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Quality Accreditation

These days it just isn’t enough for you to say that you are good, your potential guests want reassurance that their precious holiday time and money is going to be well spent. An independent stamp of approval will give them this.

    • Quality Charter

      Quality Charter

      We ask accommodation businesses who wish to become partners, or advertisers in our website, e-marketing activity or publications to agree to provide a good level of service for visitors.

    • National Quality Accommodation Scheme (NQAS)

      National Quality Accommodation Scheme (NQAS)

      The official star rating scheme used by the industry, awards one to five stars against a set criteria within a range of categories to suit your business with the number of stars awarded reflecting the overall quality of the experience.

    • Visitor Attractions Quality Assurance Scheme

      Visitor Attractions Quality Assurance Scheme

      Managed by VisitEngland and, through its network of regional assessors, boasts an incredible reputation for instigating, modifying and shaping change to the customer experience at visitor attractions across England.

    • National Accessible Scheme

      National Accessible Scheme

      The volountary National Accessible Scheme (NAS) aims to help tourism service providers become more aware of the requirements of disabled or disadvantaged guests covering three types of impairment - mobility, hearing and visual.

    • Green Tourism

      Green Tourism

      Green tourism is tourism committed to generating a low impact on the surrounding environment and community by acting responsibly while generating income and employment for the local economy and aiding social cohesion.

    • Places of Interest Quality Assurance (PIQAS)

      Places of Interest Quality Assurance (PIQAS)

      Launched in 2010 with the stunning Dream public art sculpture in St Helens, the Place of Interest Quality Assurance Scheme (PIQAS) is aimed at locations not eligible for VAQAS due to size or infrastructure.

    • Welcome Schemes

      Welcome Schemes

      A number of Welcome Schemes have been developed to help you attract guests with specific interests and needs.

    • The Meeting Industry Association (MIA)

      The Meeting Industry Association (MIA)

      The MIA is the UK and Ireland’s leading professional body for the meetings industry and is committed to improving standards across the sector.


Contact Us

For more information, practical advice and support, call Marketing Lancashire on:

01772 426450.