Where sustainable travel is headed in 2018

Research conducted by Booking.com reveals that awareness of eco-friendly accommodation options is growing, with global travellers seeking to book more of these greener stays than ever, while showing a willingness to absorb extra costs to ensure they are travelling more … Continue reading

Montréal certified as an environmentally sustainable destination for meetings and conventions

Montréal has once again been certified by iCompli Sustainability according to ASTM-APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) standards. Developed in partnership with Green Meetings and Events, the certification confirms the city’s position as an environmentally sustainable destination. Crafted by over 300 professionals from the … Continue reading

Vancouver Convention Centre: The world’s first double LEED Platinum convention centre

The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce that its iconic West building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification (version 4) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council. Coupled with its 2010 Platinum certification for New Construction, the Vancouver Convention … Continue reading

Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers

Over half of North American companies have corporate sustainability programs in place Only one in six travel management professionals (16 per cent) currently incentivize their business travellers to stay in hotels with sustainable practices, according to a new study released … Continue reading

Three items to consider for an event’s carbon reduction plan

Corporate event-goers are more carbon-conscious than ever. Companies across Canada are lowering emissions to save money on operational costs, enhance their brand and attract and retain top talent looking for an eco-responsible workplace. In an effort to reduce their carbon … Continue reading

GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS recognizes Starwood Hotels & Resorts worldwide as Sustainability Gold Medal recipient

GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS is proud to announce Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc. as a recipient of the prestigious Project ICARUS Sustainability Gold Medal. The Gold Medal program recognizes travel and meeting industry companies who are committed to making sustainability … Continue reading

Rethink 2014: Six shifts occurring in the world of corporate events

My how things have changed in the past two decades. We have slowly shifted to keep pace with these changes in the corporate events industry and the expectations of the guest. As our world shifts around us so quickly we … Continue reading