To commemorate Earth Day, Trip.com and Etihad, the UAE's national airline launched a month-long Travel with a Smaller Footprint promotion, in which Trip.com users booking selected Etihad flights may get their carbon emissions offset for free.
Between April 22nd and May 22nd, the sustainable promotion provides Trip.com users who book Etihad tickets with the 'carbon-offset' tag a free carbon offset on their travel. The campaign debuts in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Ireland, with more APAC markets to follow, including Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Australia.
Hundreds of Etihad flights will be marked with the 'carbon-offset' badge on Trip.com sites. In keeping with this year's Earth Day theme of "Invest in Our Planet," a commensurate investment will be made in recognized sustainable projects to offset the carbon emissions of selected flights, as calculated using the ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator. The Katingan Petland Restoration and Conservation Project in Kalimantan Province, Indonesia, and the Cordillera Azul National Park REDD+ Project in central Peru will receive offset investments from Trip.com users whose flights are featured in this campaign. Both of these projects are aimed at preserving the environment and restoring habitats. Visit Etihad's Corporate Conscious Choices webpage to learn more about carbon offsetting and the initiatives that this campaign supports.
Trip.com consumers will be able to fly knowing that they are making an impactful investment to offset their journey as a result of this campaign.
"Trip.com is committed to providing travelers with more sustainable travel options. Through our collaboration with Etihad, who have a strong commitment to sustainable travel, we are able to offer free flight offsetting to Trip.com users around the world for this exciting campaign, We are eager to collaborate with partners, like Etihad, to educate travelers and partners on sustainability."
-CT OOI, Director of International Air Ticketing Business, Trip.com Group, on the latest cooperation between Trip.com and Etihad.