Responsible tourism, sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, green tourism. There are many labels for what essentially is about low impact, environmentally-friendly tourism that cherishes, not destroys.

As part of the Cotswolds Conservation Board's commitment to the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism award, we, our partners and local tourism businesses are working together to develop green tourism choices for visitors so that everyone can play their part in helping to keep the Cotswolds a special place.

A number of accommodation providers, attractions, visitor centres and other businesses have achieved the Green Tourism Business Scheme award, many of whom have achieved the top Gold award despite the perceived challenges of being in a traditional Cotswold stone building.  Click on the following business profiles to see some of our green tourism champions who have each achieved a Gold GTBS award:

Broadway Manor Cottages
The Chestnuts
Cowley House B&B
St Anne's B&B

Special offer!  As the Cotswolds AONB is part of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism network, businesses in the Cotswolds wishing to participate in the Green Tourism Business Scheme can take advantage of a special offer. Click here for details.

Learn more about the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS), by visiting: www.green-tourism.co.uk