In mid October, more than 100 local businesspeople joined us at the Falcon Hotel for the launch of our Sustainable Tourism Project, which is being delivered by the Bude Area Tourist Board (BATB). The event aimed to educate and inspire local businesses about the significance of adopting sustainable practices within the tourism sector, which is the major driver for the whole wider Bude area economy.
In a fantastic display of commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable tourism, businesses across the wider Bude area gathered to find out how they can make a difference and reduce the industry's carbon footprint locally through collaborative working.
The Sustainable Tourism Project - known as The Bude Way - offers businesses a wide range of toolkits and resources to help them build a sustainable future. This includes training opportunities, a carbon calculator, bespoke decarbonisation plans, energy efficiency advice and sharing best practice - all completely FREE.
Chair of BATB, Linda Winstanley, commented: “We were delighted with the turnout – especially on such a blustery evening. It showed the real appetite from local tourism business owners to learn how they can become more resilient to climate change.
“We look forward to taking this exciting project forward and working with businesses to drive our area’s approach to sustainable tourism. We would encourage any tourism business to come along to the Tourist Information Centre to see how we can help!”
To find out more about The Bude Way, the Bude area’s Sustainable Tourism Project, contact Millie Smith-Heaven, Sustainable Tourism Manager, at email@example.com
To register your interest in this 4-year programme and to keep up to date with available resources, please follow the link below.