Recognising that animal welfare is part of a wider responsible and sustainable tourism agenda, ANIMONDIAL works with like-minded experts to deliver unparalleled services that cover a variety of topics and services:
ABTA – Association of British Travel Agents
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is the leading association of travel agents and tour operators, providing expert travel advice, guidance, protection and help in resolving travel complaints.
As an ABTA Partner, ANIMONDIAL is recognised as providers of professional animal protection and responsible tourism guidance to the UK travel industry.
Travelife For Tour Operators – Training, management and certification initiative
Travelife for Tour Operators provides online training and practical tools for sustainability management and certification. Services are suitable for travel companies of any size and cover all management aspects of the business including office operations, the supply chain, destinations and consumers. In compliance with the Travelife standard the company can obtain the “Travelife Partner” of “Travelife Certified” status. Travelife Is GSTC Accredited and in full compliance to provide accreditation for these sustainable tourism certification schemes.
The Travelife standard for Tour operators and Travel agencies is based upon the full Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including labour conditions, human rights, environment, biodiversity, animal welfare, and fair business practices. Travelife is supported by more than 35 national and international travel associations including ABTA and PATA to further its implementation among members.
‘Travelife for Tour Operators recommends its members work with ANIMONDIAL for developing their animal welfare policies, recognising their in-depth knowledge of the travel industry, their strong network and 15 years of experience in animal welfare standard setting and compliance.’
– Naut Kusters, Travelife for Tour Operators
ATTA – Adventure Travel Trade Association
The Adventure Travel Trade Association is a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world.
The ATTA community today is a thriving network of over 1,300 members representing 100 countries worldwide. From tour operators to tourism boards, specialty agents to accommodations. The community supports real efforts to address issues associated with tourism and travel. ATTA believes it should be the intent of every organization to move towards a more responsible and sustainable approach to tourism and works with selected partners to guide its members on how to deliver upon this promise.
When it comes to the amount of animals involved in adventure tourism, it is a top priority to ensure the experiences sold are best practise. With that, ATTA have welcomed our support to provide impartial guidance to their members. For existing ATTA members, or those looking to join, get in touch to find out more about our discounted tailored services quoting ‘ATTA4ANIMALS’.
PATA – Pacific Asia Travel Association
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 27 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 68 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. ANIMONDIAL is proud to join PATA as a leading voice for the protection of animals across the Asian continent!
Animal Welfare Expertise (AWE)
Dr Isabella Clegg is an animal welfare scientist, specialising in marine mammal welfare in captivity. Dr Clegg has degrees in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Marine Mammal Science, and a PhD on developing welfare parameters for bottlenose dolphins.
Following her PhD, Dr Clegg wanted to address the knowledge and application gap between academia and animal use industries, and set up Animal Welfare Expertise (AWE): an animal welfare consultancy that pioneers an animal-based, scientific approach to conduct welfare assessments of captive animals, and objectively advises animal facilities, the travel industry, NGOs, governments and conservation projects on safeguarding and enhancing animal welfare.
‘I am excited to work towards enhancing animal welfare on a large scale by partnering with ANIMONDIAL, combining their expertise on animal welfare in tourism with AWE’s scientific and practical experience of assessing welfare.’ – Isabella Clegg, Founder and Director, Animal Welfare Expertise
Natucate – Specialist in educational internships and sabbaticals that protect animals
Acknowledging the value of natural habitats and the preservation of our resources is a core principle of Natucate’s work. For several years, Natucate has been working together with different conservation projects worldwide who attach value to responsible traveling and preserving our planet’s biodiversity.
Natucate specialises in volunteer projects, educational programmes, internships and sabbaticals with a focus on nature and species conservation as well as animal welfare. Ecotourism as well as nature and adventure travel are further areas of expertise. Natucate works together with conservation and environmental non-profits to help them implement meaningful conservation projects through strategic planning, organisational assessment and mentoring.
‘Working together, ANIMONDIAL and Natucate will advocate the importance of animal welfare protection in the voluntourism sector. Whilst identifying and supporting more conservation and animal-focused projects to create and deliver meaningful experiences as welcomed additions to tour operator product portfolios.’ – Daniel Kaul, Director, Natucate
Preverisk – Consultancy, auditing and training services for tourism and restoration
‘Innovation is of paramount importance to Preverisk. We are continuously developing and integrating new services for the travel sector. We are delighted to have joined forces with ANIMONDIAL to incorporate new consultancy services aimed at animal welfare protection in the industry. We will integrate this with our well-established services in the reduction of health and safety risks for holidaymakers. ANIMONDIAL possesses a deep knowledge and expertise in a vast array of issues relating to animal welfare, and we are very much looking forward to building a successful partnership together.’
– Dr Esteban Delgado, Chairman and Technical Director, Preverisk
The Adventure Connection – Business-to-Business Travel Marketing Consultancy
The Adventure Connection is a leading authority on adventure and specialist travel with a worldwide network of contacts, suppliers, experts, advisors and knowledge. This is based on the experience of founding, running and marketing adventure travel businesses over 30 years. The Adventure Connection offers a range of services to specialist travel companies including: a full range of travel marketing services, representation for overseas travel providers to connect with the UK market, product development, sustainability advice and crisis management. Focusing on adventure, nature and sustainability, they specialise in marketing solutions, connections and partnerships for the travel industry.