BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 29, 2006 - Expedia.com has become the first online travel agency to offer travelers the ability to purchase carbon offsets to help cancel out the greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global warming.
The company is offering the service through TerraPass, the leading retailer of greenhouse gas reduction projects in the U.S.
"Expedia is dedicated to promoting responsible tourism, and we're proud to extend environmentally conscious options to our travelers," said Steven McArthur, President, Expedia North America Leisure Travel Group. "We are committed to making a positive impact on travel and tourism through industry advocacy, destination support and the promotion of responsible tourism. Offering TerraPass carbon offsets is just one way we invite our customers to join us in this endeavor."