Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Through our quality accommodation choices, combined with the experiences we offer, we aim to promote the wellness of our guests. The majority of our experiences take you out into the Tuscan countryside. The amazing views, constantly changing colours, and serenity of the scene before you is a tonic for the soul. It is here where you can enjoy the best locally produced and locally sourced food, washed down with responsibly cultivated Tuscan wine. At the end of a day exploring we can even be focused on the physical and mind wellness of our guests, as we also work with a range of spa and wellness resorts and facilities across the region.
Goal 4: Quality Education
Our guides are experts in their field, with long experience giving them the ability to explain history, making it personal to you and tailored to your desire to learn. Moreover, we have chosen to work with producers who are passionate about what they do. Whether that’s producing oils, wines, pasta or local crafts they convey that passion effortlessly, to enable you to understand their work. Our experiences are designed to help you learn about our traditions and culture, and give you something to treasure for a lifetime.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
A key company aim is to promote not only gender parity but to not discriminate on the grounds of race, sexuality, religion or disability. Please do contact us for some special experiences designed for travellers with disabilities. If you have special requests linked to religion or diet, we will always make extra efforts to accommodate your wishes.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
We are highlighting accommodation where the owners care about clean energy, for example by equipping homes with solar panels or wind generators.
Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
We are based in the heart of Tuscany and we do everything we can to support small local businesses, in order to develop local economic growth and sustain a vibrant local economy. We support suppliers, including villa owners, vineyard owners and agritourism providers who are doing things organically and sustainably. Many of our partners are located ‘off the beaten track’ and so our policy, and your visit, directly helps the smaller producer to gain additional revenue from tourism and to allow their business to grow.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
There is a growing divide between cities and rural communities. By supporting Tuscan agritourism products, we aim to drive tourism revenue away from the cities and into the rural communities. Our promotion of off the beaten track destinations is a key element in supporting this goal.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
We can see the danger, to both the local community and to the tourist experience, which overtourism causes. In partnership with local tourist boards and tourism providers we are promoting areas of Tuscany, and museums and attractions, which are often overlooked in favour of the honeypot destinations. This policy helps to spread the benefits of tourism to those who would like to welcome more guests, but whose message is too often drowned out
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
We are delighted to have sourced some eco-sustainable accommodation units which are also promoting bio-agriculture. They are small, almost self contained, communities with local, often traditional, methods of production and a deep sense of caring about the environment and managing their work sustainability. In addition we are working with our suppliers in all areas to effect the elimination of single use plastic and restrict waste.
Goal 15: Life on Land
Our partners in the rural areas are passionate about their work. Some have been working the land with the families for generations, while others are new to the region, searching for a new quality of life. All of them want to share their story, their time and their produce with you, and it is our pleasure to support them in delivering quality in a sustainable way.
17: Partnerships for the Goals
We cannot achieve our goals alone, and work with a range of partners across the region of Tuscany, to deliver on our sustainability agenda. Our key partnership is with our guests, who travel with us because they share our vision of tourism, which educates the individual traveller and enhances the lives of those they visit.
We look forward to welcoming you to Tuscany and to experiencing it with CheckinTuscany.