Welcome to Make Holidays Greener

Make Holidays Greener is ABTA’s annual campaign, in partnership with Travelife for Accommodation, to encourage holidaymakers and the travel industry to have a more positive social and environmental impact. See below the different ways in which your business can get involved.

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

The theme for this year is ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’

‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ was chosen as a follow-on from MHG 2018’s ‘Say no to plastic’ theme. Plastics will continue to be addressed in this year’s campaign, but it will also look at managing waste, including food waste, from a broader perspective. From choosing local goods over packaged imports to carrying reusable water bottles and bags, there are hundreds of ways in which we can all contribute.

Travel businesses

If you are a travel business and would like to paricipate in the campaign click here to register your interest.

Destination tourist boards

The most successful environmental initiatives are often led by forward-thinking tourist boards, bringing stakeholders together for the greater good. Make Holidays Greener is not only an excellent way to celebrate the success of individual hotels but helps to draw attention to the work of tourist boards. If you are part of a tourist board with a strong commitment towards waste management, we’d love to hear from you.

To register your interest click here.


Whether you’ve just started your environmental journey or consider yourself a sustainability pioneer, Make Holidays Greener is a great way to motivate staff, get insider tips, educate guests and inspire others. If you own or work for a hotel that has done something to embrace the reduce reuse recycle approach to waste management, we’d love to hear from you.

To register your interest click here.