Travelife is a web-based international sustainability certification system which allows accommodation providers to monitor and self-assess their sustainability performance.


Description of the tool

The system and its criteria have been developed through a multi-stakeholder consultation process involving tour operators, hoteliers, trade associations, Non-Governmental Organisations, audit firms and academia. Launched in 2007, it is now recognized within the travel and tourism industry as one of the most comprehensive and credible tools. The fact that it is operated by the tourism industry and its close relationship with tour operators, hotel groups, destinations and trade associations guarantees a fair pricing and industry oversight.

Travelife helps its 1,300 hotel members around the world improve their environmental, social and economic impacts cost-effectively. Hotels that meet the Travelife standard are formally recognised with a Travelife award to promote their achievements.


Geographical level of recognition  

All countries


Justification / Verification / Proof of adherence

To achieve a Travelife award and become certified hotels must become a Travelife member and prove they meet the Travelife assessment criteria. They will then receive a Travelife Gold award, an award plaque and the right to use the Travelife certification mark to showcase their sustainability achievements to their customers.


Target groups

Size: all sizes

Activity sectors: tour operators & travel agents, hotels and accommodations, holiday makers