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.

Travelife Collection

Visit www.travelifecollection.com to search our listings of almost 1,000 Travelife Gold Certified properties in over 50 countries.

Visit www.travelifecollection.com to search our listings of almost 1,000 Travelife Gold Certified properties in over 50 countries.

Visit www.travelifecollection.com to search our listings of almost 1,000 Travelife Gold Certified properties in over 50 countries.

Hotel of the Month

Visit www.travelifecollection.com to search our listings of almost 1,000 Travelife Gold Certified properties in over 50 countries.

Visit www.travelifecollection.com to search our listings of almost 1,000 Travelife Gold Certified properties in over 50 countries.

Sitia Beach City Resort & Spa
This property in Greece was chosen to be our November Hotel of the Month for the work they do to support and safeguard children.

Sustainability Blog

March is water conservation month at Travelife. In this blog we share easy ways for any business to improve environmental impacts and reduce costs through the way they use water.

March is water conservation month at Travelife. In this blog we share easy ways for any business to improve environmental impacts and reduce costs through the way they use water.

In our November blog we explain why every business needs a child safeguarding strategy and how to get started.

Auditor profile

Each month we feature an interview with a Travelife Approved Auditor. We have around 60 independently contracted auditors based around the world that must undergo an intensive training programme before they can audit with us.

Each month we feature an interview with a Travelife Approved Auditor. We have around 60 independently contracted auditors based around the world that must undergo an intensive training programme before they can audit with us.

Each month we feature an interview with a Travelife Approved Auditor. We have around 60 independently contracted auditors based around the world that must undergo an intensive training programme before they can audit with us.

Self assessment quiz

Take our short anonymous quiz to find out how well your property is already doing with sustainability. You might be further along than you think...

Take our short anonymous quiz to find out how well your property is already doing with sustainability. You might be further along than you think...

Take our short anonymous quiz to find out how well your property is already doing with sustainability. You might be further along than you think...

Membership trial

Take our short anonymous quiz to find out how well your property is already doing with sustainability. You might be further along than you think...

Take our short anonymous quiz to find out how well your property is already doing with sustainability. You might be further along than you think...

You might benefit from a Travelife membership trial. Your business will have 60-days access to our online Member Zone including self-assessments, auditor checklists, e-learning and over 90 guides, templates and examples all designed to help you prepare for a Travelife audit.

WTM Responsible Tourism Awards

We are proud to be among a small group of organisations that achieved recognition for our support of the accommodation sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are proud to be among a small group of organisations that achieved recognition for our support of the accommodation sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are proud to be among a small group of organisations that achieved recognition for our support of the accommodation sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Internationally recognised

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. 

Staff loyalty

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. 

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