The U.S. Travel Association announced today the launch of its new Sustainable Travel Coalition, which aims to align the travel, transportation and technology sectors in developing and advancing strategies to enable a more sustainable future for the U.S. travel industry.
The Valencia Conference Centre team, in its strategy of global sustainability, has set itself a great challenge: to raise awareness about sustainability and, at the same time, enrich the experience of all those attending events while generating a positive social impact in the Valencia Region.
Mauritian company Rogers Group launches ‘Bel Ombre’ in southwest Mauritius as a territorial brand and announces its intention to make it a mecca for ecotourism, highlighting local know-how and protecting its ecosystem. It will be a destination where people and nature thrive together; a resilient region that includes and values its community.
Conferma Pay Emissions Reporting offers a unique ability to capture a precise record of airline, hotel and all on-trip spend, including taxis or meals, in a single end-to-end view.
The WTTC has launched its ‘Hotel Sustainability Basics’, a globally recognised and coordinated set of criteria for hotels to drive responsible travel and tourism. The initiative was launched at WTTC’s Global Summit in Manila, and will help every hotel address their environmental impact.
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.
Travalyst has announced its coalition of six of the top brands in travel have aligned on a shared framework to collect and display flight emissions data, meaning that when consumers want to book a flight with lower emissions, they will be able to easily find the information they need.
Thomson Airways will become the UK’s first airline to fly customers on biofuel when it operates a service from Birmingham to Mallorca, Spain next month. The carrier said the flights would operate on a 50/50 mix of Jet A1 fuel and recycled cooking oil in both of the plane’s engines. Subject to safety approval the service would then run weekly for a year.
Dutch flag carrier KLM has unveiled plans to use recycled cooking oil on 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam. The planes will use biokerosene, a fuel derived from used frying oil, which has to be tested to meet the same technical specifications as traditional kerosene.
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.