Get to know Hotel Caminetto, Star Awards winner 2019

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Congratulations! Star Awards 2019 winner “Communicating the Values of my Park and my Business”

“Hotel Caminetto” is the EUROPARC Star Awards 2019 winner in the category of “Communicating the Values of my Park and my Business“. Their communication efforts reflect their commitment to sustainability and account for a big contribution to Adamello Brenta Natural Park (Italy). In this category. EUROPARC has evaluated the consistency and dedication to sustainability, and the ways of engaging the visitors to value and enjoy the area.

The hotel that educates its customers in sustainability

The communication policy of Hotel Caminetto aims to make the guests fully aware of the place, culture, and nature that host it, and hence, to value it. For instance, they constitute the model of being a sustainable hotel committed to respecting the environment and protecting natural resources without giving up comfort. Thanks to that, it has been awarded several labels that recognize its environmental quality.

Sustainable lifestyle tought in the hotel can encourage the visitors to continue it once at home.

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Hotel Caminetto allows guests to experience a real sustainable holiday, by informing and encouraging them to perform certain actions and practices in and out of the facilities. This includes information about waste management, energy consumption, sustainable mobility and appropriate behaviour during walks to see flora and fauna.

With the support of well-trained staff, they offer a sustainable experience by changing the towels only on request or renting and providing material such as backpacks or reusable bottles to prevent littering. In the kitchen, the hotel supports local economy throughout the use of local food products and their promotion to other stakeholders.

The environment as a host and protagonist

An essential part of its communication policy is the promotion of activities in Adamello Brenta Natural Park. Those activities are aligned and contribute to the Park’s labour, such as the guided tours provided only by guides certified by the Park. The visitors that are attracted by the traditional ski season, have the opportunity to understand other alternatives for tourism that is more respectful towards the environment, and with less seasonality.

Thanks to the “Parco Card“, that is free of charge and funded by the Hotel, the visitors are encouraged to discover the natural heritage. The Card allows them to attend guided excursions, access the Park Houses, and gives them free use of shuttle buses and discounts in many local and traditional businesses. The guests that are committed to sustainable mobility and use the card for public transport instead of the car even receive a discount.

A history of commitment

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For more than 14 years, Hotel Caminetto has been committed to applying an environmental culture that they believe in. They are nowadays ambassadors and safeguards of natural heritage and encourage the rest of the community throughout articles or meetings.

They are strongly involved with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism, proving to the rest of the business community that sustainable tourism is a durable and exemplary alternative for snow and ski tourism.

An online public voting is now running, to select one winner out of the five awarded, who will be invited to present their business at EUROPARC Conference 2020VOTE NOW!