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Sustainability

Conducting business in a sustainable manner is key to running a successful travel company in today’s marketplace. Increasingly, sustainability is becoming intrinsic to the daily operations of a great company. Operating your business with a Responsible Tourism framework can make it a force for positive social, environmental and economic change.

Stakeholders such as customers, employees, investors and communities are coming to expect an engaged attitude and concrete actions that result in positive impacts for society and the environment. Sustainability management is about how you design your products, how you support your suppliers to greater sustainability and how you monitor and manage your impacts. Companies that work towards sustainability are more likely to increase staff motivation, business efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Global Discovery as a travelife partner has access to freelance experts that can advise on the implementation of Sustainability and Responsible Tourism initiatives.
Advisory services offered include, but are not limited to:
•    Responsible Tourism auditing of tour operators and accommodation providers
•    Sustainability policy development and implementation
•    Sustainable Supply Chain Management
•    Implementation of sustainable tourism certification programmes
•    Bespoke training for office and field-based staff
•    Community-based Tourism initiatives
•    Responsible Tourism Marketing and Communications

Travelife Certification is a program recognized by the GSTC and UNWTO as an international certification program of the highest standards. It also conforms to the ISO 14001 standard on environmental management. It is the most extensive program for the travel industry, including standards of energy efficiency and conservation, water and waste management, greenhouse gas emissions, labor practices, human rights, community relations, ecosystem conservation, cultural impacts, health and safety, fair business practices, customer protection and animal welfare

These services are also available to non-member DMCs. For enquiries, please contact info@globaldiscovery.com

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