Wizz Air Achieves Record Low Carbon Emissions in 2023, Continuing Environmental Leadership

Carbon emisssions per passenger/km down by 6.8% YoY (IN SHORT) Wizz Air, recognized as Europe’s fastest-growing and most environmentally sustainable airline, announced that it achieved its lowest-ever average annual carbon intensity result in 2023, recording 51.5 grams of carbon emissions per passenger/kilometer, a 6.8% reduction from the previous year. The airline aims to reduce its… Read the full press release

Hilton Global Foundation Commits Record $3.3 Million to Support Community, Career Development, and Environmental Sustainability

Funding will support organizations building hospitality careers, strengthening resilience of local communities and preserving travel destinations for future generations MCLEAN, Va., 2023-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hilton Global Foundation, Hilton’s primary philanthropic arm, announced a commitment to grant a record $3.3 million in funding toward 13 organizations that are supporting career development, community… Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World Introduces Sustainability Leaders Collection: Luxury Hotels Committed to Environmental and Cultural Preservation

More than 50 Leading Hotels are Celebrated as Sustainability Leaders and Demonstrate Excellence in Environment, Community and Cultural Practices NEW YORK, NY, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), more than 400 independent luxury hotels in over 80 countries, is proud to unveil their Sustainability Leaders collection. From modern metropolitan… Read the full press release

Emirates Achieves IATA Environmental Certifications, Demonstrating Commitment to Sustainability and Wildlife Protection

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has reinforced its commitment to environmentally responsible practices by achieving IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) Stage One and the IEnvA Illegal Wildlife Trade module certifications. The IEnvA system is an industry-leading and comprehensive environmental management system and Emirates has implemented Stage One of its core scope comprising… Read the full press release

Dusit International Launches ‘Tree of Life’ Sustainability Program Across Its Hotels and Resorts Worldwide

New program clarifies Dusit’s sustainability intentions and includes actionable and easy-to-follow steps that its business units can take to benefit the environment, their people, and their broader communities. Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Fully embracing ‘Sustainability’ as one of the four key pillars of Dusit Graciousness, Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading… Read the full press release

Emirates and dnata join United Nations Global Compact to strengthen sustainability efforts

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Advancing its sustainability efforts, Emirates and dnata have joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a voluntary global initiative that promotes responsible business practices and the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and… Read the full press release

Hilton Celebrates Earth Week by Activating Team Members to Reduce Environmental Impact and Achieve Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals

Hilton marks progress towards its Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals, celebrates over $20,000 in Hilton Global Foundation grants supporting team member‑led projects MCLEAN, Va., 2023-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — In recognition of Earth Week, Hilton is marking a year of significant progress towards its Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals by activating its global team… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Convention Puts Responsible Tourism in the Spotlight with Key Topics on Climate Change and Social Responsibility

The ITB Responsible Tourism track at the ITB Berlin Convention features climate change action, resilience and regeneration as key topics  Responsible tourism as a topic concerning all sectors Commitment to environmentally friendly and socially responsible tourism A special event celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March Berlin, Germany, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Socially… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Incentive Scheme Triples Use in 2023, Making Airport a Major User of Greener Jet Fuel

Increasing number of flights at Heathrow to be powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) helping cut carbon emissions Team Heathrow on track to be one of world’s largest SAF users in push to get to at least 10% usage by 2030 £38m fund incentivising airlines to make the switch and power their aircraft in part… Read the full press release

SEE Turtles Takes Over Management of TAP Campaign to Reduce Plastic Use in Tourism Industry

Monroe, WA, 2023-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — To help address plastic pollution in the travel industry, SEE Turtles recently took over management of the TAP campaign in collaboration with Crooked Trails. SEE Turtles has been an active member and supporter of TAP since Crooked Trails began the project in 2012 to help end the… Read the full press release

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