July — September 2014
Travelife hotels set new standard in sustainability

In the first weeks of June we were very proud to announce that five hotels had successfully become certified by Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations under the new, more demanding assessment criteria launched earlier this year.

Meet the Auditor

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

Travelife supports Make Holidays Greener 2014

In our previous edition we promoted the Make Holidays Greener Big Beach Clean, encouraging as many of our members to get involved as possible. During July we partnered with the Travel Foundation, whose campaign triggered more than 100 beach cleans around the world.

Travelife Member won the first Kuoni Water Champions

The Baobab Beach Resort has received an award which recognizes the transformation of their approach towards water management, as they have put in place exemplary practices.

Travelife mark clearly shows holidaymakers sustainable choices

Choosing a sustainable package holiday where the hotel is making smart environmental choices and guarantees good working conditions for their employees is now easier for holidaymakers thanks to Travelife certification, says Christian von Essen.

Lead tour operators claim Travelife key to managing sustainability

Leading European tour operators (including Kuoni, Thomas Cook, and TUI Travel) tell DN Ekonomi how how they promote Travelife awarded hotels to consumers and how Travelife helps ensure their hotel partners provide fair employment practices, good working conditions, act to protect children from sexual exploitation, and protect the environment.

Consumers seek ‘authenticity’ on holiday

Recent research shows that consumers are seeking authenticity when it comes to their holidays. This presents a challenge, but also an opportunity, says ABTA's Nikki White

Travelife supports Make Holidays Greener 2014

Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations is supporting the Make Holidays Greener Big Holiday Beach Clean by promoting the campaign to its 1,300 members worldwide, encouraging them to get involved, says Travelife's Emma Lewis

How the travel industry is making holidays greener with Travelife

Jo Rzymowska, managing director for Celebrity Cruises, talks about Travelife’s role in highlighting top-performing sustainable hotels in the travel industry