ABTA has issued its second edition Travellife Collection brochure for holidaymakers looking to book holidays that are sympathetic to protecting the environment and support local communities.The online directory now features additional properties to take the total to nearly 200 hotels and apartments signing up to the programme, all of which have made conscious efforts to improve their environmental performance and support their local communities, either via an initial self-assessment or a full audit.
The Travelife scheme also awards properties on how successful they are with regard to their environmental and social performances. Hotels that have achieved award status are featured in tour operator brochures with the Gold, Silver or Bronze logos. Bronze awards are offered to businesses that have policies and procedures in place which actively reduce their environmental impact and treat people in a fair and respectful way. Silver awards are given to businesses that seek ways to provide extra benefit for the local community and environment, while Gold awards are offered to properties that display a very high commitment to sustainability. They encourage others to get involved, constantly seek new opportunities for improvement, and actively communicate their progress to others.
ABTA members who use Travelife accommodation include Airtours, Cosmos, Direct Holidays, First Choice, Hayes and Jarvis, Kuoni, Neilson, Sovereign Luxury Travel, Sunvil, The Co-operative Travel Group, Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook Signature, Thomas Cook Style Collection, Thomson Holidays, Thomson Tailormade and Virgin Holidays.
For more information see www.travelifecollection.co.uk