A leading standard when it comes to sustainability, the Travelife certification is granted to organisations that are committed to genuinely sustainable initiatives and conducting business that is both ethical and socially responsible. The Travelife standard is in full compliance with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) that is supported by the UN. It covers the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes encompassing aspects such as the environment, labour relations, human rights and biodiversity.
In keeping with our commitment to sustainability in every aspect of our operations, Aitken Spence Travels has been awarded the Travelife certification; the company complied with more than 150 criteria as part of the evaluation process and continues to be motivated by a deep dedication to the environment and communities around us.
The importance of the Travelife certification is that it establishes standards and benchmarks in sustainability, which drives us towards improving our processes as well as offering a high quality service. This sustainable approach has a positive effect in not only customer satisfaction, but helping to improve business efficiency and staff motivation, all of which help to offer a competitive advantage.
Travelife is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents: (1) Travelife Engaged; (2) Travelife Partner and (3) Travelife Certified. We were awarded the Travelife Certified (stage 3). The Travelife Certified award is a recognition of our excellence towards social and environmental sustainability. We comply with more than 160 criteria related to sustainability management, office operations, working with suppliers and customer communication. Travelife is a certification body that is formally Accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the highest global body for sustainability in tourism, supported by the United Nations.