HBAA commits to going green

This year's Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) annual forum ended with executive director Peter Ducker committing to the creation of an environmental framework for its agency members and hotel partners.

A vote in the closing session on whether the HBAA should establish a firm environmental policy saw 78% of the 131 delegates vote in favour.

"I have heard the message loud and clear," said Ducker. "We will be looking at CSR and when the executive committee meets again in October this will be a key part of our discussions."

In his round-up of the forum, which was held at Gloucestershire's Cotswold Water Park Hotel last month, Ducker also promised an update of the association's "jargon buster" industry guide, a reprisal of the HBAA's financial education courses and the creation of a career guide for those considering entering the event and hotel industries.

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