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Deadline Coming Fast for Nominations for Project ICARUS 2016 Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards


In early January, GBTA announced the opening of the call for nominations for the fourth annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across North America. Through these awards, the GBTA Foundation looks to recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries, individuals and groups who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering

Mandating Sustainability: New White Paper Details Impact Recent EU Accounting Directive to Have on Travel Buyers


In 2014, the European Council adopted Directive 2014/95/EU establishing mandatory environmental, social and governance reporting requirements for companies of significant public relevance with more than 500 employees. The EU member states are currently transposing the Directive into national law and mandatory reporting will be enforced beginning in 2017. This new Directive makes reporting of non-financial

5 Steps to a Sustainable Travel Program


Sustainability in Action… In this third blog post in my new sustainability series, I continue explain why following a responsible approach to a sustainable travel and meetings program is good for business. Having a sustainable travel program for business travel and meetings is no longer a ‘nice to do’. ‘No longer a ‘nice to do!’

Project ICARUS Recognizes Outstanding Examples of Sustainability at Berlin Conference


Many of you are probably already familiar with Project ICARUS. For those that aren’t, this GBTA Foundation initiative launched in 2006 is the definitive source of information, education, support and recognition programs for sustainability in the business travel and meetings industry, globally. Just last month at GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin, Project ICARUS announced the winners

Week In Review


Week In Review We kick off this week’s news highlights with some positive news from a GBTA study released this week showing that most travel managers (72 percent) are satisfied with their salary. Average total compensation rose 6 percent year over year and the study also showed that travel managers enjoy significant benefits. Late last

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