Bristol Airport installs ‘bee bed and breakfast’ to enhance biodiversity on and around the site

BRISTOL, UK, 2016-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A ‘bee bed and breakfast’ has been installed at Bristol Airport as part of a programme to enhance biodiversity on and around the site. Located in a meadow between the Long Stay car park and nearby Downside Road, the specially designed habitat aims to encourage pollinators by providing… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport energy-management program honored as an Environmental Leader Project of the Year

ATL receives multiple awards for energy and conservation efforts ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A comprehensive energy-management program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was recently honored as an Environmental Leader Project of the Year. In addition, ATL’s efforts at energy conservation in three of the Airport’s facilities garnered the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches neZEH e-toolkit to support hotels in Europe to comply with nearly-Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) regulations

The nearly-Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) e-toolkit, which is available online at: www.nezeh.eu assesses the energy performance of hotels and proposes measures to improve efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy sources towards nearly-zero consumption. The toolkit is the outcome of a three-year long project funded by the European Union. MADRID SPAIN, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flies with Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel made from sustainable U.S. corn

Alaska’s biofuel-powered flights demonstrate new, scalable aviation fuel alternative SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The skies are a little greener today after two Alaska Airlines jets departed the Emerald City fueled by the first alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) made from sustainable U.S. corn. The two Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) flights departed today with Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:… Read the full press release

Hilton Coylumbridge reduces its carbon footprint with £387.8K investment for new Biomass Energy Centre

Hilton Coylumbridge Announces Completion of Bespoke Biomass System to Provide Sustainable Energy for the 60-Acre Hotel Located in the Cairngorms National Park COYLUMBIRDGE, U.K., 2016-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ —  Hilton Coylumbridge has invested £387.8K in building a new Biomass Energy Centre to replace the previously existing oil fired boilers and reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint…. Read the full press release

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo presents “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” from May 27 through Sept. 5

Washington, D.C., 2016-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On exhibit for the first time in the Washington, D.C. region, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo presents “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” from May 27 through Sept. 5. Made completely of plastic debris collected from beaches, the colorful and dramatic sculptures of marine animals represent the more than… Read the full press release

Earth Day: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reaffirms its commitment and efforts toward environmental stewardship

Washington DC, 2016-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In recognition of this year’s Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today reaffirms its commitment and efforts toward environmental stewardship. The cruise industry takes seriously its great responsibility to preserve and protect the environment, which is fundamental to the industry and essential to providing enjoyable travel experiences… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association and the Reef-World Foundation announce new organisational partnership

Partnership to strengthen focus on marine tourism in the Asia Pacific Region BANGKOK, 2016-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Reef-World Foundation(Reef-World) have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the positive impacts that their mutual support and endorsement can have in the areas of marine conservation and in the sustainable development of… Read the full press release

Earth Day: HMSHost to contribute portion of sales from natural dark chocolate bars to an environmental cause

HMSHost Offers Travelers a Delicious Way to Offset Carbon Bethesda, MD, 2016-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — In the spirit of Earth Day and beyond, global restaurateur HMSHost is offering travelers a delicious way to help offset carbon emissions through the month of April. At select HMSHost airport and motorway locations across the United States, travelers… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways signs pledge to drive development and commercialisation of sustainable aviation biofuels

Airline signs industry sustainable pledge to develop biofuel DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has signed a pledge to support the airline industry’s commitment to sustainable aviation fuels.  As a member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG), a world-leading environmental research programme, the pledge unites Qatar’s national airline with industry… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announces two projects as part of their sustainability efforts

Partners needed for two major projects ATLANTA, 2016-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of their ongoing efforts to create the most sustainable airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials today publicized two projects currently out to bid. “We plan to augment our sustainability program and incorporate it into everything we do… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport appoints world-leading carbon expert to become the UK’s leading low carbon airport by 2025

Carbon expert to identify hidden environmental costs of construction Financial incentives to encourage use of electric vehicles on the airfield Gatwick’s environmental footprint ‘same as early 90s’ despite passenger numbers doubling GATWICK, UK, 2016-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport – which already aims to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2020 – has… Read the full press release

easyJet unveils plans for revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft

Airline aims to trial technology in 2016 LUTON, England, 2016-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its strategy of reducing its passengers’ carbon footprint easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has unveiled plans for a revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft which could save around 50,000 tonnes of fuel and the associated CO2… Read the full press release

SAS invests in more climate-friendly aviation; takes part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL

SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft fuel. This will make OSL the first international airport where biofuel is available on a regular basis. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS… Read the full press release

Over 135 more chargers for at least another 260 electric vehicles to be installed at Heathrow

Progress reports against Heathrow’s 2015 ‘blueprint’ commitments to reduce airport noise, emissions and traffic are published today CEO signals even more ambitious plans for Heathrow to be environmentally responsible LONDON, 2016-1-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The go-ahead to install over 135 more chargers for at least another 260 electric vehicles has been given today… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines, the Port of Seattle and Boeing partner to power all flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel

Biofuel use for all Sea-Tac flights to reduce carbon emissions and support aviation biofuel development in Pacific Northwest SEATTLE, 2015-12-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines [NYSE:ALK], the Port of Seattle and Boeing [NYSE:BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association achieves Bronze Benchmarked Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck

BANGKOK, 2015-11-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In an important milestone, the Headquarters of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) located in Bangkok, Thailand, has achieved Bronze Benchmarked Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry. The official certificate handover ceremony will take place during the PATAcademy-HCD Workshop on… Read the full press release

Hilton Paris Opera est le premier hôtel d’Europe partenaire de Clean the World

Hilton étend son partenariat avec Clean the World pour apporter un programme de recyclage novateur en Europe dans le but de soutenir les communautés dans le besoin PARIS, 2015-10-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Pour célébrer aujourd’hui la journée du lavage des mains, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) et Clean the World annonce que le Hilton Paris Opera est… Read the full press release

National Geographic photojournalist Robert H. Miller will give Airports Going Green conference keynote address on Tuesday, October 27

CHICAGO, 2015-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Going Green is pleased to announce that renowned National Geographic photojournalist and author Robert H. Miller will give the conference keynote address on Tuesday, October 27. Miller’s award-winning work has captured in words and photos the heroism, pain, determination, suffering, faith, and spirit of veterans. His two… Read the full press release

10 Million Better campaign to monitor and scale up social and environmental benefits from travel and tourism launched at Travel and Tourism Collective Impact Summit in Portland

PORTLAND, Oregon, 2015-9-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The industry-wide 10 Million Better campaign to monitor and scale up social and environmental benefits from travel and tourism was officially launched at the Travel and Tourism Collective Impact Summit in Portland, Oregon this week. Spearheaded by the NGO Sustainable Travel International, the campaign convenes industry leaders worldwide around the… Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network will host first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Oct.10

Seattle, WA, 2015-9-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Youth Climate Action Network will host first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Oct.10 WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) will host the first annual Youth Climate Action Summit on Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m…. Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Georgia Power celebrate the latest energy efficiency upgrades at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport

Airport adds 16,000 new LED runway lights as part of sustainability efforts; first in the world to have all LED fixture airfield ATLANTA, 2015-9-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials and Georgia Power leadership celebrated the completion of the latest energy efficiency upgrades at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport. At a… Read the full press release

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds thousands of LED runway lights as part of sustainability efforts

Airport adds thousands of LED runway lights as part of sustainability efforts; first in the world to have a total LED fixture airfield ATLANTA, 2015-9-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials will receive a $45,901 rebate check from Georgia Power for energy efficiency efforts as part of the utility company’s Commercial Energy… Read the full press release

Philippines: SM Prime’s premier beach resort Hamilo Coast conferred the Bronze Benchmarked status through EarthCheck

PHILIPPINES, 2015-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — In an important milestone, Hamilo Coast, SM Prime’s premier beach resort community in Nasugbu, Batangas was recently conferred the Bronze Benchmarked status through EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Hamilo Coast’s operations and sustainability programs were quantitatively evaluated and appraised… Read the full press release

BlueIndy to install its Bolloré electric Bluecars at Indianapolis International Airport

BlueIndy to install approximately 20 car spaces on IND property this fall INDIANAPOLIS, 2015-8-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) will join the list of locations offering customers a new, innovative and sustainable way to travel this fall. BlueIndy is installing its Bolloré electric Bluecars, in the largest U.S. rollout of plug-in… Read the full press release

Ampliación del acuerdo con Endesa: todos los hoteles y sedes de Meliá en España utilizarán energía eléctrica 100% renovable hasta 2016

Endesa y Meliá amplían el acuerdo por el que Endesa suministra energía eléctrica procedente exclusivamente de fuentes renovables como la solar, la eólica y la hidráulica El acuerdo incluye los 204 puntos de suministro eléctrico de los establecimientos que Melia Hotels International gestiona en España, profundizando en su compromiso con la eficiencia energética y el… Read the full press release

Sunwing Travel Group: CHIC Punta Cana by Royalton Luxury Resorts reduces its carbon footprint with the installation of One Link Global ECA Technology and Green Chemical program

Dominican Republic, 2015-7-23 — /Travel PR News/ — CHIC Punta Cana by Royalton Luxury Resorts has just completed the installation of a new Electro-Chemical-Activation (ECA) Technology and complete Green Chemical program for Housekeeping and Kitchens. The first of its kind ever to be put into operation in the Dominican Republic, the new One Link Global eco-friendly cleaning… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Shenzhen Hotel hosted ‘Our Ocean We Protect’ Beachside Trash Collecting Event in Da Mei Sha, Shenzhen

HONG KONG, 2015-6-12 — /Travel PR News/ — On Sunday, June 7, 2015, Marco Polo Shenzhen Hotel hosted ‘Our Ocean We Protect’ Beachside Trash Collecting Event in Da Mei Sha, Shenzhen. Hotel’s 30 volunteers with their kids joined this event to help remove trash as much as possible before it reaches the ocean. Every year,… Read the full press release

Qantas reinvigorates its Fly Carbon Neutral program with the launch of new sustainability initiatives

New South Wales, AUSTRALIA, 2015-6-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will offset the carbon emissions of all domestic flights today as the national carrier launches a series of new sustainability initiatives. To mark World Environment Day, Qantas is reinvigorating its Fly Carbon Neutral program, which gives customers the option of paying a small amount to offset the emissions… Read the full press release

Materials from the old KLM World Business Class recycled by students of the Design Academy Eindhoven

Amstelveen, 2015-6-1 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced its new World Business Class (WBC) interior in 2013. Various materials from the old KLM WBC have now been recycled by students of the Design Academy Eindhoven, who used them to create new travel items. Seats, carpeting, seatbelts, TV screens – these materials and others… Read the full press release