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Green Tourism Intro & Update #GTConference2013

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Andrea Nicholas, Managing Director of Green Tourism introduces the World's most credible Sustainable Tourism Certification Programme

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Green Tourism Intro & Update #GTConference2013

  1. 1. Green Tourism Conference 2013 GREEN TOURISM CONFERENCE Andrea Nicholas Co – Founder and Managing Director Green Tourism #GTConference2013
  2. 2. Green Tourism Conference 2013 SUSTAINABLE EVENT • Bristol - Green Capital of Europe 2015 • To recognise its environmental achievements, future commitments and ability to inspire others • Position Bristol as a model for low carbon living & green innovations • www.bristolgreencapital.org • At-Bristol – Gold Green Tourism • Green team, staff awareness, grass roof, excellent insulation and very efficient heating and cooling system, community engagement • Sustainable purchasing, local and seasonal food, food waste goes to waste to energy plant • Carbon Footprint • Carbon from Delegates travel – Carbon Management • Live Streaming to the World
  3. 3. Green Tourism Conference 2013 Who are Green Tourism? • • Private, not-for-profit company, funded through membership fees, project work and international consultancy Team of 15 environmentally committed and passionate people • • Technical Assessors x 6 • • • • • Management, Technical, Membership Environmental Qualifications / Experience / IEMA registered Three month intensive training – classroom / site visits / shadowed On-going training 3 times a year – monitored / mentored Monthly technical meetings / Gold Reviews / Appeals / Criteria Membership Team x 5 • • • Membership Services – Enquiries, support, newsletters Promotion - Website, social media, press, events Accounts
  4. 4. Green Tourism Conference 2013 Where is Green Tourism 2300+ UK & Ireland Green Tourism Canada Licensee - GreenStep 26 British Columbia 2011 – 15 Advising Swedish Welcome Sustainability & Quality 2007 – 10 Advised Qualmark, NZ Development of Enviro-Mark
  5. 5. Green Tourism Conference 2013 Results of Green Tourism • Carbon Reduction / Annual Performance Information kWh / m2 / yr Green Tourism Hotels Guest House B&B 2010 354.66 249.43 141.22 2011 277.66 219.16 121.73 % Red 21.7% 12.1% 13.8% CIBSE Good < 310 < 240 < 240 • In 2011 Green Tourism Hotels achieved an EXCELLENT rating against the ITP’s carbon management standards (HCMI) • Other KPI’s as a direct result of Green Tourism Grading • • • • 80% have improved resource efficiency and made savings 65% have formal Environmental Policies 50%+ now monitor their energy, water, waste regularly 50% have improved staff training on environmental issues
  6. 6. Green Tourism Conference 2013 Corporate Business & Green Tourism 800+ Hotels – 100,000+ bedrooms 65 stand alone Conference & Events Venues
  7. 7. Green Tourism Conference 2013 SOCIAL MEDIA • Twitter • Facebook • YouTube @The_GTBS Green Tourism GreenTourismGTBS
  8. 8. Green Tourism Conference 2013 GREEN TOURISM NEW WEBSITE • Launched August 2013
  9. 9. Green Tourism Conference 2013 ENHANCED MEMBERS LISTING • • • • • Photo Gallery Whats makes us green Other awards Location Google map Login to add • Unlimited photos • Check enquiries • Move pin on map
  10. 10. Green Tourism Conference 2013 Next Steps for Green Tourism • • • • • Programme Development / Criteria Improvements Membership Survey / Recruitment / Retention Consumer facing marketing campaigns Working with Destinations International Consultancy / Licensees – Canada, Europe, Asia To find our more on how to work with Green Tourism andrea@green-tourism.com www.green-tourism.com Skype: andrea.nicholas33 Mobile: 07803 667664

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