Lotus Asia Tours awarded  “Travelife Partner” at WTM, London

London, November 6, 2018 - Lotus Asia Tours received three prestigious “Travelife Partner”awards today from the Travelife certification systems at the WTM (World Travel Market), London. The awards for Lotus Asia Tours; Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar, were in recognition of Lotus Asia Tours' continuing efforts and “frontrunner” position concerning sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Lotus Asia Tours’ three entities; Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar were explained, by Travelife, that they complied “…with more than 100 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife standard covers the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations;and is formally recognised as being in full compliance with the UN supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.”

Lotus Asia Tours ranked as follows:

  • 3rd company in Malaysia
    •  10th company in Indonesia and 
    •  20th company in Myanmar 

to have attained the Travelife Partner certificate in their respective countries.

Bleri Naut Kusters GM Travelife Cristina   Cristina Peri, Group Director of Marketing (right) and
   Blerjana Demi, Business Development East Europe (left)
   receiving the prestigious sustainability certificate of
   “TravelifePartner”, from Mr.Naut Kusters,
   General Manager of Travelife— awarded to Lotus Asia Tours
   in recognition of its commitment to sustainability—
   yesterday, 6 November at WTM in London.

 

Mr Naut Kusters, General Manager of Travelife for tour operators explained, “I am delighted to  see that sustainability in the tour operators sector is obtaining momentum. The award of the front runner Lotus Asia Tours will inspire other companies in Asia to follow the same path”.

Travelife, established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. Over 35 national travel associations promote the scheme to their members including ABTA, The British Travel Association and PATA, the Pacific Asian Travel Association. Since 2012, over 600 Asian companies were trained in CSR with the support of the Dutch government CBI program. They now work step-by-step towards more sustainable operations. 

"This is a significant achievement for the group. One that is aligned with our vision of being an active proponent in responsible tourism", said Mr. Fabio Delisi, Chief Executive Officer of Lotus Asia Tours. 

EDITOR NOTES 

About Lotus Asia Tours

Lotus Asia Tours is a fully-fledged Destination Management Company (DMC), with over 25 years’ experience, specialising in the design and implementation of corporate events, activities, incentive tours and motivational travel and services for the leisure market targeted to individual and group travel, in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Singapore. The group also owns four boutique hotels in Indonesia.

Natalie Giusti

Group Director of Sustainability

natalie@lotusasiatours.com

www.lotusasiatours.com

About Travelife (www.travelife.org)
Travelife is a certification system, 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. Travelife is managed by ABTA – The Travel Association in the UK - and by ECEAT Projects - a not-for-profit organisation based in The Netherlands.

Travelife has two key focuses:

Travelife for Tour operators and Travel agents: the system provides online training and practical tools for sustainability management and certification. The training and online tools are suitable for tour operators and travel agencies 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 for Tour operators and Travel agencies 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 system is supported by more than 35 national travel associations to further its implementation among members. 

Travelife for Tour operators and Travel agents
Naut Kusters, phone +31 6 48805 475
n.kusters@travelife.info
www.travelife.info