McLaren Vale bed & breakfast owners Jenny McGrath and Ciaran Cryan have become one of the first tourism operators in Australia to receive Climate Action Certification from Ecotourism Australia.
The owners of the popular Bellevue B&B have been accredited as Climate Action Business Innovators for their climate adaption and emissions reduction, including auditing and measuring the business’s carbon footprint.
Bellevue B&B was approached by Ecotourism Australia to take part in the world-first pilot program, which certified them as operators who are taking action in response to climate change.
“Living in the beautiful McLaren Vale Wine Region on the Fleurieu Peninsula means climate change is always on our minds,” Ciaran said . “Potential demand when conservation-minded travellers find out about us is enormous.”
Jenny and Ciaran agree that they can now show guests that “you can use fewer resources, live in a safer way and still maintain the comforts of a modern home without making your life difficult”.
They received their accreditation certificate from the Hon Jane Lomax-Smith, Minister for Tourism, at the Inaugural Conference on Green Travel, Climate Change and Ecotourism at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide.
Making the award, Ms Lomax-Smith said, “Accreditation won't just be good for the environment, but also for the State's economy, as more visitors come here to take holidays that have minimal carbon footprints.
Jenny said, "I think this shows other tourism businesses that you do not have to be a multinational corporation to be able to include climate action into your business.”
Ciaran added, “Don't be green with envy, come and stay and be green with us!”
Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale
Bellevue B&B is a traditional bed and breakfast, located in McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula, 40 minutes south of Adelaide, South Australia. As a multi-award winning B&B at local, regional and state levels, Bellevue offers guests a “top notch” stay.We have been offering guests the special Bellevue B&B experience since 1999.
Bellevue B&B offers accommodation for up to 4 people, either as a group or two independent couples with two comfortable and well-appointed guest bedrooms, a separate guest lounge, a kitchenette and dining room. We offer a high degree of personalised service, with our guests’ comfort and enjoyment our priority.
To ensure standards remain high we have undertaken and achieved the “National Tourism Accreditation Program” and have received accreditation as a “Climate Action Innovator” with Ecotourism Australia. Guests are seeking an experience and a chance to rejuvenate from hectic schedules. Our service fulfills that need.
Mr Ciaran Cryan
Jenny McGrathP: 0883237929