Tourlane claims it has offset the company and travelers’ carbon emissions for the entire year in 2020.
The Berlin-based company, which specializes in tailor-made trips, included estimated emissions from operations as well as those generated by customers from flights, accommodation, ground transport and food.
The announcement is part of a partnership with climate technology specialist Planetly, which aims to create a “data-driven approach to highlight sustainability gaps” in travel.
Recently founded Planetly develops technology to help companies analyse, reduce and offset carbon emissions.
Johann Jones, head of sustainability at Tourlane says: "To implement meaningful reduction measures that prioritize transparency and accountability it is essential to fully understand the intricacies of our footprint. This is why we have chosen Planetly as a partner to help us achieve our ambitious goal."
According to a statement, Tourlane’s emissions have been estimated based on consumption data from office energy, food, drinks and office supplies, as well as business travel, employee commuting and waste.
A recent study commissioned by Responsible Travel highlighted the impact of a complete holiday, with its CEO Justin Francis saying that to get to net zero carbon by 2050, "we'll need to fly less and change what we eat."
Tourlane received $47 million in funding in May 2019 following a $24 million Series B round announced in December 2018.
* Watch Tourlane's co-founders talk about the carbon offsetting scheme.
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