The Pink Book - Legislation for Tourism Accommodation

The fully updated Pink Book 2014: legislation for tourist accommodation is now available.

The Pink Book is a guide to legislation relevant to accommodation providers in England. Attraction operators will also find legislation applicable to their business, such as regulations on hiring staff and health and safety.

It covers important areas such as whether you can charge a guest if they don’t turn up, whether you need music and film copyright licences and guidance on marketing your business within regulations. You can also learn about your statutory obligations regarding health and safety.

If you are a member of VisitEngland’s National Quality Assessment Scheme for accommodation you will receive your complimentary copy at your next assessment. If you would prefer to receive the book sooner, contact Quality in Tourism at or phone their helpline at 0845 300 6996.

Non-members of the scheme can purchase a copy of the book for £9.99 plus £1.50 postage by emailing

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