December 6, 2023

TripStax partners with Thrust Carbon

TripStax has signed a strategic partnership with Thrust Carbon to add extensive carbon emissions data capabilities to its tech stack of travel management applications for TMCs.

The agreement means that each transaction collected in TripStax’s central data-processing powerhouse Core is sent via API to Thrust Carbon to calculate the carbon emissions of the specific trip, and then returned to The Core for storage.

This carbon data can then be applied across relevant TripStax applications, for example added to itineraries via the TripStax Documents module, reporting via TripStax Analytics, as well as invoicing at point of sale.

If the TMC makes any changes to the booking transaction prior to travel, The Core re-sends data to Thrust Carbon to provided updated calculations.

TripStax has also collaborated with Thrust Carbon to identify additional carbon data calculation points and variations for certain airlines and load factors since the post-Covid recovery of the aviation sector.

Scott Wylie, Chief Technology Officer, TripStax, said: “A major challenge for corporate travel managers is influencing sustainable travel practices as more and more companies move towards net zero carbon targets.

“Travel managers are looking to their TMC for support in managing this challenge and that starts with best-practice in measuring carbon emissions. Hence it was a priority for us to enhance our technology offering to give our TMC clients access to accurate carbon emissions data.”

He said TripStax conducted an in-depth analysis of providers, challenging and checking their measurements by route, flight number, type of aircraft.

“Thrust Carbon emerged as the clear leader in this process as their methodology is science-based and therefore far more meaningful,” said Wylie.

“We are delighted to have agreed this partnership with Thrust Carbon and to be working with such a like-minded tech innovator to enhance each other’s data capabilities.”