January — March 2014
Changes to the Travelife Checklist

We are pleased to announce that from 2014, we will be changing to our updated and improved audit checklist. The new Travelife checklist embraces the advances made in sustainable tourism and reflects new requirements and good practice.

Travelife in Asia

Travelife has been working with tour operator members and other partners to raise awareness of sustainability in tourism and increase Travelife members in Asia.

Travelife hotel training Sessions

At the end of 2013 Travelife ran training sessions for hoteliers in Europe to help them understand how to and achieve a Travelife award level.

Holidaymakers favour environmentally friendly hotels

Clear evidence shows that holidaymakers are starting to favour environmentally friendly hotels, so the industry must now deliver, says ABTA's Nikki White.

Gambia Tourism Minister praises Travelife hotel

The Gambia’s Tourism and Culture Minister praises Travelife hotel in supporting the country’s goal of becoming "an all-year-round tourism destination" that is second to none in terms of product offerings, hotel accommodation, hospitality and quality service delivery.

Travelife launched in Croatia

Travelife is now working in partnership with the Croatian Association of Travel Agencies to promote sustainability in Croatia. The Valamar Lacroma hotel in Dubrovnik is the second hotel in Croatia to receive a Travelife award.

Cinnamon secures Travelife Gold for three Maldives properties

Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts achieved Travelife Gold awards for all three of its resort properties in the Maldives – Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa and, Chaaya Island Dhonveli.

The growth of sustainable tourism

Senior representatives from the travel industry discuss the growth of sustainable tourism, how to measure it, the tools available – such as Travelife certification – and the importance of engaging consumers in the process.