Green Tourism

Panoramic photo of West Lancashire with the Green Tourism & WLBC Logos on

Following the Council's success in delivering £41 million in grants to local businesses affected by coronavirus, we are delighted to launch our new 'Green Tourism' scheme, to enable our local business to achieve sustainable growth, reduce energy usage and to save money, and to achieve a sustainable accreditation.

Green Tourism

West Lancashire Borough Council want to position the Borough as a leader in sustainable tourism, help support our local businesses to achieve sustainable growth and to become a greener West Lancashire. We have partnered with Green Business UK Ltd to give up to 100 businesses the opportunity to achieve the internationally recognised Green Tourism Standard, fully funded for 1 year by West Lancashire Borough Council.

By joining Green Tourism and gaining an award (complete with logo to use in marketing, plaque and certificate for display), your business is immediately at an advantage, with a certified grading that sets it apart from those without any accredited green credentials - the only commitment needed from you and your business is time! Other benefits include;

  • Demonstrating your commitment to sustainability
  • Improving sustainability performance Help grow your business
  • Free expert advice and support
  • Simple online process
  • Achieve a Green Tourism award
  • Listing on the DiscoverOrmskirk.com website

Introducing Green Tourism Webinar - 13 September 2022

In June, we launched our Green Tourism initiative with our first 'Introducing Green Tourism' webinar. It was great to see many businesses in attendance and sign up for the scheme. We're looking forward to supporting them through the programme to enable them to become more sustainable.

We are pleased to announce that the next 'Introducing Green Tourism' webinar will be held on the 13 September at 11am. The webinar will give a step-by-step account of how the scheme operates, and detail the ways in which businesses can identify ways to reduce energy usage, save money and achieve an internationally regonised accreditation.

Through our Green Tourism project, businesses can identify ways to reduce energy usage, save money and achieve an internationally regonised accreditation, all completely free of charge. We are keen to position West Lancashire as a sustainable destination and want our businesses to be at the heart of it.

Following on, monthly webinars will be held to provide further support to businesses who have signed up for their FREE place.

Eligibility

For a business to be eligible to sign up to our Green Tourism initiative it must;

  • Be located and trading in West Lancashire
  • Operate in the Accommodation, Hospitality, Leisure or Retail Sector
  • Have been active and trading on 01/04/2022

Cost

There is nothing to pay for the first year for the first 100 businesses to sign up before 31st March 2023 and successful partner businesses will also benefit from preferential annual fees in years 2 & 3, if they wish to continue demonstrating their commitment to sustainability.

Choose the campaign West Lancashireand select theRequest Invoiceoption to sign up for free.