Citizens of the People’s Republic will probably want to check out a new online guide launched by South West Tourism which helps identify eco-friendly holidays in the region - and offers a hefty dose of leftist-smuggery into the bargain.
The guide features all the Green Tourism Business Scheme award holders in the South West and recognises companies which use local produce, support the community, minimise their waste, water and energy use and take care not to, um, build chalets on bunnies and stuff.
Neil Warren, sustainable tourism manager for South West Tourism, told PRSD: “With people becoming increasing concerned about the environmental impact of overseas holidays, this new guide makes holidays in the South West a simple and attractive option.
“It’s constantly being updated as new businesses join the GTBS scheme and we are hoping that it will become an essential reference for visitors who are keen to learn about how they can feel good about their holiday in the South West.”
So, when people ask you where you’re going on your holidays this year, you can loudly proclaim ‘Torbay!’ and run away, laughing heartily.
Posted by Thin White Duke
February 23rd, 2007