PNBAA Webinar Spotlight: Promoting Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Challenges Facing Wider Usage in U.S. Aviation Industry

Washington, DC, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A recent webinar sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) highlighted efforts to promote sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), as well as the challenges facing wider usage in the U.S. aviation industry. The industry envisions producing 3 billion gallons of domestic SAF by 2030, and 35… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises Launches New Global Brand Campaign: ‘Discover the Future of Cruising’ Showcasing Commitment to Sustainability

MSC Cruises launches its new global brand campaign – “Discover the future of cruising” – to be rolled-out in over 30 markets, and which highlights the brand’s long-standing and unwavering commitment to sustainability Filmed on board MSC World Europa, the most environmentally advanced ship to date within the MSC Cruises fleet, the campaign zeroes in… Read the full press release

KLM Group Commits to 30% CO2 Emissions Reduction by 2030 with Approval from Science Based Targets Initiative

Together with Air France-KLM and Air France, the KLM Group commits to reducing its CO2 emissions by 30% per revenue tonne kilometre (RTK) by 2030, compared to base year 2019; The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved that – in compliance with the Paris Agreement – the emission reduction target for 2030 adheres to the… Read the full press release

Wizz Air Reports Record Low Carbon Emissions for 2022 with 15.4% Reduction Compared to Previous Year

Wizz Air adds four new routes from North Macedonia to Italy, Germany and Denmark

Budapest, Hungary, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally*, reports that its average carbon emissions for 2022 amounted to 55.2 grams per passenger/km, 15.4% lower than in 2021. This represents its lowest ever annual carbon intensity result recorded in one calendar year. Wizz Air operates the… Read the full press release

Allegiant Travel Company releases 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

Committed to becoming a more sustainable travel provider, Allegiant made investments in several ESG areas LAS VEGAS, NV, 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, a comprehensive publication that details the company’s efforts to reduce its climate impact and enhance the… Read the full press release

TUI Care Foundation tracks sea turtles’ journey across the Mediterranean with GPS satellite device

TUI TURTLE AID SATELLITE DEVICE TRACKS SEA TURTLES’ JOURNEY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA Sea turtle transmitter tracking provides vital information for migration routes and safeguarding turtles Initiative is part of the TUI Turtle Aid programme, which protects endangered sea turtles in tourism destinations Berlin, Germany, 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Sea turtles cover extraordinary… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport Implements Tougher Environmental Tariffs to Encourage Use of Quieter, Low Emission Aircraft

Share of aircraft in the loudest categories three times lower since 2016 Airport charges rise due to high inflation Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport’s new airport tariffs have been set for the next five years: the loudest aircraft will pay up to 20 times more than the quietest from April… Read the full press release

Hilton receives recognitions from S&P Global and EcoVadis

Global hospitality leader recognized among 100th percentile, marking sixth consecutive year on Dow Jones Sustainability Indices while achieving its first Gold Medal designation by EcoVadis MCLEAN, Va., 2022-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has once again been recognized for its global leadership in sustainability, earning inclusion on both the World and North America Dow Jones… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport recognized with multiple awards and honorable mentions from Airports Going Green®

Airport recognized at annual Airports Going Green® conference SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) received multiple awards and honorable mentions from Airports Going Green® (AGG), the aviation industry’s leading forum on sustainability led by the Chicago Department of Aviation and co-hosted by the American Association of… Read the full press release

Project NAPKIN: UK aviation consortium publishes comprehensive study on potential of a carbon free future for UK domestic aviation by 2040

UK can be a global leader in the hydrogen economy but a national hydrogen strategy will be fundamental to meeting future supply, distribution and cost challenges for aviation London, UK, 2022-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Within the next 20 years, passengers could be flying between all regions of the UK on planes which emit… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises’ celebrates delivery of MSC World Europa, the first cruise ship to feature fuel cell technology powered by LNG

Delivery ceremony of MSC Cruises’ newest flagship took place today at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire; MSC World Europa represents the most environmentally high-performing cruise ship to date, thanks to a range of technologies and solutions that minimise her impact on the air and marine environment; Vessel also incorporates fuel cell technology that has the… Read the full press release

Christchurch and Hamburg Airports to build infrastructure for green hydrogen use in aviation

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2022-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Though 18,500 kilometres apart, the two airports have just signed a partnership to work on infrastructure for the use of green hydrogen in aviation. Christchurch Airport Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says the two airports have been meeting monthly online for some time, discussing and progressing their… 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

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

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

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

Qatar Aviation Services joins IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA) for ground service providers

The first ground handler globally to join the IATA Environmental Assessment Programme for Ground Service Providers DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), the subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, announced its partnership with International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become the first ground handler globally to join the new expansion… Read the full press release

The Circle at Zurich Airport presented with the Minergie and LEED Platinum certificates

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2022-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Circle at Zurich Airport has been officially certified for its sustainability. Both the Minergie and LEED Platinum certificates were presented at an event. The Circle is not only the largest Minergie certified building in Switzerland, but also the LEED Platinum certified building with the highest number… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai plants 50,000th tree within Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Legacy Forest

Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2022-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Resort on Hawaii Island, announces the planting of its 50,000th tree within Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Legacy Forest. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is a leader in environmental stewardship and has made sustainability a priority. This collaboration… Read the full press release

dnata to further enhance its environmental efficiency with US$ 100 million investment

Global air and travel services provider to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced that it would invest US$ 100 million in green operations in the next two years to further enhance environmental efficiency across its… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels appoints Megan Brumagim as vice president of environmental, social and governance

ROCKVILLE, MD, 2022-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, has appointed Megan Brumagim to the newly created role of vice president of environmental, social and governance (ESG). In this new role, Brumagim will lead Choice’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives, championing the pillars of environmental sustainability,… Read the full press release

Boeing supports Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture’s research with $10 million commitment

Company to support the Center’s work to conduct groundbreaking research with a five-year, $10 million contribution Boeing joins inaugural Center supporter FedEx as well as Southwest Airlines in supporting the study of natural carbon capture CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: B.A.] today (April 21, 2022) announced its support of an… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality participates in the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s ‘Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality for the Planet’

In cooperation with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Deutsche Hospitality contributes to a comprehensive sustainability project Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2022-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, the leading global network in responsible hospitality, has launched the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality for the Planet. The vision of the Pathway is that every… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Xiamen achieved Silver Certification through EarthCheck in 2022

Xiamen, China, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Marco Polo Xiamen has achieved Silver Certification through EarthCheck in 2022, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry. This is the fourth year in a row that the hotel has received silver certification. “This is a great honor and recognition… Read the full press release

Qatar Aircraft Catering Company reaches its environmental sustainability target in a year by recycling more than one million kilograms of plastic waste

QACC distributed over 40,000 linen items, including blankets, mattresses and duvets to home shelters and refugee camps around the globe The catering subsidiary cuts equipment weight by 257 tonnes a year resulting in reduction of CO2 emissions DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC), the aircraft catering subsidiary of Qatar… Read the full press release

Leading hospitality group Accor and investment leader Amundi adopted the Fondation de la Mer’s Ocean Framework

London, UK, 2022-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Amundi, a responsible investment leader, and Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, today (FEBRUARY, 10TH, 2022) announce an increased commitment to ocean preservation through the adoption of the Ocean Framework[1], designed by Fondation de la Mer to help companies and investors assess the impact of business activities on… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport signed the Toulouse Declaration joining other airports in their commitment to a net zero future

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2022-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — George Best Belfast City Airport joins forces with a record number of airports across Europe to sign the ‘Toulouse Declaration’, reinforcing the industry’s commitment to a net zero future. The Toulouse Declaration, established by Airport Council International (ACI Europe), marks the first time that European Governments,… Read the full press release

KLM adds Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for flights departing from Amsterdam

From today, KLM will add sustainable aviation fuel to all flights departing from Amsterdam From January 13, customers can choose to purchase an additional amount of sustainable fuel when booking  KLM has already signed agreements with various partners and SAF suppliers  Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (10 January 2022), KLM will… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways performs the first-ever trade on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange ACE using the IATA Clearing House

Pioneering initiative opens a new chapter in the promotion of innovation towards environmental sustainability DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways became the first carrier to make a transaction on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) using IATA Clearing House (ICH)…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and travel2change team up for curated activities to connect mindful travelers with communities across the Hawaiian Islands

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Hawaii-based social and environmental impact organization, travel2change, are helping to connect guests with fun and enriching activities aimed at creating a positive benefit for communities across the Hawaiian Islands. The new partnership, launched today at travel2change.org/alaskaair, will make it easier for travelers to find and participate… Read the full press release