Carmacal – carbon calculator travel industry
Carmacal measures the carbon footprint of a complete holiday
Climate Neutral Group and partners have developed a simple application of tour package carbon footprints, which allows tour operators to integrate carbon management into their daily operations. By doing this Dutch tour operators are international frontrunners.
Global tourism contribution to man-made CO2 emissions is around 5%, and all scenarios point towards rapid growth of tourism emissions, whereas a reverse development is required in order to prevent climate change exceeding ‘acceptable’ boundaries.
For effective integration of CO2 in tour operator decision making, next to data on turn-over, profit, customers, etcetera, you need a detailed carbon calculator that enables you to combine CO2 data with volume and financial data. You want to be able to find the accommodations with the lowest emissions, the most efficient airline or flights (on all scheduled flights), to know the emissions for a wide range of transport modes including occupation rate, to assess carbon intensive tourism activities, and be able to find the distance between any two places on the globe easily.
Carmacal is a web-based application with a simple overview screen, enabling product selection by for instance unique codes, product names, countries and product types. The first, overview screen is used for origin-destination transport and, if applicable, for an accommodation that is used during the whole trip.With Carmacal, tour operators are now able to measure and manage every carbon footprint aspect of their products in detail. The carbon footprint of flights is specified up to the level of airline and type of plane, for all scheduled flights available.
Carmacal differentiates the footprint for 25 modes of transport, 21 emission-intensive activities, and gives exact distance calculations. Accommodation carbon footprints are calculated on an individual basis for some 550,000 accommodations worldwide. For other accommodations, 20 different types with individual emission factors are available.
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Carmacal Winner Prestigious Innovation Award for Tourism 2016
We are very proud that Carmacal, the B2B carbon calculator for travelagencies, has won World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Innovation Award 2016. The Innovation Award for Carmacal was presented during the 16th WTTC Global Summit in Dallas, Texas, USA, on April 7 2016. WTTC is recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry globally, based upon direct benefits to the social and economic well-being of local people in travel destinations around the world.