17 May 2018
Quality in Tourism, performance assessors for tourism and hospitality businesses across the UK, has partnered with VisitCornwall to provide its members with ‘Safe, Clean and Legal’; a modern, objective and simple assessment scheme that will give consumers reassurance that the property they stay in is safe and compliant.
VisitCornwall is the first DMO (Destination Management Organisation) to adopt the recently launched scheme from Quality in Tourism and VisitCornwall will encourage all of their members and operators in the county renting out holiday property to be assessed to ensure they are complying with legal standards.
“At VisitCornwall we have a responsibility to ensure that any properties promoted by us are safe and compliant first and foremost,” said Malcolm Bell, CEO of VisitCornwall. “The new schemes from Quality in Tourism are a simple and cost-effective way for our members to get accredited in order to give their guests peace of mind that they are staying in a property that meets all of the basic safety and legal checks. By partnering with Quality in Tourism and using the Safe, Clean and Legal scheme we can be confident that we are delivering excellence to the visitors of Cornwall.”
Quality in Tourism’s impartial and thorough Safe, Clean and Legal Scheme covers lawful standards and ensures that relevant documentation is in place at the property, from fire safety, to food safety, confirming that the accommodation meets or exceeds these expectations.
Deborah Heather, director at Quality in Tourism said, “With a significant rise in second-room renters, the risk to the consumer is increasing as safety procedures often haven’t been implemented and legal cover is not in place.
Not only will the Safe, Clean and Legal Scheme provide the property with a very important accreditation, as consumers become more savvy of the safety pitfalls of renting directly from an owner, the accreditation will become even more relevant and influential over the customers decision.”
As well as the Safe, Clean and Legal scheme, there is also an opportunity for members to upgrade their assessment to look at the business as a whole and the services provided. The modernised, quality grading system from Quality in Tourism measures quality and services without using the old prescriptive, out dated methodology.
For more information visit https://www.qualityintourism.com/