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Environmental Awareness



1. Hoseasons’ Environmental Policy

Hoseasons have been marketing holidays in the British countryside and along its waterways for over 60-years; more recently we have added European holidays. An appreciation and enjoyment of the natural environment are central to the Hoseasons holiday experience. Hoseasons’ core programme brief is to source holidays which continue to contribute to this experience for its customers.

Hoseasons supports the International Chamber of Commerce Business Charter for Sustainable Development which seeks to establish conditions for economic growth that protect the environment. The Company believes that development and conservation should reinforce each other in pursuit of sustainable growth.

Hoseasons seeks to go beyond mere compliance with the law, which it willingly embraces, to achieve in particular, savings of energy and resources, and the reduction of waste and effluent in all its forms.

Hoseasons wishes to be a good neighbour in all those communities within which it operates and encourages its employees to be active ambassadors of good environmental practice.

Particular elements of our policy will:


2. Working practices

3. Suppliers

NB. Hoseasons acts as an agent for the holiday product owners – boatyard owners, cottage owners and holiday park operators. These owners are therefore “suppliers”.


General

About a third of Hoseasons direct expenditure is involved in the purchase of print and paper. Both of these industry sectors have stringent codes of conduct regarding the environment, with specific emphasis on pollution and renewable resource.


Boating Holidays – Boatyard Owners

Boating holidays present specific environmental issues since they introduce motorised traffic and people into a sensitive ecological environment. As the market leaders in holiday boating, Hoseasons has long recognised this, both in its own right and in its membership of and representation upon interested associations including:

Hoseasons has been instrumental in guiding boatyard owners and boat builders in the following areas:


Holiday Cottages, Lodges & Parks Owners

Hoseasons service to Cottage and Holiday Park owners includes guidance on a wide range of planning and landscaping issues, often in the initial stages of the development or conversion of a holiday complex. Environmental factors play a key part in this, and indeed are usually intrinsic to the attractions of the holiday experience itself.

Hoseasons won the 1997 World Travel Market “Environmental Company Award” for the part it has played in making holiday parks increasingly attractive in natural settings and in its leadership in urging operators to respect tidiness and sensitivity towards the environment. The award also recognised Hoseasons’ efforts in promoting wash-reducing hull designs in holiday boats.

Hoseasons encourages Holiday Park owners to gain recognition of their concern for the environment by promotion of awards such as the David Bellamy Award and inclusion of their details in its Lodges & Parks brochures. Of the 319 locations currently featured, 7.8% (25) hold David Bellamy awards for their contribution to sustaining and enhancing the natural world – from protection of plant and animal habitats to the efficient use of energy and recycling. Seventeen of these are Gold Awards and 8 are Silver.

Hoseasons encourages its accommodation suppliers in Holiday Parks and Cottages to make enjoyment and appreciation of the environment a feature of their holidays. Examples include:


4. Customers

Hoseasons’ brochures include details of environmental attractions and details of David Bellamy and other environmental awards.

Boating customers are sent a booklet and leaflets which include guidance about respecting wildlife, especially in respect of litter, shallow water, speed limits and the “look, don’t touch” message. This is further reinforced by more comprehensive information contained in the comprehensive on-board boating manuals. Free “Waterways Code” videos (produced by the BWB) are also promoted, as is a variety of other wildlife publications and video guides.

Cottages customers are advised of the countryside code in visitors’ information packs displayed in all cottages.


5. Company Environment

Hoseasons occupies a town centre location, but has initiated a landscaped planting programme where this has been possible on the site.


Hoseasons is a trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389. VAT Registration Number: GB 598 22 99 77. Calls may be recorded for training purposes

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