Travelife - the Seal of Approval

Kuoni Group is committed to continuously enhance the sustainability of its products. A major focus thereby is on improving the sustainability performance of our hotel partners. The way a hotel is managed largely influences working conditions, impacts local nature conservation and affects how local communities benefit from tourism. Hotels are thus key partners in increasing the sustainability of our travel products.

Kuoni Group's suppliers are required to comply with certain ethical standards as laid down in the company’s Supplier Code of Conduct. However, collaboration with hotels goes beyond minimal standards to create products that reflect high levels of sustainability. To this purpose Kuoni Group works with the Travelife Sustainability System, a joint initiative by a number of tour operators around the globe to raise the sustainability performance of hotels.

The Travelife Certification

The Travelife certification scheme enables a wide range of standardised social and environmental sustainability criteria to be maintained and monitored at hotels worldwide. Hotels observing the standards are awarded the Travelife certification, enabling their achievement to be clearly communicated to travel agencies and travellers.

Travelife certification criteria

In recognition of advances in sustainability in the travel industry over recent years, new certification criteria were introduced by Travelife in 2014. As a member of the Travelife Steering Group, Kuoni Group contributed to the development of the new criteria.

The Travelife standard has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) for its transparency, impartiality and competence.