29 Jun

The Co-operative Travel signs up to green initiative

The Co-operative Travel, is the latest travel business to sign up to the Travelife Sustainability System, a sustainable tourism tool which is supported by a growing number of European trade associations, including ABTA’s Federation of Tour Operators.

The Travelife seal of approval is featured throughout the soon-to-be-launched Co-operative Travel summer holiday brochure - in destinations including the Mediterranean Coast, Cyprus, Florida and Mexico – as the business prepares for its inaugural season as a tour operator.

By actively implementing Travelife, The Co-operative Travel is further demonstrating its commitment to protecting the environment and welfare of the countries its customers visit. Travelife is a simple, easy to use system that enables businesses to actively promote sustainable working practices in their own work and also that of their suppliers.

The Co-operative Travel joins a growing list of Travelife users, including TUI, Thomas Cook, Virgin Holidays and Cosmos in the UK and the municipality of Calvia in Mallorca which contains the world’s largest concentration of hotel beds at 60,000. The system is available to users throughout the world and TUI Netherlands, Thomas Cook Belgium and ABTA equivalents in Belgium, Holland and Germany are Travelife users.

Chris Thompson Head of Responsible Tourism for the FTO said “We are delighted that The Co-operative Travel has joined the Travelife family, once more clearly demonstrating their deep commitment to the environment and sustainability. Travelife itself goes from strength to strength as the leading global travel sustainability system.”

Travelife is a wholly owned subsidiary of ABTA.