EquoTube comes from the idea of wanting to bring the responsible tourism in a new way. Different types of tubes, containing proposals for travel of any kind. A different gift, suitable for everyone! Sustainability and fun, good food and tradition: EquoTube paths are chosen for you among the best facilities and care for the environment to a healthy and genuine.
Discover an Italy different: that of good things, the people friendly, true customs and traditions.
EquoTube comes from the idea of wanting to bring sustainable tourism in a whole new way. Different types of tubes, containing proposals for travel of any kind. A different gift, suitable for everyone it touches on sustainability and fun, good food and tradition. The paths show an Italy EquoTube different: that of good things, local products and organic, environmentally conscious accommodation, friendly people, customs and costumes true.
The business policy of the cooperative and the product is based on the concepts of EquoTube
• high quality • innovative products • the relevant department • competitive prices.
The proposed trip is actually enclosed in a tube (pvc from a humanitarian project in Nepal, a printing press materials with zero impact) wants to be a gift idea new, useful and fun, living emotion in practice or give. Each tube contains various travel destinations and types, to meet the tastes and different types of vacation requests by customers. Within each EquoTube shows the travel proposal in detail: describes the services included in the proposed travel, the structures used, the planned activities during the stay and a lot of information about your trip.
• Originality EquoTube Giftbox is the first product that is sustainable tourism. Each package comes from a close collaboration with our partners, offering an experience, confident, original and exclusive.
• Quality Designers (and suppliers of services used in the travel package) adhere to the circuit for years of responsible tourism and supportive. The project is implemented by a tour operator as part of the Italian Association for Responsible Tourism Management and has been supported (in the selection of facilities belonging) of important partners such as WWF Panda Farm and Legambiente. • Guarantees Our partners and facilities belonging respond to a specific values of the Charter of Responsible Tourism: who joins the circuit EquoTube should answer most of these sustainability criteria. Our operators will ensure the area, so the quality is always in line with the statements, to ensure satisfaction of customers and critical awareness (therefore much more demanding).
• Clarity, flexibility, price EquoTube is unique, very clear in what constitutes the supply of and attentive to the needs of the traveler, but also the accommodation. We propose a receptivity "human scale", which listens to the needs and the needs of all and that represents a simplification of the sales process of the journey. The package is all inclusive, the transfer remains to be paid for the selected object.
EquoTube born to be sustainable even in its packaging.
First printing: we chose a local print shop, which ironically call "zero km", but actually reduces what are all the environmental consequences of the displacement of the material. A printer who is also carbon neutral, as it re-implanted in the trees near the Ticino Park according to their CO2 emissions, according to a practice well-defined and constantly monitored. A practice that carries the printing for months and was recently certified with its logo.
Secondly, the packaging: it is not possible for practical reasons provide a package of Mater-Bi (still undergoing further analysis by Novamont, - because it is based in Novara) we have chosen to make sustainable the tube from the point of view of solidarity. For this reason we chose to partner with a company that carries out micro-projects in Asia for the social empowerment of workers through labor. A fair wage, schedules that meet the needs of workers, special conditions for women, rejection of child labor, a situation that assures all safety and environmental friendliness.
Finally, the assembling of the package. We have chosen to work in a cooperative initiative Two local employment for the disabled, from the standpoint of physical and cognitive. Vouchers and inserting bookmarks in the tube, in composing the outer cover and pack it full of all its parts, were chosen their own, to enhance the co-operative spirit, the will of these guys, the desire to affirm their ability and potential.
Finally, will launch a new recycling project of the tube, inside of the shops: EquoTube buyers will be invited to bring the tube containing the voucher, so they can collect and re-send to the parent for a subsequent re- use, further reducing the impact on the environment. To encourage participation, we ask people to post in the tube that reported in the shop, which contains a message on the need to preserve nature. The message will remain in the tube (and published in a special section of our website) and will be read by the person receiving the tube re-utizzato.
We always liked the idea that the container could do the content: Responsible tourism should be added to something sustainable. We believe we have succeeded, with these three simple choices. But it's the small things to improve things, one step after another, making a difference!
HOW IT WORKS:
Buy a EquoTube. Inside you will find:
• proposals for a package format Bookmark in Italy to spend in a conventional structure. On each bookmark you'll find the name of the place of residence, the name of the structure, services offered and the price of the lens;
• a discount of € 100.00 per trip for Responsible Tourism, to be used if you do not find the property suits your needs. For use as an alternative, this voucher is valid for one of the trips offered by the Responsible Tourism Travel Dream of the world; Viaggi del Sogno
• a voucher to complete and deliver at the facility where you plan to stay, giving the serial number of your EquoTube (is what you find on the tube), calling the structure and filling in the voucher you can take advantage of the package chosen EquoTube.
REMEMBER TO KEEP THE UNIQUE CODE THAT ARE ON THE PACKAGE! Without this code will not use the voucher!