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

All Nippon Airways’ brand new Boeing 777-300ER delivered using sustainable aviation fuel

Boeing 777-300ER flown from Everett, WA to Japan using LanzaTech’s sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste gas derived ethanol. ANA selected by Japan’s NEDO for sustainable aviation fuel production, the latest effort by ANA to maintain its leadership in sustainability. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star… Read the full press release

Rosewood Mayakoba is a leader in sustainable tourism

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Mayakoba is a leader in sustainable tourism, implementing incredibly extensive, eco-friendly conservation practices property-wide.  The five-star luxury resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification.  From energy and water conservation to responsible,… Read the full press release

Travelzoo and Deutsche Bahn partner to promote sustainable travel with exclusive deals to consumers in Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, and Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO) have joined forces to promote sustainable travel by offering during six months six time-limited, exclusive deals to consumers in Germany. This campaign is Travelzoo’s biggest initiative this year to promote sustainable travel in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn. Travelzoo, a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for… Read the full press release

ADB and PATA team up with Plug and Play to develop technologies in the space of sustainable tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a non-profit membership association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region, have teamed up with Plug and Play, a global open innovation platform to develop… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s first Changemaker Challenge seeks ideas for sustainable innovation in Travel and Mobility

Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Lufthansa Group, Expedia Group, Google, and Uber seek digital and tech solutions to make travel and mobility more sustainable  Ideas can be submitted online until October 30, 2019. Early-stage startups, students, and young professionals worldwide are welcome to participate Finalists will pitch their ideas on stage at the “Lufthansa Group Innovation Forum”… Read the full press release

IATA: 2019 World Financial Symposium (WFS) to focus on the theme of shaping a sustainable future together

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2019 World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on the theme of shaping a sustainable future together: airlines, IATA and partners. The world’s airlines are expected to report their 10th consecutive annual profit in 2019, but earnings are being squeezed. In June IATA… Read the full press release

New Boeing 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR Flies Home on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Flight from Seattle to Cairo represents the longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable fuel Delivery flight launches Boeing program that offer operators the option to use sustainable fuel for flight home SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today (July 23, 2019) delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR via a lease agreement… Read the full press release

Royal Livingstone by Anantara Empowers Women and Supports Sustainable Farming in Zambia

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara is proudly proving that authentic luxury can be enriched by adopting a mindful and holistic approach to day-to-day operations. The property’s recent initiatives incorporate smallholders into the hotel’s procurement process as part of its drive to empower local communities through sustainability… Read the full press release

Singita collaborates with sustainable sandal brand, Amanu

Cape Town, South Africa, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita, a leading conservation and ecotourism operator, along with US-based sustainable sandal brand, Amanu, are working together to teach the ancient craft of sandal making to a select group of Singita employees, giving guests the opportunity to design a pair of custom made sandals at lodges in… Read the full press release

IATA research shows passengers want governments to encourage development of sustainable aviation fuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments considering a Dutch proposal for an EU-wide tax on air tickets to listen to what their citizens want. IATA-commissioned research shows that air passengers want governments to encourage the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels to… Read the full press release

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to invest in the construction of Europe’s first sustainable kerosene plant

Schiphol, The Netherlands, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is set to invest in the construction of Europe’s first sustainable kerosene plant. The plant will be constructed by SkyNRG, the global market leader in sustainable fuels for the aviation industry. Based in Delfzijl, the plant will be dedicated specifically to the production of… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered Mayors and high-level city representatives from around the world, UN agencies and the private… Read the full press release

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