What is QIC
Quality in Cornwall is a Local Accommodation Assessment Scheme.The objectives of the scheme are as follows:-
allow all accommodation providers in Cornwall access to a well-researched and robust quality standards scheme.
by being all inclusive, raise the overall minimum quality standards of accommodation in Cornwall.
work in partnership with VisitCornwall.
promote all accommodation that achieves a Quality in Cornwall award.
provide best practice guidance for accommodation providers through the specifications.
The draft specifications for Quality in Cornwall are based on an existing local tourism association assessment scheme, which has been operating for over 10 years, and incorporates any necessary additional requirements. The local tourism association will adopt the Quality in Cornwall assessment as a requirement for membership when it becomes available.
Our chief inspector, Edythe Coles, has been carrying out the inspections for the last six years and will be the initial inspector for Quality in Cornwall. She has been involved in tourism for over 25 years. For 18 years Edythe owned and managed VisitCornwall approved holiday accommodation in Cornwall, and after selling in 2003 joined the staff at Looe Tourist information centre, where she is still employed. Edythe is also a member of the Tourism Society has a qualification in sustainable tourism, food hygiene and has taken a course in handling complaints.