Going Green has many benefits

March 20, 2011

A Question of Balance – Green is the New Black

“A Question of Balance Sustainable Tourism Self-Audit Workbook,” (1995), was used as the source of information for this revised workbook.

Partners in the revisions for “A Question of Balance – Green is the new Black” (2009) include Dalhousie University – Eco Efficiency Centre, Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and the TIANS.

Download a PDF version of “A Question of Balance – Green is the new Black”

The self-audit interactive forms can be downloaded by sector by clicking the links provided below.

General audit
Food & Beverage

Green Your Business Toolkit

TIAC released their Green Your Business Toolkit for tourism operators on November 4, 2008.  The publication, a collaborative effort between CTC, Parks Canada and TIAC, gives Canadian travel business owners tips and practical advice.

Click here to download the Green Your Business Toolkit

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Shop locally and brag about it

March 20, 2011

Shopping at locally owned stores and business is an immediate way to support the economic health of a region and local area.  Shopping locally helps build a connection to community, supports employment and engages our tax dollars in the community in which we live. A vibrant local small business economy adds to the quality of life of a community and offers competitive value and expands the range of consumer choice in goods and services

Consider highlighting on your website  how you support your local economy by using fresh, healthy products in your B & B

Visit the Select Nova Scotia website to Buy Local & Eat Fresh and the Nova Scotia Farmers Markets expanding in many areas

2011 Nova Scotia Festivals & Events

March 20, 2011

Marketing our destinations

Its that time of the year for us to start spreading the word and highlighting all the great festivals and events that take place throughout the year all over the province.  Find out what is happening here

Update your website, blog, facebook and twitter with festivals and events information happening in your area

NSBBA Executive Meets with Tourism Minister

March 20, 2011

The Honorable Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism in Nova Scotia with some of our NSBBA executive.

The September 2010 meeting over lunch at Suncatcher Bed & Breakfast was an opportunity for both the excutive and the Minister to exchange information and ideas.

2010 AGM in Annapolis Royal

March 20, 2011

Members of the Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfast Association gathered in Annapolis Royal for the 2010 Annual General Meeting.

The 2-day event included an executive board meeting, a house tour of the local B&B’s, dinner at The Garrison House Inn, the famous “Candlelight Graveyard Tour”

Tthe Annual General Business Meeting with a mini trade showwas a scuccess and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!