Tourism

VisitEngland launches The Pink Book 2012

VisitEngland has launched the latest version of the Pink Book – the comprehensive guide covering everything operators need to know about running an accommodation business.

Updated for 2012, the guide contains practical information for tourist accommodation such as obtaining alcohol and entertainment licences; health and safety procedures; and food hygiene regulations.

Minister for tourism and heritage John Penrose MP unveiled the seventh published edition of the guide, which is free to members of VisitEngland’s Quality Assurance scheme, in his constituency of Weston-Super-Mare.

“England boasts a huge variety of accommodation businesses, which provide excellent service and a memorable experience for millions of visitors each year, from both home and abroad,” remarked John Penrose MP.

“Whether you run a B&B in the Lake District, a holiday cottage in Cornwall or are looking to set up a new business, the Pink Book is a one-stop shop for getting it right.”

General manager of cottages4you for the South of England Katharine Tonkin added: “Britain is having a fantastic year so far with the Jubilee and Olympics and we hope that holidays at home continue to prosper. It’s vital for the UK market to offer customers the best of British, so we hope this latest guide will help all those involved in providing fantastic holidays and short breaks.”

Image: (L-R) Pam Foden of VisitEngland; John Hallett of Destination Bristol; Bev Westrup of Elm Tree Cottage; Tourism Minister John Penrose MP; Judy Webb of Rossholme Country Holidays; Marita Sen of VisitEngland; and Alistair Handyside of Higher Wiscombe Cottages.

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