Heidi van der Watt

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Call for entries: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017

The search for the bright spots in responsible tourism on the African continent is on!  Now in its third year, the #ARTA17 ceremony will again be hosted as part of WTM Africa in Cape Town on 20 April 2017. Previous years have uncovered many remarkable tourism businesses and organisations that plough back into their communities,

2018-01-24T08:38:45+02:0016 Nov 2016|Awards, Blog, Latest News, WTM Africa|

Taking a deeper look at energy usage in a tourism business

Each business participating in the GeePee Responsible Tourism Challenge has its own energy usage patterns depending on how many people it can accommodate, its occupancy rate (how many beds are filled), the appliances they use and how efficient they are. The team visited each business to find out what sources of energy the business used,

2018-01-24T08:38:56+02:0024 Jun 2016|All GeePee hosts, Blog, GeePee RT Challenge|

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+02:0017 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+02:008 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+02:002 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+02:0012 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+02:0017 Jan 2016|Awards, Blog, Destinations, North Africa|