A selection of corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives are now available to meeting and event organisers who take their programmes to any Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts properties.
Initiatives offered by the new Experience It programme are designed around three categories: People & Planet, which features activities involving children from a hotel‚Äôs local outreach project and conservation activities; Green, which utilises eco-friendly amenities during events; and Be Well, which offers event delegates fresh, sustainable and local dining options and rejuvenating activities.
‚ÄúMeeting organisers are asking for alternative offerings that will spark creativity and engagement and have CSR elements, so we‚Äôve created a menu of themed breaks, teambuilding exercises and activities that will cater to this need and energise attendees,‚ÄĚ said Mandy Chan, Shangri-La‚Äôs director of corporate events management.
‚ÄúPlanting coral cones in a marine sanctuary, painting a school, engaging with local farmers on an eco-tour ‚Äď these are just a few of the many Experience It activities available at our hotels.‚ÄĚ
Chan added: ‚ÄúSeveral clients have already incorporated Experience It activities into their meeting programmes in Beijing, Singapore and the Philippines, and we expect this to be a growing trend in 2014.‚ÄĚ
Details on Shangri-La‚Äôs Experience It programme can be found at www.shangri-la.com.