Green travel rising up the agenda for businesses
17 February 2009 07:30
The next generation of companies will expect to do business with green organisations, it has been suggested.
According to AT Kearney, a management consultant, the recession is making the sustainability of business travel much more important to enterprises as they look to cut down on their costs.
Speaking at the recent Business Travel Show 2009, the company's global procurement director for corporate travel, Margaret Hansen, said that the economic downturn "changes the game".
She suggested that "compliance, demand management, alternatives to travel and negotiation with flights" are some of the big issues that are providing companies with a chance to consider sustainability.
"Everywhere you go today, people are asking: 'Are you green? Do you recycle?' and the next generation are expecting to do business with people that have a conscious awareness and are actually taking action in their organisation," Ms Hansen added.
The Business Travel Show was held at Earl's Court, London between February 10th and 12th; the exhibition showcased hundreds of corporate travel products and services, including travel insurance for business trips.