Welcome to Make Holidays Greener

The 2019 campaign has now closed. Details for 2020 will be posted soon.

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

You can still take a pledge but you will no longer be entered into a prize draw. This competition closed at the end of September 2019. You can still share your actions however and get involved to help to ensure that people, wildlife and landscapes in your favourite destinations benefit from tourism as much holidaymakers do.


The theme for this year was ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’.

‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ was chosen as a follow-on from MHG 2018’s ‘Say no to plastic’ theme.

Plastics continued to be addressed in this year’s campaign, but also looked at managing waste, including food waste, from a broader perspective.

A big thank you to everybody who participated in the campaign for 2019.

A total of 120 travel businesses, including ABTA Members and Travelife hotels, participated in the campaign, up from 75 last year - running projects such as reducing food waste in hotels, setting up a holiday clothes swap and providing people with water bottles that filter as they re-fill to avoid using single use plastic bottles. An estimated 3,834 tonnes of waste, including food and plastic, has been reduced, reused, recycled or removed from the environment this year, as a result of the 2019 campaign. To read the full 2019 campaign highlights, please click here.

Make a pledge to make a difference 

Make Holidays Greener is encouraging holidaymakers and the industry to take positive social and environmental action.