VisitEngland has awarded the first gold award under its new glamping accreditation scheme. Longlands in Devon was the first site to be visited by Quality in Tourism, the independent assessment body that accredits on behalf of VisitEngland, and achieved the gold award for exceptional quality.
“We were delighted to be the first site chosen to be visited by Quality in Tourism and VisitEngland assessors for the new glamping accreditation scheme,” says owner Bella Given. “We are utterly thrilled to have been awarded a gold standard then and there! To have such a respected independent body recognise all our hard work and the quality of our offering is just wonderful. For future guests we couldn’t ask for a higher stamp of approval and reassurance of quality.
“This scheme will have a big impact on the glamping market as there is finally an independent means of differentiating between glamping offerings that are really just camping with a tent ready and waiting for you, and those glamping offerings that are nearer to a boutique hotel with canvas sides!”
Gold awards are given to glampsites that achieve over 80% in their assessment, as detailed in the May edition of Open Air Business. www.visitengland.com