Frequently asked questions
What's a carbon footprint?
When we talk about a 'carbon footprint', we're referring to the emissions of greenhouse gases in relation to a certain activity, such as flying. In terms of flights, the carbon footprint is primarily made up of carbon emissions. These are the emissions you can offset by choosing to offset your flight on Trip.com.
Why should I offset my carbon emissions?
The world urgently needs action on climate change. Organizations around the world, including the United Nations, are promoting the need to transition to a climate-neutral society. Time is critical, and the more climate positive actions we can take now, the better.
That goes for individuals and companies alike; we all need to address our emissions. By changing our habits and buying environmentally friendly products, we can help to minimize our carbon footprint. Yet we can't quite erase it entirely; just streaming music or charging our phones comes with a carbon cost. That's where carbon offsetting comes in. It's an effective way of addressing those emissions you simply can't cut down on right now.
Where does your carbon offset contribution go?
It's debited directly by CHOOOSE and then put towards Gold Standard, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCB) certified projects through the purchase of Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) or Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). These credits represent the emission reduction achieved. Once used, the credits are permanently retired on the applicable carbon registry to ensure they're only counted once.
For every contribution made, CHOOOSE retains a small service and technology fee of just €0.70 per booking to cover their running costs. Even seemingly small contributions go a long way and will typically offset more than their calculated footprint, so you can rest assured that the balance in carbon emissions is committed to.
When can you offset carbon for a flight?
We've tried to make offsetting your flights as seamless as possible, so we give you the opportunity right when you book - you'll see the option to offset your flight before you make your payment. You can also offset all flights any time with CHOOOSE directly.