Trip.com has partnered with climate-tech company CHOOOSE to launch an integrated carbon solution that enable its users worldwide to calculate and offset their flight’s carbon dioxide emissions by supporting impactful climate solutions around the world.
The CHOOOSE solution is integrated directly into the Trip.com platform, allowing customers to seamlessly address their carbon dioxide emissions during the booking journey. For a small cost, travellers’ offsets will support projects that either reduce, capture, or avoid carbon dioxide emissions in an amount equivalent to the flight’s calculated emissions.
Jane Sun, CEO, Trip.com Group, said: “As part of our mission to lead the global transformation to modern and more environmentally-responsible travel, we have partnered with CHOOOSE to contribute towards highly effective carbon dioxide-mitigating projects around the world. This makes it easier and simpler for Trip.com users to offset their flight’s carbon dioxide emissions during checkout on our platform and travel more responsibly.”
Trip.com and CHOOOSE calculate carbon dioxide emissions based on factors such as a flight’s distance, capacity and flight time, in accordance with the latest industry guidelines. This calculation helps to inform the cost to offset the journey, as well as guide which itineraries may be producing the least amount of carbon dioxide per passenger.
Andreas Slettvoll, CEO, CHOOOSE, said: “We see an increasing demand from individuals and companies around the world wanting to understand the carbon dioxide emissions from their travel and to address these emissions through solutions like carbon removals, offsets and sustainable aviation fuel. That’s why we are thrilled to team up with Trip.com to offer integrated climate options as a seamless part of their booking process, making climate action more accessible for people worldwide.”
Both companies have selected a range of high-impact carbon dioxide mitigation projects around the world that either reduce, remove, or avoid carbon dioxide emissions. The projects are carefully vetted by carbon professionals and certified to the most comprehensive standards such as the Gold Standard, a leading international carbon protocol. This ensures that the projects create the highest possible carbon impact and a real benefit to local communities, so travellers know their contributions make a difference.