Sustainable Italy – Italy Special Occasions

Looking for a destination with unforgettable views, rich history and art and delicious regional cuisines and fine wines? Italy has it all and more.

For the best travel and event experience in Italy, Italian Special Occasions is the best partner of choice.

Italian Special Occasions use their knowledge and expertise to guide their clients through the discovery of unveiled locations and local seasonal activities. They always ensure that their events are created with a sustainable and attentive approach.

Sustainability is one of Italian Special Occasions’ top service priorities. They believe in the power and positive impact that sustainable events can have on local communities and the environment at large.

Sustainability may come in all forms. For a business engaged in MICE services, sustainability means:

1. Sharing with you their knowledge about the event destination, recommending lesser-known places and explaining the importance of valuing the local heritage. At Italian Special Occasions (ISO), your clients are invited to think outside the box and consider alternatives to Florence, Rome and Venice. Italy is full of fabulous event destinations off the beaten path waiting to be discovered in a structured, educated manner.

2. Making you think about the season in which you want to organise your event. Did you choose a period of the year that is very popular among travellers and event planners? Will it help create or avoid mass tourism? Italian Special Occasions love proposing the ideal region-season combinations to minimise the impact on the environment and create steady income flows for the local community. Choosing the low season potentially also means lower costs for you, related to hospitality and travel fares.

3. Doing sustainable efforts since time of establishment. Italian Special Occasions already wrote about and promoted sustainability before the era of Covid-19. The pandemic has only now led many businesses to start talking about eco-friendliness and resilience, but Italian Special Occasions have been committed to this issue since its founding years ago.

4. Inviting you to diversify the activities you choose for your event. Are you going for trendy experiences? Italian Special Occasions recommend looking for authenticity not in the ‘luxury’ or ‘popularity’ defined by the market but in the powerful emotions that simple activities can stir in you. This not only avoids more mass tourism but also allows you to discover new, unique experiences that bring you closer to the local destination and its community.

5. Recommending spending more time in a destination, exploring it and savouring it at a slow pace instead of “touch and go”. This allows you to give more to the local community and rediscover the joys of Slow Travel.

6. Wanting you to also focus on your well-being or the well-being of your event attendees. How? For example, by incorporating physical activities such as yoga and hiking, offering a healthy meal plan throughout the event, and choosing creativity-boosting activities like painting or craft-making workshops.

7. Proposing hybrid and virtual events to guarantee inclusion and participation. In fact, by doing so, you can allow many people to participate in case of travel limitations.

8. Encouraging you to think about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and about how your event can help achieve them. Which goal or goals will your event help advance? At ISO, they are happy to help you identify ways of measuring the impact of your event both in terms of the SDGs and of its carbon footprint. They are committed to the net-zero carbon target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

9. Giving you precise indications on how to make your event as eco-friendly as possible. Examples include going plastic-free and reducing the use of paper and water during the event; choosing a solar-powered and water-efficient venue; using organic, seasonal and locally sourced food; encouraging the use of trains, bicycles and sailboats for activities and for covering feasible distances within the event destination.

10. Recommending working with local artists and artisans to create your corporate awards, party favours or souvenirs of the event. This allows you to have a bespoke item that fully represents your brand and the local event destination while helping small businesses. Another great idea is to opt for Fair Trade Certified goods!

The ISO team custom-designed and organised the event with the client based on three main criteria: seasonality; local flavours; and mixing known and unknown destinations while diversifying the activities. ISO is all about sustainability. Your clients can guarantee to enjoy a fun and worthwhile trip and event that is anchored on promoting culture and environment.



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Author: Deb Davad


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