Project ICARUS Announces Winners of the Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards  


Award for Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs


Alexandria, VA (March 19, 2013) —The GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the winners of the first Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards.


The awards recognize travel buyers, suppliers and intermediaries who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, products and services across North America.


“The quality of entries exceeded our expectation and clearly demonstrates that companies in North America are seeing sustainable business travel and meetings programs as a sure way to optimize travel costs and generate a significant return on investment," said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability Project ICARUS.


The finalists in each category were:


Travel Buyer:

  • Oracle Corporation


Travel Supplier: Transportation 

  • Enterprise Holdings


Travel Supplier: Intermediaries 

  • Green Hotels Global


The winners were presented with their Project ICARUS bronze trophy at the GBTA Foundation, Annual Gala Dinner & Silent Auction held on Monday, March 18 2013 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.


For more information visit the Project ICARUS website:  gbta.org/foundation/ICARUS/Pages/Awards.aspx or contact Bernard Harrop on bharrop@gbtafoundation.org


About Project ICARUS and the GBTA Foundation

Project ICARUS, a GBTA Foundation initiative, is the most widely recognized and respected Corporate Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility program within the global business travel and meeting industry. This is a project led by and targeted primarily at national and international travel buyers/managers and their suppliers/intermediaries, who wish to integrate sustainability into the way they manage, run and supply travel and meetings programs.


The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and corporate meetings organization.  Collectively, GBTA’s 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 21,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. The foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA’s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see gbta.org and gbta.org/foundation.


CONTACT:         Meghan Henning, +1 703-236-1133, mhenning@gbta.org
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