Travel Tech Joins Industry Leaders and Legislators at Sustainability Conference

Travel Tech Joins Industry Leaders and Legislators at Sustainability Conference

Travel and Tourism Industry Committed to Emissions Reduction and Sustainability

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, participated in a webinar today, titled: Sustainability in Travel and Tourism: the Road to Net-Zero. The event was moderated by Dr. Gregory Miller, Executive Director, Center for Responsible Travel, and featured expert panelists including:

  • Erik Hansen, Vice President, US Travel Association
  • Emmett O’Keefe, Head of Public Affairs, NORAM, Booking.com
  • Paloma Zapata, Executive Director, Sustainable Travel International
  • Steve Shur, President, and CEO, Travel Technology Association
  • Sheldon Scott, Head of Purpose, Eaton Workshop

Members of Congress including, Reps. Titus (D-NV) and Bilirakis (R-FL) provided opening remarks to highlight the importance of travel and tourism to the economy and the need to focus on sustainable travel.

“Our members are leading on sustainability in technology and travel. Their corporate missions are fostering responsible practices at their facilities and most importantly, giving consumers information on sustainable options, providing greener traveling choices,” stated Steve Shur, President of Travel Tech. “The demand for sustainable travel is increasing and travel suppliers are working to meet the demand. Online travel platforms maintain a competitive marketplace where suppliers are now promoting sustainable offerings, giving consumers information they are seeking.”

In November, in advance of COP 26,  Travel Tech issued a report, to highlight the sustainable initiatives of our industry, provides more detail on initiatives where Travel Tech members are reducing their carbon footprint and embracing eco-friendly solutions.

“We are proud of the work and progress our members are making to promote and enhance sustainable travel and technology for the future of our planet,” Shur continued. “Our industry is leading by example to make sustainable travel a reality.”

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About US Travel Tech

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) is the voice of the travel technology industry, advocating for public policy that promotes transparency and competition in the marketplace to encourage innovation and preserve consumer choice. Travel Tech represents the leading innovators in travel technology, including global distribution systems, online travel agencies and metasearch companies, travel management companies, and short-term rental platforms.

To schedule an interview with Steve Shur of Travel Tech contact Dan Rene of kglobal at 202-329-8357 or daniel.rene@kglobal.com