London, UK — The BTN Group has established the Business Travel Sustainability Awards Europe in acknowledgement of the importance of this issue for the business travel industry and in recognition of the role it can perform in protecting the environment.
There are 12 categories in total and companies or individuals based or doing most of their business in the UK or Europe may enter as many categories as they wish subject to eligibility. Examples of awards categories include Achievement in Sustainability – Airlines to Achievement in Sustainability – Managed Travel Program, as well as Sustainability Champion.
The Business Travel Sustainability Awards Europe utilizes a two-stage entry process, and the judges are particularly keen to understand how companies have worked to serve corporate travel buyers and/or pushed to advance the mission of environmental sustainability within the business travel industry. The application process will ask specifically about the outcome of partnerships and the effects of innovation and will look for tangible, supported results — not only the aspirations that underpin an applicant’s products and services.
Judges for the Business Travel Sustainability Awards Europe include a mix of corporate travel managers, consultants and other sustainability and ESG experts.
Submissions will open on 21 February and the winners will be announced at end of the 3rd Annual Business Travel Sustainability Summit Europe, scheduled for late spring in London. Submission information can be found here.
In addition, the BTN Group is launching the Business Travel Sustainability Awards America that will also begin accepting submissions on 21 February from companies based or doing most of their business in North America. The winners of that competition will be announced at end of the 3rd Annual Business Travel Sustainability Summit America, scheduled for late spring in New York City. Submission information can be found here.
“We are excited to launch the first-of-its-kind awards for the business travel industry,” said BTN Group Executive Vice President & Group Publisher, Louis Magliaro. “We designed these awards to underscore and encourage advancements in all sectors of the corporate travel eco-system toward a more sustainable future. The BTN Group is committed to promoting awareness of what travel buyers and suppliers are doing to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint by recognizing the achievements of corporate travel leaders.”
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The BTN Group (Business Travel News, Business Travel News Europe, Travel Procurement and The Beat) is the leading global source of business travel and meeting information, news, data, analysis and research serving the $1.4 trillion business travel industry. Our audience of corporate travel managers, procurement/sourcing executives and travel management professionals purchase/manage billions of dollars of business travel and meetings annually and they are responsible for setting travel/meeting policy on behalf of their company and organization. The BTN Group produces over forty annual conferences, events and tradeshows including the Business Travel Show Europe, Innovate, Business Travel Hall of Fame, and series such as Business Travel Trends & Forecasts, Global Travel Risk Summit, etc. The BTN Group Content Solutions division produces custom webinars, research, white papers, newsletters, case studies and more for suppliers.