HBAA wraps up with green code promise

The Hotel Booking Agents Association annual forum wrapped up today with executive director Peter Ducker committing to the creation of an environmental framework for its agency members and hotel partners. A vote held towards the end of the closing session – entitled Managing the Carbon Footprint – 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,” Ducker said in reaction to the poll. “We will be looking at the question of CSR and how we can help our members and partners with their strategies. When the executive committee meets again next month, this will be a key part of our discussions.” In his round up of the two-day forum, held at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars hotel in Gloucestershire, Ducker also promised an update of the association’s “jargon buster” industry guide to include a section on the pharmaceutical sector, 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. “Ours is an exciting and enjoyable industry to work in with great career options and we need to let people know that,” Ducker concluded.

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