Grass Roots & Green Shoots

The Travel and Meetings Standards taskforce takes action to get business back on the road
What happens when corporate travel is completely upended by a global pandemic and then the associations that are the voice of that industry are in a state of disarray? Welcome TAMS! – the Travel and Meetings Standards taskforce.

TAMS is probably one of the most collaborative and grassroots initiatives that the corporate travel profession has seen in a long time. TAMS is comprised of over 180 buyers and suppliers who came together to solve a problem. Our industry needed to put forth a set of industry standards and guidelines that suppliers would adapt and that buyers could share within their corporations and most importantly with their travelers.

This group didn’t seek sponsorships or have a pay-to-play model. It brought together 71 buyers, 96 suppliers, 11 consultancy firms all striving for the betterment of the industry as we work our way through very troubling times. Some of the individuals who participated were furloughed and taking a role in this effort gave them hope. It enabled them to contribute and be focused on positive things during what undoubtedly seemed like dark days.

The work that was completed in eight short weeks was amazing.

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