Travelife – sustainability in tourism

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Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations is an international sustainability certification scheme that helps its members improve their social, environmental and economic impacts.

Hotel members that meet the Travelife sustainability criteria achieve Travelife Gold certification.
Travelife certified hotels can then use the certification mark to promote their sustainability achievements 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 holidaymakers showcasing Travelife certified hotels.

Travelife was developed in partnership with tour operators like TUI Travel, Thomas Cook, Kuoni, 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 experience benefits, such as reduced costs, and higher guest satisfaction scores.

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-certified 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.

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