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Hilton to open first net-zero hotel in the US this spring

Hilton to open first net-zero hotel in the US this spring

21 April 2022 Press Release Hotel News Travel Technology News

Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, will soon make history as what is believed will be the first net-zero hotel in the United States. The revolutionary property will utilise renewable solar power sources on site to generate the electricity needed for its common areas, restaurant, laundry, meeting rooms, 165 guest rooms and suites.

Europe’s first solar-powered rail tunnel opens

Europe’s first solar-powered rail tunnel opens

8 June 2011 Rail & Coach News

Europe’s first solar-powered rail tunnel has opened in Belgium. The two-mile-long stretch of high-speed track, near Antwerp, has been covered with 16,000 solar panels that will generate sufficient energy to power the country’s entire train network for one day per year, as well as cutting C02 emissions by 47kg million over the next 20 years.

World’s first five-star underground hotel in doubt

14 April 2011 Hotel News

Plans to build the world’s first underground five-star hotel have been dealt a blow after local councillors rejected plans on environmental grounds. The future of the £72m project in Hersham, Surrey, UK will now be decided by an independent inspector.

TUI raises green credentials

TUI raises green credentials

17 March 2011 Press Release Organisations & Operators

TUI (Thomson and First Choice has announced 20 sustainable travel commitments for 2011. Launched at The Economist’s Sustainable Business Summit, the ambitious three year commitments reinforce the company’s position at the forefront of sustainable tourism – it is the only travel company to introduce such wide ranging and measurable objectives.

Indian passengers lead the world in online carbon off-setting

Indian passengers lead the world in online carbon off-setting

19 November 2010 Press Release Airline News Travel Technology News

The SITA/Air Transport World Passenger Self-Service survey of the world’s leading airports reveals that India’s air travellers lead the world in using airline websites for carbon emissions offsetting with 44% of survey respondents at Mumbai International Airport claiming to do so. By comparison, only 6% did so among those surveyed at Frankfurt.