New Forest Tourism Association members are committed to providing the highest quality facilities and ensuring the best possible stay in the district. This local assessment scheme is based on the basic principles of the minimum criteria for the National Grading by VisitBritain and the AA. Businesses that have been assessed will have achieved the required standard in all sections. Cleanliness and hospitality are a high priority for these businesses.
New Forest Tourism Association was formed in 1989 to work in partnership with New Forest District Council to promote the New Forest as a quality year-round holiday and business destination. Today, NFTA works closely with both the New Forest District Council, National Park Authority Forestry Commission to both promote and market the New Forest as one of the premier tourism destinations within the UK.
Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people. Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.