Wondering what exactly your boss looks for when they book your business travel? According to a new study from HRS and the Global Business Travel Association, sustainability is becoming a bigger factor than ever as companies book employee travel.
The study found approximately 65 percent of those surveyed prioritize hotels boasting a sustainability certification from a validated certifier, such as LEED. Nearly 60 percent said they would promote these hotels on a greater level than others to employees booking corporate travel on their own.
However, how much this matters to your company may differ according to where you’re based. The study found European companies are more likely to push sustainable-certified hotels than North American companies. Still, more than a third of all survey respondents said sustainability would have a “moderate” or “major” impact on corporate hotel bookings in 2023.
“The global megatrend of sustainability is accelerating in the everyday discussions taking place today that are reshaping the priorities of corporate lodging programs,” said Martin Biermann, chief product officer, HRS. “We see that today via the traction of HRS’ Green Stay Initiative, which now has hotels representing 440-plus brands in 170 countries participating. It’s encouraging to see both corporate program leaders and hotel suppliers leverage technology to support this important cause at this crucial moment.”
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