Grading & green tourism

Gold And Silver Quality Awards

Our establishments have been independently inspected by professional assessors and awarded ratings reflecting quality, service and facilities.

Quality in Tourism assess and handle the administration of the national quality assessment schemes on behalf of Visit England. 

For more information about the assessment schemes and the star ratings, please see the external links.


The Cotswolds tourism local assessment scheme

The Cotswolds tourism local assessment scheme is a stepping stone towards the national quality assurance standards. It is delivered in partnership with Quality in Tourism to ensure properties are clean, comfortable and fit for purpose.

Welcome schemes

There are also a number of Welcome schemes, which highlight operators that provide certain facilities or services oriented towards specific groups such as walkers, cyclists or families.

Join the green tourism programme

Sustainable tourism is a winning strategy for all tourism providers and helps attract tourists to the area. If you provide accommodation and would like join the Green Tourism programme, please contact Green Business UK:

We want to encourage visitors to the Cotswolds to walk, cycle, use public transport and try other methods of transport whilst here. We will be working with local providers to show guests what they can do within the local area where they are staying and aim to provide them with local itineraries.

There are other ways businesses, residents and tourists can take measures to protect our future.Green Tourism Gold Award Here's a few sustainable steps you could take:

S     Save water in the garden by using a water butt

U     Use green cleaning products and green suppliers

S     Save electricity with energy saving light bulbs

T     Try to leave your car and walk or cycle

A     Avoid buying products with packaging

I      Impress upon visitors to use public transport

N     Never leave electrical appliances on standby

A     Aim to take your own shopping bag

B     Buy local food produce

L     Let your visitors know how green you are

E     Ensure you use recycled products where possible

T    Try and use the council's recycling points

O    Organise your composting

U    Use a water meter and fix any dripping taps

R    Reduce - reuse and recycle

I     Insulate your loft space and pipes

S    Support local craftspeople by using their products

M    Minimise food waste


Cotswold District Council
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