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2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards longlist revealed

The 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards (#ARTA19) has moved into the second round in which 36 tourism organisations will compete for the top spots. Since 2015 the awards have recognised African organisations that offer a shining example of how tourism can benefit local people, the environment and destinations. The winners will be announced at

2019-03-07T08:49:09+02:006 Mar 2019|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

From the Cradle of Humankind to the Cradle of Human Culture

An exciting new route in the Western Cape along will provide a fascinating journey back to some of the very earliest human behaviours. Visitors and locals can now explore early culture and how it evolved into the modern day along the Western Cape Cradle of Human Culture route. Three archaeological sites in the Western Cape -

2019-02-26T17:46:20+02:0026 Feb 2019|Blog|

Shark Spotters launches new automatic shark detection project

African Responsible Tourism Awards winner, Shark Spotters, is working on a project to scale up their shark safety service using automatic shark spotting technology. Fixed cameras will be used to detect sharks and support the "spotting" done by observers.

2019-02-15T10:20:03+02:0015 Feb 2019|Awards, Blog|

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+02:0023 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+02:0026 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

2019-03-14T05:29:22+02:0026 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+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|