Sunweb Group receives Travelife’s highest sustainability certification

Sunweb Group receives Travelife’s highest sustainability certification

Rotterdam, 18 October 2021 – Today, travel company Sunweb Group received the Travelife certificate, the leading international sustainability certificate for the travel industry. Sunweb Group achieved the highest status: Travelife Certified. Only a few travel organizations are recognized at this high level.

​Sunweb Group believes that everyone deserves a well-deserved holiday. However, the company is also well aware of the impact that holidays can have. The travel organization strives to offer its customers an unforgettable holiday that has a minimal impact on the environment, the climate and the local population.

​Mattijs ten Brink, CEO of Sunweb Group, explains: "We are very pleased to have been awarded the highest Travelife certificate. The certification shows that, as a travel organization, we hold sustainable tourism to be of the utmost importance and take people, the environment and society into account, as well as our partners at the destinations. We know that we are still at the beginning of our sustainability journey, but we are convinced that we can make a serious difference by finding a better balance between the positive effects of holidays abroad and the negative impact of travel. We see it as our responsibility to increase support for sustainable tourism. Along with our (international) partners, customers and employees, we undertake a wide range of activities that contribute to this."

​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 the front runner Sunweb Group GmbH will inspire other companies in Europe to follow the same path."

255 criteria for certification
​Travelife is an internationally recognized (by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)) certification program, specializing in sustainable management for the travel industry. To receive its certification, Sunweb Group was assessed by an independent auditor on some 255 points. These criteria include the travel organization's office, product range and partners.

More information about the sustainability initiatives of Sunweb Group can be found via this link.


Claudia Polman, Head of Sustainability Sunweb Group en Mattijs ten Brink, CEO Sunweb Group travelife picture.jpg - 1 MB

 

About Sunweb Group

As one of the largest travel operators in Europe, Sunweb Group is the driving force behind brands across seven international markets - in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, UK, and Germany.

At Sunweb Group, our ambition is to become the leading digital holiday expert. We’ll do this by continuing to develop digital brands that stand out, leading the way for our partners through truly human interactions and ever-expanding hospitality expertise. To achieve this, we’re not afraid to do things differently, shaking up the market and setting new and bolder standards.

Sunweb and Eliza was here are the best-known brands of the group. Sunweb leads the way in online package holidays for sun worshippers and winter sports enthusiasts alike. Eliza was here is focussed on small-scale package travels to unique destinations for the discerning traveller. 

With around 400 employees and more than 250 tour guides and area managers in local destinations, we’re always there for our customers. And as an employer, Sunweb Group are proud of our unique attitude, encouraging our people to develop an open mind, personal growth and to make a meaningful impact every day. 

This combination of our people focussed ethos, centralised management and strong online business model has paid off with more than a million happy customers for Sunweb Group every year. Sunweb Group were acquired by Triton Fund V in February 2019, and we look forward to continuing to make travel a pleasure for millions more. 

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