Food Sightseeing Estonia achieves Travelife Partner level

The Travelife Partner level award was received last week by Food Sightseeing Estonia. The award recognises the long-term efforts of Food Sightseeing Estonia regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Food Sightseeing Estonia complies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operator’s office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife Partner level standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relation.

Mr. Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for Tour Operators, “I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operator sector is obtaining momentum. The Partner award of Food Sightseeing Estonia will inspire other companies in Estonia 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, KATO, the Kenyan Association of Tour operators, TATO, the Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators, ABTA, The British Travel Association, PATA, FTT, and ANVR.

The Travelife Partner award is a recognition of our commitment towards social and environmental sustainability. We comply with more than 100 criteria to sustainability management, office operations, working with suppliers and customer communication. We are working towards further improvements aiming to eventually comply to the Travelife Certified criteria.

Travelife is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents: (1) Travelife Engaged; (2) Travelife Partner and (3) Travelife Certified. We are currently at stage 2 – Travelife Partner. We are working to move forward to stage 3 – Travelife Certified.

Riine Tiigi

Marketing Manager