Travelogix secure integration with sustainability leaders, Thrust Carbon

Travelogix announces strategic integration partnership with sustainability leader, Thrust Carbon.

From February 1, the partnership between Travelogix and Thrust Carbon, a pioneer in environmental sustainability solutions, will deliver two unparalleled resources to mutual travel management agency customers, focusing on two main solutions:

Enhanced Sustainability Reporting: Travelogix will extend its sustainability suite by integrating the Thrust Carbon Calculator into its platforms. This strategic enhancement will empower Travelogix customers with a broader range of sustainability reporting methodologies, including options from DEFRA to ICAO, ICAO+, IATA and Thrust Carbon. This move significantly broadens the spectrum of environmental impact measurement tools available to clients, enabling them to select the methodology that best fits their sustainability goals.

Streamlined Data Automation: The partnership will seamlessly automate the process of transferring clean travel data to Thrust Carbon directly from the Travelogix system. Leveraging Travelogix’s Analytix data management suite, this collaboration ensures the automatic conveyance of comprehensive air, rail, hotel, and car rental data directly from the TMC’s operations to Thrust Carbon. This automation streamlines the data-sharing process, enhancing efficiency and accuracy for enhanced sustainability reporting that will enable yearly targeting, carbon budgeting and reduction recommendations.

With this enhanced integration, customers will gain access to sophisticated sustainability intelligence tools. These include the ability to set and manage yearly carbon budgets and receive tailored reduction recommendations, enabling them to strategically plan and implement effective sustainability measures. This next-level approach to sustainability reporting empowers Travelogix clients with actionable insights, facilitating more informed decision-making and fostering a culture of continuous environmental improvement.

Early adopters of these integrations will be leading TMC, Munckhof Business Travel, which will spearhead the use of the Thrust Carbon Calculator, while Norad Travel, a prominent UK TMC, will debut the automated data handoff functionality. These early adopters will play a crucial role in demonstrating the benefits and efficacy of these solutions.

Kit Aspen, Founder at Thrust Carbon commented:

“With this partnership, Travelogix TMCs and Customers will have the data to reduce carbon emissions by 1 million tonnes a year by 2030, while continuing to meet their business goals.

“Too often a lack of great sustainability data is all that is holding a business back from emissions reduction, so commitments & partners from industry trailblazers such as Travelogix is key to putting the world on a more sustainable path.”

Chris Lewis, Founder and CEO at Travelogix, commented:

“For some time, we have been eager to improve our sustainability reporting. We wanted to go beyond the current limitations that Defra reporting serves up to the business travel community.

“This is why the integration project with Thrust Carbon was an absolute must due to the complexities and accuracies of the data for interested TMCs.

“Realising early on that Thrust Carbon was the go-to partner, this link-up has been a key ingredient for advancing our capabilities in the world of sustainability reporting.

“The team at Thrust Carbon, led by Mark Corbett and Kit Aspen, are entrepreneurial and well-informed, and are truly paving the way for companies to better report, reduce and remove their emissions.”

Anna McGurk, Operations Director at Norad Travel, commented:

“Through our collaboration with Travelogix and Thrust Carbon, we’re revolutionising the way essential travel data is integrated. This simplifies our workflow immensely, allowing us at Norad Travel, to enrich the value we deliver to our clients. It’s a transformative step forward, not just for us but for the entire travel industry, as we move towards more sustainable and environmentally conscious travel management practices.”

Bas De Smit, Senior Manager of Commerce at Munckhof Business Travel commented:

“Munckhof Business Travel congratulates Travelogix and Thrust Carbon on this partnership. We welcome the comprehensive calculation methodologies. These are of great importance to us for solid and qualitative reporting to our customers.”