Travelife Partner status
Responsible tourism has always been a cornerstone for Inside Travel Group and we are keen to integrate sustainability into everything we do. This is why we’ve signed up to Travelife and aim to achieve Travelife Partner status by February 2021. Travelife is an internationally recognised training, management and certification program for sustainability in tourism. To reach the Travelife Partner stage, we must meet over 100 sustainability criteria that can be grouped into five key areas: office operations, product development, working with suppliers, customer relations and destinations.
We have chosen this pledge because we want to take a holistic approach to making our operations more sustainable; looking across the board at what we do and how we can do it better. We are using this time of uncertainty due to the Covid-19 crisis to provide staff with optional training on sustainable tourism. We hope to have 20 employees complete the basic training module by February 2021 so they will be more informed about sustainability issues when tourism rebounds.
We will encourage our core suppliers to become more sustainable by informing them of our social and environmental policies. We hope that this will have knock-on positive effects in our destinations.
We will share our sustainability policies with staff and clients. Our staff will be more informed to help clients choose the most responsible travel options when travelling to and in our destinations. Clients will be more aware of sustainability issues by reading our policies online and can feel empowered to make the right choices for them, their destination hosts and for the environment.