Heidi van der Watt

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve scoops the top spot in the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve - the luxury lodge tucked between mountains, forest and sea just outside Gansbaai - was announced as the Overall Winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2019. The announcement was made at a ceremony sponsored by Wesgro and held this afternoon at WTM Africa in Cape Town. Grootbos was selected to receive

2019-04-11T11:33:22+02:0010 Apr 2019|Awards, Latest News|

Responsible Tourism programme at WTM Africa 2019

The International Centre for Responsible Tourism and Better Tourism Africa invite WTM Africa 2019 visitors and exhibitors to attend the official WTM Responsible Tourism seminars, 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards and the 'Business Case for Responsible Tourism' Conference sessions. Come along to hear what tourism businesses in Africa are doing to create better places

2019-04-08T22:34:21+02:008 Apr 2019|Blog, Events, Latest News|

Finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

A luxury island in the Seychelles, a cultural experience among the Maasai in Kenya and a township experience in Namibia are among the organisations selected as finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa). Who will take the top spots? With five categories as well as

2018-09-12T14:29:13+02:009 Apr 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards longlist revealed

The competition for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round, with over 15 tourism organisations competing for top spots at the awards ceremony at WTM Africa in April. Sponsored by WESGRO and organised by Better Tourism Africa, the awards recognise African organisations that offer a shining example of how tourism

2018-09-12T14:47:50+02:008 Mar 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

ARTA18 due date extended

Organisations that are interested in entering the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA) but have not yet had a chance to complete their application now have an additional week. We will soon announce an exciting partnership that will help to extend the  African Responsible Tourism Awards Tourism entry footprint.  To allow the grapevine to do

2018-02-12T16:56:11+02:0012 Feb 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

Appel à candidatures pour Les Prix Africains du Tourisme Responsable 2018

La période de dépôt de candidatures pour la 4th édition de Les Prix Africains du tourisme responsable est désormais ouverte. La liste des lauréats sera dévoilée en february 2018, à l’occasion de la ARTA cérémonie de remise des prix qui se tiendra au WTM Africa en Afrique du Sud. La 4ème édition des Trophées Africains

2018-02-07T14:42:40+02:007 Feb 2018|Awards, Blog, Featured, Latest News|

#87litres winners to hit Cape Town

A couple of weeks ago, we ran a #87litres twitter competition with our friends at Responsible Cape Town @respCPT and Cape Town Pass @CapeTownPass.  To our delight, there were some pretty cool responses from all over South Africa.  @FTTourism, @DiBrown5 and @CCHotel grabbed the three top spots. Check out their tweets below. https://twitter.com/CCHotel/status/926753794318389248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstorify.com%2FrespCPT%2F87litres-in-the-day-of-a-tourist https://twitter.com/DiBrown5/status/926363324064894976 https://twitter.com/FTTourism/status/927123752655183872 On Wednesday

2017-12-05T08:30:13+02:005 Dec 2017|Blog, Latest News|

Meet Better Tourism Africa at WTM Africa 2017 #WTMA17

Better Tourism Africa tells and celebrates the stories of African tourism businesses that use tourism as a force for positive change, creating better places to live in and better places visit. Find us at stand W54 and discover our exhibition partners: WOW Zulu by Africa Ignite Ikhayalami (My Home) Hostel Experience Coffee Shack Backpackers Ilha Blue

2017-04-19T07:15:09+02:0019 Apr 2017|Events, Featured, Latest News|

Finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards revealed

A community-based camp located in remote Namibia, two backpackers and a mountain bike tour in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Area are among the organisations selected as finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa). But who will take the top spots? With seven categories as well

2017-04-09T23:30:30+02:009 Apr 2017|Awards, Blog, Latest News, WTM Africa|

Acclaimed travel blogger Dawn Jorgensen to host #ARTA17

Travel blogger Dawn Jorgensen, aka as The Incidental Tourist, will host the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards ceremony on 20 April, at WTM Africa 2017. A conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment, Dawn travels to learn more about the world that we live in. From gorilla trekking in Uganda,

2017-03-23T07:43:45+02:0023 Mar 2017|Latest News|