Hotel of the Month application
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The Hotel of the Month campaign is a way for us to promote Travelife Gold Certified hotels that are doing outstanding sustainability work. It allows us to feature the hotel in marketing campaigns to tour operators and consumers that will benefit all of our Members through increased awareness of Travelife, and helping to explain why guests should be looking for the Travelife Gold certification mark when booking accommodation. The winner each month will be featured on our new Travelife Showcase page.
COVID-19 Hotel Heroes competition
We have been so impressed by the stories we have heard from many of you about how you maintained your sustainability values throughout the extreme challenges you faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to recognise this, so for the rest of the year our Hotel of the Month competition will focus on properties that went above and beyond during the pandemic. Each month there will be a different category as outlined below.
You can apply for just one category, two categories or all three. Then in January we will select an overall winner based on the best application we received, with this winner being announced in early 2023.
Click here to apply to be the October COVID-19 Hotel Hero for supporting your local community throughout the pandemic (deadline for applications is 7th October)
Click here to apply to be the November COVID-19 Hotel Hero for protecting the environment during the pandemic (deadline for applications is 4th November)
Click here to apply to be the December COVID-19 Hotel Hero for taking good care of your staff during the pandemic (deadline for applications is 4th December)
Remember that the more specific examples you can provide of things that you did, the more chance you have of being selected, especially if these actions go beyond the Travelife certification requirements. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
How does it work?
Each month we have a sustainability theme that we use to create content for our website, social media and e-campaigns. Our campaign schedule is shown on the right. The month before we will invite hotels that have done good work related to the theme to apply to be featured as the hotel of the month. Applications will be reviewed by the Travelife team and the winning hotel will be featured on our website and including in all of our marketing for that month.
Who can apply?
Any hotel with a current Travelife Gold Certification that is valid for at least 2 months can apply. For example, if you want to apply to be the March 2021 Hotel of the Month, your current certification must be valid until at least 31st May 2021. We will accept COVID-19 certification extensions that have been formally approved by us after you sign the Declaration of Certification compliance. You can find out more about certification extensions on our COVID-19 support page.
When can we apply?
You can apply as soon as we provide a link to the online application form. These are on the right of this page and we will be reminding you in our Monthly Member Updates as well as on the front page of the Member Zone. Applications will close on the last day of the month before the winner is announced. For example, if you want to apply to be the March 2021 Hotel of the Month, you will need to submit your application no later than 28th February 2021.
Can you apply for more than month/theme?
Yes and we encourage you to do so! You are welcome to enter every month if you think you have good stories to share or had excellent results in all of the theme areas.
How do we apply?
Please complete the online application form for that particular month and use that to tell us about why you think you should be featured. You will be asked to upload some photos and you can include a video if you have one. Depending on the theme, we may also ask you to upload data such as a water consumption or energy report, so that we can check the information you provide is accurate.
Important! Because of COVID-19, most hotels will not have data or stories from March 2020 onward. So we strongly recommend that you focus on the work you were doing in 2019, especially if you want to tell us about specific reductions you made in things like water, energy and waste as you will need to show the numbers per guest night. Sadly, because of the pandemic, most of you will have had very low occupancies or have been closed for most of the time, so the data you have will not be a true reflection of how well you normally perform.
2022 Schedule and themes
December: COVID-19 Hotel Heroes for staff support
May: Inspira Liberdade Hotel and Spa (biodiversity)
June: Lindos Sun Hotel (food)
July: Boardwalk Boutique Hotel (community support)
August: Atlantica Sancta Napa Hotel **** (single use plastics)
September: No applications received (transport emissions)
March: TUI Sensatori Atlantica Dreams (water conservation)
April: Kamelya Fulya Hotel (energy and carbon emissions)
May: Nissi Beach Resort (biodiversity)
June: Neptune Hotels - Resort, Convention Centre & Spa (food)
August: TUI SENSATORI Resort Barut Fethiye (community engagement and support)
September: TUI BLUE Grand Azur (guest engagement)
October: Škvor Holiday Farmhouse (animal welfare)
November: Sitia Beach City Resort & Spa (child safeguarding)
December: Tiger Mountain Pokara Lodge (caring for your staff)
How we promote the Hotel of the Month
Dedicated showcase page on our website that will stay live as long as you have a current Travelife Gold Certification.
Featured in our monthly Travel Trade Update that is sent to all of the travel companies we work with.
Featured on the front page of our website for the month.
Featured in our monthly consumer update that goes to anyone who joined the mailing list via our website.