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West Wales tourism businesses go green this summer

Green Key programme goes from strength to strength in West Wales as more businesses embrace sustainable tourism.

Four unique places to stay have been awarded the international Green Key award this summer. Guests can be reassured that these properties are helping protect the environment by operating in a sustainable way. The new additions are;

  • Under Starr Skies in Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire
  • The School House B&B in Pencader, Carmarthenshire
  • The Old Rectory in Newport Pembrokeshire
  • Twr y Felin Hotel in St Davids Pembrokeshire

As well as the new additions Folly Farm Zoo and Top of the Woods Camping & Glamping have both been awarded the Green Key for the fourth year and Carew Castel and Tidal Mill has received the award for the third year.


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Green Key is the fastest-growing eco-label awarded to more than 3,000 hospitality providers in 57 countries worldwide. In Wales, Green Key is operated by Keep Wales Tidy, who also manage the iconic Blue Flag programme. Since it launched in Wales in 2015, Green Key has gained interest on a national scale.

Businesses throughout the sector are eligible to apply for Green Key. This includes bed and breakfasts, hotels, self-catering accommodation, camp sites, conference centres, restaurants and attractions.


[/aoa]Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy said:

“We’d like to congratulate all our Green Key businesses in West Wales on their success., It’s great to see Welsh hospitality providers embracing sustainability. In the last few years we’ve seen an increasing desire from visitors to reduce their impact on the environment by holidaying in a more sustainable way.  it’s important to recognise and celebrate Welsh businesses that are taking the lead on helping them achieve their goal.

“Green Key provides an opportunity to put Wales on the map as a 21st century, sustainable destination. It’s reassuring to know that when you choose to visit a Green Key site, you’re visiting a place that is committed to caring for our environment.”