Broads Authority highly commended in national green tourism award

The Broads Authority has been recognised for its work in pioneering green tourism after being highly commended by judges of the Green Destination of the Year award.


The award was presented at the annual Green Tourism conference marking the end of national Green Tourism Week to the organisation which has made most progress in raising awareness and delivering change in sustainable tourism.

Bruce Hanson, the Broads Authority’s Tourism Officer, who gave a presentation to the 200 delegates, said: “It’s fantastic that the Broads is seen to be up there with the very best destinations in the country. Being ‘green’ is about so much more than just recycling or using the right kind of light bulbs. Quality standards play a very important role. So how brilliant it is to have all our hard work recognised at such a prestigious conference which was being beamed live all over the world via the internet.

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The main award was won by the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Sustainable tourism has been at the heart of the Broads Authority’s agenda since it was established in 1989 with national park status. The Authority works to finely balance the needs of millions of visitors while protecting one of the most fragile, sensitive and wildlife rich environments in the UK.
  

In 2006 the Authority became the first English National Park to be awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, and it was re-awarded in 2011.

Thursday 1 January 1970