Drewitz/Nossentiner Cabin in July 2016: Our efforts were rewarded. Also this year we can be pleased about a successfully completed Travelife classification and in connection with it the receipt of the Travelife Gold Award.

Travelife is a global initiative founded in 2007, which is committed to sustainable development in tourism by helping tourism companies on their way to greater sustainability. The focus is on the environment and people, starting with guests, through employees and suppliers.

As part of a multi-phase certification program and on the basis of a comprehensive catalog of criteria that integrates international standards and guidelines (such as ISO 14001 - environmental management), companies can evaluate, document and communicate their sustainability performance to date.

At the same time, they are praised for
environmentally friendly and socially responsible corporate management. At the final stage of the certification process, compliance with the international Travelife standards is checked by an independent assessor in an on-site audit and, if the conditions are right, certified with a Travelife Award.

Leading tour operators such as TUI or Thomas Cook already use the Travelife system for accommodation. This enables them to assess accommodation according to specific criteria such as energy efficiency, waste and water management, but also health and safety for employees, relationships with locals (regionality), or fairness in business practices.

The Travelife Award has a validity of 2 years. Within this period, certified companies are allowed to communicate their extraordinary achievements in the field of sustainability to their customers and other groups of interest using the Travelife Premium Logo.

We say thank you, stay tuned and look forward to your continued support for our efforts to act sustainably in tourism.

Your team from Van der Valk Naturresort Drewitz