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The 2019 Responsible Tourism Awards Africa open and accepting nominations from the public

The 2019 Responsible Tourism Awards Africa open and accepting nominations from the public The 2019 Responsible Tourism Awards Africa opens on 23 October 2018.  The awards are part of the World Responsible Tourism Awards family, the leading global awards recognising achievement and innovation in responsible tourism. Winners of the African awards are announced

2018-12-11T12:48:39+00:0023 Oct 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

The Best for Global Goals Reporting category in the African Responsible Tourism Awards

The Best for Global Goals Reporting category in the African Responsible Tourism Awards Since 2018, the African Responsible Tourism Awards has introduced the category for Best for Global Goals Reporting as a standard feature. Instead of being a separate category, entrants into all other categories are automatically entered this category. The category is awarded to

2018-09-26T13:36:25+00:0026 Sep 2018|Awards, Blog|

Cape Whale Coast sets the bar high for responsible tourism destinations

On a drive to Hermanus to interview Frieda Lloyd, Manager of Cape Whale Coast Tourism, I pondered on what makes a tourism destination a responsible tourism destination. Is a responsible tourism destination one in which the local government has created an environment to support responsible tourism and responsible travel? Or is a responsible tourism

2018-09-26T08:48:45+00:0026 Sep 2018|Blog, Destinations, 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

2018-06-20T11:45:01+00:0020 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+00:006 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

2018-09-12T14:23:45+00:0018 Apr 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 five categories as well as

2018-09-12T14:29:13+00:009 Apr 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards longlist revealed

The competition for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round, with over 15 tourism organisations competing for top spots at the awards ceremony at WTM Africa in April. Sponsored by WESGRO and organised by Better Tourism Africa, the awards recognise African organisations that offer a shining example of how tourism

2018-09-12T14:47:50+00:008 Mar 2018|Awards, Blog, 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+00:006 Mar 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|