Heidi van der Watt

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Discover Conscious Cuisine in Cape Town (and a little further afield)

Baklava in Greece, injera in Ethiopia and bunny chows in Durban. There’s nothing like sampling a place’s food and drinks to create lasting memories of our travels. We go to restaurants, wineries and markets to find out what the locals love to eat, drink and celebrate with. And those of us who are among the

2018-01-24T08:39:12+00:0017 Jun 2016|Blog, Events, Featured, Latest News, WTM Africa|

Mara Naboisho takes the Gold at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

A conservancy that truly and remarkably brings together community and wildlife conservation to make better places to live in and great places to visit was announced Overall Winner this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 in Cape Town, sponsored by Wesgro. In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa, Mara Naboisho Conservancy

2018-01-24T08:39:11+00:008 Apr 2016|Awards, Blog, Featured, Latest News, WTM Africa|

Announcing the finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

A lodge set in the Ethiopian Highlands, two national tourism ministries, and a beach safety organisation that protects both sharks and people are among the organisations selected as finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016, sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa.  But who will take the top spot?

2018-01-24T08:38:37+00:002 Apr 2016|Awards, Blog, Featured, Latest News, WTM Africa|

Announcing the #ARTA16 Longlist

  African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM Africa reap bountiful harvest We are delighted to announce the official Longlist for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016!  The competition for the 2016 African Responsible Tourism Awards at Word Travel Market (WTM) Africa has started in earnest as the long list of organisations vying for the

2018-01-24T08:38:39+00:0012 Feb 2016|Awards, Featured, Latest News, WTM Africa|

Le Maroc célèbre le tourisme responsable

The Kingdom of Morocco has long been committed to responsible tourism. It is a foundation of the destination’s Vision 2020, and at the heart of its tourism development strategy. The commitment goes beyond strategy and policy.  A Charter for Sustainable Tourism,  various guidance documents for tourism businesses, and a “Responsible Traveller” information booklet are but some

2018-01-24T08:38:42+00:0017 Jan 2016|Awards, Blog, Destinations, North Africa|

Due date for entries for #ARTA16 extended to 22 January 2016

Following several requests from the tourism industry, the deadline for entries for the African Responsible Tourism Awards (#ARTA16) has been shifted on by one week. The inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards, held at in April 2015 during WTM Africa 2015, attracted 183 nominations from 16 African countries. Twelve tourism businesses from Africa were gold and silver winners in the 2015

2018-01-24T08:50:22+00:0011 Jan 2016|Awards, Latest News, Uncategorized, WTM Africa|

It's time to change the world

In September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 development Agenda titled ‘Transforming our world’.  This means leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development “#SDGs” could get these things done.

2015-12-12T15:24:16+00:0012 Dec 2015|Blog, Global Goals|