The company already holds a Gold Award, and during this year’s audit the business received an even higher score for its performance as a sustainable tourism operation. The audit report says: “About Argyll Walking Holidays performs very well in maintaining and strengthening the GOLD Green Tourism Award. Enthusiastic owner Frieda Bos has put a lot of effort into reducing the environmental impact of the business, allowing visitors to experience Scotland in a responsible manner. The business is clearly an asset to Scottish tourism, presenting Scotland in a unique way to many overseas visitors and highlighting the cultural and environmental importance of different regions. Visitors are encouraged to be responsible during the tours which provide the opportunity to experience local Scottish produce and hospitality in the various regions, accompanied by professional guides who ensure a minimal impact on the environment. “
Frieda Bos is extremely pleased with the latest audit. “It is further proof of our commitment to preserve and promote the value of Scotland’s wild areas. The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are one of Britain and Europe’s last wildernesses, and we feel a responsibility to protect and conserve these fragile ecosystems. We want our clients and future generations to enjoy this unique natural environment and its biodiversity.“
About Argyll Walking Holidays, as the name suggests, started in Argyll in Scotland. Since 1995 it has run high-quality, essentially personal walking tours all over Scotland, building up a reputation for care and quality. Deliberately small-scale, it has created a community of its client group, many of whom quickly become friends.
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