Sustainability Certification

The Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck is one important step that started with the Vision of Melo Travel. The Best Option to The Azores is without any doubt also becoming more sustainable and promoting the Azores as a Sustainable Destination while reducing the environmental impact, helping suppliers and partners creating more value to the Azores. You can check our Sustainability Policy here.


EarthCheck is the world´s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, helping businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous, and healthy destinations for travelers to visit, live, work and play. In addition to being GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria) Recognized, the EarthCheck Company Standard has also attained GSTC-Approved status. Melo Travel received the status of Silver benchmarked, click here.

Initiatives and objectives 2021

In 2015, the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals to guide towards a better future for the next generations. In 2017, was held an International conference Azores 2017 Towards sustainable Tourism, initiating the process of Sustainable Destination Certification. Melo Travel participated in this event signing the Sustainability Declaration, with three objectives for 2021:

  • Reduction in 10% water consumption
  • Increase partners awareness about Sustainability
  • Extend Plant an Endemic Program to Outgoing Department

Melo Travel activities

The Melo Travel activities have an impact on the environment, and we are making efforts to reduce the consumption of energy, waste, water, and paper. We also have a plan to raise awareness - we formed a Green Team that put in motion a training plan for all staff members where sustainability is the main topic. Along with the Green Team several staff members participated in several events that have a positive impact on the Azores environment and population. Get to know more about our actions and news.

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism is a challenge to everyone, Tour Operators, Hotels, Airlines and Travelers. We all should make an effort for a more Sustainable Tourism. There are small actions that we can do to reduce our footprint and the negative impact of Tourism. If you want to do more click here.