From April 2008 Visit Britain will only promote attractions in England which sign up to its code of practice. The aim is to improve the quality of attractions. There is a Â£25 registration fee so with around 6000 attractions that will bring in around Â£150,000. Most of the stipulations are common sense such as information about opening hours, cost, accessibility, cleanliness etc. Some such as “having regard to managing the attraction in a sustainable way, considering public transport, locally sourcing food and other supplies” could be rather meaningless if for example an attraction considers it is not on a bus or train route and that buying local food costs more and then disregards the issues.
Bamburgh Castle, North Northumberland
I wonder how much inspection there will be to ensure that the standards are being met? Do you think this code is a good idea or just more bureaucracy?