October — December 2014
Online travel agents offer Travelife hotels extra promotion

Travelife has entered into partnership with two online travel agents (OTAs) – Bookdifferent and Expedia. This means that Travelife certified hotels will get greater levels of promotion in their Travelife membership.

Travelife and Rainforest Alliance announce ground-breaking partnership

Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations is proud to announce a ground-breaking partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, designed to increase the choice of internationally approved sustainable properties available to holiday-makers.

Meet the Auditor

Suzanne Sotnick, an experienced Travelife auditor, tells us about the new Travelife checklist and training.

Travelife celebrates success at World Travel Market 2014

Travelife was delighted to present a number of our Travelife hotels with their gold awards at a reception for our members and partners at WTM 2014. These hotels included the Gran Melia Palacio de Isora Hotel, Paloma Hotels who collected five awards and SET Hotels who collected six.

Travelife launches new branding at WTM

Travelife recently launched its exciting new branding at World Travel Market, London, UK. The new branding is one piece in the wider strategy to substantially increase the number of Travelife certified hotels and improve sustainability across the industry.

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel wins Green Hotel of the Year award

The Inspira Santa Marta Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal has received the ‘Green Hotel of the Year’ award at the European Hospitality Awards 2014 in London.  According to the hotel, it has achieved this accolade as a result of being a Travelife member, which has challenged the hotel to improve its sustainability performance each year.

Travelife in the News
Find out what publications around the world have been saying about Travelife and sustainable tourism over recent months.

All RIU Hotels achieve Travelife gold certification

TRAVEL PULSE (19 February 2015)

TRAVELPULSE highlights Travelife’s decisive role in the successful implementation of RIU Hotels’ Corporate Social Responsibility Plan and strategic goals. Find out how staff involvement has stood out as the vital component in this process.

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Sustainability is a market demand, not a trend

eTN Global Travel Industry News (29 January 2015)

In the past two years, 11 educational organisations, seven national tourism associations, and more than 200 travel agencies in Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Poland, the Netherlands and the UK have worked with Travelife to promote sustainability in the industry.

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Spotlight on Travelife-certified Hotels in Jamaica

Loop Jamaica (16 January 2015)

A Caribbean-wide online news portal puts the spotlight on RIU Hotels in Jamaica who have proven great commitment during the Travelife audit process. A key factor for achieving certification status was the clarity of their mandatory documents, such as their environmental policy.

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Industry recognition for unique partnership

Travel Forever (11 December 2014)

Travelife and Rainforest Alliance enter a ground-breaking partnership, as the first strategic agreement between two GSTC-recognized sustainability standards of its kind. Learn about the benefits for Travelife members and consumers.

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Environmental ratings for better holidays

Travel Weekly (18 August 2014)

ABTA’s Nikki White stresses the need for destinations to preserve their unique features and the consumer demand for environmental ratings in tourism. Travelife plays an important role in helping tourism businesses to offer authentic holidays.

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