November 9, 2017, London. During WTM 2017, Nikki White, Director of Destinations & Sustainability at ABTA, and Jeannette Scherpenzeel of CBI, the Netherlands Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, handed out the Travelife Partner and Travelife Certified awards to 32 tour operators from 4 different continents. The awards are a recognition of the frontrunner position of these companies in sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
The awarded companies comply with more than 150 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations; and is formally recognised as being in full compliance with the UN supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.