GDS has signed a global marketing alliance with The Hotel Carbon Index
Company, creator of CarePar, a system for measuring carbon emissions
within the hotel and lodging industry. As
part of the agreement, Travelport will include CarePar hotel carbon
emission data in Travelport GDS products, including Travelport Carbon
The integration of CarePar hotel data into Carbon Tracker in the future will give corporations and their travellers an even more
complete view of their emissions per trip. Carbon Tracker enables corporations to compare CO2 analysis for travel itineraries and obtain
emission data across multiple travel types (air, rail and car), using the latest developments in emissions calculation.
“This landmark agreement within the GDS industry comes at a time when hotels, corporations and travellers the world over are looking to
industry leaders to get behind programs that are better for the environment,” said Peter Ducker, founder of The Hotel Carbon Index Company.
“This is another bold initiative by Travelport that will lead the hotel sector into a regime of benchmarking and measuring emissions, and help
hotels and their guests calculate their true carbon footprints.”
“Travelport has spearheaded a number of initiatives in carbon emissions measurement and reporting for the travel industry,” said Flo
Lugli, senior vice president, Commercial, for Travelport GDS. “Our relationship with The Hotel Carbon Index is a vital next step, following our launch of
Carbon Tracker earlier this year. We will continue to build on our strong track record of helping travel companies, corporations and travellers
measure and reduce their carbon footprints.”
CarePar (carbon emissions per available room) is
a method of establishing, calculating, managing and disseminating
usable data on carbon emissions per hotel and venue usage – representing either carbon emissions per available room per day, or function
room per half day.
providing travel buyers with emission data on individual properties, CarePar
can help travellers make informed travel
decisions. Corporations are also looking to use greener venues. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) sections are becoming increasingly common in
request for proposal (RFP) programs, evidence that carbon emission measurement is a growing factor for today’s corporations when arranging
preferred hotel programs.
other recent news regarding: