TUI Hellas was recognized with the Travelife certification in recognition of its long-term efforts and frontrunner position regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. The company complies with a series of standards, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information.
“Responsible Leadership is one of TUI Group’s core values. It underlines our commitment to sustainable development and to making a positive impact on society,” the destination manager of TUI Hellas Crete, Spyros Kritikos, said.
With EU support, trade associations all over Europe have committed themselves to Travelife that supports more sustainability throughout the sector.
“The certification of TUI Hellas Heraklion is a significant landmark in Greek tourism,” Travelife’s account manager for Europe, Silvia Hendriks, said.
In Greece, the Travelife system is supported by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA). Both trade associations collaborate with Travelife on the promotion of sustainable management among their members.
“This certification can inspire all Greek tourism businesses to work in a more sustainable way and fully value and help their clients to fully appreciate our country’s cultural, natural and social treasures,” the sustainability coordinator for HATTA, Angeliki Rossolatou, said.
On his part, SETE’s general manager, Alexandros Lamnidis, underlined that the Travelife certified achievement proves that travel companies in Greece are on the right track concerning their sustainability strategies and compliance.
“We hope that more companies will soon reach this specific stage and improve the country’s status overall,” he said.