‘Guaranteed green’ accommodation booking site launched by GTBS

An
online booking site featuring only properties with third-party eco-certification
has been launched by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).

Claiming to be the
first such ‘guaranteed green’ online accommodation booking tool, the site,
www.green-business.co.uk, currently features 500 venues in the UK and Ireland and has plans
for 1,500 by the end of the year.

Managing director of
the GTBS, Andrea Nicholas, says: “Suppliers range from bed and breakfasts and
self-catering providers to five-star boutique hotels as well as business focused
properties which update regularly with special offers and
rates.

“The aim of the site is
to help buyers distinguish between credible and not-so-credible claims of
environmental-mindedness among accommodation providers. For the first time there
is a booking resource which features only those who consistently meet standards
endorsed by the International Centre for Responsible
Tourism.”

The Green Tourism
Business Scheme is the only tourism eco-certification programme in the
UK endorsed by VisitEngland,
VisitScotland and VisitWales and has been validated by the International Centre
for Responsible Tourism since 2008.  GTBS has 2,200
members.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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