Monthly Archives: November 2012

Green Travel Practices, Tips, and Considerations

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Travel can be rewarding, educational, and inspirational. And it is always really fun. But with all that comes responsibility. While it can be easy to think of the world as one giant amusement park, it is not. One persons destination is another persons home.

At GMS, it’s our duty to be sure that we’re leading the charge in green travel practices. We identify eco-friendly options and local cultural norms for our clients to consider whenever we can. Below are the major components of any travel program, along with a few environmentally conscious points your company can reference the next time it ventures out of town.

Transportation

  • If possible, get everyone on a bus or train on your way there.
  • Carpool when you have to.
  • Use public transportation when you can.
  • Reduce idling and be conservative with the AC.
  • Check the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

Hotels

  • See if they use high-efficiency lighting.
  • Is the building LEED-certified?
  • Does the staff practice water-saving procedures?
  • Check for energy-saving appliances.
  • Every hotel should have a recycling program.

Venues

  • Do they provide reusable dishware?
  • Every venue should have a recycling program.
  • Avoid water bottles—see if they offer alternatives.
  • Is the venue location easy to access by public transport?
  • See if they have programs in place for excess food, whether it is donated or composted.

We at GMS are always working with our partners to reduce our carbon footprint. Having enjoyed so many natural treasures across the world with our clients, we feel extremely lucky. We are truly indebted to our planet and the locals who make every trip unique.

In addition to considering our impact on the environment, GMS always chooses to patronize local businesses when possible. Buying local allows our clients to partake in a region’s culture while also ensuring that those local businesses are supported—so that we can visit them next time!

Global Management Services Reaches for the Stars!

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Los Angeles, CA. Global Management Services, Inc. (GMS), the leader in destination and event management services in North America, was recognized by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. as one of the top 10 performing companies in 2012.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. identified Global Management Services, Inc. as a valued client and GMS was, therefore, invited to attend the “Reach for the Stars” weekend in Los Angeles with a VIP access to the glamor-filled American Music Awards. The 2012 AMA aired live on November 18th from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The AMA honors and showcases the contemporary music scene. The show featured over 15 performances and award presentations across all music categories.

In announcing the recognition by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., GMS president Hanson Ansary said in an interview “We are very honored to be recognized by D&B Credibility Corp. and we value our partnership with that organization.” GMS is a recognized innovator in management philosophies and a leader in the hospitality industry.

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Download our free destination management eBook!

We hope you have enjoyed reading about our clients latest travels across the world through our new blog. It has been a lot of fun for us to relive these adventures – so fun that we have compiled some of these travel stories into a beautiful new eBook!

To download the eBook, simply fill out the form in the upper-right corner of the home page. You’ll also be subscribed to our biweekly e-newsletter, which will keep you up to date with our latest travels and tips. But if you just want the eBook, no worries–it’s easy to unsubscribe!

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So please join us as we salsa in Miami, cruise the Hudson in New York, tear up the desert in Vegas, mingle at a speakeasy in Chicago, and explore underground tunnels in Vietnam!

Click here for the homepage, where you can get your free eBook!

 

GMS to lend a hand to clients affected by Sandy

For Immediate Release

November 1, 2012

Global Management Services, Inc. announced today that in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, it has taken concrete measures to address its clients emergency needs on the East Coast. The company issued a press release indicating that it has dispatched a few experienced emergency management personnel to New York to meet with each and every one of its clients there to ensure that they are safe; and to address the clients’ specific and urgent needs, if any. In issuing the press release, the company president Hanson Ansary said in an interview “our primary objective is always the safety of our clients and their wellbeing in face of such natural disasters as Sandy. We will,” he continued, “endeavor to do whatever is required of us to make sure our clients are taken care of and are not in need of any emergency support.”

For nearly fifteen years, corporate event planners looking for a reliable event management company have found a partner in GMS. As an international event planning company with insider access to destinations all over the world, GMS handles the logistics of large-scale events including transportation, accommodation, venue selection, meals, and entertainment options down to the finest detail. No matter the scale or destination, “our deepest pleasure has always been delivering experiences that our clients will be talking about for years,” according to a company spokesman.

“Under the circumstances,” said Ansary, “our primary goal is now to lend a hand to our clients on the East Coast as we have done in previous natural calamities.” As one of the leading international event planning companies, at any given point in time, GMS has programs under way in many location in the world including a few on the East Coast of the United States at the moment.

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