- B travel, Halcón Viajes, Viajes Ecuador and RACC Travel will offer their clients the option to offset the carbon footprint of their trips upon purchase, in collaboration with ClimateTrade.
- With the implementation of this innovative service, travel agencies within Ávoris Corporación Empresarial are pioneers in Spain in offering this eco-responsible travel option.
Palma, May 25, 2022: Halcón Viajes, B travel, Viajes Ecuador and RACC Travel, travel agencies that are part of the Ávoris network, today launch “Offset your emissions”, a pioneering service in Spain that aims to offset the carbon footprint of their customers’ trips. With this innovation, Ávoris’s travel agency network becomes the first in Spain to offer this environmentally friendly travel option.
For this new service, Ávoris has chosen ClimateTrade as a partner. This Spanish-born marketplace supports global brands’ decarbonization targets and facilitates the financing of climate-regenerative and greenhouse gas reduction and offsetting projects around the world, leveraging blockchain technology to guarantee the traceability of carbon credits.
This initiative by Ávoris complements others, such as the offsetting of the entire carbon footprint of its employees’ trips, marking the group’s commitment towards environmental sustainability, a core principle for the company, which brings benefits for its employees, clients, shareholders, suppliers and society in general.
“Offset your emissions” works as follows: upon purchasing any trip, 15 days before departure, the client will receive an email leading them to a webpage customized for each of Ávoris’s brands, where they can offset the carbon footprint of their trip via a suggested donation of €3, or more if they wish. Once the transaction is finalized, the traveler will receive a certificate serving as proof of their carbon offsetting activity and contribution to greenhouse gas absorption projects registered by Spain’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.
Juan Miguel Morales, director of the leisure division of Ávoris Corporación Empresarial, said: “This innovative project we are implementing in our agencies is proof of Ávoris’s firm commitment to being a guardian of the environment, by implementing socially responsible business practices. ‘Offset your emissions’ is a pioneering project on a national level and I’m sure that very soon all travel agencies in Spain will follow our lead.”