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Trip.Com Launches Integrated Carbon Solution with Sustainable Travel Options

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Trip.com has unveiled its integrated carbon solution, which will allow Trip.com users all around the world to address their travel-related CO2 emissions. The worldwide travel platform has teamed with climate-tech firm CHOOOSE to provide passengers with the option of calculating and offsetting their flight's CO2 emissions by supporting global climate solutions.

Customers buying flights on Trip.com will now be given the option to reduce their CO2 emissions during the booking process. Travelers' offsets will support initiatives that reduce, collect, or avoid CO2 emissions in an amount equal to the calculated emissions of the flight for a nominal fee.

The CHOOOSE solution is fully integrated into the Trip.com platform, allowing clients to address their CO2 emissions as part of their whole trip experience.

"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 CO2-mitigating projects around the world. This makes it easier and simpler for Trip.com users to offset their flight's CO2 emissions during checkout on our platform and travel more responsibly."

- Jane Sun, Chief Executive Officer at Trip.com Group

"We see an increasing demand from individuals and companies around the world wanting to understand the CO2 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."

- Andreas Slettvoll, Chief Executive Officer at CHOOOSE

According to the latest industry requirements, Trip.com and CHOOOSE compute CO2 emissions per passenger based on criteria such as aircraft fuel usage, seat layout, and travel distance. This estimate can help determine how much it will cost to offset the voyage, as well as which routes will produce the least amount of CO2 per passenger.

Trip.com and CHOOOSE have chosen several high-impact CO2 mitigation initiatives from around the world that decrease, eliminate, or avoid CO2 emissions. Carbon professionals scrutinize the projects and certify them to the most stringent standards, such as the Gold Standard, a prominent worldwide carbon protocol. This guarantees that the initiatives have the lowest possible carbon footprint and provide actual benefits to local communities, so travelers can feel good about their contributions. Visit here to read more about the climate projects chosen for Trip.com's integrated carbon program.

The launch of this new carbon solution is in line with Trip.com Group's mission of encouraging travellers to think about the environmental impact of their journey and providing solutions for Trip.com customers to travel more responsibly.

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