Working with Travelife
Strengthening our commitment to sustainability management and consistent sustainable business practices, Destination Asia joined the Travelife Sustainability in Tourism Scheme as a member to steer its practices along a more responsible path.
As an active member of Travelife we must meet the standards of over 200 sustainability criteria that can be grouped into five key areas: Office operations; Product development; Working with suppliers; Customer relations and destinations.
There are three stages of Travelife certification for tour operators and travel agents: Travelife Engaged; Travelife Partner and Travelife Certified. Through regular training, raised awareness and developing a culture of sustainable management and best practice guidance, Destination Asia aims to achieve certification, the third and highest level.
Destination Asia Thailand was awarded 'Partner' status in November 2017. Destination Asia Indonesia and Destination Asia Malaysia were the second and third countries within the Destination Asia Group to achieve Travelife Partner in 2018. All three countries are now working with Travelife to achieve the highest sustainability recognition of certification.
Since becoming an engaged Travelife member, Destination Asia has joined with other DMCs as members of the ‘Elephant camp welfare and sustainability standard and assessment initiative’. At present no widely accepted set of criteria and evaluation system is present for Elephant camps in Asia. As a key member of the group, Destination Asia will help develop common standards and tools in order to jointly evaluate suppliers and ultimately, motivate camps towards improved animal welfare and sustainability standards.
Click here to read our Sustainability Policy.