London – January 20, 2022 – American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) today announced that it is collaborating on a pilot with flight data technology provider Lumo. The collaboration is the latest step in GBT’s mission to help clients achieve their carbon reduction targets, and lead travel to low carbon future.
The pilot will explore the feasibility of integrating Lumo’s API with GBT’s centralized global booking data platform to make emissions information available through GBT’s digital channels. Equipped with this information, travelers and travel managers could make better informed, greener choices when they are selecting flights.
Nora Lovell Marchant, GBT’s VP of Sustainability, said: “GBT wants to be at the forefront of innovation in sustainable travel technology and we are considering an ecosystem of partners who can help us do that. Lumo can help build the technology to enable travelers to understand sustainable flight options.”
Other decarbonization initiatives recently announced by GBT include the company’s formal commitment to setting science-based targets as an interim step on its journey to net-zero emissions globally by 2050 and the debut of Green Compass – a new service developed by GBT’s consulting arm, Global Business Consulting – that helps companies decarbonize business travel while continuing to travel.
About American Express Global Business Travel
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is the world’s leading B2B travel platform, providing software and services to manage travel, expenses, and meetings & events for companies of all sizes. We have built the most valuable marketplace in B2B travel to deliver unrivalled choice, value and experiences. With travel professionals in more than 140 countries, our customers and travelers enjoy the powerful backing of American Express Global Business Travel.
Lumo is a flight data technology company that provides travelers, agencies, and airlines with machine learning-powered flight information to drive smarter decisions. Lumo’s data – which includes predictive flight delay alerts, carbon emissions calculations, travel advisories, and more – empowers users to make better choices before and during a trip.
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