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Cruising into Sustainable TravelInternational travelers and Localbusinesses are primed for the benefits ofsustainable travel
Tourism and Local Businesses worktogether to perform better in asustainable economy● The number of experienced cruise travelers has more thandoubled in the last 10 years● Many choose a shore excursion because it is an easy way tovisit a new destination● The experienced traveler wants accountability● Businesses are more conscious of their responsibility towardsencouraging a flourishing environment4 reasons Cruises lines are perusing sustainable travel options
Cruises are a place forfamily and friends togather
They offer self contained services:in house hotel, restaurant & entertainment
It’s possible to relax & enjoythe vacationof sun and fun with acomfy deck chairand a cold drinkwhile visitingexotic destinations
Argggghh! Avoid much of theOrganizational stress of aconventional vacation plan.
Cruises actas a bufferbetween thetraveler and thenew culture.No hiddensurprises ormysteries whensigning up for ashore tour.
Tour excursions offer anAuthoritative figure Robin to guidetravelers and bring them closerto the local culture.That’s right Batman, they offerqualified guides, transport andso much more.
On a tour excursion you canAvoid dealing with the localtraffic andRules of the road
Skip the crowdsAndgetonthefasttrackformuseumsandculturalevents
In other words the cruise line becomesan ambassador for the new destinations
World businesses are respondingtotheir consumers!According to the BBMG Conscious Consumer Report,nearly 9 in 10 Americans say the words “consciousconsumer” describe them well and are more likely tobuy from companies that manufacture→ energy efficient products→ promote health and safety benefits→ support fair labor and trade practices→ commit to environmentally-friendly practicesif products are of equal quality and price.
Many companies areconscious of their rolein sustainable business
RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines)is one of many who have implemented asustainable policyShore tours andexcursionspromote localbusinesses andtraditions.
FOR EXAMPLEA stop in the Mediterranean could offer a tourexcursion to Pisa, Florence & Tuscany Italy.
This tour would include a visit tomany sites:Offering valuable information about the history and the famous monuments
Sustainable travelmeansthis tour would alsoinclude a peek at thelocal cultureandtraditions
Watch as master craftsmen carveAnd recreate the famous antique framesFloral carvings are painted inthe traditional gold leaf
Or it might include a visit to aStone mosaic workshop
Or have a tour of thePierotucci Italian Leather Workshop
In each visittourists are brought close tothe crafts people and theirworkshopwhere they can ask questionsThey are encouragedto purchase productsthat are authentic &Made in Italy→ leather jackets andhandbags→framed mosaics→Florentine gift paper
Sustainable Travel helps localbusinesses flourish bysupplying a flow of shopperswho:● Appreciate authenticitems● Want to bring hometraditional gift itemsandsouvenirs
Planning your next vacation?Ask if they support sustainable traveland make your voice heard!
Pierotucci Italian Leather Factoryvia Lungo L’Ema 17Ponte a Ema, FlorenceIfirstname.lastname@example.orgPlease contact our offices for more information regarding a tour our theleather workshop.