News Release

 GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announces Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2013 

Project ICARUS is Looking to Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs


Alexandria, VA (November 12, 2012) — The GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the GBTA and Project ICARUS proudly announce the first Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across North America.


The Project ICARUS Global Advisory Board and Sustainability Committee looks to recognize travel buyers, suppliers and intermediaries who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, product and services across North America.


“This year we have seen an increase in the number of companies building sustainability into their business travel and meetings programs and we are thrilled to recognize those companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to this drive to greater sustainability in our industry,” said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability Project ICARUS.

Awards will be made at the GBTA Foundation Annual Gala Dinner in New York on March 18, 2013.


Closing date for applications is January 15, 2013.


For more information, and details of how to be considered for one of these prestigious awards please visit the Project ICARUS website on gbta.org/foundation/ICARUS/Pages/Awards.aspx or contact Bernard Harrop on bharrop@gbtafoundation.org


CONTACT:             Meghan Henning, +1 703-236-1133, mhenning@gbta.org
                                 Rebecca Carriero, +1 212-446-1897, rcarriero@sloanepr.com

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.


About the GBTA Foundation
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. 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.