Travel buyers focus more on green travel alternatives, rather than alternatives to travel

While companies stepping up to the climate challenge, questions remain about how much they are cutting unnecessary travel

Jun 21, 2023

According to GBTA, travel managers are increasingly looking to “maximize travel’s return on emissions” by encouraging or mandating employees to combine multiple business trips into one, company policies are less likely to grapple with the purpose of travel.

Key takeaways

  • Only 38% currently ask for any justification for same-day business trips based on return on investment and available alternatives;
  • The survey also showed that public disclosure of business travel emissions is still a voluntary effort, and only 20% of respondents said their companies report all their emissions, including those from business travel;
  • Barriers to more sustainable business travel include higher costs, lack of measurement and accounting standards for emissions, and limited access to data and transparent information.

Get the full story at The Energy Mix and GBTA

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