Positioning Belfast as a leading sustainable destination - with your business at the heart of it

The sector leading partnership between Belfast City Council, Visit Belfast and Green Tourism positions the city as a leader in sustainable tourism, and helps support your business to achieve sustainable growth.

The three-year partnership gives your business the opportunity to achieve the internationally recognised Green Tourism award, fully funded by Belfast City Council in Year 1. Your business will also benefit from preferential annual fees in Years 2 & 3.


  • 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


  • Year 1: FULLY FUNDED
  • Year 2: 50% DISCOUNT
  • Year 3: 25% DISCOUNT

Apply before 31st March 2024 for your Year 1 fees to be fully funded*

A full list of Green Tourism fees can be found here >

* Terms and conditions apply – see below


Green Tourism certification 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 between £225 and £725 in Year 1 through this partnership

Apply now

  • Complete the online form, choosing the campaign name ‘VISIT BELFAST”
  • Click ‘REQUEST INVOICE’ to receive your invoice for £0

Green Meetings

Our Green Meetings certification is also available for venues and those primarily focused on meetings and events.

“The Green Tourism Award helps us demonstrate our green credentials to guests and corporates who increasingly ask about this before booking”

Nicola Davies, Partnership Marketing Manager, Red Carnation Hotels

“The GreenCheck was such a straight forward process, our advisor was very helpful and we achieved the Green Tourism Award!”

Sue Beck, Hendersyde Farm Holiday Cottages



Length of time we’ve been certifying sustainable businesses


OVER 2,800
businesses, including over 700 venues use our standard to bring reassurance to buyers

*Terms and Conditions:

  • Year 1 fees are fully funded through support from Belfast City Council and Visit Belfast
  • Years 2 and 3 are available at preferential rates (Year 2: 50% & Year 3: 75%)
  • While a business can initiate their fully funded membership year at any point between 22 June 2021 and 30 June 2022, the Year 2 membership fees will be due on the anniversary of first joining.

Apply now