The role of Destination Management Companies (DMCs) is evolving as sustainable travel practices become increasingly important to clients and attendees. DMCs are now incorporating sustainable travel practices, going above and beyond in ensuring a seamless travel experience.
Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a global imperative. The travel and event industries are significant contributors to carbon emissions, waste production, and the depletion of local resources. Recognising our part in this, DMCs are taking the lead in incorporating sustainable practices into their services.
We look at some of the areas which as a DMC we consider when working with our partners and clients.
Sustainable Venue Selection
One of the first steps DMCs take to promote sustainability is in the selection of venues. We look for places that have adopted eco-friendly practices, from LEED-certified conference centres to hotels with robust recycling programs and energy efficiency. This reduces the carbon footprint of events.
Local Sourcing and Partnerships
The promotion of local sourcing is increasingly important for DMCs. At Toma & Coe, we actively source local caterers, artisans, and suppliers for events. This not only supports the local economy, but also allows attendees to experience authentic, local flavours and products.
Eco-Friendly Transportation Options
Transportation is a significant contributor to the carbon footprint of events. As a sustainable DMC, we offer eco-friendly transportation options such as low-emission vehicles, cycling and walking tours. Another way in which we contribute to eco-friendly transport is through the use of public transport, such as train travel.
Educational Programs and Awareness
Leading DMCs go beyond just incorporating sustainable practices; we also educate our clients and attendees. Alongside emphasising the importance of responsible travel, we provide information on local customs and cultures to encourage respectful and sustainable interactions.
The Future of Destination Management
Incorporating sustainable practices in destination management is not just a trend; it’s becoming an industry standard. Leading DMCs are setting an example for others, showing that it is possible to organise successful events and travel experiences while minimising the negative impact on the environment and local communities.
As the focus sharpens on sustainability, DMCs play a crucial role in leading the way in making sustainable travel practices a mainstay of their business.
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