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October 26, 2022

Each Step Closer: Making Strides in Climate Action for Global Business Travel    

GBTA and the GBTA Foundation announced today new developments in its commitment, partnering and programming in sustainability to empower the global business travel industry to reduce carbon emissions and build a greener future.

  • GBTA is now a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. With a commitment to lead by example and raise awareness, GBTA is among the 230 organizations who have stepped forward to date to help accelerate climate action in tourism and take action to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050.
  • GBTA has entered into a strategic partnership with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to enhance collaborative action. GBTA also recognizes the Alliance’s Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) as a go-to standard measurement which is included in GBTA’s revamped Sustainability Toolkit.
  • The announcement also highlighted the impressive lineup of speakers and panelists for its first ever Global Sustainability Summit on November 8, 2022, in Brussels. The one-day event will be a forum for discussion on topics such as best practices to decarbonize travel, measuring emissions, green hospitality, electromobility and finance and collaboration.
“As an industry, through individual organizations as well as our collective efforts, we’re making real progress toward more sustainable global business travel. There’s a lot more to be done, but each step brings us closer to scaling solutions that will help decarbonize business travel,” said Delphine Millot, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, GBTA and Managing Director, GBTA Foundation.

Read today’s full announcement here.

Click here for more information and to register for the GBTA Sustainability Summit. Learn more about the GBTA Sustainability Program or email [email protected].

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Diana Birkett Rakow, SVP Public Affairs & Sustainability, Alaska Airlines and member of GBTA’s Sustainability Leadership Council, shares their insights on what is needed to build a greener future for business travel. Join GBTA and other sustainability leaders as we work towards solutions at our upcoming Sustainability Summit, November 8 in Brussels.

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GBTA Convention 2023
GBTA Is Now Accepting Proposals for Education Sessions at GBTA Convention 2023!

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. With your unique perspective and insight, we can continue to deliver the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel.

New this year! To streamline the submission and review process, GBTA has removed the draft PPT requirement. This year, we are requiring only a draft content outline and speaker demographics be submitted with the proposal. A template is provided in the submission worksheet and submission portal.

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