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Travelport signs up to the Duke of Sussex’s Travalyst sustainable travel collective

Travelport signs up to the Duke of Sussex’s Travalyst sustainable travel collective

Travelport has signed up to the Duke of Sussex’s Travalyst sustainable travel collective.

The tech company has vowed to include the ability within their app Travelport Plus for travel management firms and travel agencies to increase eco-travel by giving tools to better sell the most green options to customers.

The plan has already been agreed by many leading travel providers including Booking.com, Skyscanner, Trip.com, Tripadvisor and Visa, along with the new addition Amadeus.

The CEO of Prince Harry’s initiative, Sally Davey said: “As the newest member of the Travalyst coalition, Travelport will bring invaluable knowledge and expertise in helping us drive mass adoption of sustainability standards with its integral role connecting agencies and suppliers.

“Our shared commitment to industry-wide collaboration and simplifying how information about sustainable offers is shared and reported will be a tremendous asset to the travel agency community.”

According to their website, their “mission is to make the travel industry more sustainable” via consulting with industry professionals tor provide travellers - 71 per cent who want to be more green with their vacations - with alternatives to irresponsible holidays.

Travelport have recently listed themselves among other travel companies like American Express Global Business Travel, Delta Airlines, Hilton and SAP Concur to join the GBTA sustainability programme.

Tom Kershaw, their chief product and tech officer said: “It is incredibly important for us to take action and collaborate as an industry on unifying and scaling the way we report on sustainability standards, so everyone can become informed and make sustainable travel more feasible for corporates, agents and travellers.

“Travelport is making great strides in modernising travel retailing with its Travelport Plus platform, which can help retailers determine the best eco-friendly travel itineraries.”

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