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January — March 2015
Travelife launches new support materials

To help you prepare for your audit, we have produced specialist support materials covering the most challenging ‘C’ level criteria in the checklist.

Travelife events in Mallorca

Travelife will be running two events for hotels and accommodations in Mallorca, including an information seminar for non-members on 15 April and exclusive members’ training in the early summer.

Sell yourself through the Travelife Collection

Find out how to tell your sustainability story and make the most of your Travelife Collection profile.

Take part in Make Holidays Greener 2015

This summer your property can involve guests and staff in your sustainability activities by taking part in the Make Holidays Greener campaign, organising a local clean up event and publicising it in your area.

Travelife Hotel wins European Hospitality Award

The Inspira Santa Marta Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal has won the ‘Green Hotel of the Year’ award at the European Hospitality Awards 2014 and it believes its success is a direct result of being a Travelife member.

The importance of child protection

Managing child protection issues is an essential part of running a truly sustainable property in today’s world. Child abuse is a hidden crime that happens worldwide and knows no boundaries, but there are steps we can all take to help protect children.

Highlighting local culture to guests

Ensuring that guests have authentic experiences of the destination should be on every hotelier’s agenda. Read how TUI Ski Lodges & Mountain Hotels has communicated the cultural heritage of the French Alps to guests and promoted their Travelife certified properties.

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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