Amadeus and ATS Travel team up to launch ‘ATS Go Green’ sustainability campaign

Published on: Saturday June 18, 2022

Amadeus is partnering with ATS Travel, an award-winning travel management company in the Middle East, to launch its sustainability journey under the ‘ATS Go Green’ brand in collaboration with Olive Gaea, a Dubai-based start-up that provides solutions Net Zero across the MENATI region.

Amadeus is committed to working towards environmental sustainability, driving industry-wide progress to help achieve its net zero goals, and to ensure the long-term growth and prosperity of the travel industry. . The company has set a goal of zero emissions by 2050, with the ambition to achieve it by 2030.

The “ATS Go Green” initiative reiterates the commitment of all parties to achieve their environmental sustainability goals and to be at the forefront of the travel industry by providing bespoke CO2 emissions reporting to businesses.

Saleem Sharif, Deputy Managing Director of ATS Travel, said, “The partnership will allow Amadeus, ATS Travel and Olive Gaea to work closely together and provide customers with compensation opportunities and inspire a sustainable lifestyle. . The collaboration saw all parties commit to developing a more sustainable future with participants planting mangroves in the local Al Zohra mangrove ecosystem. Participants were briefed on the sustainability project and took a kayak tour through the mangrove plantation area with reusable water bottles and eco-friendly utilities. We invite our corporate clients and representatives of the national airlines of the United Arab Emirates to join the event and support the cause.

“The increase in carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere today is a growing concern in the travel and tourism industry. We aim to be the leaders in the travel industry by providing personalized carbon footprint reports for air, land and hotels to our travel businesses. Our collaboration will enable us to go beyond simple reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the future and provide options for profitable compensation,” Saleem added.

Ernesto Sanchez Beaumont, Managing Director of Amadeus Gulf, said, “This partnership supports our approach to transform business operations, help customers and lead the industry towards a more sustainable future. Enabling our customers to engage in green initiatives, such as that of ATS Travel and Olive Gaea, and working with the global travel community on sustainability reflects our commitment to be at the forefront of change.

“The UAE government has placed great importance on sustainability, Go Green campaigns and ecotourism. It is therefore essential to understand the direct impact of travel choices on the carbon footprint,” added Ernesto.

Vivek Tripathi, Founder and CEO of Olive Gaea, said, “We are delighted to partner with ATS Travel’s sustainability initiative ‘ATS GO GREEN’ supported by Amadeus. As local and global organizations race against time to fight climate change and achieve net zero carbon goals, we are happy to play our part and help them take climate action. Not only will they minimize their environmental impact and support new planting activities, but they will also empower their customers with innovative and strong sustainability tools.

“Change starts with awareness; therefore, we are confident that our carbon reporting and offsetting initiatives will go a long way towards fostering a greener travel industry in the UAE. The initiative will help business and individual travelers assess their environmental impact and take positive climate action in the face of growing concerns about global warming,” Vivek added.

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