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Make Holidays Greener is ABTA’s annual campaign in partnership with Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations to encourage all holiday makers and industry to take positive social and environmental action whilst on holiday. Our theme this year is 'say no to plastic'. Building on the momentum of David Attenborough's Blue Planet II television series and the public's increasing awareness of the damage plastics have on the environment, ABTA will be encouraging the travel industry to inspire its customers to use less plastic.

Hotels

As a hotel there are four things that you can do to participate in Make Holidays Greener.

  1. Be a champion and find alternatives to plastics
  2. Create your own original Make Holidays Greener initiative
  3. Organise a clean-up operation with your staff to help keep local beaches, parks or neighbourhoods clea
  4. Join the Travelife sustainability certification scheme and receive international recognition for managing your environmental and social impacts
  5. Encourage your customers to make a pledge

Make a pledge

Travel businesses

As a travel business, here are three simple things you can do to participate in this campaign:

  1. Be a champion and find alternatives to plastics 
  2. Create your own original Make Holidays Greener initiative
  3. Organise a clean-up operation with your staff and customers to help keep local beaches, parks or neighbourhoods clean
  4. Encourage your customers to make a pledge

Make a pledge

Destination Tourist Boards

To find out how tourist boards can participate in the campaign, please click here.

Welcome to Make Holidays Greener

Make Holidays Greener is ABTA’s annual campaign in partnership with Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations to encourage us all to take positive social and environmental actions whilst on holiday, which will not only contribute to you having a great holiday, but also help to ensure your chosen destination is preserved for years to come.

In 2017 the campaign ran between 1 July and 31 August 2017 with great success. We would like to thank all participants for taking part
Highlights as follows:

• 849 customer pledges received

• Over 2,500 people involved in 85 beach clean activities, approximately 4,660kg of rubbish was collected, across 17 countries worldwide 

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Finding alternatives to plastics

Our theme this year is 'say no to plastic' and encourage holidaymakers to find alternatives to plastic - such as bringing a reusable bag on their next holiday, avoiding plastic straws with drinks or by directly taking the Make Holidays Greener 'say no to plastic' pledge.

Register a pledge between 7 June and 31 August 2018 to enter the prize draw to win a GoPro camera with waterproof casing.

 

Contact sustainabletourism@abta.co.uk with any queries.

Make a pledge to make a difference 

Making Holidays Greener is encouraging all holiday makers and industry to take positive social and environmental action. Take a pledge to enter a prize draw to win a GoPro camera with waterproof casing.