Heidi van der Watt

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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+02:0011 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+02:0012 Dec 2015|Blog, Global Goals|

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.

2018-01-24T08:38:34+02:0012 Dec 2015|Blog, Global Goals|

WESGRO continues support for Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM® Africa

For the second year running, Wesgro – the tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for the Western Cape – is the main sponsor for the 2016 African Responsible Tourism Awards.   Winners of the 2016 African Responsible Tourism Awards, a part of the World Responsible Tourism Awards, will be announced in Cape Town at the CTICC during

2018-01-24T08:38:32+02:003 Dec 2015|Awards, Events, Featured, Latest News, WTM Africa|

Call for category sponsors for ARTA 216

Category sponsorships for the 2016 African Responsible Tourism Awards, part of the World Responsible Tourism Awards, and organised by Better Tourism Africa, are now available. For the second year running, Wesgro is the headline sponsor. For all enquiries regarding category sponsorship of the Awards, contact Heidi van der Watt on heidi.vdwatt@mweb.co.za. The categories for 2016 are: Best

2018-01-24T08:51:05+02:002 Nov 2015|Uncategorized|

Judging the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

The finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 were announced on the 13th of April in Cape Town - ahead of the start of the 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations. But what were the judges looking for? The ambition of the Awards is to surprise and inspire the tourism industry and

2018-01-24T08:38:19+02:0016 Apr 2015|Awards, Blog, Events|

Announcing the finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

A tented camp set on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, an eco-lodge in the Gambia, and a whole cluster of businesses in South Africa dedicated to responsible tourism are among the organisations selected as finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015, sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa.  But who will take the top

2018-01-24T08:38:19+02:0013 Apr 2015|Awards, Blog, Latest News, RT Leaders, WTM Africa|