LONDON (7th November, 2022): Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, today announced it has joined global sustainable travel coalition, Travalyst, as part of the company’s commitment to driving sustainability forward in travel retailing. Travelport will also implement the Travalyst data methodology and will build capabilities in the Travelport+ platform to help its travel management company (TMC) and agency customers accelerate sustainable travel by providing them the tools to effectively sell the most eco-friendly offers and report on sustainability.
Travelport joins some of the world’s largest travel and tourism platforms and service providers, which include Travalyst’s founding partners Booking.com, Skyscanner, Trip.com Group, Tripadvisor, and Visa, as well as recently joined partners Google, Expedia Group and Amadeus, to actively collaborate in resolving the industry’s greatest challenges in sustainable travel. Travalyst is concentrated on delivering universal transparent reporting on emissions and sustainability efforts to empower travel retailers, corporates, and travellers to choose the most sustainable trip options. Travelport decided to join the Travalyst coalition to take an active role in the collaboration that will drive the industry reporting standards needed to empower travel agents and travel managers.
“As the newest member of the Travalyst coalition, Travelport will bring invaluable knowledge and expertise in helping us drive mass adoption of sustainability standards with its integral role connecting agencies and suppliers,” said Sally Davey, Chief Executive Officer at Travalyst. “Our shared commitment to industry-wide collaboration and simplifying how information about sustainable offers is shared and reported will be a tremendous asset to the travel agency community.”
“It is incredibly important for us to take action and collaborate as an industry on unifying and scaling the way we report on sustainability standards, so everyone can become informed and make sustainable travel more feasible for corporates, agents and travellers,” said Tom Kershaw, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Travelport.