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Green Tourism Reviews – Testimonials from our Members

Boswell Farm


“I was enormously impressed with Stuart Park, our Assessor and the way in which he conducted the whole assessment. He was charming, extremely knowledgeable, supportive and informative.  All of his suggestions were practical and achievable. I only wish that he was available to undertake every inspection which I ever need to have!”

Linda Dillon, Boswell Farm


Devon Cliffs (1)“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.”

“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


roundhousebarn“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



low wood bay hotel

“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 now, to attract clients from leisure to business, and even more so for attracting and retaining conferences visitors, whom many insist on ‘green’ certification.

“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.”

“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


The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort1“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.”

“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


christchurch info“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



ullswatersteamers“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.”

“Accreditation reassures customers we’re not just saying we’re green we actually have the proof of our commitment ! Bi-annual 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


jerseykayak“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.”

“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



“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



dsJIBelfast“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.”

“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


ness bank gh“Being members of Green Tourism has been a real sucess 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



hazelwood farm B&B“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, such as filling a rucksack with nature Id books and constellation charts for visiting children to try and capture their imagination whilst in the countryside here.”

Annette McAnespie, Hazelwood Farm B&B


dsStaffahouse“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



cobleland c&c

“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



fenn lodge“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 



langdale hotel“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, Langdale Estate