SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 23, 2006–Sabre Travel
Network has developed a product that allows business travel agencies
to produce reports for their corporate customers about the
environmental impact of the flights they are booking. The Greenhouse
Emission report is compatible with both Turbo Sabre and MySabre, the
two booking tools connecting travel agents to the system.
Each report is divided into four sections detailing the number of
air segments booked over a given period, the distance flown, the
relative amount of fuel burned expressed in kilograms and liters, the
relative number of kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced as a
result and a break-down of the other Greenhouse gasses produced. The
reports can be prepared by department, cost-center, segment type or
Richard Adams, Sabre Travel Network’s senior vice-president, EMEA,
said: “The Greenhouse Emission report adds a significant environmental
element to the overall service that travel management companies can
offer their corporate customers. It’s an unusual, interesting and
useful product and gives Sabre-connected TMCs an extra point of
differentiation when they go in to pitch for a company’s travel
CO2 emissions are used globally as the basis for calculating
climate change and environmental damage. The other pollutants produced
by air travel can be converted into CO2 equivalents. This is done with
an internationally-recognized formula.
Once the CO2 emission levels of any travel are quantified, steps
can be taken to offset these through re-forestation, purchasing the
equivalent number of carbon ‘credits’ (the proceeds of which are
ploughed into environmentally beneficial projects) or reducing the
company’s carbon ‘footprint’ by a corresponding amount in other areas,
such as reducing water consumption or lengthening the cycle over which
company cars are renewed.
Emission levels may vary for the same flight on different days.
Variable parameters include an aircraft’s load, flight profile, the
external temperature, winds and engine or aircraft characteristics.
Adams said the Greenhouse Emission report would help those
companies concerned about the environmental impact of their
executives’ business travel take steps to offset this, and therefore
continue with business travel as usual.
The Greenhouse Emission report is an addition to the end-to-end
portfolio of solutions that Sabre Travel Network provides for agencies
serving the corporate marketplace.
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to
the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS). The Sabre GDS is
a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects suppliers, including
hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 50,000
travel agency locations. Suppliers get access through one single
connection; travel agents get real time access to thousands of travel
products from multiple suppliers through one source integrated into
their businesses; consumers get access to a global supermarket of the
world’s greatest travel possibilities
Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, the leading
Web-based corporate travel reservation technology, and Jurni Network,
the unique leisure travel agency consortium that enables members to
sell more products from preferred travel suppliers using sophisticated
Sabre Travel Network works closely with sister company Sabre
Airline Solutions, the world’s largest provider of products to help
airlines market themselves, sell their products, serve their customers
and operate more effectively, from planning to execution. The combined
portfolio of marketing, sales, distribution, operational and
decision-support technology is unique, and of huge value to airlines
all over the world.
Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) connects people with the world’s
greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and
providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel
industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at
CONTACT: Sabre Travel Network, Southlake Media Contact: Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network