GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Congratulates InterContinental Hotels Group on Receipt of a Second Sustainability Gold Medal

Alexandria, VA (March 2, 2015) —The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS are proud to announce InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) as a recipient of the prestigious Project ICARUS Sustainability Gold Medal.

Gold Medals recognize travel and meeting industry companies who are committed to making sustainability a core function within their business and are leading the way by commitment and actions to provide best in class sustainability programs for their company, travelers and customers.

“IHG was one of the first companies to receive the ICARUS Gold Medal back in 2012 and we are delighted that they are again being recognized for their continuing leadership, innovation and industry best practice within their business travel products and programs,” said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability Project ICARUS. “Receipt of this second medal highlights the significant developments the company has made since the last award and further demonstrates the growing importance of responsible business travel in our industry.”

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

Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703 236 1133, [email protected]
Gayle Kansagor, +1 202 295 8775, [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.

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 7,000-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 and