HANOI, 12 June 2018: Easia Travel Vietnam gained Travelife Partner award status, earlier this week, in recognition of its long-term efforts and its pioneering of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in tourism.
Easia Travel Vietnam complied with 100 criteria, related to its 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. It is formally recognised as in full compliance with the UN supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.
Easia Travel Vietnam is the 11th company in Vietnam, and the 4th brand of the PHH Group to have secured Travelife Partner award.
“We are extremely proud to have realised this important landmark for Easia Travel Vietnam,” said Easia Travel co-founder and general director Thuy Hoa. “The recognition is credit to our dedicated team members, who put their time and hearts into reaching every requirement. This achievement is not only a reward for the team’s efforts, but also acts as an excellent motivator to continue our development as a local leader in sustainable tourism.”
Travelife manager for tour operators Naut Kusters said: “Sustainability in the tour operators sector is gaining momentum. The award to the front-runner Easia Travel – Vietnam will inspire other companies in Vietnam to follow the same path”.
Travelife, which has been established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. More than 35 national travel associations are promoting the scheme to their members including ABTA, The British Travel Association and the Pacific Asia Travel Association. Since 2012, more than 600 Asian companies have been trained in CSR with the support of the Dutch government’s CBI programme. They are now working step-by-step towards more sustainable operations.
Easia Travel is a locally owned DMC established in 2000 in a small coffee shop in Hanoi by founders Thuy Hoa, Vu Huy and Philippe Richard.
Specialising in the B2B travel sector, Easia Travel curates travel content in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. It serves around 47,000 travellers a year.