Sustainable Hotel
Introduction
Environmental Management
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Wood Boiler & Hydro
Rainwater Harvesting
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Consultancy
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Transport: Businesses situated in an area accessible by public transport should provides guests and customers with public transport information such as bus, train and tram timetables.

Cycling is an environmentally friendly mode of transport as well as being a healthy leisure activity. The Blackpool area has cycle paths along the sea front from South Shore to Fleetwood, in Stanley Park and around Marton Mere Nature Reserve, so hotels could provide guests with more information on cycling. There are two dedicated cycle routes in Blackpool: the Talbot Square to Anchorsholme route and the Talbot Square to Staining Route. Details and map can be found on http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/services/a-f/cycling/faqs/what+cycle+routes+are+there+in+blackpool.htm

The local tourist office (01253 478222) can provide cycle route leaflets and maps, as can Sustrans. Sustrans is responsible for the National Cycle Network, part of which passes through Blackpool (www.sustrans.org.uk Tel 0117 929 0888).

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Wildlife: We generally recommend the display of plants outside hotels because their presence encourages birds, butterflies and insects to the local area. They are also aesthetically pleasing and may encourage more guests to stay.

 

Customer Experience: By 01/07/2007 all public areas will have to be smoke free, therefore we advise the adoption of a No Smoking Policy as soon as possible.

palaceAs part of their commitment to the environment, we recommend that hotels, and businesses where appropriate, display information on local environmental places of interest in the foyer or within information packs provided in guest rooms. Local places of interest to Blackpool may include sites such as Marton Mere Nature Reserve, Layton Moss RSPB, Lytham Estuary, parks, walks and bicycle hire. Businesses could contact the Tourist Information Office (01253 478222) to obtain additional leaflets on these and other regional attractions such as National Parks, Stately Homes and wildlife centres.

Examples of available leaflets include:
- ‘Welcome to Lancashire’ pack
- Lancashire Outdoor Guide 2007
- Programme of Cycle Rides 2007
- Discover Great Days Out in the North West 2007

Feedback Questionnaires: Tourism businesses have a useful role in being able to inform visitors on more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyles and can monitor the difference that their green credentials make to their customers. If feedback questionnaires are used they could be modified to include questions on any particular environmental activities or measures that guests have participated in or observed during their stay.

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