Travelife - sustainability in tourism
Taking care of people and nature is an essential part of protecting travel destinations now and for years to come.
Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations is an international sustainability certification programme that helps its members improve their social, environmental and economic impacts.
Hotel members that meet the Travelife sustainability criteria become Travelife certified and achieve either a Travelife Gold Award or Travelife Award of Excellence.
Travelife certified hotels can then use the certification mark to promote their sustainability to consumers, via their website or other marketing channels. They also qualify to have a profile page on the Travelife Collection website – an online brochure for holiday-makers showcasing Travelife certified hotels.
Travelife was developed in partnership with tour operators like TUI Travel, Thomas Cook, Kuoni, Cosmos, Sunvil, Virgin Holidays and many others, to provide an affordable, step-by-step system to help the hotels and accommodations they work with achieve international sustainability standards.
These tour operators know that hotels who take action to protect the environment, buy goods from nearby businesses, employ local people, and work closely with the local community create positive benefits, such as reduced costs, happy staff and satisfied customers.
Travelife's tour operator, hotel and accommodation members are also aware of the rising interest that their customers have in greener, fairer holidays.
So to help them guide their customers' holiday choices, they feature Travelife-awarded properties in their brochures and on their websites, providing them with reassurance that their chosen accommodation works hard to minimise its negative social and environmental impacts, as well as making the most of the positives.