Green Tourism (formerly known as GTBS) certification is open to all types of tourist accommodation, visitor centres, activity providers and those businesses that provide a service to the tourism industry.
Every two years each of the Green Tourism Members are visited and assessed by a qualified professional a set of environmental performance criteria, such as:
- energy and water efficiency
- waste management
- community involvement
Following the assessment, businesses receive a bronze, silver, or gold award based on their level of achievement. Green Tourism is independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of Visit England, Visit Wales, Visit Scotland and Tourism NI.