Welcome to Make Holidays Greener

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.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Make Holidays Greener is currently on hold for 2020.

Please keep an eye on the website over the coming months.

In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch or had any questions, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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The theme for 2019 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 Make Holidays Greener 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.

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.