Carbon Offset Programme

Tourism operators can now tackle climate change with every booking with the collaboration between Tomahawk and carbon offset specialist TEM

Tomahawk has teamed with TEM to help organisations create successful carbon management initiatives.

Together we deliver sophisticated tools and technology to integrate carbon procurement within each clients’ own booking systems.

From a two room B&B, to a rental car operator or an international airline, our program makes it easy for every business to help make the world a better place.

How it works:

  • Firstly, it contains an API layer with simple endpoints so that any booking engine wanting to use it can do easily and quickly.
  • Secondly, it provides its own front end so that those website users that have already booked can visit it and offset their carbon. This UI can be promoted via confirmation pages, emails in high detail using deep linking.
  • Thirdly, a back office application allows Tourism Business to self manage any account settings they wish e.g.; ports they support, port pairing, what types of offset programs they support and more. Payment details will also be recorded here and available for export.
  • Finally, the middleware application will include its own payment gateway for those users paying for their carbon offset after already booking.

TEM have procured thousands of tonnes of New Zealand carbon units (both compliance units and voluntary units) from Maori Iwi Groups, Maori Incorporations and Maori Land Trusts. 

A recent project they have engaged with is the Rarakau Rainforest Conservation Project.  A truly iconic project protecting 738ha of Maori owned tall indigenous rainforest, in western Southland. This wet rainforest is adjacent to Fiordland National Park on the very southern coastline of the South Island, and located at the start of the Hump Ridge Track. The forest has a silver beech canopy, intermixed with miro and totara.