Visit Lincolnshire launch Green Tourism Toolkit

Visit Lincolnshire launch Green Tourism Toolkit

Visit Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire County Council launch the Green Tourism Toolkit to inspire and support more businesses to implement sustainable practices for a greener future, attracting eco-tourism into the county.

Visit Lincolnshire has launched a Green Tourism Toolkit on their business community website Business.VisitLincolnshire.com, to support the visitor economy in the Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland area in making their first steps to becoming more sustainable.

The Green Tourism Toolkit, developed by Lincolnshire County Council, is a new user-friendly and easily accessible resource that provides businesses with straightforward steps to inspire the county’s tourism sector to become measurably greener.

It is available to download and access for free on Visit Lincolnshire’s business website business.visitlincolnshire.com, a new platform dedicated to supporting Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland businesses in the visitor economy.

The Green Tourism Toolkit introduces the concept of Green Tourism and how it can benefit hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses and positively impact the environment, people working in tourism, and visitors’ experiences.

Businesses will find helpful information about how to transform their everyday practices in a sustainable way, with a downloadable toolkit, factsheets, online articles, and masterclass videos.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Tourism Manager, Mary Powell has led the project’s development and is delighted to be sharing the Green Tourism Toolkit is now available to use, saying “This is just the beginning of the sustainable support that we are providing the visitor economy sector across Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland.

“We want to support businesses in becoming proactive about turning their business greener and practising sustainability, making better places for people to live and better places for people to visit.

“This is of increasing importance to our visitors, so there are good business reasons for starting this process.  We want to be able to attract visitors responsibly and understand that now more than ever, it is crucial to take care of our amazing places while still extending a warm Lincolnshire welcome.

The Green Tourism Toolkit introduces achievable practices in a series of simple steps that our tourism businesses can adopt that can really make a difference to their eco-credentials and green aspirations.”

The toolkit is laid out in five main sections, managing sustainability, people, planet, place, and grant funding, and designed to help businesses understand more about the benefits and how to implement sustainability in their business directly, one small step at a time.

Lincolnshire businesses can get started using the Green Tourism Toolkit by calculating their carbon emissions using the online carbon calculator, to identify where they can start to make a difference.

Discover more about the Green Tourism Toolkit and access the carbon calculator here: https://business.visitlincolnshire.com/resources/green-tourism-toolkit/

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