Auckland Airport Joins Heart Aerospace Advisory Board to Drive Sustainable Aircraft Innovation

(IN SHORT) Auckland Airport has announced its partnership with Swedish electric airplane manufacturer Heart Aerospace by joining the company’s advisory board. The collaboration aims to advance innovation in sustainable aircraft, particularly focusing on Heart Aerospace’s ES-30, a 30-seat electric hybrid aircraft designed for short journeys with a rapid 30-minute recharge time. Auckland Airport will provide… Read the full press release

7th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in La Rioja, Spain to Explore Sustainable Future and Innovation in Wine Tourism

(IN SHORT) The 7th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism, set to take place in La Rioja, Spain, from November 22-24, 2023, will focus on the future of sustainable wine tourism. Co-organized by UNWTO, the Government of La Rioja, and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the conference will address key themes… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Promotes Low-Carbon and Sustainable Travel Philosophy in China

Leveraging Earth Day and their ongoing partnership with an immersive green art exhibition Shanghai, China, 2023-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has adopted a green, low-carbon, and environmentally friendly travel philosophy in line with China’s “dual carbon” development strategy. The company reinforced its long-term sustainability commitments for its operations while shaping… Read the full press release

Zleep Hotel to Open its First Hotel in Berlin in 2024 with Scandinavian Design and Sustainable Offerings

Focus on the essentials: Good design, good location, good price Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Scandinavian design, sophisticated functionality, top quality and thoughtful sustainability paired with efficient digital offerings. With the Zleep Hotel Berlin Airport, the Scandinavian hotel brand opens its first hotel in the German capital. Together with the… Read the full press release

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon leads the way in sustainable hospitality

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Sustainability has become the heart and soul of the hospitality industry and travel trade, especially with travellers being more concerned of the environment, climate change and well-being of local communities. Hospitality brands across the world are now opting for sustainable approaches to enable this mandate. This is… Read the full press release

Leading Business Aviation Entities Achieve NBAA’s Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation

Washington, DC, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced additional inaugural business aviation entities that have achieved the organization’s newly established Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation. The program, which was launched in 2022, includes four independent accreditations: flight, ground support, operations and infrastructure. The categories are aimed at recognizing… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco Unveils New In-Room Floral Program with Local, Sustainable Arrangements from Ampersand

From bedside bud vases to full room florals, Ampersand adds a special touch to any celebration with local, seasonal blooms San Francisco, U.S.A., 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco will offer a special, in-room floral program from Bay Area flower shop and design studio Ampersand. Designed to elevate all of life’s most special… Read the full press release

LUX* Le Morne Kids Go Green campaign recognized with The Best Social Responsibility Action award at the 22nd Hospitality Awards in Paris

Floreal, Mauritius, 2022-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting an ecological and sustainable way of life in order to protect nature: this is the aim of the initiative set up by LUX* Le Morne in collaboration with schools in the region. Two awareness campaigns, namely Kids Go Green and Zero Waste Awareness, took place throughout this… Read the full press release

British Airways offers customers more sustainable travel choices with the introduction of new CO2llaborate programme in partnership with climate tech company CHOOOSE

Customers can calculate their estimated impact on the environment and choose to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce their emissions, or purchase carbon offsets from certified climate projects British Airways’ corporate customers can now access a dedicated climate programme for companies to measure, reduce and manage the carbon emissions associated with business flying New… 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

Radisson Hotel Group announces the opening of Radisson RED Oslo Økern

Radisson RED opens new sustainable design hotel in Oslo Brussels/Oslo, 2022-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Set in one of Northern Europe’s leading, sustainability-focused locations, Radisson RED Oslo Økern has opened its doors. The music, art, design, and fashion inspired hotel, features a unique rooftop experience complete with a bar, outdoor terrace, and impressive city… Read the full press release

Cathay, The Hub Hong Kong and Articoin to facilitate new and sustainable fundraising channels for NGOs

NFT for Good: Hong Kong NGO The Hub Collaborates with Cathay and Articoin for ‘My Home in Sham Shui Po’ Project, Minting 5,000 Green NFTs for Charity Fundraising Committed to Supporting the SDGs Adopted by the United Nations, Revitalise and Reshape Charity Affairs during COVID and beyond Hong Kong, China, 2022-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

TUI Group relaunches enhanced TUI Collection, offering selection of high quality, original, and more sustainable tours and activities

Berlin, Germany, 2022-May-26 — /Travel PR News/ — TUI Group, one of the world’s leading tourism groups, has revamped, expanded and relaunched the TUI Collection, one of the largest portfolios of original, branded experiences in the travel industry. The relaunch continues the Group’s strategic focus on tours and activities as a key growth pillar and… Read the full press release

London City Airport sets out roadmap to become the first net zero airport in London by 2030

LCY sets out roadmap for the airport to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 Data shows that 73% of passengers access the airport by public and sustainable transport, the highest percentage of any UK airport Recent polling commissioned by London City Airport, conducted by YouGov, found that 82% of passengers believe it is important for… Read the full press release

The Apurva Kempinski Bali announces launch of Sustainable Wedding Package

Bali, Indonesia, 2022-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Apurva Kempinski Bali and partners have come together to inspire and seek ways of addressing the important topic of sustainability with another breakthrough at the resort, this time in the form of a Sustainable Wedding Package. To promote the activation of this movement, similar-minded key partners are invited. They… Read the full press release

GBTA Canada partners with C-SAF to advance more sustainable future for business travel industry in Canada

GBTA Canada announces partnership with the Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels to advance SAF in Canada Toronto, Canada, 2022-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Sustainability has moved to the front of the agenda for economies, companies and the world at large. It is also a priority for the business travel industry, as revealed in… Read the full press release

Emirates helps preserve Dubai’s desert environment through ongoing investment at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

DUBAI, UAE, 2022-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — For almost 20 years, Emirates has helped support a sustainable and balanced ecosystem at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) through an ongoing investment of over AED 28 million (USD $7.6million). The funding has helped to preserve Dubai’s unique desert environment that is teeming with indigenous flora and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines trades plastic water bottles to more sustainable solutions

Alaska launches the U.S. industry’s first water service free of single-use plastic bottles and plastic cups; introduces paper cups and main cabin expansion of Boxed Water cartons SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ inflight water service is getting a planet-friendly upgrade. Starting tomorrow, the airline is trading plastic water bottles for… Read the full press release

VisitBritain to promote Britain’s sustainable tourism offer at COP26 Summit

London, UK, 2021-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With the COP26 Summit fast approaching in Glasgow, national tourism agency VisitBritain is taking the opportunity to promote Britain’s sustainable tourism offer across international markets. VisitBritain’s latest international consumer research showed that more than two-thirds of travellers surveyed across 13 countries are thinking more about sustainability and the environmental… Read the full press release

Liz Ortiguera, CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA): wellness and sustainable luxury tourism are on the rise

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual PATA Wellness and Luxury Travel Conference and Mart 2021, taking place from October 20-22. The event is organised in partnership with Platinum Sponsor, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Official Virtual Platform Partner, Zipevent Co., Ltd. This niche-themed event… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific highlights its commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at its Sustainable Development Report 2020

Sustainable Aviation Fuel, carbon offsetting and reducing emissions are key to achieving greener aviation Hong Kong, China, 2021-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, becoming one of the first airlines in Asia to establish a timeline for making carbon neutrality a reality. The… Read the full press release

World’s first passenger flight performed with sustainable synthetic kerosene

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time worldwide, a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene, was carried out in The Netherlands. This was announced today (08 February 2021) during the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague. Shell, producer of the sustainable kerosene… Read the full press release

British Airways announces partnership with ZeroAvia on sustainable flying

ZeroAvia recently completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft as it aims to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable aviation Partnership with British Airways is part of parent IAG’s Hangar 51 tech accelerator programme and reflects the importance the airline is placing on sustainability Announcement comes in the week… Read the full press release

CWT and GBTA publish ‘The Big Idea: How Can We Make Business Travel More Sustainable?’ report

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, and GBTA have published today (Feb 26, 2020) ‘The Big Idea: How Can We Make Business Travel More Sustainable?’. The report’s findings stem from a large-scale brainstorm session on this topic, hosted during the GBTA Conference 2019 Munich and attended by… Read the full press release

Sheremetyevo Airport staff recognized for significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of Russia’s transportation system

Moscow, Russia, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 25, 2020, the Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation awarded the staff of Sheremetyevo International Airport a plaque “In Commemoration of the 210th Anniversary of the Transportation Department and Education” for their significant contribution to the development and sustainable operation of the country’s transportation… Read the full press release

UNWTO to support sustainable tourism growth in Greece

Madrid, Spain, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify its tourism sector. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was in… Read the full press release

WE to expand its sustainable development efforts in Kabolwo, Kenya through Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott International’s travel program, Marriott Bonvoy, pledges to support implementation of sustainable development projects in Kabolwo through WE TORONTO, CANADA, 2020-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ —Today (JANUARY 29, 2020), WE announces the expansion of the organization’s sustainable development efforts through a new community partnership with Kabolwo, a rural region in Bomet County, Kenya, made possible by… Read the full press release

A business jet refuelled with sustainable aviation fuel at Zurich Airport for the first time

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (20.01.2020), a business aircraft was refuelled with a blend of sustainable and conventional fuel at Zurich Airport for the first time. Thanks to the close collaboration between Jet Aviation, Zurich Airport and Finnish renewable jet fuel producer Neste “Sustainable Aviation Fuel” (SAF) will be made available… Read the full press release

Flughafen München GmbH and Deutsche Lufthansa AG to expands partnership in the sustainable development of the Munich hub

Extension of partnership and expansion of Terminal 2 COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH) are planning to intensify and continue their strategic cooperation in the sustainable development of the Munich hub. In a “Letter of Intent” (LoI) signed today (16-DEC-2019), the two partners announced their… Read the full press release

Qantas Group expands commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. With actions starting from today, the national carrier will: Immediately double the number of flights being offset Cap net emissions from 2020 onwards… Read the full press release