cottages4you has introduced a green grading system and is urging agents to encourage UK holidaymakers to do their bit when taking a staycation this year.

The initiative, in partnership with the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS), will allow customers to choose properties which have been rated on their green credentials. The GTBS, the only certification scheme validated by Visit England, is a national sustainable tourism certification programme for the UK.


Properties are assessed by a qualified grading advisor, for energy and water efficiency, waste management and biodiversity, amongst other factors. Depending on how well they meet these criteria, the cottages are then awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold award.

The operator has set a target to increase the number of green graded properties by more than 250% in the next 12 months.

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