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Assessing and Building Your Managed Travel and Sustainable Travel Programs


At this week’s GBTA Conference in Frankfurt, the GBTA Foundation in partnership with BCD Travel is launching two newly updated and completely revamped global resources: the Sustainability in Travel Self-Assessment Tool and the Managed Travel Index® (MTI®). “We are very proud to have been part of such important and wide-ranging projects,” said Kathy Jackson, BCD

Guest Post: BALANCING CONVENTION AND SUSTAINABILITY


*Kristina Weischadle, GBTA Sustainability Committee member, and the GBTA Sustainability Committee contributed the following guest blog post.* GBTA’s convention is a big event with nearly 7,000 attendees from the business travel industry meeting in one amazing location each year. A lot goes into making this event happen and a lot goes out…meaning waste, water, electricity,

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!’

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