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Responsible tourism: Italy short break, Sabina Valley
We like win-win situations. Therefore, we like the idea of providing the best travel experience possible to our customers, while maximizing the benefits from tourism for the locals.
We try to apply the principles of responsible tourism enshrined in the charter of the Association for Responsible Tourism in Italy. AITR's charter is in line with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.
In particular we focus on the following points :
- We select accommodations, restaurants and transports that show good environmental stewardship, using local materials and produce whenever possible.
- We pay attention to the impact of travels on seasonal natural and agricultural events (harvests, blooming or mating seasons, etc.)
- We partner with associations or organizations which select experiences and accommodations based on the energy sourcing and consumption, favouring local energy suppliers. We also attend trade shows with them and visit and select local vendors together, trying to spread the need for a good energy policy.
- We organize itineraries that can be completed without haste, with a limited number of destinations each day giving our guests the time to get immerse themselves in local culture and life.
- We use local guides and keep groups small, so that travelers can have a genuine look of the destination, and also to avoid repeated exposure of the destination to mass tourism.
- We avoid excessive organization, allowing travelers to do some of their own research and therefore understand the situation in the destination;
- We favor locally-owned services and vendors (transport, accommodation, catering, etc.), or small scale providers who employ local residents at a fair wage, and who provide opportunities for developing their human potential (including training).
- We encourage travelers to spend locally and fairly (i.e. purchase crafts directly from the artist, at a fair price). for example when we visit Albergo Diffuso in Labro or the museums of Castelnuovo di Farfa
- We bring travelers to areas that have expressed the need and desire to welcome travelers, and pay attention to avoid seasonal tourism peaks in a single area.
- We respect land and access rights when crafting our itineraries and remain aware of any social or traditional event that might be taking place in the areas visited.