21 Apr

Kuoni signs up to green initiative

Leading long haul specialist tour operator Kuoni, is the latest travel company to sign up to the Travelife Sustainability System, a sustainable tourism tool which is supported by a growing number of European trade associations, including the Federation of Tour Operators. By actively implementing Travelife, Kuoni 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.

Kuoni 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.

Kuoni is one of the largest tour operators in the world and over 4,000 of the properties it uses will be using the Travelife system.

Andy Cooper Director General of the FTO and ABTA Head of Development said “We are delighted that Kuoni 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.