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5 Easy Ways to Make Business Travel More Sustainable

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5 Easy Ways to Make Business Travel More Sustainable

It’s never been easier and more important to implement corporate social responsibility into business travel.  Going green on the road will not only make your business look good, it can create a massive impact on the world around us.  Here are 5 easy ways to make your business travel more sustainable:

#1 Fly Direct with carry-on luggage only

Taking the most direct route will avoid creating more emissions from more takeoffs, landings, and taxis for your aircraft.  If you’re flying during the day, opt for economy flights as it allows more people on the plane and less emissions created per person.  In addition, packing light with just a carry-on is easier to handle and creates less hassle and less labour when boarding the plane.

#2 Schedule your time wisely

Stack your meetings to opt for less travel time between commitments.  If possible, schedule several business trips back to back to save fuel, money, and time.  Taking your vacation on the front or back end of a business trip (see our blog on Bleisure) is another great way to ensure you eliminate as much unnecessary energy as possible.

#3 Choose green hotels and venues

Look for LEED-certified hotels and buildings or check out Green Key to ensure your employees are staying and meeting at the most eco-friendly places possible.  Environmental stewardship in the hospitality sector has become instantly, easily measurable and a great way to support sustainability on a global platform.  Be sure to ask your travel provider for green-preferred suppliers that fit this profile.

#4 Take eco-friendly ground transportation

Begin with choosing a hotel or meeting space that is close to a central transportation hub to give you the best range of public transport or ride share options on your trip.  In a lot of cases, it’s easier to walk or take a train than hail a cab – and a lot more environmentally friendly.  If you are heading to a conference, take advantage of group-arranged shuttles and charters wherever possible.

#5 Be a green guest

Sustainability ultimately means you must take ownership of your choices on the road.  This means considering every decision you make – everything from reusing towels in your hotel room, to recycling wherever possible, to bringing your own reusable water bottle and coffee tumbler instead of purchasing plastic on the go.  Be conscious of how your decisions affect the world around you, and you’ll soon be a green road warrior.

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Working within the entertainment sector to provide the ultimate in flexibility and service as well a proactive approach towards account management. In 2016 a trans-Atlantic artist management firm approached Your Travel Corporate to construct a travel plan for its UK and USA offices with an annual spend of £750,000.

Prior to working with Your Travel Corporate, the firm had contracted the services of another national travel agent. During the 12 months spent working with this agency, there were significant challenges in service delivery which led to multiple issues, lack of proactive account management and limited delivery of policy compliance.

After a problematic year, the firm took the decision to move away from their substandard agent and seek to engage a new agent – they chose Your Travel Corporate for several reasons;

–       The ability to work with a dedicated account manager and director, ensuring a positive relationship and understand of needs was built from the outset.

–       Our ability to understand and implement client objectives pro-actively.

–       Our personal and bespoke approach to client service.

 Results;

With our unique understanding of travel management and the importance of getting it right first time, we could map out a plan to move the firms travel management to Your Travel Corporate, with adequate and well thought out milestones, ensuring that our account management team worked effectively with the firms PA, EA and account team enabling the delivery of a full operational service within 3 months. A third quarter report shows a 19% saving on travel spend and we’re pleased to say that we’ve had extremely positive feedback from our client!

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