Bangkok – Following long-term efforts to steer operations along a more sustainable path and improve social and environmental impacts, Destination Asia Thailand has been awarded Partner status by Travelife. The official award ceremony took place at WTM 2017, when Destination Asia Thailand Managing Director Addie Hirunkate was presented with the Travelife Partnership Certificate by Naut Kusters, General Manager of Travelife for Tour Operators.
Travelife, which was originally established with the support of European travel associations, is the leading international sustainability certification in the travel sector.
To achieve partner level, Destination Asia Thailand had to comply with more than 200 criteria, related to operators’ office management, product range, supply chain and customer information. The Travelife standard covers ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights, and labor relations, and is formally recognized as in full compliance with the UN-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.
Source : traveldailynews.asia