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First Green Tourism Award winners

March 20, 2024

To mark English Tourism Week, the first Visit Portsmouth Green Tourism Awards have been awarded to businesses that are able to demonstrate they are working sustainably and responsibly.

Awards are based around three themes: people, place, and our planet. Gold awards winners were

  • Holiday Inn Express, Gunwharf Quays
  • Home From Home Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth International Port
  • Gunwharf Quays

Cllr Suzy Horton, Deputy leader of Portsmouth City Council said:

“Tourism is of huge importance to Portsmouth, supporting over 12,000 jobs and bringing in more than £600m per year in income for local businesses.”

“It’s a council priority to create a city that is cleaner, safer and greener, and visitors are increasingly aware of the green credentials of tourist attractions and hotels.  I’m pleased that we are recognising the sustainability efforts of these businesses which will help us achieve our collective goals and make Portsmouth an even more appealing destination.”

Fran Downton, CEO of Tourism South East added:

“Sustainable tourism is a growing market in the industry, so I’m delighted to see Portsmouth launch this scheme which recognises the efforts that businesses are making.”

“It also offers visitors the ability to easily discover businesses that match their green values and will hopefully encourage more attraction and accommodation providers to get involved with the range of benefits that are on offer.”

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