Last week saw the launch of a new industry report produced by Belvera Partners which looks at the top B2B travel companies and audits their sustainability reporting activities.
The report entitled ‘Belvera B2B Sustainability Report 2021: sustainability reporting in B2B travel’s top 350 companies globally’, analyses the current state of sustainability reporting in the B2B travel space by reviewing the websites of the top 350 organisations to establish how many have published a report, clear policies or other information related to the topic.
A case study on Hotelbeds’ sustainability reporting activities (which you can read in the report here) was relied upon heavily in the report and formed many of the best practices.
While our reporting efforts are viewed favourably in the account, the findings from the majority of the other 350 B2B travel organisations showed that there are some significant challenges in this sector and the industry as a whole has a long way to go.
Hotelbeds’ Global Director of Marketing, Communications and CSR, Gareth Matthews, said: “We are committed to being a sustainable company that has a positive effect in every destination we work, and we hope this report will incentivise our peers to do the same going forward.”
The aggregated results were published based on 12 different sub-sectors within B2B travel – including accommodation distribution & sales, travel technology, aviation services, DMCs, lobby groups, conferences and more.