Japan Airlines to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo (Haneda) with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL), a recognized Eco-First company by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE), will take another step forward in its commitment to invest and realize the operation of an aircraft utilizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). By the end of January 2019, JAL plans to operate… Read the full press release

British Airways kicked off its BA 2119: Future of Fuels challenge to create a new generation sustainable aviation fuel

To mark British Airways’ Centenary in 2019, the airline will host events to lead the debate on the future of flying over the next 100 years, exploring the future of sustainable aviation fuels, the aviation careers of the future and the customer experience of the future The winner will receive funding for further research and… Read the full press release

TAT: Krabi awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot” at the 2018 Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities Awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Krabi was awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot” at the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards ceremony held on 30-31 October, 2018, at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok…. Read the full press release

Heathrow announces launch of sustainable shopping bag to raise funds for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have partnered to develop an exclusive sustainable shopping bag for passengers to raise funds for Kew’s science work as a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. The bag was created exclusively for Heathrow by Kew and Wakehurst using an illustration… Read the full press release

New initiative launched to inspire publicly listed Thai companies to join TAT’s sustainable tourism efforts

Collaboration compliments TAT’s ongoing “Go Local” grass roots sustainability initiative Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), are launching a “CSR & SET in the Local” initiative to inspire more publicly listed Thai companies to join TAT’s sustainable tourism efforts…. Read the full press release

IATA reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marks ten years of joint strategy for carbon-neutral growth

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since agreeing an ambitious joint strategy for reducing carbon emissions. “Ten years ago, the entire aviation sector committed to a joint… Read the full press release

ICAO, European Union and EASA: Cheaper, safer and more environmentally sustainable aviation with less delays possible with the ASEAN Single Aviation Market and Seamless ASEAN Sky

Bangkok, Thailand, 2018-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Cheaper, safer and more environmentally sustainable aviation with less delays will be enabled by the ASEAN Single Aviation Market and Seamless ASEAN Sky. Challenges and opportunities were discussed at the first ICAO-EASA forum on Civil Aviation in South East Asia. For the first time, the UN International Civil… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines partner with Neste as part of its efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels

Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to… Read the full press release

San Francisco International Airport announces landmark agreement for the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

First-ever memorandum linking airlines and fuel providers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions San Francisco, CA, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — As San Francisco prepares to host the Global Climate Action Summit, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today (September 5, 2018) announced a landmark agreement for the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), a… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and AccorHotels create the number one sustainable hospitality fund dedicated to Africa

Doha, Qatar, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, and AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator with a presence in 100 countries and c.4,500 hotels, announced the creation of an investment fund with a targeted investment capacity of over… Read the full press release

UNWTO develops online tool designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism, and was developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the… Read the full press release

UNWTO/Chimelong Media Award deadline for submissions extended to 31 August

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Media has a key role in promoting sustainable tourism. The Media Award is a unique opportunity to share your work and showcase experiences and efforts to advance sustainable tourism for wildlife conservation in the African continent. The call for submissions REMAINS OPEN – we have extended the deadline to… Read the full press release

Boeing and COMAC expand their joint research collaboration on sustainable growth of commercial aviation

Boeing-COMAC Sustainable Aviation Technology Center to pursue mutually beneficial research in materials recycling, air travel for aging populations, workplace safety ZHUHAI, China, 2016-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today signed a new agreement to expand their joint research collaboration in support of the long-term sustainable growth… Read the full press release

FiturGreen 2015: “Towards sustainable consumption and production in the tourism sector”, 28-30 January 2015, Fitur, Madrid

Tourism must be sustainable if it is to avoid jeopardizing its future and the viability of tourism destinations, and contribute in that way to promoting a more responsible consumption. The role of travellers as agents of positive change will be addressed at FiturGreen 2015 through models, success stories and innovative tools that have improved the… Read the full press release