GBTA and Project ICARUS announce the winners of the third annual European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards

Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs

Frankfurt, Germany, 2015-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the winners of the third annual European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards.

The awards recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries and teams who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, products and services across Europe. The awards attracted a record number of entries from five countries.

“The number and quality of submissions exceeded our expectation, once again, and clearly demonstrates that companies across Europe are seeing sustainable business travel and meetings programs as a sure way to optimize travel costs and generate a significant return on investment,” said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability for Project ICARUS.

The winners in each category are:

Travel Buyer: MCI
Travel Supplier: Deutsche Bahn
Travel Team: Symantec and MCI

The winners were presented with their Project ICARUS bronze trophy at GBTA Conference 2015 | Frankfurt in partnership with VDR held this week at Congress Center, Messe Frankfurt.

For more information visit the Project ICARUS website or contact Bernard Harrop atbharrop@gbtafoundation.org.

CONTACT:
Colleen Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, Colleen Gallagher cgallagher@gbta.org

About Project ICARUS
A GBTA Foundation initiative, Project ICARUS was started in 2006 by the Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) in the UK and has since grown to be the most widely recognized and respected Corporate Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility program within the global business travel and meeting industry. This is a project led by and targeted primarily at national and international travel buyers/managers and their suppliers/intermediaries, who wish to integrate sustainability into the way they manage, run and supply travel and meetings programs.

About the GBTA Foundation
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA’s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see www.gbta.org and www.gbta.org/foundation.

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives business growth, visit gbta.org

SOURCE: Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

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