Key Travel, a travel management company that specializes in the humanitarian, faith, and academic sectors, has partnered with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) to bring customers a new offering that will deliver carbon neutral hotel rooms.
In the new programme, every time Key Travel customers book their hotels through Expedia Partner Solutions, Key Travel and EPS will pay the monetary amount of the carbon offset, to Cool Effect, a non-profit which supports projects that reduce carbon emissions.
Cool Effect will invest the funds in the “highest quality, verified carbon reduction projects” around the world.
A methodology for quantifying the carbon footprint of the visits to be offset was developed in partnership with Greenview and is based on the Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index of over 20,000 hotels worldwide.
Alfonso Paredes, global senior vice president and general manager, Expedia Partner Solutions, said: “At Expedia Partner Solutions, we know that sustainable travel options are important to offer customers.
“This innovation makes it simple for customers to make that choice. We are excited to be playing a direct role in offering carbon neutral hotel bookings and in doing so contributing to the development of carbon reduction projects.”
Saad Hammad, CEO of Key Travel added: “Key Travel has always innovated and led the way in the specialist TMC market, making travel simple, cost-effective, safe and sustainable for people who travel to do good.
“This latest innovation, as a result of our partnership with Expedia Partner Solutions, is an exciting and important benefit for our not-for-profit customers, as it allows them to mitigate their carbon impact at no additional cost to them and enables them to travel sustainably.”