Travelport Delivers Enhanced Carbon Emission Estimates For Flights on Travelport+

Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds of thousands of suppliers worldwide, announced the launch of more transparent, enhanced carbon dioxide (CO2) emission estimates for flights on Travelport+ calculated using the publicly accessible Travel Impact Model (TIM), which has been developed by Google in partnership with the Travalyst coalition.

This new feature is the first of Travelport’s wider product offering that is focused on helping agents, travel managers, and travelers easily make more eco-conscious choices when planning and booking their trips.

Travel retailers using Travelport can compare CO2 estimates generated by the TIM per flight, per passenger, across carriers, at the point of sale based on factors such as the type of aircraft, seat configuration, distance of the flight, load factors, and more.

These enhanced TIM carbon emission estimates for air segments can be accessed via Smartpoint, Trip Quote, and the Travelport API Suite in the Flight Service Information Display and In-Flight Search Response views. The

TIM was developed by Google, in partnership with the Travalyst coalition, an independent not-for-profit organization of which Travelport is a member.

“Agents, corporate and leisure travelers want to feel more confident in making better travel decisions that put environmental impact as a top priority,” said Tom Kershaw, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Travelport.

Kershaw added: “By adopting the Travel Impact Model and using this data methodology for flight emission estimates displayed on agents’ screens, we’re able to align with all of the major global travel platforms to provide more transparency and eliminate confusion with inconsistent rankings across platforms.”