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Eco Team marks first anniversary of Travelife Partner status

CEO/Founder Anuruddha Bandara with the Travel Life certification
CEO/Founder Anuruddha Bandara with the Travel Life certification

Recognising diversified eco adventure company, Eco Team’s pioneering spirit and commitment to sustainability, Travelife awarded the company partner status a year ago.

As Eco Team celebrates the first anniversary of this achievement, it remains the only eco and adventure tourism entity in the country to be accredited as a partner by Travelife, a company spokesman said.

“At the core of our success is a vision that puts guests, our land and communities at the heart of our business. In our quest for a holistic approach to sustainable tourism the Travelife partner status helps us improve our own practices, while serving to inspire travellers and all those involved in the industry to support responsible and ethical tourism,” said CEO, Eco Team, Anuruddha Bandara.

Eco Team’s signature blend of natural luxury camps Mahoora and Big Game are included within this accreditation. Mahoora was the first to receive this status in the first quarter of 2017.

Mahoora and Big Game Camping have remained carbon neutral since early 2012 while Eco Team’s three main sites of Mahoora and Big Game camping at Wilpattu, Yala and Udawalawe aim to be fully-solar powered by October 2018.

Travelife is a training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies that are committed to sustainability. It provides companies with realistic sustainability goals, tools and solutions to implement positive change within their businesses and supply chains.

Travelife is managed by the Travel Association in the UK and by European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism (ECEAT), ECEAT Projects - a not-for-profit organisation based in The Netherlands.

While striving to help improve standards for responsible travel and sustainable tourism, by obtaining Travelife partner status, Eco Team also ensures stringent standards on various aspects of the business.

 

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