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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…

Reporter’s Notebook: GBTA Hosts A Rallying Cry For Decarbonizing Aviation

At its annual convention this month in Orlando, the Global Business Travel Association delivered on a promise to make sustainability a primary focus. It announced new initiatives for buyer and supplier members while speakers used the soapbox to implore the industry to leverage its enormous spending power to kickstart sustainable aviation fuel funding.  Sustainability encompasses…

BCD Travel Teams With Tripism On Traveler Feedback Platform

Nothing is more important in corporate travel nowadays than keeping travelers in the know. Travelers themselves often are the eyes and ears, gathering intel on the ground and in the air. To help share tips, reviews and health and safety protocols, and to solicit traveler feedback, BCD Travel has enlisted engagement platform provider Tripism. Now…

Reporter’s Notebook: Feds On Health Passports, Buyers On TMC Services, Hotel Sourcing Strategies, Going Green In Lodging

Today’s industry dialogue is all about how and when business travel comes back. A big part of the how is making travelers feel confident and streamlining their journeys. Many see digital health passports as an answer. The U.S. government last week indicated it would provide guidelines for new health credential systems. A panel of government…

Amex GBT Sets Up Discounted Carbon Offsets, A ‘Short-Term’ Approach As Industry Works To Mitigate Business Travel’s Environmental Impact

American Express Global Business Travel on Monday said it enabled customers to buy carbon offsets on “preferred terms” from two nonprofits, Carbonfund.org Foundation and Carbon Footprint. The program offers a variety of “verified and validated” offset activities customers can choose to support. “Clients will receive a donation e-receipt for their payment amounts, as well as…

Want Employees To Travel Less? Give Them Options

The easiest way to save on business travel costs or reduce emissions is to stay put, but that doesn’t have to mean killing collaboration. Once primarily seen as a travel replacement tool, remote conferencing now is “truly pervasive,” according to Frost & Sullivan. The technology serves a “broad range of internal communications as well as…

Change In The Air (RFP)

Chicago — There are lots of tactics for bypassing the hated corporate hotel request for proposals. Mauro Ruggiero hopes the same is happening in airline sourcing. The director of global travel management at Finastra spoke here this month at the GBTA convention about his company’s move to ditch what he described as an inefficient process….

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