Emma Lewis, Senior Relationships Executive at Travelife, explains why Travelife is supporting Make Holidays Greener 2014.
Travelife – the international sustainability certification scheme for hotels and accommodations – has promoted the Make Holidays Greener Big Holiday Beach Clean to all its 1,300 members worldwide, encouraging them to get involved. The majority of beach cleans on the campaign’s world map are Travelife hotel members. These include:
- SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort, Hurghada, Egypt
- Spring Arona Gran Hotel, Tenerife, Spain
- Coral Sea Resort, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
- Corfu Imperial Grecotel, Corfu, Greece
- SENTIDO Golden Star, Golden Sands Black Sea Coast, Bulgaria
- Three Corners Ocean View, Hurghada, Egypt
- Playitas Hotel, Fuerteventura, Spain
Travelife – which helps hotels and accommodations around the world reduce their environmental impact and support local people, local culture and the local economy – is a natural partner of the Make Holidays Greener campaign.
“The beach cleans are a great way to get staff, guests and local people involved in positive action in the holiday destination,” says Nikki White, Head of Destinations and Sustainability, Travelife. “Like the combined impact of Travelife hotels around the world, the beach cleans show that by people working together lots of simple, practical actions all add up to make a big difference.”
The SUNRISE Select Royal Makadi Resort in Egypt has experience of successfully organising beach clean-ups with staff and guests. Its last beach clean-up involved 32 customers and 23 staff, who together collected 19 kilos of waste which was then sent for recycling. Their story was then featured as a case study in the Travelife newsletter and website to help inspire other Travelife members.
To find out more about Travelife certified hotels around the world visit the Travelife Collection website: www.travelifecollection.com