Barrhead Travel Sustainability Policy
Tourism is a fast-growing industry in a world where the environment is increasingly threatened. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, tourism accounts for 9.5% of global Gross Domestic Product and employs 266 million people, making it one of the largest industries in the world. Such opportunity also brings responsibility. For example, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Network (UNWTO) associates travel and tourism with 5% of global carbon emissions.
We believe that well-managed tourism is capable of generating positive economic and social development.
Our Sustainability Pledge
Our pledge is to educate our customer and suppliers to ensure that the destinations and communities we serve will grow and prosper for generations to come.
Suppliers we work with undergo a rigorous assessment to ensure they adopt the best in class health and safety and sustainability standards.
Travelife Sustainability System
Barrhead Travel supports the Travelife Sustainability System. Travelife is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as a robust certification scheme that provides assurance for our customers. Subscribed hotels are independently audited against criteria that include environmental management, employee and customer engagement, local procurement, and labour and human rights. Successful hotels receive an award that is featured on our websites, in brochures and in marketing materials.
Our Safety Management System
Our Health and Safety Management System relies on a number of core features: