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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…

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GBTA Supports CountEmissionsEU Initiative for Harmonised Framework to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to propose a harmonised framework for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, called CountEmissionsEU.  With GBTA members making it a priority to reduce the carbon footprint of their business travel, emissions data is…

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Sustainability and Climate Action for Global Business Travel to Take Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2022

GBTA delivers on commitment to climate action and building a greener future with first-ever Sustainability Pavilion, education sessions, and tools for business travel professionals Alexandria, VA – The Global Business Travel Association is fully embracing its mission to help the business travel industry create a positive impact and a better future for people and the planet…

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Politics of Travel: Been a Long Time Coming, Convention Must Attends

What good are apologies when you keep doing the same thing you are apologizing for? No Excuses GBTA Convention in San Diego is fast approaching. I hope to see you! REMEMBER THE MAINE: Don’t fall for the fake news ETIAS Travel Authorization for EU Does Not Become Mandatory on January 1, 2023! European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be…

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Travel Risk Management and Sustainability…Connecting the Dots

By GBTA Risk Committee and GBTA Sustainability Committee   How organizations manage the health, safety and security of their employees on business travel is not only part of their Duty of Care legal obligation, but also bears heavy influence on their GRI sustainability score. Corporate sustainability is an organization’s activities that demonstrate their work towards…

World Travellers and Companies as Global Citizens

*The following is a guest blog post by Kati Ihamäki, GBTA member and Finnair’s Director of Corporate Sustainability* The business sector and the way companies operate have a major impact on the future of the Earth. We can’t simply focus on minimising the impacts of our operations — instead, we must find opportunities for developing…

Assessing and Building Your Managed Travel and Sustainable Travel Programs

Assessing and Building Your Managed Travel and Sustainable Travel Programs

At this week’s GBTA Conference in Frankfurt, the GBTA Foundation in partnership with BCD Travel is launching two newly updated and completely revamped global resources: the Sustainability in Travel Self-Assessment Tool and the Managed Travel Index® (MTI®). “We are very proud to have been part of such important and wide-ranging projects,” said Kathy Jackson, BCD…

GBTA Foundation Rolls Out New Car Rental RFP
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GBTA Foundation Rolls Out New Car Rental RFP

The GBTA Foundation today unveiled the new GBTA Request for Proposal (RFP) for Car Rental, in partnership with Enterprise. The updated RFP is global, includes a sustainability module and is more efficient and easier to use. A task force made up of representatives from across the industry including car rental agencies, Travel Management Companies and…

Guest Post: BALANCING CONVENTION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Guest Post: BALANCING CONVENTION AND SUSTAINABILITY

*Kristina Weischadle, GBTA Sustainability Committee member, and the GBTA Sustainability Committee contributed the following guest blog post.* GBTA’s convention is a big event with nearly 7,000 attendees from the business travel industry meeting in one amazing location each year. A lot goes into making this event happen and a lot goes out…meaning waste, water, electricity,…

Deadline Coming Fast for Nominations for Project ICARUS 2016 Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards

Deadline Coming Fast for Nominations for Project ICARUS 2016 Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards

In early January, GBTA announced the opening of the call for nominations for the fourth annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across North America. Through these awards, the GBTA Foundation looks to recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries, individuals and groups who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering…