Following successful completion of a detailed audit and assessment process, Panorama Destination Malaysia has achieved Travelife Partner status, becoming the fourth Panorama Destination branch to achieve this accolade. The certification demonstrates the office’s commitment to sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in Malaysia.
“This is a momentous day for Panorama Destination Malaysia,” says Mr. Noor Mohammad Ismail, who is Panorama Destination’s Country Manager for Malaysia. “Officially becoming a Travelife Partner is extremely satisfying for all of us who have been striving to reach this accolade, as it represents our dedication to ethical, sustainable travel in Malaysia,” he added.
Travelife is the world’s leading international sustainability certification body for the travel sector, established with the support of the European Commission and dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry. The Travelife standard covers environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations; and is formally recognised as being in full compliance with the UN-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.
In order to be an official Travelife Partner, Panorama Destination Malaysia first had to comply with more than 100 criteria related to operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. Companies can only obtain “Travelife Partner” status after submitting a report in compliance with the Travelife standard, based on an independent onsite audit.
The Panorama Destination Vietnam branch achieved the same certification in April of this year; Indonesia was the first destination to be awarded in 2017, although this has now expired and the company is currently working alongside Travelife to renew its partnership; Panorama Destination Thailand also became a Travelife Partner in 2019.
“Panorama Destination’s guiding principles and performance indicators are designed to lead destination managers, communities and businesses on a path to sustainability,” says Renato Domini, who is CEO of Panorama Destination. “Panorama Destination works closely with local communities to create sustainable products within less explored areas. All products and packages created by Panorama Destination reflect our focus on sustainability,” he continued.
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