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Comment on the responsible tourism grading criteria

Revised Tourism Grading criteria have been published in the Government Gazette and is open for comment. The criteria now also includes responsible tourism criteria, which you can read here. The deadline for submitting comments is soon - 25 June 2018. You can submit your comments to: Mmaditonki Setwaba at

2018-06-20T11:45:01+02:0020 Jun 2018|Blog|

African Responsible Tourism Awards adds a category for best responsible attraction for 2019 awards

The African Responsible Tourism Awards has included a category for the Best Responsible Attraction in their 2019 awards. The category will be awarded to a tourism attraction setting an inspirational and influential example for responsible tourism. It is looking to award an inspirational attraction which is successfully addressing community, cultural or environmental issues in the place

2018-06-06T11:55:23+02:006 Jun 2018|Awards, Blog|

Wilderness Safaris triumphs in the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards

Wilderness Safaris, operator of safari camps, lodges and experiences in seven Africa countries, was announced Overall Winner this afternoon at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards in Cape Town, sponsored by Wesgro. Wilderness Safaris took the coveted position of Overall Winner from a selection of finalists gathered from around Africa at a special ceremony at World Travel

2019-03-14T05:34:37+02:0018 Apr 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

Travel blogger Meruschka Govender to host #ARTA18

African travel activist, experience seeker and tourism thinker, Meruschka Govender, popularly known as MzansiGirl, will host the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards ceremony on 18 April, as part of WTM Africa 2018. Bit by the travel bug as a kid, Merushcka @MzansiGirl discovered South Africa through countless road trips with her family.  As a grown-up, her love of

2018-03-28T11:14:38+02:0028 Mar 2018|Awards, Latest News|

RETOSA joins the search for responsible tourism champions in Africa

RETOSA and Better Tourism Africa team up to promote sustainable tourism in SADC The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) has partnered with the African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA) to encourage more entries to the awards from the Southern African Development Community (SADC). RETOSA is the SADC body responsible for the destination marketing of

2018-03-06T10:35:51+02:006 Mar 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

Enter the #87litres Twitter competition

Enter our #87litres in the day of a tourist competition and win a fun-filled day visiting Cape Town attractions using the Cape Town Pass. Entering the competition is easy Tweet an example of how a tourism business in South Africa is saving water or encouraging water saving. Use the hashtag #87litres to make sure we see

2018-01-24T08:38:57+02:001 Nov 2017|Blog, Featured, Latest News|

MTN Bushfire goes from strength to strength

MTN Bushfire 2017 announced its theme of environmental sustainability through its call to action #GREENYOURFIRE, a spin-off from the festival’s long-established commitment to igniting social change through personal action, promoted as #BRINGYOURFIRE. As the winner of the 2017 Gold Star for Best Responsible Event at the Responsible Tourism Awards, (part of the World Responsible Tourism Awards),

2017-08-28T10:01:21+02:0028 Aug 2017|Awards, Blog|

Blood Lions and Coffee Shack Backpackers win the top spots at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017

A hard-hitting documentary on the plight of lions in tourism and a small backpacker lodge with ample impact were announced Joint Overall Winners this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 in Cape Town, sponsored by Wesgro. In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa 2017, Blood Lions and Coffee Shack took the coveted position of Overall Winner

2019-03-14T05:41:21+02:0020 Apr 2017|Awards, Blog, Latest News|