Travelife Certified sustainability award for Kyrgyz Tourism

Travelife Certified sustainability award for Kyrgyz Tourism LLC

Amsterdam, 19th of February, 2024. The Travelife Certified award was received today by Kyrgyz Tourism LLC (Kyrgyzstan). The award is a recognition for the long-term efforts and frontrunner position of Kyrgyz Tourism LLC regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Kyrgyz Tourism LLC complies with more than 200 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations; and is formally Recognised as in full compliance with the UN-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

The Certification process has been supported by the European Union in the frame of the Switch Asia Greentour project with Helvetas as lead partner. Kyrgyz Tourism LLC will attend the ITB Berlin Trade Show (5-7 March) to promote itself to the European markets.

Mr. Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for tour operators, “I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operators’ sector is obtaining momentum. The award of Kyrgyz Tourism LLC will inspire other companies in Kyrgyzstan to follow the same path”.

Travelife is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. More than 35 national travel associations are promoting the scheme to their members including 20 European Travel associations. Since 2012, more than 1500 tour operators have been trained in CSR and more than 500 tour operators have been awarded.


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Travelife is a certification scheme, dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry. It provides companies with realistic sustainability goals, tools and solutions to implement positive change within their businesses and supply chains. The scheme as two sections. Travelife for Hotels is managed by ABTA – The UK Travel Association. Travelife for Tour operators is managed by ECEAT- a not-for-profit organisation based in The Netherlands.

Travelife for Tour operators provides online training and practical tools for sustainability management and certification. The training and online tools are suitable for tour operators of any size and cover all management aspects of the travel company business including office operations, the supply chain, destinations and consumers. Upon submitting a report in compliance with the Travelife standard (based on an independent onsite audit), the company can obtain the “Travelife Certified” status. The Travelife standard is based upon the full Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including labour conditions, human rights, environment, biodiversity and fair business practices. The management requirements are compatible with EMAS and ISO 14001. The scheme is supported by more than 35 national travel associations to further its implementation among members.

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