Hotel Lighthouse – first Travelife Gold certified hotel in Montenegro
Within the programme of constant improvement of business operations, Hotel Lighthouse from Herceg Novi is awarded with Travelife Gold certificate - confirmation for applying of sustainability standards in tourism sector.
The certificate, first of its kind in Montenegro was received based on the alignment with 163 criteria in the areas of environmental protection, energy and water resources management, proper usage of chemicals and lower waste production. Furthermore, being Travelife certified means respect of human rights, rights of employees as well as cooperation with local community. The certificate is issued for a period of two years, after which the compliance with the given criteria is re-verified.
Travelife is an internationally recognized certification scheme, including more than 1,400 accommodation facilities across the world. It is important to emphasize that the leading tour operators such as TUI Travel, Thomas Cook, Virgin Holidays, Kuoni, and Neckermann require the possession of international certificates such as Travelife for accommodation facilities they are cooperating with in the destination.
Travelife certified hotels are broadly supported through promotion on the global networks, such as booking.com and Expedia.
Towards Carbon Neutral Tourism Project, implemented by Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Montenegro), in cooperation with National Tourism Organization, supports introduction of environmental certificates EU Eco Label and Travelife for hotels and apartments. Eco certified accommodations attract ecologically conscious guests who care for protection of environment.