An action plan for Glasgow’s tourism and conventions sectors has been introduced to help boost the city’s green credentials and support its visitor economy.
Developed by Glasgow Life, VisitScotland, The Travel Foundation, the new plan will drive further strategies to help Glasgow achieve its aim of becoming the UK’s first Carbon Neutral City by 2030.
The city is already ranked 4th in the world on the Global Destination Sustainability Index of responsible tourism and events cities and is the only city UK city to achieve EarthCheck Benchmark Community status.
Key strategies set out in the plan include introducing sustainability-focused food and drink schemes to minimise waste and promote locally sourced produce, alongside promoting sustainable methods of public transport and electric vehicles.
Training opportunities will also be provided to support sustainable tourism and hospitality by raising employee awareness of policies and procedures.
“Meeting planners are scrutinising the sustainability credentials of potential host cities in far greater depth and want to see evidence of responsible practices embedded in every aspect of the destination offer,” explained Glasgow Life Head of Tourism & Conventions, Aileen Crawford.
“It’s crucial that we support industry partners to advance their green credentials. Working together we can achieve positive transformation that will greatly benefit Glasgow and our environment.”