Travel Industry Wire - Environmental News Environmental Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Environmental News Boeing, Japanese Aviation Industry Unveil Biofuel 'Roadmap' to 2020 Olympics Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have charted a course to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, when millions of people are expected to visit Japan. Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:32:12 EST United Airlines Purchases Stake in Fulcrum BioEnergy with $30 Million Investment Airline has opportunity to purchase at least 90 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel a year - Single largest investment by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:35:28 EST Message by UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai on the Occasion of World Environment Day 2015 More than one billion tourists travel across international borders each year, many of whom are inspired to see our planet´s natural wonders – from majestic landscapes and pristine coastlines, to the rich biodiversity of our lands and our seas. Fri, 5 Jun 2015 07:56:05 EST TO DO! 2016 – International Contest Socially Responsible Tourism Announced Again Contest Socially Responsible Tourism is announced worldwide for the 21st time in 2015 by Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e. V. (Institute for Tourism and Development). Thu, 4 Jun 2015 09:30:09 EST Sustainable Travel International Announces Campaign to Rally the Industry Around Monitoring, Demonstrating and Scaling Up Tourism's Benefits At the World Travel & Tourism Council 2015 Global Summit in Madrid, the NGO has unveiled an industry-wide campaign entitled to monitor and scale up social and environmental benefits from travel and tourism. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:17:32 EST Mandala Research and Sustainable Travel International Team Up to Examine Sustainable Tourism Growth and Traveler Expectations Mandala Research and Sustainable Travel International, in partnership with the Sustainable Travel Leadership Network and the Sustainable Destination Leadership Network, have announced that they are fielding the Sustainable Travel and Tourism Study to examine travelers' expectations, their definitions of sustainability, their propensity to visit destinations and support travel companies that contribute to the social, environmental and economic well-being of host communities. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:49:12 EST UN General Assembly: Sustainable Tourism is a Tool for Poverty Reduction and Environmental Protection A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:19:44 EST IATA Environmental Assessment Program Gathers Momentum The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five airlines have recently successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program. IEnvA is an innovative, voluntary, two-stage evaluation process designed to drive airline environmental performance improvements through independent assessment. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:48:31 EST GBTA, Project ICARUS Call for Nominations for 2015 Sustainability Award Project ICARUS Looking to Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:04:05 EST The Carbon Standard for the Airport Industry Goes Global Ahead of this year’s United Nations COP20 Conference Of the Parties on the issue of Climate Change, taking place in Lima in early December, a key development in the airport industry’s efforts to address their carbon emissions, was announced in Cancun this week - on the occasion of the 23rd ACI Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Annual Conference and General Assembly. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:12:59 EST Harnessing the Power of One Billion Tourists for a Sustainable Future Resource efficiency, conservation, and new technologies are the focus of a new international partnership on sustainable tourism Thu, 6 Nov 2014 09:43:23 EST Collaborating to Minimise Aviation’s Environmental Impact at Airports Today, EUROCONTROL officially launched the Collaborative Environmental Management Specification (CEM) at this year’s 9th Annual ACI AIRPORT EXCHANGE* Conference & Exhibition. This specification sets out a unique collaborative approach to managing environmental impacts at and around airports, supporting all operational stakeholders in their quest to reduce their gaseous and noise emissions as well as improve local air quality. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:00:40 EST Adapting Aviation to a Changing Climate As stakeholders from throughout the air transport sector gather at this year’s 9th ACI Airport Exchange conference & exhibition taking place today and tomorrow, EUROCONTROL and ACI EUROPE today made the first of 2 key announcements - about airports and climate resilience. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:25:14 EST Cruise Industry Honored with Marine Environmental Protection Award In recognition of the cruise industry’s efforts to preserve the marine environment, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has awarded Cruise Lines International Association with NAMEPA’s 2014 Marine Environment Protection Association Award. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:23:37 EST GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announce European Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability 2014 The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the annual Project ICARUS Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability, in business travel and meetings across Europe. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:24:59 EST Carbon Management Standard for Airports Takes off in North America Following the global airport industry’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions made 7 years ago* and the European launch in 2009 of the carbon management standard Airport Carbon Accreditation, last night saw a major development in carbon management for airports in North America. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:56:02 EST As Use of Passenger and Freight Rail Grows Social and Environmental Impact Magnified According to the International Union of Railways, passenger and freight trains globally traveled 12.7 billion kilometers in 2013, up from 9.7 billion in 2001. This increased use of rail entails environmental and social benefits, but also some risks, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner in the Institute's latest Vital Signs Online report. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:09:29 EST IRENA and UNWTO to Promote Renewable Energies in Islands' Tourism Sector The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to supporting countries’ efforts to adopt renewable energy, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, have joined forces to promote the use of renewable energies in Islands. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:40:39 EST