A sustainable vacation
Sustainable tourism has emerged as a topic of great importance in recent years, as more and more people are aware of the impact the tourism industry can have on the environment, local communities, and culture. The goal of sustainable tourism is to reduce negative impacts and maximize the positive benefits of tourism by ensuring the conservation of the natural environment, safeguarding cultural heritage, and promoting fair socio-economic development.
One of the key features of sustainable tourism is environmental respect. This involves protecting natural resources, conserving biodiversity, reducing pollution, and adopting eco-friendly practices.
In our facilities, we strive to promote education and awareness on this issue among our guests. Being located at the entrance of two out of the seven natural parks in South Tyrol, the Puez-Odle Nature Park and the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park, we have decided to encourage our guests to engage in outdoor activities with minimal impact on the environment we live in.
How? Through small measures, such as using public transportation to reach the starting points of excursions or providing our guests with waste bags to collect litter along the trails, which we later dispose of. Why limit ourselves to leaving the places we visit as we found them when we can leave them even better?
Did you know...? In each of our facilities, we offer sustainable alternatives for your transportation. At our Alpine Hotel Ütia de Börz, we provide the Holiday Pass Premium free of charge, allowing you to use public transportation in South Tyrol during a minimum 3-night stay. At Residence Sass Dlacia, you can participate in the "Stop, but with Taste" initiative in collaboration with the Alta Badia Tourist Cooperative. This involves leaving your car keys at the reception for at least 2 days, and in return, you have the opportunity to enjoy special benefits.
Often, sustainable choices can also be fun! Take skiing, for example: with simple ski skins, you can transform the skiing experience into an entirely new way of exploring the Dolomites, away from the crowded ski slopes.
As you can see, it often takes very little to transform our vacation moments into activities that protect the environment we are visiting, even if only for a short period. Let's also learn to bring these small actions into our everyday lives because sustainability should not be an exceptional event but the norm.