Greenaward for tourism
A GLASGOW tourism business has been given a top industry award for its commitment to the environment.
Glasgow Convention Bureau has become the first of its kind to win a Green Tourism Award.
The award recognised the business for its demonstration of a progressive approach and commitment to sustainability.
It follows the launch of Glasgow Convention Bureau’s People Make Glasgow Greener campaign which aims to build on the city’s position as the seventh most sustainable conference destination in the world.
Glasgow is the only city to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
On the back of the award, Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow Convention Bureau, made a further commitment to encourage Glasgow tourism businesses to develop their green credentials.
She said: “Glasgow is a working towards becoming one of Eu- rope’s most sustainable cities by 2020 and a world-leading centre for sustainable policy, innovation and action.
“As the city’s ‘one stop shop’ for UK and international conference organisers, our new Green Tourism Award is an important accolade to add to the city’s credentials as a world-leader in sustainable business tourism.
“One of the key components of our People Make Glasgow Greener campaign was the creation of a Sustainability Toolkit identifying green hotels, restaurants and services across the city which would be of interest to conference organisers.
“This has been well received by our clients as it simplifies the process of organising a ‘green meeting’ and highlights organisations who hold third party sustainability accreditations.
She added: “We’re now working more closely with our partners to encourage more tourism businesses to develop their sustainability credentials.”