“Teaming up with Goodwings was a no-brainer decision, implemented in hours, and allowed Urb-it to go net-zero on emission related travel„
Chief Mission Officer, Urb it
Everything small teams need to start traveling responsibly today
Everything in Essential, plus powerful customization for mid-size businesses
Deep customization for more advanced travel programs
|Climate Account Limit||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000|
|Travel Management Features|
|Book flights, hotels, trains, taxis|
|Book Web Fares|
|24/7 live rep phone support|
|Call centers in US, EU and Aus|
|Save traveler profiles for fast booking|
|Travelers keep frequent flyer miles|
|Multiple user roles|
|Credit card billing|
|Price drop alerts|
|Print my invoice|
|Book airport parking|
|Create custom fields||-|
|Unused ticket tracking||-|
|Credit card reconciliation||-|
|Expense report automation||-||-|
|Passport and Visa assistance||-||-|
|Trip Disruption Assistance||-||
|Auto-track carbon emissions|
|Live updated emissions dashboards|
|Climate impact certificate|
|Biofuel purchased in your name|
Travel Management System
No we don’t. With experienced travel agents located in 17 countries around the world, you can get support with any travel query 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Yes! With Goodwings you’ll get the most comprehensive travel inventory of flights, hotels, trains and rental cars as the leading travel management solutions, but with all the sustainability features included.
Yes you can! We make it easy for you to stay on top of your travel and emissions budgets with fully customizable travel policies and approval flows.
No. Ours is even better than what you’ll get from the market leaders. Choose from over 28m accommodation listings across 227 countries for a start.
It’s big! It includes 9 major national rail carriers across the US and Europe, including Amtrak, Trainline SNCF, Deutsche Bahn and more. We want you to travel by train wherever possible, so it’s a priority for us to provide the biggest selection we can.
No, it’s free! Unlike some competitors, the full onboarding and setup service is both easy and free of charge for our customers. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get started, so you can reduce your travel emissions straight away.
Yes you can! You can integrate any existing negotiated rates you have across hotels, airlines, trains or car rental companies. You can also take advantage of the negotiated rates we have on our site too.
Yes you can! We’ll help you make bookings for any group size that you need. This is handled by our dedicated Group Booking Team. Find out more by booking a meeting with one of our travel experts here.
Yes! We can help you integrate any piece of software in your toolstack, including the leading expense systems.
Biofuel and emissions reductions
Good question! Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a replacement for fossil jet fuel which is used to power airplanes. It’s made using renewable waste and residue raw materials like used cooking oil, and it reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80% from when it’s produced to when it’s used. You can read more about this here.
This one comes up a lot - but the simple answer is yes it can. Despite the many discussions about double counting (e.g if your company claims it as Scope 3, another company - like an airline - could claim it as their Scope 1), the only way that unintended double counting could happen is if someone recorded the emissions into the wrong Scope.
Yes! The biofuel we purchase on your behalf is certified according to the EU recognised International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (or ISCC EU) and is aligned to the EU Renewable Energy Directive II (or EU RED II). This basically means that there are lots of independent checks and balances throughout the process, so you can feel confident that it's fully transparent from start to finish.
Yes! As part of their guidance for the aviation/travel sector, SBTi has approved that biofuel should be part of how businesses reduce their emissions.
Maybe! The way it works is that we calculate the emissions from your whole trip and then buy the equivalent amount of biofuel, which is put into circulation somewhere in the world - it could be your plane, or you could even be flying on someone else’s biofuel purchase. Either way, more biofuel means less fossil jet fuel, and that’s a good thing!
Because we follow the process from start to finish! The biofuel we buy on your behalf is registered in your company’s name and has a unique tracking number and QR code, so you can see when it’s been put into circulation. You also get a certificate at the end of the year to show how much biofuel we’ve purchased on your behalf.
Carbon credits and offsetting
So glad you asked. Carbon offsetting is a way of reducing the amount of CO2 that’s released into the atmosphere. There are a number of different ways of doing this, but the method that Goodwings uses is called “nature-based” or “removal offsetting” where trees are planted to absorb carbon dioxide into their leaves, trunks and roots.
We do a lot of due diligence to make sure they’re not! The offsets we purchase are validated and verified under the market leading Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) programme and accounted for in the VERRA registry to avoid double counting. When we “retire” offsets on your behalf, a “retirement record” is put into the VERRA registry for the equivalent amount / series of offsets from your travel. As with biofuel purchases, we want to make sure that there are lots of independent checks and balances along the way, and VERRA is the best way of ensuring this is the case.
Emissions calculations and data
The most accurate kind..We calculate your entire trip emissions using DEFRA conversion factors. DEFRA is the UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Every year the department issues updated emission conversion factors for UK and international organizations so they can report on their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions. Conversion factors are averages, usually set by governmental agencies (like DEFRA) to help measure and convert different activities (such as travel) into the right amount of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions. This means that you can report with full accuracy and that the calculations follow an international standard.
We start with 3 meals a day and go from there. Emissions for meals are averages taken from the DEFRA guidance. These calculations include 3 meals a day for the dates that you travel.
Read more about how we calculate your travel emissions here
Just the right amount. You’ll get an annual Climate Impact Certificate with the total amount of emissions you’ve reduced and removed over the course of the year, together with all the links so you can track the projects.
See an example of what you’ll get here.
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Chief Mission Officer, Urb it