Friday, June 14, 2024
Friday, June 14, 2024


UKHospitality and Scottish-based organisation, Green Tourism, which helps businesses and attractions achieve sustainability goals, have joined forces in order to raise awareness of environmental issues and sustainability within hospitality.

The new partnership will see UKHospitality work hand-in-hand with the organisation which operates a nationwide ‘green’ accreditation scheme.

The move was welcomed by Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, at a dinner to celebrate the national launch of UKHospitality, and the new Green Tourism collaboration. She said, “ I commend UKHospitality and Green Tourism for this partnership, which aims to address and promote the sustainability of Scotland’s tourism and hospitality industry.”

She continued, “Our environment is very precious and, now more than ever, we recognise the impact our businesses have on our planet.

Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality, said, “The hospitality sector is at a critical point, with fantastic innovation, dynamism and enthusiasm across the industry. Our links with Green Tourism will help the hospitality businesses we support achieve vital sustainability and environmental goals.”

This new platform for environmental issues coincided with the launch of Green Tourism’s upgraded online sustainable management tool, GreenCheck, which has been designed to enable thousands of businesses to quickly confirm they are hitting sustainability and environmental targets. It will go live in the coming weeks, and it will mean that hospitality businesses will be able to easily maintain and confirm their ‘green’ credentials and thereafter will receive Green Tourism accreditation using the online interactive platform.

Andrea Nicholas, MD, Green Tourism, said,  “Our natural resources are limited. While all businesses must play their part, hospitality and tourism businesses are well placed to deliver sustainable goals due to their unique relationship with people.

“Our partnership with UKHospitality and the launch of our upgraded online GreenCheck tool are major steps towards our ambition to support businesses on their green journey.”

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