The Best Western Kings Manor Hotel was a founder member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and recently was awarded the Gold Star Award for its consistent performance as a Gold member over that period. Hotel Director, Les Solley, said at the awards ceremony ‘’We are delighted to be awarded the Gold Star Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. It is such an honour to be the first hotel to achieve such an accolade and shows the commitment and hard work of the team here to the community and the environment.”
Green Tourism is Sustainable Tourism - tourism which takes into account the needs of the environment, local residents, businesses and visitors; now and in the future. It is relevant to any tourism enterprise, large or small, rural or urban, whether focused on ecotourism, business tourism or any other tourism niche market. Green tourism businesses are those actively engaged in reducing the negative environmental and social impacts of their tourism operations. By choosing a Green Tourism Business Scheme business you are guaranteed-
That the business: Is committed to sustainable tourism and minimising its damage to the environment. Is operating in accordance with the relevant environmental regulations. That the site: Meets minimum standards of good practice across a range of sustainable development indicators. Has been audited by a qualified professional to ensure standards are maintained.How sustainable tourism works for everyone.
Benefits the environment by conserving resources, reduces waste, reduces costs through efficiencies and staff awareness. Fulfils customers expectations of businesses to look after their environment. Attracts new customers. Offers business customers in particular green certified suppliers they are increasingly demanding. Improves your public image. Improves the customer experience. Improves the quality of the service you provide.
Benefits the local community. Supports the local economy. Reduces congestion and pollution. Enhances the natural environment.
Edinburgh has a network of cycle paths crossing the entire city. The flat costal paths of East Lothian are also a delight for even the least experienced of cyclists .