Our Members create better places to live, work and visit
Travelife is an internationally recognised accommodation sustainability programme. In over 50 countries we have around 1,500 members who use our practical tools and resources to improve their business's environmental, financial and social impact.
Industry leading standards
95% of our Members would recommend us to another hotel.
2017 Travelife Member Survey
Containing a range of criteria that assess accommodation performance in the areas of human rights, labour, community engagement and environmental impacts, our GSTC-recognised standard was designed by the tourism industry, for the tourism industry. Our global team of independent auditors visit every property to conduct an audit against the Travelife Standard.
Properties that meet our standard receive a Travelife Gold Certification in the form of a logo and certificate that they can proudly display to show their commitment to responsible tourism. They are also listed on our consumer website, The Travelife Collection, and we work with leading UK and European tour operator members to promote Travelife Gold Members.
The benefits of a sustainable approach to business
92% of our Members said that Travelife Certification improved their business.
2019 Travelife Member Survey
Lower operating costs
Travelife is proven to help you reduce your energy and water consumption, along with waste production. Up front investment in energy and water efficient solutions will offer the best long-term cost savings, and small low-cost operational changes can reap budget benefits.
Increased guest satisfaction
The 2017 Travelife Member Survey revealed that 86% of surveyed properties had a Trip Advisor Certification of Excellence Award and a recent analysis by TUI Group also showed that hotels with a sustainability certification report higher levels of guest satisfaction.
Risk and reputation
Following extensive global media coverage and political discussion, consumers are showing increasing awareness and concern about issues such as plastic waste and human exploitation, with many taking to social media to express their concerns about the things they experience when travelling.
Better community relations
A recent survey by ABTA found that two thirds of consumers think their holidays should have a positive impact on the places they visit. Businesses that care about the well being of their community enjoy more local support and can offer guests better local experiences.
77% of our Members surveyed in 2017 said that staff engagement in their sustainability work was one of the main benefits of Travelife Certification. There are many reasons for this but the main reason is that operating responsibly creates a sense of pride in their company and in their work.