Planning & Booking

From the moment travelers begin planning a trip, online travel and financial services companies are helping them make informed, sustainable decisions.

Travelers can sort flights by carbon emissions and compare hotels’ sustainability efforts when browsing search results. Financial services providers are doing their part by offering carbon credits to clients and providing financing for sustainability initiatives.

American Express Global Business Travel

Offers high-quality carbon offsets accredited by independent third parties, helps clients measure and mitigate carbon emissions, and promotes green suppliers and content at point of sale.

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Expedia Group, Google, Tripadvisor, and Visa

Working with industry peers as part of the Travalyst Coalition to develop an open-source, standardized method for estimating the emissions associated with aviation as well as a methodology for determining the relative sustainability of lodging options.

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Google Travel

Helps travelers sort flights by carbon emission estimates and browse hotels’ sustainability efforts in search results, verified by independent organizations like GreenKey and EarthCheck. Created the publicly accessible Travel Impact Model to establish a consistent methodology for estimating aviation emissions. Working with academics, nonprofits, and industry partners to refine the model and make it more widely available.

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VISA

Issued an inaugural green bond of $500 million to finance projects such as high-efficiency buildings, energy and water efficiency improvements, renewable energy, and initiatives focused on sustainable consumer behaviors.

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Expedia Group

Carbon neutral since 2017 and purchased renewable electricity equivalent to 100% of its facilities consumption worldwide since 2020.

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American Express

Committed to net-zero emissions by 2035 in alignment with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

 

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