ITC Hotels, the first and largest chain of hotels in the world with maximum LEED Platinum Certified Properties, has been accorded another accolade: Welcomhotel Amritsar becomes Punjab’s first LEED Certified Hotel under the aegis of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Spread across eight acres, Welcomhotel Amritsar has achieved a Platinum rating under LEED 2011 for India NC (New Construction) program within just seven months of its launch.
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched a new sustainability feature in its corporate travel and expense software, Neo. Now, the travel management platform has a carbon emissions filter to help travelers make better-informed booking decisions; this is available for both air and rail tickets.
Global Meetings Industry Day, a person-to-person event in more than 50 countries, has been postponed. In response, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition is calling for virtual unity on April 14.
Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) leaders in the United States, Canada and India have issued the following statement.