Death of the Buffet and Other Environmental Silver Linings Brought to Us by COVID-19
The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSN), which was founded in the midst of COVID-19, has detailed sustainability as being the major focus of hotels and events as both industries aim at building back better post-pandemic. Guy Bigwood, GDSM's Chief Changemaker, detailed that the effort around sustainability and events will not just be highlighted within the environmental impact, but diversity and inclusion, transparency, governance, and bundling "green" into it's vision. In 2021 and beyond, planners will look to throw out what was previously noted as checking a box to display to attendees that sustainability mattered to the event. Planners will weave sustainability efforts into all aspects of their event in 2021 and beyond.