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Amadeus launches Travel Impact Suite, enriching sustainability data for all travel sellers

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Amadeus launches Travel Impact Suite to enable sustainable travel choices, integrating tools that inform, mitigate, and compensate for environmental impacts.

Amadeus has announced a significant advancement towards more sustainable travel with the launch of Travel Impact Suite, including the integration of the Travel Impact Model, which has been endorsed by Travalyst. This solution, automatically implemented at no additional cost, provides the data and technology for travel sellers to highlight the environmental impact of a flight so that they are able to make more sustainable decisions.

Built on three key pillars –Inform, Mitigate, and Compensate – the Travel Impact Suite offers comprehensive solutions that allow travel sellers the option to prioritize more sustainable practices.

Under the ‘Inform’ pillar, Amadeus is introducing two new products within the Travel Impact Suite. Firstly, Travel Impact Data Hub aggregates emissions data from various sources for travel activities covering flights, hotels, rail and cars, enabling travel sellers to convey and manage consistent information about the environmental impact of travel options. To power the solution,  Amadeus is leveraging new as well as long-standing partnerships with ACRISS, ICAO, Greentripper, Greenview, and Travalyst. In addition, Travel Impact Explorer enables travel sellers to query the Data Hub to retrieve the environmental impact of a specific travel activity or for a whole trip.

The deep integration of the travel impact data within our systems sets Amadeus apart, offering flexibility for travel seller customers to select their preferred methodology for emissions calculations across various content types. It also offers travel information, options and data on environmental impact for flights, rail, hotels, and cars within the Amadeus Travel Platform, offering travelers and travel stakeholders the option to make more sustainable decisions.

Olivier Girault, Head of Sustainability Solutions, ESG office, Amadeus, says, “We are proud to continue to expand and enrich our travel content through the Travel Impact Suite. At Amadeus, we remain committed to developing and implementing travel solutions that offer our customers the option to prioritize more sustainable travel options. With our integrated methodology with Travalyst and other bodies, we can ensure consistency and granularity in carbon emissions data, providing a unified approach across the travel industry. Amadeus aims to deploy the Travel Impact Suite across all touchpoints, reaching various traveler and travel types, from online travel agencies to corporate booking tools.”

The Amadeus Travel Impact Suite will soon be complemented with Travel Impact Booster, allowing travelers and corporations to support carbon projects through an integrated catalogue of options made available by CHOOOSE and other Amadeus partners such as CarbonClick. This new content will be made accessible through APIs and, progressively, additional touchpoints.

Sally Davey, CEO, Travalyst, comments, “Travalyst aims to change the way people travel by giving them access to clear, consistent and credible information in order to make better decisions. Scaling sustainability information, for example flight emissions, could not be done without the support of Amadeus, and the rest of our coalition partners, who are enabling us to get this crucial information out into the mainstream.”

Joseph Beaudin, CEO, CHOOOSE, adds, “The collaboration between CHOOOSE and Amadeus jointly provides the technology enabling both new and existing mutual customers to expand their decarbonization programs. The Travel Impact Suite makes it simpler for travel companies to access and distribute carbon offset and removal options, as well as Sustainable Aviation Fuel certificates (SAFc), into traveler journeys.”

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.