|Welcome to the Green
Tourism Business Scheme!
green issues are now very much mainstream, with governments,
businesses and individuals all involved. Tourism, as
one of the main economic drivers in the UK, has its part to
play. That is where the Green Tourism Business Scheme
(GTBS) comes in.
The GTBS is the national
sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally
developed in partnership with VisitScotland, it is now the
only national scheme to be independently validated by the International
Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf
of VisitEngland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist
Board and endorsed by VisitScotland and Failte Ireland. “GTBS
provides excellent value for money to a wide range of tourism
firms with first class environmental advice and auditing. Satisfaction
rates of certified firms are very high and drop out rates low,
both for the smallest of tourism firms and increasingly at corporate
level.” Xavier Font, ICRT.
|Businesses opting to join Green
Tourism are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous
set of criteria, covering a range of areas, like energy and water
efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more.
that meet the required standard, receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold
award based on their level of achievement. The current network
of members is comprised of a wide range of business types, including
accommodation providers, visitor attractions, corporate offices
|Searching for a Green Business?
|If you know
where you are looking you can use the map or the options
under Destinations at the top.
If you are looking for specific business types, like
places to stay and places to visit, please use the buttons on the right of this
Please feel free to contact us and
let us know how you like the new look GTBS website or if you have any other queries.