Advito, the consulting arm of BCD Travel, has partnered with Tripkicks, a travel technology platform and SAP Concur App Center partner, to develop a solution that provides accurate air emissions calculations at the point of sale.

The partnership, according to an announcement, leverages Tripkicks’ integration with the SAP Concur online booking tool (OBT) to display Advito’s GATE4 carbon emissions figures on the air travel search results page. (GATE4 is Advito’s own carbon reporting methodology.) The solution, said the announcement, provides accurate, pre-trip emissions data, enabling travel managers to educate travelers and influence their booking behavior in real time, while also empowering employees to make informed and sustainable choices.

Julien Etchanchu, senior director of Advito’s sustainable collaboration practice, said the partnership embodies the company’s dedication to making business travel an integral part of achieving companywide emissions reduction targets. The goal, he said, is “to encourage businesses to adopt a purposeful travel framework, and when their travelers do head out on the road, we help them travel better.”

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With the solution enabled, a traveler who searches in Concur Travel will see GATE4 emissions figures for each flight in the search results, along with a green leaf icon to highlight the most sustainable options. There will also be messaging explaining how the most sustainable choices compare with the rest of the results, allowing travelers to understand how much of an impact they are making by selecting the most sustainable flight.

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