Opening date for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

Nominations and applications for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards are scheduled to open in September 2018. There’s a range of categories, so most tourism organisations doing good work in responsible tourism can find a category that matches their strengths. The categories for the 2019 awards are: Best for Resource

16 July 2018|Latest News|

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 msetwaba@tourism.gov.za

20 June 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

6 June 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

18 April 2018|Awards, Blog, 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

9 April 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

28 March 2018|Awards, Latest News|