Source sustainable venues at the touch of a button
Green accreditations now listed on Venuedirectory.com – first of its kind in the UK
Planners can now source sustainable venues at the touch of a button. venuedirectory.com, the largest booking and data distribution service of venue information in the UK MICE industry, is the only platform in the UK to detail each venue’s range of sustainability credentials.
Venues which have met the Green Tourism Standard, Quality in Tourism or ECOsmart accreditations are clearly labelled within venuedirectory.com’s database of over 400,000 meeting and event spaces in 170 countries. Ahead of World Environment Day this Saturday, the team at venuedirectory.com has worked to ensure the database has been updated to include all relevant green accreditations.
Michael Begley, CEO of venuedirectory.com, explains: “Sustainability considerations continue to remain front and centre for business event professionals with many building it into their RFPs. There are many routes to delivering an environmentally-friendly event and it often begins with assessing the green credentials of suppliers. The Green Tourism, Quality in Tourism and ECOsmart standards are internationally recognised and provide reassurance for planners, demonstrating that the accredited venues have adopted a solid, sustainable approach.
“Sustainability for meetings and events can be easy for some and challenging for others, depending on the nature of the event and the scope of the venue. It’s great to see a rapidly expanding support network of organisations, such as ISLA, who can help event planners and venues move their sustainability roadmap forward.”
Both Greengage’s ECOsmart and Quality in Tourism’s accreditations are industry-standard accreditation, awarded to hotels, meeting venues, suppliers to the industry and agencies that can demonstrate an eco-friendly service approach. Around 700 venues & hotels across the UK use the Green Tourism standard, acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of environmentally-friendly practice.
venuedirectory.com was launched in 1993 and now has a database of over 400,000 meeting and event spaces in 170 countries. In 2008 Venuedirectory.com launched the UK’s first end to end solution for meetings management - GRATIS - which is today used by over 50 specialist businesses and organisations throughout the UK. In addition, the company also developed an open API allowing organisations to implement bespoke online client solutions.