On April 28th, 2022, the GSTC hosted a public webinar ‘Business Travel is Wounded, but Certainly not Dead’. What does the future of business travel look like? In a panel discussion, a group of experts shared their knowledge on how we can introduce operational standards, the importance of data and communications, as well as the role of consulting and education in sustainable business travel. This public webinar was moderated by Bernard Harrop, Managing Director of IG Management and Instructor for the GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Course.

Julien Etchanchu – Sustainability Practice Lead, Advito
Susan Austin Prendergast – Principal, American Express Global Business Travel
Glenn Thorsen – Head of Partnerships, Thrust Carbon

Recording of the webinar is available on the GSTC YouTube channel (see below)

Sustainable business travel is concerned with managing the costs, social impacts and environmental consequences generated by the use of different modes of business travel. Using the GSTC Criteria as a reference point allows corporates and organizations to improve their commercial performance and enhance their reputation by adopting sustainable working policies and practices.

Sustainable Business Travel Course

“Many commentators are predicting continued massive reductions in the volume of business travel following the pandemic. This could be a result of companies looking at ways to minimize levels of travel (or at least minimum growth) to save costs and reduce CO2. It’s a very tempting scenario!” says Horst Bayer, Chair of the GSTC Business Travel Working Group. “The new GSTC Sustainable Business Travel course will look to answer the question if that is the right thing to do, and if so, how.”

The 4-week online GSTC Sustainable Business Travel course uses the four pillars of sustainable management to look at how to create a new model for business travel that harnesses the real value of a pro-active and successful business travel program, respects the new needs of travel and creates a responsible, sustainable company. In other words, a balanced approach to sustainable business travel. The course fulfills the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Business Travel.

Upcoming GSTC Sustainable Business Travel courses:

Watch the webinar recording