The Edinburgh-based company is committing to take action and support other businesses in their path to cutting carbon emissions, as well as create a solution for sustainable travel.
Managing director of Bookster, Robin Morris, said: “We are delighted to be the first holiday let software in Europe to step up, and hope that our actions will encourage other tourism businesses to join us.”
This November, COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, will be hosted in Glasgow, and further legislative change is expected to be implemented by then.
Tourism Declares is an initiative committed to finding solutions to the climate crisis. It is a global community of 268 travel organisations, companies and professionals who have declared a climate emergency and come together to plan a better future for tourism, with more in the pipeline.
The community is aiming to cut global emissions in half over the next decade by sharing ideas, challenges and solutions to create a ‘new, regenerative tourism industry built on the principles of climate justice’.
Bookster’s plan is to improve on its move towards carbon neutrality, and finding solutions to measure, reduce and offset.
The company’s goals include a long-term commitment to public transport, a reduction in travel for business, a commitment to researching providers which reduce its footprint, working with communities to advocate change, and informing clients and partners of their options to enable responsible solutions.
Established in 2008, Bookster offers holiday lettings property management software, with the option to use the channel manager to connect with companies such as Airbnb and Booking.com, and its website design team to create bespoke and template web designs.