Transport accounts for 15% of global carbon emissions and World Airport Transfer is taking a positive step towards reducing this through its carbon offset program for client transfers.
Paris, France (PRWEB) September 3, 2010
World Airport Transfer (WAT), a global reservation service for ground transportation, announced that it aims to cut the carbon emissions produced by its journey transfers to net zero through carbon offsetting. This will be available through its newly designed website World-Airport-Transfer.com.
“Scientific evidence points to a need to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 to avoid catastrophic global warming,” said Emmanuel Issaurat, president and founder of WAT. “To help reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to our business we have launched a carbon offset program. We calculate the CO2 emissions from each transfer and counter balance this by saving an equivalent amount of CO2 through a renewable energy project.”
Issaurat said that WAT has teamed up with The CarbonNeutral Company, which helps businesses achieve carbon reduction goals. Businesses are provided with tools that help them measure their carbon footprint, set carbon reduction targets, plan an offset inclusive carbon management program and communicate their action to stakeholders.
Rebecca Fay, Marketing Director, The CarbonNeutral Company said, “Transport accounts for 15% (1) of global carbon emissions and World Airport Transfer is taking a positive step towards reducing this through its carbon offset program for client transfers. Making this sort of commitment is what sets businesses apart as they take full responsibility for their carbon emissions and support the development of clean and renewable technologies around the world.”
Also new with WAT are enhanced functionalities and useful new features on http://www.World-Airport-Transfer.com. The new website version sports a new user-friendly design, with improved navigation and easier access to specific ground transportation options. There are specific pages for a listing of airport transfers available per continent, country, city, and airport. An airport guide is provided for, easily accessed from the home page. Another way to search airports is by entering the airport code in a search field on the home page.
WAT also offers private and shared-ride transfers from train stations and ports used by cruise ships. On the redesigned website, these services are more visible. A major website feature is the Quick Quote of rates for transfers for any number of persons from specific airports to destinations on given date and time.
WAT continues to deliver fast and efficient booking process, now improved with a simplified booking form. Upon completion, a link to the booking status page is given together with the time frame for confirmation of the booking.
(1) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
About World Airport Transfer
Since 1997, World Airport Transfer has offered economical and hassle-free transport options to and from airports worldwide. Through an Internet-enabled Reservation Service, travel agents, corporations, Internet users, hotels, and airline passengers can book seats for airport-ground transportation at over 400 major airports.
The company provides online booking, 24-hour toll-free reservations centers, and customer-service in 15 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Dutch, and Greek).
Its full range of transportation options, including shared-ride shuttle vans, private vans, sedans, limousines, mini coaches, and deluxe motor coaches, can be customized for all kinds of needs and to complement any type of travel experience.
World Airport Transfer was created by Tours and Co Associates Inc, which also operates an international leader in the Tours and Activities industry, City Discovery. The company has offices in the USA, France, Greece, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines.
About The CarbonNeutral Company
The CarbonNeutral Company (http://www.carbonneutral.com) is a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions. It has worked with over 300 major businesses and thousands of small and medium sized companies in 32 countries to develop offset inclusive carbon reduction programmes. Since 1997, it has purchased carbon credits from over 200 projects in 24 countries.
CarbonNeutral® is the registered trademark of The CarbonNeutral Company and is a global standard to certify that businesses have measured and reduced their CO2 emissions to net zero for their company, products, operations or services. Permission to display the CarbonNeutral® mark is only given to clients whose carbon reduction programme is implemented in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. The Protocol assures quality of offset projects, carbon footprint assessments and communication and is regularly reviewed by an Independent Advisory Group. The company’s ‘audit trail’ includes an annual independent verification of CarbonNeutral programmes – from contracts with carbon offset partners through to contracts with clients and everything in between.
The CarbonNeutral Company has offices in New York, London and Singapore. The CarbonNeutral Company is a founding member of The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), which provides leadership and a unified voice advocating for rigorous industry standards http://www.icroa.org.