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So pleased to have achieved our Gold Award. I would really encourage anyone considering joining the scheme to go for it. Not only will you learn a huge amount about green practices but it's a great audit for the entire business.

Verity Tuckwood, The Green House Holiday Accommodation

Caring for the environment is fundamental to our business. Our guests expect us to be responsible. And the landscape is so important to our livelihoods. Our businesses rely on the landscape - why would we not want to protect it?

Nick Lancaster, Director of Resort Operations at Langdale Estate

It’s key for us as a green business. If we don't abide by the pledges we have made we would lose business. It's essential to attract clients from leisure to business & for attracting & retaining conference visitors many insist on ‘green’ certification.

Nevil Jeffery, general manager of Windermere’s Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina

Joining the Green tourism Business Scheme was one of the best things we ever did. We have halved our waste to landfill by 50% saving us nearly £90,000 per year & we have also made large savings on our utility bills.

Brian O'Brien, Devon Cliffs Holiday Park

Green Tourism is a structured approach to encourage everyone to look at their business in a completely different way that makes it more successful, more sustainable, & bizarrely more profitable.

Barbara & Mark Sadler, Roundhouse Barn Holidays

We would strongly recommend any business considering joining Green Tourism to do it, its positively exciting & very rewarding when you receive the recognition. Just remember it’s a journey not just an award.

Nevil Jeffery, Low Wood Bay Hotel, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues

Being members of Green Tourism has been a real success for us. Feedback from customers is that they really appreciate the dimension it brings to our business as they know we care about the environment.

David Milne, Ness Bank Guesthouse

More & more in the hospitality industry we are being asked by potential clients to provide not just our CSR policy but to show robust evidence that the policy is living & breathing.

Chris Feeney, The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort

I would recommend businesses to log onto & look into the scheme. Not only is it a rewarding & worthwhile experience but the benefits to the local community, visitors & businesses are wide reaching.

Sara Stewart-Haddow, Christchurch Information Centre

The increase in the cost of utilities has been unprecedented in recent years forcing tighter than ever control on these resources. Being part of Green Tourism has become a management tool that has allowed us to focus on this.

Chris Feeney, The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort

Don’t think about it DO IT! Small steps by us to protect our fragile planet, with Green Tourism's help, mean we have been awarded for our efforts. We hope our example will tempt others to follow in our footsteps.

Rachel Bell, Lake District Estates, Ullswater 'Steamers'

When I looked at customer responses I noticed our Green awards were giving us a competitive edge. Many customers reported that Eco awards were a positive factor which encouraged them to book.

Derek Hairon, Jersey Kayak Adventures

As a Green Tourism member you enjoy a host of benefits on top of the direct support & I would certainly encourage anyone who wants to Green up their Business to get involved, it really is worth it.

Brian O'Brien, Devon Cliffs Holiday Park

Green Tourism understand the limitations companies face - knowledge & time when "Greening their Business". They offer valuable insights & bring recognition to everyday actions that otherwise would go unnoticed.

Séan Twohig, Jurys Inn Group

Working with Green Tourism inspired us to install rain water harvesting, renewal heat source & solar panels. Saving the business a large amount of money, but also greatly reducing our impact upon the environment.

Louise Rout, Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden

Accreditation through Green Tourism has opened up many opportunities for Jurys Inn. It has been about collaboration, being more efficient & environmentally responsible in all that we do.

Séan Twohig, Jurys Inn Group

The Eco credentials of a business are becoming more important. We’ve started to get asked - especially from UK organisations - about our Green, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & supplier screening policies.

Derek Hairon, Jersey Kayak Adventures

Joining Green Tourism gave us independent nationally recognised validation of our green credentials, helping us cut costs, but not quality & increase our marketing potential corporately & with everyday leisure customers.

Nevil Jeffery, Low Wood Bay Hotel, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues

Accreditation reassures customers we're not just saying we're green we actually have the proof of our commitment! Bi-ennial inspections help us focus on future improvements & there is help from a friendly face if we need it.

Rachel Bell, Lake District Estates, Ullswater 'Steamers'

We have found that this year in particular there has been an increased interest and bookings from guests dedicated to green principles.

Sandy Haslam, Fenn Lodge

We think the scheme has a very positive effect on our organisation, the preparation for the audit together with the advice from the assessor encourages us to keep to our Green Ethos and expand and grow even more Environmentally Friendly where possible.

Lesley Logan, Cobleland Campsite

The visit was a very positive experience from start to finish. Not a minute was wasted, the assessor was extremely well-informed and organised. We appreciated the fact that the timing of the visit was scheduled to fit into our B&B routine.

Gillian Cummins, Staffa House

I was enormously impressed with Stuart our Assessor and the way he conducted the whole assessment. He was charming, extremely knowledgeable, supportive and informative. All of his suggestions were practical and achievable.

Linda Dillon, Boswell Farm

The assessor informed me of some really great ideas (including inexpensive ones) to improve my green accreditation and also I felt she had thought of some suggestions which were tailor-made for my business.

Annette McAnespie, Hazelwood Farm B&B

The programme and its criteria are set up well to work with a wide variety of businesses. The Green Tourism assessors are very knowledgeable and able to tailor their suggestions and recommendations to fit each individual business.

Rachel Williams, Museum Of London

We can see the value in GT membership and attaining accreditation. It's a really prestigious standard to achieve and a real "jewel in the crown" for us as we are keen to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability. Thanks for a very enjoyable process!

Laurence Pullan, Manchester Metropolitan Conference and Events

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