AltoVita, the corporate accommodation company, added geotagging technology to its platform to promote sustainable travel and eliminate the risk of industry-wide greenwashing.
The company says that its new range of features will provide deeper insight into the sustainability of accommodation listings and streamline the Request For Pricing (RFP) process so companies can ensure that their employees are supported throughout their relocation process.
AltoVita has created a blueprint for the travel industry by building a platform based on geotagging, which aggregates data on sustainable accommodation. Users can walk through any property in 15 minutes on a smart device, providing peace of mind that sustainability initiatives, such as energy, water and waste management, are in place. In addition, all images of sustainable initiatives are geotagged, so the user can be certain that the images were taken at the property. This approach will enable AltoVita’s multinational corporate clients to relocate their employees whilst keeping in line with their ambitious net zero by 2030 targets.
Another new feature will enable users to review the range of safety and security measures in each property. AltoVita has partnered with Breezeway, a property care platform, which personally inspects the property to verify that the safety features are in place so users can book with the confidence that their accommodation will be safe and secure.
AltoVita’s new features also streamline the lengthy Request For Pricing (RFP) process. Users will be able to send an RFP in a few easy steps through AltoVita’s new RFP building tool, reducing the incumbent 50 human hour process down to just a few minutes. Lengthy RFP systems meant that the business travel and corporate relocation process was clunky and stressful. Through AltoVita, corporate clients are now able to mobilise their workforce more quickly and safely.
Vivi Cahyadi Himmel, CEO and Co-Founder at AltoVita, commented: “Lots of travel infrastructure is simply not sustainable. It needs to be not just about offsetting, but also reducing carbon emissions. Many organisations are prioritising sustainability, but it’s time to deliver tangible solutions.”
Co-founder and COO Karolina Saviova added: “We are committed to mobilising, educating, increasing awareness, and removing greenwashing as much as possible through sustainability practices. However, it also comes down to incentivising employees to choose sustainable options. For example, we’re looking at showcasing the commute time between the property to the public transport, as well as any eco-friendly bike rentals around the property. This is just the beginning.”
Photo: Vivi Cahyadi Himmel, CEO (left) and Karolina Saviova, COO