TRAVELPORT has joined the Travalyst coalition, escalating its focus on sustainability in travel retailing.
The technology company’s product leaders will now take an active role in collaborating on the Travalyst framework and implementing its methodology for emissions reporting in travel retailing.
Travelport will implement the Travalyst data methodology, and build capabilities in the Travelport+ platform to help its travel management company and agency customers accelerate sustainable travel by providing them the tools to sell the most eco-friendly offers, and report on sustainability.
“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,” Travalyst Chief Executive Officer Sally Davey said.
“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.”
The tech company also recently became the first GDS to join the Global Business Travel Association’s sustainability program as a founding partner of the sustainability leadership council, to support the corporate travel sector.
Travelport’s participation in the sustainability leadership council will help guide GBTA’s efforts to define priority areas for collaborative and global action, and help the business travel industry contribute to climate action and corporate responsibility.
As a founding member, Travelport’s product and technology leaders will take an active role in driving initiatives to inform and empower the corporate travel sector with better sustainable travel options for businesses.
Travelport joins many other corporate travel industry leaders as a part of the program, such as American Express GBT, Delta Air Lines, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and SAP Concur.
“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,” Travelport Chief Product & Technology Officer Tom Kershaw said.
“Travelport is making great strides in modernizing travel retailing with its Travelport+ platform, which can help retailers determine the best eco-friendly travel itineraries.”