope, and more. The footage can be viewed… Read the full press release

Uzbekistan Airways Adopts SITA Mission Watch for Enhanced Flight Operations Efficiency and Cost Savings

The carrier will deploy next-generation flight tracking technology, SITA Mission Watch (IN SHORT) Uzbekistan Airways has partnered with SITA to implement SITA Mission Watch, a next-generation flight tracking solution that integrates aircraft positions with real-time weather information. By leveraging this technology, the airline aims to achieve greater operational agility and efficiency. The system’s advanced weather… Read the full press release

IHG Announces Eco-Friendly InterContinental Resort in Sabah, Malaysia, Expanding Luxury Portfolio

Stunning new destination resort has sustainability at its heart and marks key milestone in IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle growth in Malaysia (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its latest addition to its Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio with the InterContinental Sabah Kota Kinabalu Resort in partnership with Zhancheng Tourism Development. Set to open in… Read the full press release

UAE Launches “Air-CRAFT” Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Technologies

The consortium, Air-CRAFT, is supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, and comprises eight founding entities: ADNOC, Boeing, Emirates, ENOC Group, Etihad, Honeywell, Khalifa University, Masdar (IN SHORT) In the UAE Year of Sustainability, the “Air-CRAFT” initiative has been launched at the 3rd ICAO Conference on Aviation… Read the full press release

Korean Air and LX Pantos Partner to Promote Sustainable Aviation Fuel Use in Cargo Flights

(IN SHORT) Korean Air has entered into a partnership with global logistics company LX Pantos to expand the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on cargo flights, with the aim of achieving net-zero carbon emissions. This collaboration, formalized through a memorandum of understanding (MOU), underscores the commitment of both companies to reducing greenhouse gas emissions… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Unveils “Nonstop to Net Zero” Sustainability Strategy to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Carrier updates sustainability strategy to focus on carbon, circularity, and collaboration (IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines has announced its updated sustainability strategy, “Nonstop to Net Zero,” with the aim of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and promoting sustainability in air travel. The strategy focuses on three pillars: carbon reduction, circularity, and collaboration. Key goals… Read the full press release

Oman Air Cargo Enhances Fleet with Fuel-Efficient Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighter

(IN SHORT) Oman Air Cargo has taken delivery of its first dedicated cargo aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighter (BCF). This fuel-efficient aircraft offers up to 20 percent lower fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions per tonne compared to previous standard-body freighters. With a cargo capacity of up to 23.9 tonnes and a range of… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels’ Outstanding Commitment to Conservation and Innovation Recognized at Prestigious Hospitality Awards

(IN SHORT) The article highlights Minor Hotels’ exceptional achievements in the hospitality industry, particularly in the areas of conservation, innovation, and its commitment to people. The company has received recognition and awards for its efforts to promote sustainable tourism, protect the environment, and provide outstanding guest experiences. These accolades reflect Minor Hotels’ dedication to making… Read the full press release

Weeva Unveils Innovative AI Integration for Sustainable Travel Management at Phocuswright Conference

Phocuswright - CTO James Lever launches Weeva AI

(IN SHORT) Weeva, a leading sustainability management platform for travel and tourism businesses, announced the integration of generative AI capabilities at the Phocuswright Conference. The new AI features will guide businesses in their sustainability efforts, analyzing data and identifying opportunities for progress. Weeva aims to help companies meet the growing demand for sustainable options in… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and Scoot Aim to Replace 5% of Fuel with Sustainable Aviation Fuels by 2030

(IN SHORT) Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scoot, both part of the SIA Group portfolio, have set a target to replace 5% of their total fuel requirements with sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) by 2030. SAF has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional jet fuel, aligning with the SIA Group’s… Read the full press release

Gloria Fluxà Appointed Vice-Chair of WTTC and Chair of Sustainability Committee, Taking the Helm from Darrell Wade

(IN SHORT) The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has named Gloria Fluxà, Vice-Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer of Iberostar Group, as its new Vice-Chair and Chair of the Sustainability Committee, succeeding Darrell Wade, Intrepid Group Co-founder and Chairman. Gloria Fluxà, who has held the position of Vice-Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer at Iberostar Group… Read the full press release

Guanajuato, Mexico: Year-Round Summer Adventures Await Travelers

(IN SHORT) Guanajuato, a state in Mexico, offers a wide range of summer activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. From wine tasting in its lush vineyards to exploring historic mines, visiting unique museums, enjoying outdoor adventures like white-water rafting, and relaxing on a man-made beach, Guanajuato provides an array of experiences. Travelers can… Read the full press release

PATA and ICCA Forge Partnership to Boost Business Travel and Sustainability in Asia Pacific

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in promoting responsible and sustainable growth within the travel and tourism industry, both regionally and globally. The agreement, signed during the 62nd ICCA Congress hosted by the Thailand… Read the full press release

Embark on an Unforgettable Kenyan Adventure in 2024 with Cruzeiro Safaris

(IN SHORT) Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya, a premier tour and safari company with over 20 years of experience, is offering a wide range of attractions, tours, and safaris in Kenya for 2024. Travelers can explore the diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultures of Kenya through top-notch booking services. The company’s experienced guides ensure unforgettable experiences, whether it’s… Read the full press release

Weeva Receives Global Responsible Tourism Award for Leading Climate Change Initiatives in Travel Industry

(IN SHORT) Weeva, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform focused on sustainability in the travel and tourism industry, has been awarded the global Responsible Tourism Award for “Addressing Climate Change.” The award recognizes Weeva’s commitment to sustainability and its efforts to help businesses in the travel sector address climate change through sustainable practices. (PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, United Kingdom,… Read the full press release

Maldives Promotes Sustainability and Atoll Diversity at Exclusive Media Meet During WTM London 2023

(IN SHORT) The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) hosted a highly-anticipated Maldives Media Meet at WTM London 2023. The event, led by CEO Thoyyib Mohamed, emphasized sustainability and the Maldives’ five-year marketing journey. Thoyyib highlighted the transformative shift in the country’s tourism sector and its alignment with the Maldives Fifth Tourism Master Plan… Read the full press release

Emirates Begins Operating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Flights in Dubai

(IN SHORT) Emirates has commenced the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell Aviation for its flights departing from Dubai International Airport (DXB). Shell has provided 315,000 gallons of blended SAF to Emirates, enabling the airline to power several flights using this eco-friendly fuel. The blended SAF consists of a 40% neat SAF… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport Joins Heart Aerospace Advisory Board to Drive Sustainable Aircraft Innovation

(IN SHORT) Auckland Airport has announced its partnership with Swedish electric airplane manufacturer Heart Aerospace by joining the company’s advisory board. The collaboration aims to advance innovation in sustainable aircraft, particularly focusing on Heart Aerospace’s ES-30, a 30-seat electric hybrid aircraft designed for short journeys with a rapid 30-minute recharge time. Auckland Airport will provide… Read the full press release

Khiri Reach Receives 2023 Skal Sustainable Tourism Award for 16 Years of Community and Environmental Initiatives in Asia

Khiri Reach, the 16-year old charitable arm of Khiri Travel, wins in the Tour Operator-Travel Agent category   (IN SHORT) Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of Khiri Travel in Southeast Asia, has been awarded the 2023 Skal Sustainable Tourism Award in the tour operator category. The award recognizes Khiri Reach’s 16 years of community and… Read the full press release

7th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in La Rioja, Spain to Explore Sustainable Future and Innovation in Wine Tourism

(IN SHORT) The 7th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism, set to take place in La Rioja, Spain, from November 22-24, 2023, will focus on the future of sustainable wine tourism. Co-organized by UNWTO, the Government of La Rioja, and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the conference will address key themes… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Partners with USA BioEnergy for 680 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Carrier establishes long-term strategic relationship with SAF producer (IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines has entered into a significant offtake agreement with USA BioEnergy for up to 680 million gallons of neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Over a 20-year term, once blended with conventional jet fuel, this SAF could yield the equivalent of 2.59 billion gallons of… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Set to Host AAPA’s 67th Assembly of Presidents, Focusing on Sustainable Air Transport Growth in Asia Pacific

(IN SHORT) Singapore Airlines (SIA) will host the 67th edition of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents on November 9 and 10, 2023, at Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The AAPA consists of 14 member airlines and serves as the trade association for scheduled international carriers in the Asia Pacific region. The… Read the full press release

UNWTO and PATA Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Asia-Pacific Region

(IN SHORT) The 17th edition of the UNWTO-PATA Forum, held in Guilin, China, from October 26 to 27, 2023, reaffirmed the partnership between the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to guide the sustainable development of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum, organized with co-hosts including the… Read the full press release

Randalstown Wins Top Honors at 2023 Best Kept Awards NI for Environmental Excellence

(IN SHORT) Randalstown, a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has been recognized as the Overall Best Kept City, Town, or Village in Northern Ireland, as well as receiving the Best Kept Small Town Award at the 2023 Best Kept Awards NI ceremony held at Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey on October 18. Organized by the Northern… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield Airport Earns Level 3 Carbon Accreditation, Demonstrating Commitment to Sustainability

(IN SHORT) Halifax Stanfield Airport has achieved Level 3 – Optimization accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program, recognizing its commitment to sustainability and carbon reduction. This accreditation signifies the airport’s dedication to managing and reducing CO2 emissions and engaging stakeholders in addressing climate change within the global airport industry. (PRESS… Read the full press release