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Travelife is an international sustainability certification scheme run by ABTA- the UK’s largest travel association. Helping its 1,500 hotel members around the world improve their environmental, social and economic impacts cost-effectively.

To achieve Gold certification hotels must undertake an independent onsite audit against the 163-point Travelife sustainability criteria. The criteria encompasses aspects such as environmental issues, labour conditions, community integration and guest engagement.

Travelife has been developed by the travel industry for the travel industry and the only certification scheme to work in partnership with tour operators such as: TUI, Thomas Cook, Virgin Holidays, Flight Centre: UK Barrhead Travel and Saga Holidays all of whom promote the adoption of Travelife by their contracted accommodations.

eco certification

Travelife defines two sets of criteria; one for large hotels/groups (more than 160 guests per night) and for small/medium sized hotels (less than 160 guests per night)

All of the Travelife checklists are based on the Travelife Standard for Hotels and Accommodations.


best practice

The Beyond Resort Khao Lak believes that sustainability is a key factor for the present and future of any business. At the Beyond Resort Khao Lak, managers have embraced sustainability in order to create growth and improvements on an ongoing basis. Water is recycled and used in the gardens; laundry is outsourced to professional laundries with the ISO 14000 standard. Modern single lever mixers on sinks and showers automatically reduce the water consumption by up to 50% compared to conventional models. Would you like to know more about Travelife, please visit their website.

You can recognize eco-certified hotels by the logo of TourCert!

Travelife is accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

Travelife is compliant with following hearts of the staygreencheck:


effective sustainable management and compliance with law

fair & local

fair and equal treatment for employees and destinations

culture friendly

respect for local traditions

nature & environment

taking care of mother earth

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