ABTA Webinar: Reducing the Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Travel Accommodation

    21 October 2020
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This webinar is available to view on demand.

ABTA Members and Partners
can access this free of charge on the Member zone.
Non Members can purchase the recording for £99 plus VAT. Click here to purchase.

ABTA’s weekly webinars are delivered in collaboration with trusted ABTA Partners and offer business support and advice to travel businesses during this crucial time.

About this webinar

This 75-minute webinar will look at the impact of COVID-19 prevention measures on tourism and accommodation sustainability work.

Led by Travelife and ABTA, get insight into the impact of COVID-19 on sustainable tourism. Hear the results from the recent COVID-19 accommodation member survey, where hotels were asked about the impact the pandemic was having on their sustainability work. Learn about the areas of concern including environmental, staff welfare and community, and what Travelife are already doing to help.

Explore the ways you can help mitigate risk in these areas including communicating to your customers about responsible travel and the importance of supporting destinations in the fight against Coronavirus.

Hear about the support available to ABTA Members in response to concerns about sustainability including The Better Places Programme and a roadmap for rebuilding travel and tourism.

Listen to a discussion with Preverisk, about finding the balance between health and safety and sustainability, the importance of education and finding sustainable initiatives in the current climate.

Submit your questions ahead of, or during the webinar, to be answered live by our expert speakers.


  • How COVID-19 is shaping sustainable tourism for consumers, destinations and the industry
  • Results from the Travelife COVID-19 accommodation member survey
  • What ABTA and Travelife are doing to help around sustainability
  • The importance of communicating with your customers and tools you can use to help mitigate areas of concern
  • Combining health and safety in your sustainability plan


This webinar will be moderated by ABTA

  • Carolyn Wincer, Commercial Director, Travelife
  • Clare Jenkinson, Head of Sustainability, ABTA
  • Dr Esteban DelgadoChairman and Technical Director, Preverisk


Travelife for Accommodation is an internationally recognised accommodation sustainability programme with over 1,500 Members is around  50 countries.  Members can access practical tools and resources to improve their business's environmental, financial and social impacts in preparation for an onsite audit that will assess their compliance with the GSTC-recognised Travelife Standard.  Travelife offers one of the most comprehensive accommodation sustainability certifications with requirements covering environmental impacts, fair labour, human rights, child safeguarding and animal welfare.  Travelife also has a range of tools to help accommodation providers maintain their sustainability commitments during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information about Travelife visit www.travelifestaybetter.com


With 15 years’ experience and over 600 clients, Preverisk is a leading provider of Health & Safety solutions to the travel and tourism sector.  We provide expert health and safety services to tour operators, OTAs, bed banks and DMCs, and carry out 20,000 Health and Safety Questionnaires (HSQs) each year worldwide. We have offices in 4 continents, audit in 9 different languages, and are adept with the assessment of all supplier types (accommodations, transfers and excursions). Our innovative audit and analytics technology, App4Check, supports us and is one of the leading tools of its type in the world.

Our strong background in public health and tourism has allowed us to further specialise in safety management systems, physical audits and training programmes. In addition to health and safety questionnaire programmes, we conduct 9,000 physical audits (across 25 countries) and train over 30,000 industry professionals each year. Alongside our health & safety work, Preverisk also provides industry-leading services in sustainability, customer experience and quality improvement, claims management, animal welfare, food allergen control and other specialist areas. 

Since the emergence of the current Covid-19 pandemic, preverisk has been leading the development of innovative preventative programmes to support the travel and tourism sector. We have collaborated in many reference projects like, the development of the ABTA guidance 'Post Pandemic Recovery', the accommodation protocols for RIU hotels and many other hotel groups, the entire tourism circuit and sub-sectors in Cape Verde for the Ministry of Tourism, auditing tools for the Egyptian Hotel Association, and many other challenging projects. www.preverisk.com 


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Non-Members - £99 plus VAT.

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