5. Tour operators and sustainability. Why is it relevant? Growing consumer demand / expectation Presure from society (e.g. NGO‘s) Reputation of company (risks) Being an attractive company for employees Sustainable companies perform better ! Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Why is it relevant?
Growing consumer demand / expectation
Presure from society (e.g. NGO‘s)
Reputation of company (risks)
Being an attractive company for employees
Sustainable companies perform better !
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Standards and logo for sustainable suppliers
15 % increase
European Tour operator associations expect their members to work towards sustainability
FTO / ABTA, UK
supports an integrated and efficient
introduction of sustainability within
Travelife instruments and tools:
A. Management system
C. Suppliers Sustainability System
E. Market place
A. Travelife management system
Commitment & Capacity building
Action planning and implementation
Sustainable tourism co-ordinator
Training / qualification
Standardization in reporting
Including best practices
Online exam and Travelife certificate
English, Dutch and Spanish
C. SuppliersSustainability System
Standards for suppliers (e.g. Hotels)
140 Social and environmental criteria
Common data-base (all suppliers)
“green” logo’s in catalogues
Common TO logo for sustainble products
Based on 150 different solutions
E. Travelife Market Place
European tour operators are actively looking for “sustainable” partners & suppliers
Global overview of existing “sustainable” suppliers
Accommodations, excursions, incoming tour operators
Travelife: also for incoming tour operators !
Distinguish yourselve from competitors and be ready
for the future….
….take sustainability seriously
We can support you !