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16.05.14
Responsible Tourism Group Meeting on ‘Behaviour change’

News, Resource Efficiency, Sustainable Business Development

The Responsible Tourism Group meeting was held on Thursday the 15th of May at Bangor University on the topic of ‘behaviour change’.  Phil Nelson from Wales Centre for Behaviour Change, shared his expertise on implementing behavioural changes, with examples of intended and unintended consequences, whilst Elizabeth Woodcock outlined the fully funded support available to businesses through the centre.

The first business case study was Jeff Morgan, from Morgan’s Guest House in Flintshire who shared his story of how the Clwydian Range Tourism Group has inspired and supported him and other businesses to develop sustainable practices including installing a biomass boiler and using non-chemical cleaning products.

The second business case study was Bryn Bella Guest House in Betws-y-Coed, where Mark Edwards shared his tips on how best to encourage responsible behaviour amongst his guests, including providing snippets of information on local food in the breakfast menu, prompting guests to visit local suppliers and ways to encourage guests to use public transport to see the area.

Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the meeting.  To avoid the busy summer season, our next meeting will be in September, we’ll be in touch with details nearer the time.

For further details about the Responsible Tourism Group please contact Gwenith Hughes on gwenith.hughes@bangor.ac.uk.