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

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