People booking flights to the Spanish island of Majorca are being encouraged to consider ethical trading and the benefits of their stay to local people, reports TravelMole.com.
Spain’s largest tourist destination has said it has agreed to adopt a British sustainability initiaitive, with the island’s Calvia region having agreed to work alongside the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) on its Travelife Sustainability System.
Majorca’s local authority has written to all accommodation owners and managers in the region asking them to sign up to the Travelife Sustainability System.
Speaking to TravelMole.com, FTO head of responsible tourism Chris Thompson said that he hoped Majorca would become a flagship Travelife destination.
"Securing collaboration with the Calvia region will send a clear message to popular destinations everywhere that we want to introduce the Travelife Sustainability System as the tool of choice for British tour operators," he said.
The findings of a new survey revealed that 55 percent of travellers did not think of environmental considerations when booking their holiday abroad.