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Communicating the message and getting rewarded

Now you've taken action make sure that you communicate your achievements!

Protecting Pooles environment 

Accredited Schemes:

The Green Tourism Business Scheme
Since its inception in 1997 the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) has been championing sustainable tourism in the UK and is Europe’s largest ‘green’ accreditation scheme for the tourist sector. With over 1,400 members across the country and over 280 members within the South West region alone, and growing all the time, can you afford to ignore green credentials at a time when GTBS Logoconsumers are increasingly aware of responsible businesses.

Surveys have shown that people perceive businesses who demonstrate an ethical responsibility, are also likely to be of a higher quality, and the GTBS has the feel good factor they are looking for in a holiday.

The schemes flexibility reinforces the policy of inclusion and allows participation from a wide range of tourism businesses, ranging from accommodation providers to visitor attractions. Allied to close links with quality assurance this allows the promotion of quality and the environment, two themes at the heart of sustainable tourism.


Find out more: Contact Green Business on 01738 632162 or log onto www.green-business.co.uk

David Bellamy AwardDavid Bellamy Awards
David Bellamy Conservation Awards are annual audits of park conservation management by the park’s own customers and independent assessors.  Assisted by local nature groups and holidaymakers themselves, David Bellamy looks at virtually every aspect of park management – from wildlife to the efficient use of energy and recycling.
There are three levels of excellence: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Green Pea Scheme (local scheme to help you  save on energy costs)

If you belong to these schemes or offer any special facilities for cyclists, walkers, electric car hook ups  or local foods for your guests  etc don't forget to include this in your marketing material - visitors are looking for added value!