Danielle D'Silva

Head of Sustainability
Booking.com

2022 Phocuswright Europe speaker

Danielle D'Silva Head of Sustainability
As Head of Sustainability at Booking.com, Danielle D’Silva leads the development and execution of the company's holistic global sustainability strategy – covering sustainable operations, making it easier for travellers to book sustainable trips and collaborating with partners and peers to catalyze sustainable travel growth.

Danielle was instrumental in the creation of Booking Holdings' inaugural Climate Action Plan and will use her deep topic knowledge to oversee Booking.com's progress against the targets set out in the plan. A passionate advocate for all aspects of sustainability, Danielle is also leading the integration of sustainability into the company's culture and its products.

Previously, Danielle led Booking.com's operational sustainability programme and was responsible for a number of important milestones – including Booking.com becoming carbon neutral in its operations in 2020, overseeing the removal of single-use products from the company's global office infrastructure and the sourcing of 100% renewable electricity for Booking Holdings' operations.

Danielle has a BA in cultural anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a masters in international development from the University of Amsterdam. Born in the USA, she embodies the intrepid travel spirit, having lived in five countries across three continents. She currently resides in Amsterdam with her partner and their golden retriever, Lola.

Sessions

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
5:05 PM – 5:40 PM CET

Executive Roundtable: Making Sustainability Sustainable

Travel sellers and platforms are focusing on making travel more sustainable but, this requires new tools, processes and practices. How can they influence and empower their customers to make the right choices? The experts weigh in.

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