Business travel is having a resurgence as the COVID-19 pandemic slows down and in-person events have resumed. Professionals are enjoying face-to-face collaboration and networking after several years of working remotely. In fact, 32% of consumers are planning to travel for business in 2023.
As organizations resume regular business travel, it brings up questions of sustainability and ethics. How should we reduce our impact on the environment while traveling for business? How can we be mindful of the communities we’re visiting and have a positive impact?
Each webinar will focus on a different topic related to climate action in travel, with the first slated to explore the effectiveness of forest carbon offsets as a climate solution.SEATTLE, WA (April 4, 2023) – Today, Sustainable Travel International announced it will host a new webinar series,Road to Net Zero,focused on catalyzing climate action in travel. The series aims to support companies, destinations, and individuals on their journey to net zero travel by demystifying confusing or controversial topics and highlighting real-life examples of climate action in practice.
Travel provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the world’s most remarkable ecosystems and natural treasures. Yet it’s no secret that travel can be a burden on the environment and the wild places we visit. But this doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of ways that you can transform your impact on the planet and green your travels. In fact, when tourism is done in a conscientious manner, it has the power to create benefits for nature and wildlife. In honor of this coming Earth Day, we’re dishing up our top five tips for more eco-friendly travel.
We are thrilled to welcome Ivory Vogt as the newest member of our Sustainable Travel International team. Born in Palau and currently living in Germany, Ivory possesses a love for travel and feels strongly about our need to protect the places we visit. In her role as a Program Manager, Climate & Resilience, Ivory will translate her enthusiasm into action by encouraging climate-friendly travel. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ivory to learn a little more about her own story and her passion for sustainable tourism.
Travel is a carbon-intensive activity, generating 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. As companies evolve to the new normal and travel recommences, there is an opportunity for businesses to green their corporate travel programs as part of their commitment to Net Zero.