Zurich Airport achieves fourth Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) level

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2022-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Flughafen Zürich AG has taken another step forwards in terms of climate protection, reaching the fourth Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) level. This puts Zurich Airport among the top 10 % of airports worldwide that have received accreditation for their efforts to tackle climate change. ACA, the certification… Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce and easyJet successfully trial world’s first aero engine on hydrogen

London, UK, 2022-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Rolls-Royce and easyJet today (NOVEMBER / 28 2022) confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen. The ground test was conducted on an early concept demonstrator using green hydrogen created by wind and tidal power…. 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

Alaska Airlines recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Brands That Matter”

SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Fast Company announced Alaska Airlines as one of 144 brands named to its second annual “Brands That Matter” list for making strides in our carbon-neutral ambitions. The list honors companies whose success has come from embodying their purpose in a way that resonates with their customers. Elevating airline sustainability… Read the full press release

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts launches its latest recipe book, Sustainable Kitchen, Earth-Friendly Recipes From Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Paris, France, 2022-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in sustainability and the world’s first luxury hotel brand to embrace environmental stewardship, presents its latest recipe book, Sustainable Kitchen, Earth-Friendly Recipes From Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Dining experiences are widely celebrated at Fairmont hotels from around the world and with this… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel earns EarthCheck’s Gold Certified status

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has successfully achieved EarthCheck’s Gold Certified status for the first time, which marks an important milestone in the hotel’s sustainable development. EarthCheck is the world’s leading business advisory group for sustainable travel and tourism. The organisation recognised Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel as a… 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

Bristol Airport and Charity Groundwork commit to protect and enhance Goblin Combe’s woodland

Bristol Airport and Charity Groundwork launch exciting new sustainability partnership with commitments to protect and enhance Goblin Combe’s precious woodland London, UK, 2022-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A new partnership between Bristol Airport and the Environment and Community Charity Groundwork will bring a host of benefits to the environment and the local community in the… Read the full press release

Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Wins HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award for Climate Action

CAMBODIA, 2022-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia has won the 2022 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) Sustainable Hotel Award for Climate Action.   Apart from climate action, there were awards for building preservation/adaptive reuse, positive community impact, and sustainable design. Seven judges, mostly from institutional sustainability backgrounds, assessed the… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways commits to achieve APEX WorldClass accreditation by October 2023

Nadi, Fiji, 2022-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Carrier has made a Fiji Day pledge to achieve APEX WorldClass accreditation by October 2023. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Andre Viljoen says the airline has set a new target based on a successful ramp up since December 1st 2021. “APEX… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways announces inaugural service of its ANA Green Jet

The ANA Green Jet will feature a livery inspired by its ANA Future Promise (AFP) program with operations and services focused on promoting sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions. The new aircraft will enter service on the Tokyo Haneda – San Francisco route on Oct. 5, 2022. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2022-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — All… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai launches new beachside eco-conscious concept store Kind by M.O.

Hong Kong, 2022-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai unveils Kind by M.O., a new beachside eco-conscious concept store that offers a carefully curated collection of fully sustainable resort wear, swimwear and accessories. Kind by M.O. embodies Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s guiding principle of ‘Acting with Responsibility’ and its journey to make… Read the full press release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pacific Asia Travel Association launches new online resource to increase sustainability in the tourism sector

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource for increasing the sustainability of the tourism sector. The course, Targeting Zero Plastics in Tourism Businesses – with UNESCO, PATA & Expedia Group, is launched in conjunction with this year’s PATA Destination Marketing Forum (PDMF),… Read the full press release