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Following the recent launch of the Lake District National Park’s first ever electric car charging point, an award-winning hotel in the region is continuing its efforts to encourage sustainable tourism by offering a complimentary night’s stay to the first four people who arrive at the hotel by electric car over the May Bank Holiday.
The four-star Langdale Hotel and Spa in the picturesque Langdale Valley is renowned for its outstanding eco-credentials and installed the charge point in December last year to ensure guests with electric cars could enjoy free charging sessions during their stay.
The hotel has now decided to run the time-limited promotion over the notoriously busy May Bank Holiday in a bid to draw electric car owners in to the valley.
Dan Visser for Langdale Hotel and Spa, said: "While electric cars are still relatively rare, we're committed to doing all we can to encourage green alternatives wherever possible and believe that investing in these kinds of initiatives is the only way to make a long-term difference. We hope the charge point will incentivise electric car owners to visit the area over the bank holiday which would not have been feasible previously."
The charging point complements the hotel's ongoing and substantial environmental policies which are acknowledged by its Gold standard Green Tourism Award.
Incorporating green thinking in to the day-to-day tourism trade is intrinsic to Langdale’s environmental policy and its forward-thinking approach has inspired environmental guidelines such as supporting local projects and campaigns, sourcing recyclable, fair-trade and organic supplies wherever possible, planting native trees, protecting indigenous wildlife, and training its staff in energy conservation.
The hotel has also installed several significant energy-saving devices on-site including a biomass carbon neutral energy system and a revolutionary UV system for its pool disinfectant.
Booking is essential for the May Bank Holiday. Guests should quote ‘Electric Car’ on booking in order to be eligible. For further information on the Langdale Hotel please visit www.langdale.co.uk.