Green Tourism offers credible, trustworthy, independent guidance to tourism businesses wishing to operate sustainably. To become Green Tourism Certified an assessor measures your organization’s sustainability performance against a set of criteria that are aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria. Your score determines your award level; Bronze, Silver or Gold.
Green Tourism in the UK is the world’s largest sustainable tourism program
More than 2,300 tourism and hospitality businesses are growing their business, telling their green story and reducing their impact on the environment.
Beginning in the UK in 1997, Green Tourism launched its assessment and green certification program as a way to help hotels, motels, resorts, wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, tour operators and tourist attractions improve their sustainability and become recognized for their efforts. Green Tourism is now growing across the globe.
One of the first sustainable tourism certification programs in the world, Green Tourism has remained one of the most sought-after eco-labels and certification programs. Unlike many other sustainable business certification programs that allow self-assessments and grading, every one of our members are individually assessed by trained green business experts, who review everything from energy efficiency to food sources. This thorough assessment process gives our members insight into how to further reduce their businesses’s impact on the environment, how to best manage future projects, as well as a personalized action plan about how to build their green business.