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National Accessible Scheme review 2022

National Accessible Scheme review 2022

VisitEngland is undertaking a review of the National Accessible Scheme (NAS)  The NAS is a long-running voluntary scheme that helps accommodation proprietors in England to develop and promote their true level of accessibility, and helps people with accessibility requirements identify suitable accommodation more easily. It comprises a comprehensive set of standards and, for a fee, assessment by a...

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Tourism awards open for entry across South West and South East

Tourism awards open for entry across South West and South East

The Tourism Awards are again open for entry across the South East and South West, including the county schemes for Dorset, Devon, Bristol, Bath and Somerset and Cornwall.  In 2022, 17 of the 45 national VisitEngland finalists came from these two regions – a record the organisers are hoping to match! This year’s new Awards...

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Parkdean Resorts opens holiday homes for endangered birds

Parkdean Resorts opens holiday homes for endangered birds

As swifts return as part of their annual spring migration, Parkdean Resorts in partnership with Swift Holiday Homes & Lodges, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), is opening their new, specially designed homes to provide shelter for the birds during the breeding season. Swifts, which are migratory birds, are an endangered...

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UK holiday park operator shows customer satisfaction with staycationing

UK holiday park operator shows customer satisfaction with staycationing

UK holiday park operator, Parkdean Resorts reports that it has been named the leading holiday provider for the month of March on a number of key research metrics, based on guest feedback scores, outperforming several leading domestic and international holiday providers. The customer research recorded customer feedback scores for Parkdean Resorts, Center Parcs, and other...

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VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence to be held on 8 June

VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence to be held on 8 June

VisitEngland has announced that this year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence will be held at the Library of Birmingham on 8 June. Finalists will be invited to the nationally recognised awards where Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced across 15 core categories from the ‘Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year’ to the ‘Ethical, Responsible...

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Details released of trade preview day at Stoneleigh show

Details released of trade preview day at Stoneleigh show

The Trade Only Preview Day at the 2022 World of Park & Leisure Homes Show aims to provides an exclusive opportunity for park owners and operators, along with others in the trade, to view a large selection of park and leisure homes. Visitors will be able to discuss particular requirements and options directly with leading...

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We’re Good to Go goes on 31 March

We’re Good to Go goes on 31 March

VisitBritain’s We’re Good to Go mark is to close officially on 31 March 2022.  The current certificates run to end of April so that participating businesses do not need to instantly remove logos etc, and to avoid additional costs to any business for material that is currently in place.   Spot checks can still occur up...

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£3.9 million to support visitor management in Scotland

£3.9 million to support visitor management in Scotland

The Scottish Government has revealed that more than 200 seasonal countryside rangers and operations staff posts will be created to support sustainable and responsible rural tourism. The rangers will help tackle issues such as littering, antisocial behaviour and public toileting in rural tourism hotspots through patrols, liaising with local communities, landowners and police. Operations staff...

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Registration now open for Homes for Ukraine

Registration now open for Homes for Ukraine

While there is currently no scheme to support Ukrainian refugees entering the tourism and hospitality sector, registration has opened for the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme which has both an organisational and private registration process. The organisation route enables businesses, charities and community groups to volunteer accommodation for Ukrainians and their families. The requirement is that...

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