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Responsible travel and tourism is a rapidly growing market in the UK and worldwide. You can tap into this tremendous potential by growing your business with Green Tourism at your side.

Our members show how it’s possible to combine a high-quality customer experience with being environmentally friendly. Joining is simple, and our experienced advisors will guide you every step of the way on your green journey.

What is Green Tourism?

We are proud partners to over 2,000 eco-friendly accommodation providers and attractions in the UK and abroad, making Green Tourism the largest sustainable certification scheme of its kind in the world.

All our members are on a green journey, with Green Tourism offering advice, support and independent accreditation. Our members’ achievements are reflected in the grading level they display – Bronze, Silver or Gold. More about our grading here

Why join?

• Tap into the growing market for green travel
• Distinguish your business with accreditation
• Enjoy expert advice and tailored support
• Benefit from marketing advantage
• Save money while building a sustainable business

How to join in 5 easy steps

  1. Find out more about membership in our Getting Started pack
  2. One of our team will contact you with an application pack, including criteria relevant to your business type.
  3. Once we have your application form and registration fee, you’ll be given immediate access to the members’ area on this website.
  4. We’ll arrange a grading visit at a mutually convenient time. In the meantime, you can call on advice and support from our friendly advisors.
  5. Soon after the visit, you’ll receive a grading report along with your bronze, silver or gold plaque.

What our customers say...

Joining Green Tourism 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.

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park

Stuart was extremely helpful without telling us how we should be running our business! He took a genuine interest in everything we showed him and gave us some fresh ideas.

Larkbeare Grange

We were pleased to receive constructive advice and help from our Assessor. They were especially helpful when dealing with how we can get the message across to our prospective customers about our environmental endeavours.

Church Farm Country Cottages

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?

Langdale Hotel

Very helpful advice. Positive and friendly. Always a pleasure to get advice that is actually achievable and beneficial to our business as well as helping us be more green.

The Green Dragon

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

Low Wood Bay Hotel

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.

Roundhouse Barn Holidays

Our Assessor was very courteous and knowledgeable about all areas, explaining what she was looking for and offering helpful suggestions along the way. She made it feel that she was there to offer assistance, as opposed to a purely tick box, grading visit.

Winnock Hotel

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.

Ullswater Steamers

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