The addition of Amadeus and Travelport certainly expands Travalyst’s reach, but the partnership is only valuable if corporate travel agency customers adopt Travalyst’s carbon footprint calculation methodology.
After working with several major online agencies, and most recently Google, the non-profit Travalyst has now added two global delivery systems to its sustainable travel coalition.
Travalyst was founded by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to encourage greener practices across the industry. On Monday, we announced the addition of Travelport to our Collective, along with Amadeus, who joined us at the end of October.
The coalition also includes TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Trip.com, Skyscanner and Visa, which use a “travel impact model” to calculate the carbon footprint of air travel. The model is also available for free download from GitHub.
Focus on bigger agencies
Now, Travalyst hopes to expand its efforts by targeting the corporate travel industry, where business travel is on the radar of climate change protesters around the world. On Saturday, 100 people stormed the enclosure of his private jet at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to prevent their departure.
The new partners came when the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (or COP 27) was held in Egypt, where President Antonio Guterres said: .
Travalyst hopes more organizations will adopt its calculators, and the addition of Amadeus and Travelport, which are used by corporate travel agencies, will expand its reach.
Lucas Bobes, Group Environmental Head and Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting at Amadeus, said:
Meanwhile, Travalport will collaborate on the Travalyst framework and take an active role in implementing emissions reporting methodologies in travel retail. The technology company will also use Travalyst’s data methodology for its new Travelport+ platform to sell the greenest offers and provide more tools to deliver better reports, helping travel management companies and Enable your agency’s customers to promote sustainable travel.
Tom Kershaw said, “It is very important that we act and work together as an industry to harmonize and expand the way we report on sustainability standards. , making sustainable travel more feasible for businesses, agencies and travelers.” Chief Product and Technology Officer at Travelport.