Environmental Tourism Quality Awards
Green Tourism, launched in 1997, enables businesses working in the hospitality sector to be recognised for taking their environmental responsibilities seriously.
There are 3 standards:
- Gold Inspirational/Outstanding
- Silver Progressive/Excellent
- Bronze Committed/Good
Members are encouraged to introduce measures which are designed to lessen the impact of their business on the environment. These can be as diverse as using low-energy light bulbs or corridor lights which go on when people approach, or using local produce on menus, or promoting wildlife walks and cycle hire in their area.