What organisation should my tourist facility be recognised by to meet the County Council's quality criteria?
Tourist facilities, should be recognised by an appropriate body, concerned with maintaining quality standards.
Examples of the various schemes in operation are as follows:
Caravan sites and camping sites
The following requirements must be met:
The site must be licensed under the 'Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960', and / or the Public Health Act 1936.
A minimum of 20 pitches should be available for casual overnight use.
The site should be accredited by a quality assurance scheme administered by the Caravan Club or The Camping and Caravaning Club.
A copy of licences held will be required.
Chalets and cabins
Must be accredited by the 'British Graded Holiday Parks Scheme' or the VisitBritain 'National Quality Assurance Scheme', and meet the English Tourist Board's quality standard for self-catering accommodation.
Hotels, guest houses,
Bed and breakfast
The establishment should be recognised by one of the following schemes:
The VisitBritain 'National Quality Assurance Scheme'.
Be accredited by the AA, RAC or similar recognised body.
Establishments must show they are registered under the Food Safety and Hygiene legislation.
Overnight accommodation should be accredited by the English Tourist Board (VisitBritain), AA, RAC or similar recognised body.
Theatres, cinemas and concert venues
Member of the Arts Council