We have created this page to help guide you to any additional benefits you can enjoy as a participant of the scheme. This includes linking you to websites of interest and highlighting you to any relevant news.
Promoting sustainable businesses and encouraging responsible visitors. Sustainability is today’s challenge for the future success of our industry.
While many businesses are doing well, there is much more to do to achieve a long-lasting and prosperous future. Whether you are a business looking to promote your green credentials or looking to learn how you can do more, VisitEngland can help.
Find out more at www.visitengland.com/green
VisitBritain Images Website
VisitBritain’s new online image library is available at www.visitbritainimages.com.
Giving access to VisitBritain and partner imagery, the website is available to key stakeholders, travel trade and journalists. Just like the ‘Britain on View’ website, users can register to enjoy full download functionality. Travel Trade have access to a large gallery of over 300 images that are free of charge to use. A new version of ‘Britain on View’ launched in 2011, www.britainonview.com, and is now a fully commercial site, hosted by our new partner ‘Photolibrary’ and will stock VisitBritain, partner and images by national photographers and collections.
PLEASE NOTE All previous ‘Britain on View’ accounts and light boxes have expired and all users will have to re-register onto each of the new websites according to requirement.
Complying with legislation is easy with Accommodation Know How, the online service for accommodation providers www.accommodationknowhow.co.uk.
Participants in the quality assessment scheme will also receive a copy of the 2012 Pink Book, VisitEngland’s updated guide to legislation, providing straightforward information and advice to help you unravel the legislation and regulations that affect your business.
VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
The highest accolade in English Tourism, the awards recognise businesses that incorporate best practice throughout their operation and also celebrate the very best quality and innovation, helping to raise standards across the industry and secure England’s place as a world-class holiday destination.
Trading Standards Central
A one-stop shop for consumer protection information in the UK.
This site is supported and maintained by TSI, the Trading Standards Institute and provides a wealth of information for consumers and businesses, schools, advice and information centres, community organisations, local councils, business support agencies and trade associations. www.tradingstandards.gov.uk
Contact your local Business Link operator for an easy to use support, advice and information service. www.businesslink.gov.uk
Accessibility – Meeting the needs of a growing market already worth over £2 billion.
In addition to legal obligations, there is a strong business case for improving facilities, customer service and information to accommodate disabled and older visitors. VisitEngland provides tools, resources and case studies to help tourism operators improve their accessibility. Go to www.visitengland.org/access to find out more.
Displaying the independent endorsement of the national Quality Assessment Scheme gives you an advantage over your competitors by reassuring your potential customers that they can choose your accommodation with confidence. All new applicants in VisitEngland’s National Quality Assessment Scheme get a free exterior sign and further signs and stickers can be purchased. Signs and stickers are also available for Gold, Silver and Breakfast Awards and the National Accessible Scheme. Additional signs are available from Alpen Signs at www.alpensigns.co.uk
Access and Fire Template Tools
To help you produce your Access Statement and Fire Risk Assessment, VisitEngland provides free online template tools.