12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
A new survey by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and German environmental organisation Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD) will be used to create guidelines for better business travel practice.
Around 100 small and medium-sized companies will be consulted to find out what information they lack regarding green business travel.
Results will be announced in the second half of 2008, when the Green Business Travel Project ” as it is being called ” will provide a document on how best to plan eco-friendly trips. This will include checklists, a cost calculator so that companies can estimate expenses, plus suggestions for alternative transport.
”As the first industry association to develop tools and programmes to reduce carbon emissions, ACTE is well-qualified to advise its member-partners, and help them achieve the greatest success in all their environmental initiatives,” said ACTE global executive director, Susan Gurley.
VCD project director Anja Hanel said: ”The negative environmental impacts of business travel are often underestimated. If we want to change our ways of travel, we have to show that environment and business objectives can often match.
”With best practices and information, the project will help to realize change in travel behavior.”