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VISITSCOTLAND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CERTIFICATION SCHEME

DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP

As part of the Visit Scotland Destination Net Zero Programme, to support Tourism Recovery, we are delighted to be able to offer £500 discount off membership of Green Tourism for businesses joining before March 2023 (or until all funding is used up).
This allows us to offer your businesses a point of differentiation by showing a commitment to responsible tourism practices and meet the needs of visitors, who are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability. 
Benefits of accreditation:
  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
  • Improve sustainability performance
  • Help grow your business
  • Free expert advice and support
  • Simple online process
  • Achieve a Green Tourism award
  • Listing on our website
Who can receive a discount?
Micro, small and SME businesses within the tourism sector are eligible for discounted membership from the Certification Scheme programme providers.
All businesses will need to meet the certification programme’s eligibility requirements.

Ineligible businesses

  • Non-tourism businesses 
  • Non-micro businesses, non-small business and non-SME businesses 
  • Lapsed members of a Sustainability Certification Scheme Providers’ Scheme who cancelled their membership on or after 1 November 2021. 
  • Local authority or public body owned or managed businesses Supply chain businesses for events and tourism sectors (e.g. florists, caterers, photographers, chauffeur, taxi services, etc.). 
  • An individual event or multiple set of connected events. 
  • Venues that are not open for booking by members of the public (i.e. an exclusive member-only organisation venue). 
  • Transport providers without a tourism product (i.e. coach hire, car hire, taxi services, boat hire, ferry operators)
  • Large educational establishments such as schools, colleges and universities.   
  • Non-tourism accommodation (non-tourism hostels, workers accommodation and long term lets). 

 

COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM, CHOOSING THE CAMPAIGN NAME ‘VS-DNZ’

NOTE: CLICK 'REQUEST INVOICE' TO GET STARTED

 


GREEN TOURISM STANDARD IS ACHIEVED AT GOLD, SILVER OR BRONZE

Green Tourism Standard is achieved at Gold, Silver or Bronze. Preparing for your assessment is processed completely online through our GreenCheck™ platform

  • Professional and knowledgeable sustainability assessors on hand
  • Access 24/7 to complete when convenient for you
  • On-going online support and advice for continuous improvement
  • Submit for your assessment whenever you are ready
  • Save upto £500 in Year 1 through this partnership

Our Green Meetings Standard is also available for venues and those primarily focussed on meetings and events. 

''We are delighted to be awarded the Gold Star Award from Green Tourism. It is such an honour to be the first hotel to achieve such an accolade and shows the commitment and hard work of the team here to the community and the environment.”

Les Solley
Hotel Director
Best Western Kings Manor Hotel


''We are proud to have been awarded Green Tourism highest 'Gold' level of accreditation, and seek to at least maintain this high standard whilst always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience.”

Deborah and Steve Macken, East Cambusmoon Holiday Cottages

APPLY NOW

Complete the online form, choosing the campaign name 'VS-DNZ' >>
NOTE: Click ‘REQUEST INVOICE’ to get started

 

SOME BUSINESSES SIGNED UP TO THE GREEN TOURISM STANDARD

 

CASE STUDY: J P Orkney 

At JP Orkney, sustainability underpins everything they do, both in their home life and in business.  Based in Birsay on Orkney,  they create fabulous treats including tablet, chocolate brownies, jams and preserves, all with a focus on locally-sourced and in-season ingredients.

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*Terms and Conditions:

  • Year 1 funding will be available for up to £500 per eligible business inclusive of VAT.
  • Membership Fees range from £270-£870 inclusive of VAT. Any balance will be invoiced and payable by the joining member.
  • Should you not require the full £500 potential funding due to the size of your business, there is no payment of balance.
  • The funding is for membership of Green Tourism or Green Meeting Standard only and cannot be used against joint membership.
  • This funding is not available for a current Green Tourism or Green Meetings Member or any member who has left the programme on or after 1st November 2021.
  • Membership will automatically renew in year 2 at the normal annual membership fee.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other preferred rates.