Proyecto ICARUS de la Fundación GBTA

Announces Winners of 2016 Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards at Masters Honors Summit & Gala

Awards Honor Outstanding Achievements in Furthering

Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs

Alexandria, VA (April 14, 2015) – GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS proudly announced the winners of the fourth annual Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards this week at The Masters Honors Summit & Gala in Miami.

Through these awards, the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – recognizes travel buyers, suppliers and intermediaries who demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, products and services across North America.

“The high quality of entries for our fourth annual awards in North America yet again demonstrates the level of importance we see companies placing on responsible travel management, driving a significant increase in the number of companies building sustainability principles into their business travel and meetings programs,” said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability for Project ICARUS. “The judges faced a tough task to select the honorees, demonstrating the outstanding contribution companies are making in the drive for greater sustainability in our industry.”

The recipients are:

Travel Buyer

· Wyndham Worldwide Corporation – Their entry exemplifies how, in a relatively short time, a company can build and develop a travel sustainability program, which delivers significant carbon emission reductions and cost savings through effective reporting, communications and employee engagement.

Travel Supplier

· The Hertz Corporation – Hertz delivered a well-presented application, based on their ‘Living Journey’ strategy. The work they do in negotiating bespoke contracts to support travel buyer carbon reduction goals truly stands out.

Travel Intermediary

· BCD Travel – Their traveler risk management concept delivers an impressive level of duty of care capabilities for travel buyers. Traveler engagement helps clients fulfill their duty of care to protect employees, in line with the social aspect of sustainability.

The recipients were presented with a specially commissioned bronze Project ICARUS award during The Masters Honors Summit and Gala held Monday at the Trump National Doral property in Miami, Fla.

For more information visit the Project ICARUS website or contact Bernard Harrop at [email protected]

CONTACTO: Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected]

About Project ICARUS
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. For more information, visit

Acerca de la Fundación GBTA
La Fundación GBTA es la fundación de educación e investigación de la Asociación Global de Viajes de Negocios (GBTA), la principal organización comercial de viajes y reuniones de negocios del mundo con sede en el área de Washington, DC y operaciones en seis continentes. Colectivamente, los más de 7000 miembros de GBTA administran anualmente más de $345 mil millones de viajes de negocios globales y gastos de reuniones. GBTA proporciona a su creciente red de más de 28 000 profesionales de viajes y 125 000 contactos activos educación, eventos, investigación, defensa y medios de comunicación de primer nivel. La Fundación se estableció en 1997 para apoyar a los miembros de GBTA ya la industria en general. Como fundación líder en educación e investigación en la industria de viajes de negocios, la Fundación GBTA busca financiar iniciativas para promover la profesión de viajes de negocios. La Fundación GBTA es una organización sin fines de lucro 501(c)(3). Para obtener más información, consulte y