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Make Holidays Greener is ABTA’s annual campaign, in partnership with Travelife for Accommodation, to encourage holidaymakers and the industry to take positive social and environmental action to help create better places to live in, and better places to visit.

About ABTA

ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for over 65 years. Our purpose is to help our Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers travel with confidence.

The ABTA brand stands for support, protection and expertise. This means consumers have confidence in ABTA and a strong trust in ABTA Members. These qualities are core to us as they ensure that holidaymakers remain confident in the holiday products that they buy from our Members.

We help our Members and their customers navigate through today's changing travel landscape by raising standards in the industry; offering schemes of financial protection; providing an independent complaints resolution service should something go wrong; giving guidance on issues from sustainability to health and safety and by presenting a united voice to government to ensure the industry and the public get a fair deal.

ABTA has around 1,200 Members, with a combined annual UK turnover of £38 billion. For more details about what we do, what being an ABTA Member means and how we help the British public travel with confidence visit www.abta.com.

About Travelife

Travelife is an internationally recognised accommodation sustainability programme. In over 50 countries we have around 1,500 members who use our practical tools and resources to improve their business's environmental, financial and social impact.

INDUSTRY LEADING STANDARDS
Containing a range of criteria that assess accommodation performance in the areas of human rights, labour, community engagement and environmental impacts, our GSTC-recognised standard was designed by the tourism industry, for the tourism industry.

INDEPENDENT ON-SITE AUDITS
Our global team of independent auditors visit every property to conduct an audit against the Travelife Standard. Properties that meet our standard receive our prestigious Travelife Gold Certification that is valid for two years when they must undergo another audit in order to maintain it.