MEET FOR GOOD
Companies and organisations looking for distinct destinations with one-of-a-kind venues where business meets inspiration can approach Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ specialised event teams who provide seamless and efficient planning. “Banyan Tree is renowned for its commitment to reducing resource consumption, setting environmental improvement targets and engaging with both staff and consumers to reduce its overall footprint. The hotels which have now been verified under the event standard have taken one more step to provide a leadership position on responsible and sustainable events. This places Banyan Tree as both an innovator and as a leader in responsible and sustainable tourism”, says Mr Stewart Moore, EarthCheck’s Chief Executive Officer.
Booking a MICE experience or package with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts ensures groups can give back to the community, support the environment and contribute to the health of the planet; departing with the knowledge of the positive contribution made. Engaging event participants with the option to care for the environment is an honest and effective way for companies and organisers to demonstrate their corporate commitment to the triple bottom line definition of success; where social, environmental and financial success is achieved. Many attendees already make environmentally-responsible practices in their private lives and appreciate being able to make a difference at work events and in the destinations they visit.
Banyan Tree’s Meet for Good programme responds to these market trends, where over 70% of meeting planners say they have ‘green’ policies in place for at least some of their meetings and 73% of planners say sustainable policies and procedures have some or a great deal of influence on the hotel they choose. This demonstrates how the world has moved forward in terms of becoming more conscious about travel choices.
Alongside the EarthCheck Responsible Meetings and Events Standard, the resorts ensure that the impact of each event is measured and sustainability needs are addressed, whilst aligning with responsible venues, suppliers and event partners. Special Meet for Good group activities can be arranged at the verified Banyan Tree and Angsana resorts, such as tree planting and beach cleaning; to cooking local dishes for the elderly and giving language classes to school children.
Sustainable group activities are not just good for the planet, they are good for businesses. Make a responsible business choice today and Meet for Good at Banyan Tree.