Better for Planet, People and Prosperity

Hotels, Hospitality & Tourism Development

Truly Valuing Nature

Our mission is to ensure tourism and travel has Better outcomes for climate, biodiversity and local communities
Measuring, valuing and tackling the climate and biodiversity impacts of - travel, tourism, MICE and destination development.

Tourism provides 10% of World GDP (UNEP) And produces 8% of man made Climate Gases (Nature)
Tourism is described as the largest voluntary transfer of resources to the developing world (BBC & Guardian)
Takeaway food and beverage dominate Oceanic Plastic

Hotels Hospitality and Tourism have massive Impacts, so let's make them Better

GABI- Greenhouse Gas and Biodiversity Impact & value tool

GABI - Measures Climate and Biodiversity Harm - including Scope 3 supply and value chains.
Planet Tip® - Giving back to Nature and Tackling Climate and Biodiversity Harm - one Trip; one Hotel Room Night; one Event; one Diner; at a time.

Total Life Cycle (TLC) introduces to tourism, hotels and hospitality, the Planet Tip®, a science based, price calculation of the environmental harms caused by the goods and services we buy and use. The Planet Tip is calculated by our proprietary software, GABI® that hotels, resorts, businesses and even customers, can use to show how much Carbon dioxide, other greenhouse gases and biodiversity harm is linked to their holiday, hotel room, event, travel, or even the meal they ate dining out.

TLC provides analytic and data driven technology solutions to Hospitality and Hotels, that is simple to use and results in the engagement of visitors and guests to contribute to local sustainability action.
We focus on High Impact areas, such as:

  • Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas emissions, that comprise at least two thirds of business climate harming emissions (we also do the easy stuff like Scope 1 and 2)
  • Biodiversity issues and Plastics, that can be far more harmful to the planet than GHG emissions
  • Localising resources and increasing funding that regenerates the environment and empowers communities
         → Learn more about GABI ®
         → Learn more about the Planet Tip ®

Tourism Destination Development

Sustainable hotel and resort development and integrated lifestyles.

The built environment represents 38% of carbon climate pollution, so tackling the emissions from hotel, resort and tourism infrastructure development is an essential component of a Total Life Cycle understanding of sustainability.

We review and advise on the development of new and redeveloped tourism destinations for climate and biodiversity impacts, with the resource of a broad range of specialists including - biologists, architects, surveyors, coastal palnners, technologists and engineers. To identify, impact assess, value and source enhanced sustainable options. One of our earliest examples in alternative sourcing to tackle emissions was related to concrete in the built environment:

  • Concrete is the second most consumed material in the world after water (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • The Construction and Building (embodied carbon) can represent up to 70% of a building’s carbon emissions over its lifetime.
  • If the Cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest carbon emitter in the world with 2.8 billion tons.

While alternative to concrete and steel are regularly considered, in a world facing increasing climate extremes, mitigating, adapting and resilience in our infrastructure and builds are required, so lets not forget the essential role these materials have. Our consulting approach in tourism development understands the need for a balanced approach. Development will occur, when it does, let us ensure we do it better.

         → Learn more about Tourism Destination Development services

RESET the Planet Positive Summits

The premier international Sustainability and Resilience summit for Global Hospitality, Hotels and Tourism.

This years event was on the 3rd November 2023 at the Hilton Park Lane, London.

This years RESET 2023 themes included:
Addressing the Scope 3 elephant in the room of Guest Travel and Supply Chains. With aviation leads from Airbus, Virgin Atlantic, Eastjet, ABTA, Sustainable Aviation Alliance presenting. Evaluating and pricing environmental impacts using TLC's GABI, the Greenhouse Gas and Biodiversity impact and value tool for travel, hotels and hospitality. AI in tourism and travel, Womens decision making and economic buying power in travel and tourism, and tourism related Nature Regeneration examples in Meso-America, Maldives, Middle East and Europe

RESET 2023

         → Learn more about RESET

Ensure your Hospitality, Hotel or Tourism Destination is

Good for Climate, Biodiversity and Place


  • Green House Gases
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Methane
  • Nitrous Oxides
  • Sulphur Oxides
  • Particulates

Protecting and Restoring

  • Ecosystems
  • Oceans & Sea Life
  • Fresh Water
  • Land Protection
  • Plant Species
  • Animal Species
  • Areas of Special Productivity

Preserving and Supporting

  • Communities
  • History
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Religious Sites
  • Remedies and Health

Sustainability is such an important outcome, I am , therefore, ready to support TLC , as they strive to support a sustainability position of tourism development in leaping forward to protect our environment, our societies and our economies and thus sustaining life on earth. Taleb Rifai, Former Secretary General UNWTO

Time to RESET Video, HRH King Charles

in support and alignment with


50% reduction in Greenhouse Gases by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050

TLC is a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration. We agree on the five shared pathways to ensure climate action is aligned across all of tourism sector: Measure, Decarbonise, Regenerate, Collaborate, Finance.

TLC Endorses the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets.

TLC is a signatory of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Pledge
Harmony Golden Ratio
TLC in total Harmony with the Natural Environment

TLC is a Climate Positive organisation and has mitigated its GHG emissions at the full European Union Emissions Trading Scheme price, currently over four times greater than the voluntary carbon offset market price.

For hotel construction and regional development, including infrastructure, we are now tackling embodied carbon issues particualrly in the high climate harm impact areas of cement in concrete and sourcing more sustainble steel.