Green Tourism week has officially commenced!
Starting today and running through until November 10, Green Tourism week is “the chance to highlight the bottom-line benefits of green-mindedness to tourism businesses and to raise awareness of green issues relating to tourism.”
With everything from small events right through to the main conference day on November 8 at the Bristol Science Centre, all things green, sustainable and tourism are the topics in hand.
The Green Tourism Business awards will be held at the conference on Friday where the much anticipated Gold Star awards will be presented. The highest number of Gold Star awards will be given out on the night than ever before from B&B’s to visitor attractions, tour operators and green tourism destinations. The winner of each category will be those “businesses that have demonstrated the highest levels of green ambassadorship, innovation and cost savings over the last year.”.
A further award the People’s Choice award will also be presented on Friday. From a selection of shortlisted businesses and tourism providers, the People’s Choice award is voted by the public. The voting closes at midnight tomorrow, November 5th and businesses countrywide have been shortlisted. It is particularly exciting for the Langdale Hotel & Spa in the Lake District who are amongst the nominees. The voting is a quick and easy process done through the Facebook by clicking on this link https://www.facebook.com/Greentourismweek?sk=app_343236642414878.
The Lake District is striving to become greener in terms of travel and transport and has been very successfully growing it’s green credentials over recent years. Having a Lake District business shortlisted for such awards is great for the region but if past visitors and residents of the Lake District and Langdale can get behind them and vote, it can only raise the profile of the Lake District as a green tourism destination even further.
A full list of events at the Green Tourism Awards can be found on their website here http://www.green-tourism.com/business/green-tourism-week/
By Jenny Andrew