Quality Ratings and Awards

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Quality Ratings and Awards

Confused by the myriad of logos, gradings?

Please find below, a brief run down of some of the more common logos, award and gradings and where to find more information about them:

Gradings & Accreditation


Green Tourism Business Scheme

Green Tourism Business Scheme

TSE endorses the Green Tourism Business Scheme and encourages tourism businesses to be environmentally friendly, whether they are hotels or guest houses, bed and breakfasts or self-catering or tourist attractions.

Click here for further information.
 

Quality Assessment for your Attraction

VAQAS

The VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Quality scheme can help you develop and promote your attraction, The scheme covers all types of attractions including museums, castles, outdoor adventure, country parks, zoos plus many more.
For more information visit VisitEngland's website.
 

Quality Assessment for your Accomodation

EnjoyEngland

Gaining accreditation through an official assessment scheme shows that you are committed to quality, giving potential guests a label they can trust and providing clear expectations for customers when booking.

For more information visit VisitEngland's website.

 

Quality Schemes for hire and passenger boat operators

British Marine has teamed up with Visit England (and Scotland and wales) to deliver a range of quality accreditation schemes designed to set a standard which defines good practice for those in the tourism business. Click here to find out more.

 

The AA

AA

Hotels or guest accommodation assessed by the AA are rated under a set of common quality standards agreed by the AA and the UK tourist authorities (VisitBritain, VisitScotland and VisitWales).

For more information, see the the AA's gradings page.

 

National Accessible Scheme

National Accessible Scheme


If you have particular mobility, visual or hearing needs, look out for VisitEngland’s National Accessible Scheme ratings.

For more information, please visit VisitEngland's website.

Awards


TSE Membership 

Members of TSE are recognised as leading tourism businesses. For more information, visit the Membership pages of our corporate website.
 

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence recognises businesses who offer exceptional services covering a wide range of categories. All finalists are independently judged by experts in their relevant fields and are marked on subjects like individuality, accessibilty and customer service.

For more information, visit the dedicated Beautiful South Awards for Excellence website.
 

Hampshire Hospitality Awards

Hampshire Hospitality Awards

The Hampshire Hospitality Award scheme, now in its fourth year, rewards those eateries in Winchester, East Hampshire, Test Valley and Portsmouth that have been assessed and rewarded for their business in terms of customer service, good cleaning and cleanliness. The Local Produce Award demonstrates the business’s commitment to using and promoting ingredients produced in Hampshire or within 10 miles of the county boundary. The Superior Quality Assured Award also rewards those who go the extra mile in terms of quality and service.

For more information, visit the Visit Hampshire website.