Sustainability

Sustainability is a broad topic, with several implications for the travel industry. Environmental concerns and climate change usually get the most attention, but good corporate citizenship means sustainable business practices in such areas as community outreach and development, equitable job opportunities and more.

Some examples of our coverage
• The role of remote/virtual conferencing
• Environmental, social and governance issues

Is Remote Work Actually Better For The Environment?

As remote-work models become increasingly popular, fewer of employees’ sustainability effects, including impacts from travel, are likely to take place under employers’ physical roofs. But they will still occur on their watch. Making work from home sustainable requires doing more than calculating a simple commute trade-off, according to Ganga Shreedharis, Kate Laffan and Laura M….

Deem Builds Unique Uber For Business Integration Into Corporate Travel Site And Apps

If all goes according to plan, Deem’s corporate booking tool and mobile apps this summer will be the first of their kind to allow Uber for Business users to book scheduled and on-demand rides. According to Deem head of mobility Nikolaj Koester, about nine in 10 trips through ridehailing companies are on-demand. “You’ve never been…

Sustainability Fees Crop Up As Questions Linger On Carbon Accounting

The cost of sustainability is beginning to hit corporate travel more directly.  Air France and KLM in January initiated a Sustainable Aviation Fuel surcharge on all tickets for flights departing France and the Netherlands. It ranges from 1 euro to 12 euros, based on distance flown and class of service. Isolated reports of hotel properties…

Billions In Amtrak Funding Could Modernize Aging Rail System

Business travelers in the Northeastern United States always had the option of trains over planes, but old infrastructure restricts operations and limits the productivity potential. As explained in this article by Madeleine Ngo, fresh funding could help Amtrak slowly get up to speed. Washington, D.C. – Officials up and down the East Coast have long…

Is An All-Encompassing Mobility App Making A Comeback?

Ground transportation doesn’t get as much attention in managed travel programs as some other categories, but new tech that aggregates options for the various modes, as described in this article by John Surico, could have implications for productivity, distribution, duty of care and sustainability. Imagine an app on your smartphone in which every form of transportation…

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