At Virgin Holidays, we want our suppliers to live up to our values, by meeting the standards of our Responsible supplier policy.
Our Responsible supplier policy sets out minimum requirements and ongoing expectations on sustainability, making sure the people that work there are treated well, the environmental is well looked after and local communities benefit from the tourism.
Key topics that we work with our hotel partners on are:
We encourage all hotels to get certified by an organisation recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, such as Travelife. This means they are meeting minimum standards and are measuring and managing their performance and keep working to improve. We believe this creates a better experience for you, a better experience for local communities and a better impact on the planet overall.
In 2018 we successfully trialled a diversity and inclusion training within our hotels in Barbados, in partnership with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Educational Foundation. 188 hotel staff and hospitality students in Barbados were trained on how to give the best guest care, focusing on a range of areas including gender, LGBT+, race, disability, and religion. After the training the participants have been more aware and open minded towards guests with different needs and perspectives.
Help keep holiday destinations beautiful and the people living in them happy to see you, by applying some Human Nature of your own….