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Who we are

Founded in 2019 by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Travalyst is a not-for-profit global coalition of some of the biggest names in travel and technology: Amadeus, Booking.com, Expedia Group, Google, Mastercard, Sabre, Skyscanner, Travelport, Trip.com Group, Tripadvisor and Visa.

What we do

As an independent entity, we provide supportive and neutral governance to our coalition partners; empowering some of the biggest – and occasionally competing – travel and technology brands to work together to accelerate change. The goal is to bring credible, consistent sustainability information to the mainstream, helping people make more informed travel choices.

What this means for the industry

Our coalition works collaboratively to provide clear, credible and consistent sustainability information. We share this information on a global scale, ensuring that all the work we do is transparent, independently validated and, in time, open source – so anyone in the travel industry can use it.

What this means for travellers

People booking travel are presented with consistent, transparent, easy-to-understand sustainability information across the travel platforms they already know and trust. This enables them to make more informed travel choices.

Our team

We are led by:

  • Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex; Founder and Patron
  • Sally Davey; Chief Executive

Our Board:

  • India Gary-Martin, Founder & CEO – Leadership for Execs
  • Clea Kaske-Kuck, Director for Policy, Advocacy and Member Mobilization – World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Dr. Sally Uren, Chief Executive – Forum for the Future
  • James Whiting, Chief Executive – Doughty Street Chambers
  • Henrietta Worthington, Lawyer – Vedder Price

Travalyst Independent Advisory Group:

Our Independent Advisory Group comprises world-leading experts on sustainability who oversee all work developed and delivered by the Coalition.

  • Diana Walker – Chair of the Travalyst Independent Advisory Group; Partner, Brunswick Group
  • Dr. Susanne Becken; Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University, Australia
  • Marten Dresen; Founder and CEO, Good Hotel Group
  • Dr. Xavier Font; world-leading academic on sustainable travel and marketing, Professor of Sustainability Marketing at the University of Surrey
  • Professor Paul Peeters; Professor of Sustainable Transport and Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences
  • Jeremy Smith; foremost travel industry expert on climate action, Co-founder of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
  • Dr. Anna Spenceley, FRGS; international expert and independent consultant on sustainable and regenerative tourism.