Contributor Profile

Andrea Nicholas

Job TitleManaging Director

Company NameGreen Tourism, UK


Co-founder of the Green Tourism Certification Programme during the past 21 years Andrea has assisted in development of green networks and certification programmes throughout the UK and in Europe, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada and Africa.  The Green Tourism Programme started in 1997 and has expanded to cover all of the UK & Ireland with over 2000 members.  In the past 2 years Andrea has driven the development of a digital platform for Sustainable Management, GreenCheck, which is being used for Green Tourism and adapted for other industry sectors such as the NHS. 

Green Tourism, working with people, places and our planet. Our expert advice, eco-development programmes and internationally respected accreditation scheme have helped thousands of businesses get greener, saving them money and making a real difference to the environment.

The awards certification programme we run recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are actively working to become more sustainable. Our Bronze/Silver/Gold awards are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of good environmentally-friendly practice, and are a great way of progressing on a green journey as well as acting as a hallmark of ‘green quality’, attracting custom from increasing numbers of eco-minded visitors.

Conference Sessions

  • African Responsible Tourism - How can Travel and Tourism best reduce the carbon emissions of our industry?

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:1510 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE With high rates of growth, the sector will become a more and more significant as polluters come under increasing pressure from regulators ap...

    • Language: English (United Kingdom)
  • Responsible Tourism - Introduction to the Business Case

    Thursday09:00 - 10:1511 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE There is a strong business case to be made for addressing the economic, social and environmental issues which arise as a consequence of tour...

    • Language: English
  • How can we best use certification?

    Friday11:30 - 12:1512 Apr 2019
    Speaker's Corner

    There are now many certification schemes but take up in the industry is still low and consumer awareness is poor. What are the problems and how can they be addr...

    • Language: English

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