Air Canada introduces CHOOOSE as its new carbon offset program provider

Option for customers to purchase carbon offsets now integrated seamlessly into the flight booking process through Air Canada’s North America websites MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Sept. 27, 2022) introduced CHOOOSE, a global climate technology company as the airline’s new carbon offset program provider. The option to purchase verified carbon offsets… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray launches Arcadia, a new Farm to Table & Grill concept, leveraging on its latest urban hydroponic farm

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, a member of Jumeirah Group, announced today (26 September 2022) the launch of Arcadia, a unique and interactive experience hosting its urban hydroponic farm and a new dining concept with an array of culinary experiences for food lovers. Set amidst lush greenery and organic… Read the full press release

easyJet launches roadmap to achieve net-zero carbon emission by 2050

Airline launches detailed plan to net-zero carbon emissions within next 30 years, with the ultimate ambition to be flying on zero carbon emission hydrogen planes Six in 10 Brits are excited about the prospect of zero carbon emission aircraft with four in 10 confident of zero emission planes in the next 15 years 82% believe… Read the full press release

Swissport International the only global aviation ground services company to contribute to TIACA’s BlueSky Program

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is a launching partner and the only global aviation ground services company to contribute to the BlueSky Program, the recently launched sustainability verification initiative by TIACA, The International Air Cargo Association. Just a week after announcing far-reaching ESG-targets, Swissport affirms its ambition as the sector… Read the full press release

Wizz Air to strengthen position as one of the world’s most sustainable airlines with plans to acquire 75 Airbus A321neo aircraft

Budapest, Hungary, 2022-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable low-cost airlines, has announced that it has given notice to Airbus to exercise its purchase rights in relation to 75 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The 75 additional A321neo aircraft, most of which are expected to be delivered in 2028-29*, underpins… Read the full press release

SFO becomes the first in the world to earn airport-wide LEED Platinum Certification

Entire airport campus certified using LEED for Cities and Communities framework SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced it has become the first in the world to earn airport-wide certification at the Platinum level under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.1 for Communities… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Aemetis sign SAF Offtake Agreement with Aemetis

Marking another step towards meeting the airline’s 10% SAF usage target by 2030 Hong Kong, China, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announced today (September 20, 2022) the signing of an offtake agreement with Aemetis for the supply of 38 million US gallons of blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to be delivered over… Read the full press release

Ryanair signs MoU with OMV for the supply of 160,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, and OMV, the international integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, have today (14th Sept) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Ryanair airports across Austria, Germany and Romania. While limited production of SAF remains a… Read the full press release

Air Canada signs purchase agreement with Heart Aerospace for 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft

Electric-hybrid aircraft advances carrier’s 2050 net-zero emission goal Battery powered aircraft will have capacity for up to 30 passengers Electric 200 km range extends to 400 km with reserve hybrid architecture Agreement includes equity investment by Air Canada in Heart Aerospace MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Sept. 15, 2022)… Read the full press release

Top 10 Tips from Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort on Viewing Manta Rays

It’s World Manta Day on 17 September   MALE, MALDIVES, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of World Manta Day on 17 September, Lynn Jula Kessler, the marine biologist at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort offers the following advice on viewing the gentle giants. 1. When to go? The manta rays’ migration pattern is dominated… Read the full press release

Swissport to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 42 percent by 2032

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has set extensive goals for the de-carbonization of its operations, waste management and circularity, and for diversity and inclusion among its people. The new ESG agenda will be aligned with its ambitious growth plan and will at the same time support its long-term development… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group and OMV sign MoU for the supply of more than 800,000 tons of SAF

Memorandum of Understanding to supply more than 800,000 tons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the years 2023-2030 Cooperation to include new locations and new SAF production technologies OMV is already supplying SAF at Vienna International Airport to Austrian Airlines Cologne, Germany, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group and the global energy… Read the full press release

easyJet becomes the first low-cost carrier worldwide with a fully IATA IEnvA certified Environmental Management System

London, UK, 2022-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has received IATA IEnvA stage 2 certification, making it the first low-cost carrier worldwide with a fully IATA IEnvA certified Environmental Management System (EMS). This follows its successful completion of the IATA IEnvA Stage 1 implementation, assessment, and certification earlier this year. The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA)… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport launches schools’ eco-garden competition to celebrate 25 years of its Community Trust Fund

Schools invited to bid for £25,000 of funding for a garden, play area or outdoor learning space, with 2nd place prize of £10,000 and 3rd place prize of £5,000 also on offer Airport Trust Fund has given more than £3.5m to local causes over 25 years Competition welcomed by Wythenshawe MP Mike Kane Applications must be made… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport applauds Southwest Airlines for introducing SAF at OAK

OAK is now the third commercial airport in the U.S. to have SAF incorporated in the daily operations of a major airline Oakland, Calif., 2022-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — This month marks the first time that sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be used in the operations of Southwest Airlines® at Oakland International Airport (OAK)…. Read the full press release

Airport Authority Hong Kong publishes its Sustainability Report 2021/22

HONG KONG, 2022-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) releases its Sustainability Report 2021/22 today (31 August 2022), outlining the sustainability performance of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in the fiscal year ending 31 March 2022 along its roadmap to becoming the World’s Greenest Airport. The report marks 10 years of… Read the full press release

Air Canada releases its annual corporate sustainability report

Air Canada Highlights ESG Achievements and Advancements with its Citizens of the World Corporate Sustainability Report (CNW Group/Air Canada) MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada has released the 2021 edition of Citizens of the World, describing how the carrier has advanced a range of sustainability programs despite the impact of COVID-19 on… Read the full press release

TUI Group submits emission reduction targets for airlines, cruise business and hotels to SBTi for validation

Future TUI Group CEO Sebastian Ebel:“I am convinced that the sustainable transformation pays off – for society, for the environment and for business.” TUI targets are comprehensive, science-based and backed up by roadmaps Emission reduction targets for airlines, cruise business and hotels submitted Berlin, Germany, 2022-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Focusing on the reduction… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland takes major step toward making the Oakland Seaport a zero-emissions operation

$2 million renewable energy infrastructure design approved for Oakland Seaport Oakland, Calif., 2022-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland announced today (August 22, 2022) the approval of a $2 million contract for the design of a new, clean energy project at the Oakland Seaport. The project includes electrical infrastructure including solar generation,… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific extends Fly Greener carbon-offset programme to its air cargo services

The programme’s carbon emissions calculator makes offsetting emissions easy and funds Gold Standard carbon-reduction projects with a social component Hong Kong, China, 2022-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is taking the lead in aviation’s sustainability efforts in Asia with the extension of Fly Greener to its air cargo services. Fly Greener is a… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus welcomes IAG’s sustainable aviation fuel deal with Aemetis to power its flights from San Francisco from 2025

Dublin, Ireland, 2022-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Following on from news that renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. announced today (August 22, 2022) that it has agreed a multi-year agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to power Aer Lingus and British Airways flights from San Francisco Airport from 2025,… Read the full press release

IAG partners with Aemetis to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to British Airways and Aer Lingus’ flights from San Francisco Airport

London, UK, 2022-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. has announced a multi-year agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power both British Airways and Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus’ flights from San Francisco Airport from 2025. IAG, parent company of both British Airways… Read the full press release

International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development: Green Destinations certifies Hill stations in India

Mumbai, India, 2022-Aug-22— /Travel PR News/ — Hill stations of India have become highly popular tourist attractions and this has resulted in haphazard development of these destinations. Therefore, implementation of sustainability criteria and practices by the destination management and its stakeholders is inherent for the rejuvenation of the tourism centres. Sensing the need for sustainability… Read the full press release

CDA and AAAE open nominations for the 2022 The Airports Going Green Awards

Chicago, IL, 2022-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airports Going Green Awards were introduced in 2010 to recognize and celebrate leadership in sustainability. Seven individuals received accolades for their achievements in sustainable aviation. Since then, the AGG awards have added categories to be inclusive of people, projects, and partners that all contribute to the… Read the full press release

Booking to top Nairobi attractions made easy by Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2022-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Most popular places to visit in Africa for safaris are East Africa precisely Kenya which offers vast plains and roaming packs of extraordinary beasts and experiences. One can browse from their website comprehensive listings of safaris to Masai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and much more on https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/. Many… Read the full press release

British Airways’ initiative BA Better World Community Fund supported 30+ charities across the UK with £760,000 of funding

In April, British Airways launched a community-based initiative, the BA Better World Community Fund to support projects in communities across the UK Since its launch, the fund has reached more than £760,000 through donations and funding on the airline’s Crowdfunder platform The fund has supported more than 30 projects including providing funding for holiday clubs for children… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to expand awareness on opportunities to improve sustainability of business travel through use of SAF

Launch builds on 2020 program which marked first-in-the-US agreement with corporate partners to reduce business travel emissions through sustainable aviation fuels. SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is taking the next step in advancing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of Alaska’s Ever Green program for improvements in environmental sustainability. Today… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Deloitte to collaborate on the purchase of SAF certificates

SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 11, 2022), Alaska Airlines and Deloitte announced an agreement to advance purchase and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) through Alaska’s new corporate SAF program, part of the company’s Ever Green program to advance environmental sustainability. As a participant in the program, Deloitte will reduce… Read the full press release

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya offers the most romantic lodges and camps in Kenya for a memorable honeymoon

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2022-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — So you have made a decision to get married? Cruzeiro Safaris in Kenya will handle all your safari bookings in Kenya to the most Romantic Lodges and Camp in Kenya. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya has seen a rise to honeymoon bookings in the 4th quarter of 2022 and… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels helps restore koala habitats in Australia through tree planting

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels recently joined hands with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Royal Thai Embassy and the Koala Clancy Foundation in planting 1000 trees to help restore vital koala habitats in regional Australia. The event, in conjunction with National Tree Day, comprised of members of the… Read the full press release