We have again obtained certification from Travelife! This certification shows our efforts & commitment to achieving sustainability in all business processes of Koning Aap, Shoestring and YourWay2GO
As a provider of adventurous, long-distance tours, we take the environment, people, nature and culture into account when organising our trips. This is something we want to continue with far into the future!
Travelife certification is the first international sustainability standard for tour operators recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The initiative was made possible in part by the European Union and the sustainability criteria drawn up by the European Center for Eco and Agrotourism (ECEAT), the ANVR and ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents).
All certified travel organisations have been assessed by an independent 'auditor' and meet with criteria relating to various subjects such as the product range, international trading partners and consumer information. Our internal environmental policy is also subject to inspection.
We are well aware that as a tour operator we have the unique position to convince both our suppliers and travellers of the importance of responsible travel. We try to use our position to make a positive contribution to the development of destinations and to the promotion of sustainable tourism.
The Travelife audit happens every 2 years and we have recently tested our brands against more than 150 of their criteria!
Today we received the official message that, just as we did in 2013, 2015 and 2017, we have once again achieved 'Travelife Certified' status. We are very proud of this and it is good reason for a small party, celebrating with all our colleagues!