Build Sustainability into your travel program

What’s Good for the Earth is Better for Business


Travel sustainability is nothing new. Travel managers, travelers, and forward-focused people  across your organization have probably been talking about it for years. But now  employees and shareholders see its business value – and, more importantly, its environmental merit – and it’s time to act.


Organizations are increasingly being called upon to build

sustainability metrics into their travel programs so travel managers can deliver detailed

reports on program performance and finance can keep tabs on travel costs.


Now, more than ever, your travel program is in the spotlight. As you build it back up again, you’re building in safety, efficiency, confidence, and convenience. You’re creating simple new ways to help your travelers plan and prioritize trips, and you’re installing efficient new controls to cover everything from expenses to

environmental goals.

Focusing on sustainability isn’t easy, but the following five tips will help:


  1. Start with sourcing. If your suppliers and your partners practice sustainability, it’s that much easier for your travelers.
  2. Embed guidance into your booking experience. Travelers want to do the right thing, but they don’t always know what that is. With so many variables to sort through and decisions to make about timing, costs, and even understanding what it means to be sustainable, they need guidance  throughout the booking process.
  3. Track and measure your results. Data makes the difference, because it can show you what sustainable travel looks like and help you measure your progress.
  4. Help travelers with your tracking. When travelers know how their choices impact the overall organization, it gives them extra incentive. Consider tools that demonstrate the effect of their  booking choices, as well as their ongoing impact.
  5. Talk about more than travel. Travel sustainability is a key contributor, but it’s important to define and communicate sustainability efforts across and within the organization as a whole.


Download this eBook and make it possible, whether you’re launching sustainability efforts or boosting initiatives you already have in place.