Case Studies

To find out how Travelife-certified hotels are improving their sustainability, supporting local people and businesses, and protecting their local culture and environment, take a look at some of our hotel case studies below.

Beyond Resort Khaolak, Phang-Nga, Thailand

The Beyond Resort Khaolak took on the challenge to implement Travelife, by improving they environmental performance, supporting the local economy and especially involving staff in their efforts. This has resulted in very positive guest feedback and a better staff satisfaction.

Spring Arona Gran Hotel Beach Clean

Motivated by the make holidays Greener month of the Travel Foundation and Travelife, the Spring Arona Gran Hotel organized a beach clean in July. They involved both employees and guests and managed to collection a great amount of rubbish from their beach. Which is a great way to protect the environment and sea life but also improve the appearance of the beachfront to enjoy for locals and tourist.

Magic Life Sarigerme

Magic Life Sarigerme, which is located in the beautiful Sarigerme area of Turkey surrounded by nature, is one of the proud first hotels to achieve the Travelife Gold award against the new criteria! Travelife wanted to know more about their sustainability and how they worked with the new checklist.

Four Views Boosts Sustainability During Winter Refurbishments

The new season has just started for many accommodations, but the Travelife members have not been stopping their sustainability efforts during winter. Many have used their hotel closure time to refurbish the hotel and some have successfully implemented new sustainability measures helping them become more environmentally and socially responsible.

The Sands Khao Lak, Thailand

The Sands Khao Lak, Thailand, recently achieved a Travelife Gold award. One of the many areas the hotel excelled in was communicating their sustainability approach to key stakeholders, such as staff and guests.

Sustainability efforts in the Alps – Robinson Club Amadé, Austria

The winter season has started in Europe and while many Travelife members are closing for this season, for the hotels in the Alps mountains a very busy time lies ahead. Naturally, hotels in snowy destinations are facing very different challenges regarding sustainability than sunny destinations.

Valamar Lacroma, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Travelife Gold-awarded Valamar Lacroma Hotel on the Babin Kuk peninsula near Dubrovnik is renowned for its fusion of nature and state-of-the-art facilities and prides itself on its sustainability. It has previously won awards for its beach and water management, as well as its project adopting 42 dolphins from the Adriatic Sea.

Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo, Sri Lanka

The Jetwing Lagoon is located on the West Coast of Sri Lanka in a town called Negombo. Building on 40 years of experience, the hotel’s sustainability initiatives have now enhanced its reputation, which is largely down to the dedicated efforts of the Jetwing staff, both at the hotel and across the group.

The Savoy Gardens Hotel, Portugal

The Savoy Gardens Hotel is part of the Savoy Group of Hotels and Resorts located in Madeira, Portugal. The hotel was thoroughly renovated in 2008 with the aim of making the hotel as sustainable as possible. Having implemented an effective sustainability management programme, it is the first hotel in Madeira to achieve a Travelife Gold award.

Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica

At Sandals Montego Bay we commit to sustainability under the realisation of the important role it plays in maintaining business viability. We understand the potential negative impacts our operations could have on the environment so as responsible stewards, we are committed to reducing these impacts.

Neilson Hellas Anastasia Resort, Halkidiki

Neilson Active Holidays have been operating top quality activity holidays for over 25 years and recognizes that to sustain a high quality travel and tourism product it is vital to take responsibility for the conservation, protection and, where possible, improvement of the social and physical environment in which it operates.

Otium Eco Club Side, Turkey

Otium Eco Club Side is dedicated to conservation and sustainability. We are situated by the Titreyengöl Lake, which is home to different bird species. The environment is a crucial aspect of the hotel’s surroundings and each staff member is invited to share their knowledge with guests, to raise their awareness about how to protect the natural habitats.

Club Seno Sarigerme, Turkey

Club Seno is situated on a beautiful hill overlooking 7km of broad coastal line. The unusual architecture of the buildings together with the beautiful sandy beach offers a spectacular view of Sarigerme Bay and Baba Island. Club Seno has 184 well equipped rooms spread out over 19 bungalows which all provide impressive views of the sea.

Robinson Club Quinta Da Ria, Algarve, Portugal

Situated in the eastern Algarve, the Robinson Club Quinta Da Ria is located within the Ria Formosa nature reserve. The Club has already achieved awards for environmental management including the winner of the 'Portugal Tourism Award', as well as Travelife gold in Summer 2012. However, they are never complacent about sustainability management and are always looking for ways to improve.

Footsteps Eco-Lodge, Gunjur, The Gambia

Footsteps Eco-Lodge offers our guests a relaxing experience without damaging the environment, the local community and their heritage or customs. Footsteps was set up ten years ago and is a traditional African village with 9 large huts and 2 cabins, providing sustainable holiday experiences to our guests.

Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

Sani Resort is set in a 1,000 acre nature reserve, offering guests luxury and comfort in a beautiful natural environment. All four of our properties are Travelife gold awarded and the resort has embed conservation and sustainability into the core of its business, ensuring that the quality of our hotel product is enhanced, rather than compromised.

Riad Al Massarah, Morocco

When the owners redesigned Riad Al Massarah in 2004, their goal was to make the house as sustainable as possible, by improving their water efficiency, generating their own energy, as well as supporting local charities and businesses, all of which helps to enhance their guests’ experience.