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As part of our commitment to supporting sustainable tourism through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making some of the tools that are normally exclusive to Travelife Members available to any accommodation provider. Travelife Members can find their usual resources in the Member Zone, along with information about our membership and certification extensions for properties that are affected by COVID-19.
97% of hotels said that sustainability is still an important part of their business.
2020 Travelife COVID-19 Survey
Operational guidance kit
The Travelife COVID-19 Operational Guidance Kit includes information to help hoteliers make decisions about how to ensure they are putting the health and safety of people first, whilst minimising their environmental impacts and continuing their important community support work, as well as caring for their staff. Because this is such an important issue for the tourism industry, we have made this guidance available to any accommodation provider, and have taken care to ensure it works for any size or type of accommodation in any country.
Your sustainability work and COVID-19 prevention measures will only be effective if you have the support and cooperation of your guests. In this guide we have provided some tips and examples to give you ideas for your own communications. Click here to view or download the COVID-19 Guest Communications Guide (English only).
Information for travellers about the things they can do to support COVID-19 recovery, and to travel responsibly so they can help build back a better tourism industry. Click here to view or download this guide (English only).
Pandemic recovery pricing
In addition to significant renewal discounts for existing Members, we have released special pricing for all new Members that join before 30th June 2021 as part of our efforts to stimulate sustainability work during the pandemic. Accommodation membership prices range from €565 to €1,900 depending on property size, and include 2-years membership, an audit and a 2-year certification upon successful completion of the audit.
Travelife for Accommodation is offering accommodation providers and travel companies free online consultations to discuss how certification works and how you can get started with a more sustainable approach to your business. Click here to find out more and to request a consultation.
Over 90% of hotels said they were worried about the environmental impacts from an increased use of plastics and chemicals in COVID-19 prevention measures.
2020 Travelife COVID-19 Survey
ENGAGE GUESTS WITH MAKE HOLIDAYS GREENER
This annual consumer campaign is run by ABTA, the UK travel association, in partnership with Travelife for Accomodation. The 2020 theme, Rebuild Together, is designed to encourage holidaymakers to support COVID-19 tourism recovery in a responsible manner. Click here for more information about how to get involved in this campaign that is open to any accommodation provider.
GLOBAL TOURISM PLASTICS INITATIVE (GTPI) GUIDANCE
GTPI have produced recommendations for the tourism sector to continue taking action on plastic pollution during COVID-19 recovery. Click here to visit the GTPI website where you can find this information and more details about the initiative.
FREE PLASTICS E-LEARNING
GreenerGuest and Intertek Cristal have joined forces to create interactive e-learning for hoteliers with a focus on reducing plastic whilst meeting hygiene standards. Click here to access the free training.
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