| | | |

Biden Administration Announces Plans to Accelerate Clean Transportation, GBTA Commits to Sustainable Procurement Criteria for Business Travel

GBTA and the GBTA Foundation took part in an announcement event today in Washington, D.C. where the Biden Administration unveiled new commitments to boost access to electric vehicles (EVs), save taxpayer dollars, and tackle the climate crisis, as well as new Federal employee travel guidelines on sustainable transportation use. Shane Downey, Vice President, Government and…

| | |

3 Reasons Why COP28 Was a Historical Moment for Business Travel

Every year, there’s a lot of buzz around COP (which stands for “Conference of the Parties” to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as UNFCCC). I had the unique opportunity to attend this year’s COP28 held in Dubai, representing the global business travel industry and GBTA.  Whether you’re skeptical or not…

| | |

GBTA and e-Cornell Offer Member-Exclusive Pricing on Business and Leadership Courses Until December 22, 2023

As Q4 2023 continues full speed ahead and Q1 2024 rapidly approaching the horizon, now is the time to take stock of training budgets and professional development goals. Did you and your team utilize this year’s allotment? Are you pledging to focus more on your career in 2024?    That’s why GBTA and eCornell, Cornell University’s…

| | | | |

GBTA Ladders Mentorship Program Drives Industry Transformation

The GBTA Ladders – Season 9 brought together the best industry talent for mentorship, education and connection to inspire and shape next-generation industry leaders. This season’s project topic – Get Inspired: Looking Beyond Travel to Drive Change – was led by keynote speakers Barbara Rose and Kessie Bratko at the 2023 GBTA Ladders Summit in New Orleans, LA, last…

| | | | |

GBTA Foundation Reveals the State of Climate Action in Global Business Travel in New Report

Findings from GBTA’s “The State of Climate Action in Business Travel” report cite awareness, investment and communication as key factors in advancing global sustainability The time is now for the global travel industry to enact meaningful changes for the climate, according to a newly released report, “The State of Climate Action in Business Travel –…

| | | | |

GBTA Foundation and Travalyst Collaborate to Harmonize Frameworks for Sustainable Choices in Business Travel

Organizations enter agreement to foster alignment across the industry to help make better options available at scale for business travelers The GBTA Foundation, the non-profit, cause-led arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization, and Travalyst, a not-for-profit organization which seeks to scale sustainability within the…

| | | |

New Benchmarking Study Outlines Corporate Best Practices For Managing Business Travel’s Climate Impact

Coinciding with Earth Month, the GBTA Foundation report showcases collective best practices and insights from leading companies taking action on Scope 3.6 emissions for greener corporate travel As companies strive to reduce their carbon footprint, they are implementing various strategies to decarbonize their employee travel. But which practices are effective in driving change and ultimately…

| | | |

Advocating for Sustainable, Efficient and Seamless Business Travel

GBTA Advocacy Round in Brussels – March 2023 On 27-29 March 2023, a delegation of GBTA staff and European members1 gathered in Brussels to advocate for the unique priorities of the business travel sector. The group initiated and attended sixteen meetings with policymakers, trade associations, and subject matter experts over the course of three days….

| |

GBTA Applauds New Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, welcomes the adoption of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) to create new, detailed sustainability reporting requirements and significantly expand the number of European and non-European companies subject to the European sustainability reporting framework. The CSRD will replace the existing…

| |

Reflections from Brussels: Community, Learning, Advocacy and Action for Business Travel’s Future

Last week hundreds of stakeholders from the global industry gathered in Brussels for a pair of back-to-back GBTA events – the Sustainability Summit and the Europe Conference with VDR – as together we continue to set the agenda and create the platform for the many voices within our sector.  The GBTA Sustainability Summit centered around…