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
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.
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED CERTIFICATION
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. This makes it easier for travellers to find sustainable accommodation options.
ARE YOU A TRAVELLER LOOKING FOR SUSTAINABLE ACCOMMODATION?
You can visit www.travelifecollection.com to search for all Travelife Gold Certified hotels.
REAL BUSINESS BENEFITS
Accommodation providers that place a high priority on sustainability see a real return on investment. Here are some of the business benefits our Members have reported.
Travelife is proven to help you reduce your energy and water consumption, along with waste production. All of these lower your costs. 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.
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. There are 3 reasons for this:
Responsible business practices lead to staff having more pride in their company, resulting in better customer service.
Travelife Certified businesses are open and transparent about their sustainability efforts and achievements, ultimately resulting in guests feeling more informed and positive about the impact of their travel.
The Travelife Standard requires Members to implement and monitor a quality assurance program that will help businesses with continual improvement of their company culture.
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.
Travelife monitors media coverage and new legislation then works with industry leaders and experts to develop guidance and advice for our Members. This will help you stay ahead of these issues at your property, in your supply chain and in your community.
A recent survey by ABTA, the UK Travel Association, found that two thirds of consumers think their holidays should have a positive impact on the destinations they visit.
Businesses that show they care about the economic and social well being of their community enjoy more support and loyalty from people in their destination, create a sense of pride for their staff and can offer guests a better experience through linking them to local business, culture and traditions.
Your sustainability successes create great stories to tell your guests, your community and the tourism industry. Travelife will not only help you tell those stories via our own social media channels, but also provide guidance on the best ways to let your existing and future customers know about the work you have done to create a better place to live, work and visit.
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.
Travelife also helps you to ensure your team feel that they are valued and treated fairly, ultimately leading to staff that are more likely to be loyal to your business and to care more about the experience they provide to your guests.