You may already know that the Gray Dawes Group are wholly owned by the Inchcape family, who are equally committed to reducing our impact on the environment wherever possible. To support us in our quest for a more sustainable future, they offered to work with us on our Green Christmas project.
While most people were dreaming of a white Christmas towards the end of last year, here at Gray Dawes we were making plans for a green one…
At Gray Dawes Travel we know that sustainability is an incredibly pressing issue within the industry; a challenge which we are truly passionate about.
To show we care about working towards a brighter future, we took the chance to make Christmas slightly greener in 2019. For every Christmas card we sent, we committed to planting a tree in the Inchcape Family Estate in Scotland.
We achieved a total of nearly 2,000 trees planted!
WE’RE DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMAS
On the 21st November 2019 we held our sustainability themed event, ‘We’re Dreaming of a Green Christmas’. We invited our clients, suppliers and propsects along to discuss many of the issues the industry is facing today and collectively pledge to start making the necessary changes towards a greener future.
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HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are many different ways in which travellers and airlines alike can do to reduce their carbon footprint. For example did you know If each passenger reduced the weight of their bag by 1KG we would save 4,000 tonnes of CO2 each year? Just small actions such as this can make a massive impact on the future of our planet and becoming more sustainable.
Our Commercial Director, David Bishop, recently joined a panel of experts for the HSBC Commercial Cards Online Seminar to discuss what the future of business travel will look like in a post COVID-19 world. This seminar gave the panel the perfect opportunity to ask their attendees how their businesses were preparing to restart their travel programmes and if they were seeing traveller confidence returning.
As we continue the emergence from lockdown and see international travel gradually begin to resume across the world, we’ve looked at what innovative new technologies are paving the way for safety, more hygienic and efficient travel.
From new first class lounge facilities and features with British Airways, to free global cover for COVID-19 from Emirates; the measures being implemented by airlines to help build traveller confidence mean that international business travel is safely back on the menu.
At the heart of everything we do are our people. We don’t just mean just our employees, but our clients and suppliers too.
At Gray Dawes Group we strive to create an environment which recognises and nurtures a healthy work/life balance – for our staff and clients alike.
By providing our customers with better travel management, they’re able to achieve what they need to by working flexibly, whether in the office, at home or around the globe.