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|

ARTA18 due date extended

Organisations that are interested in entering the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA) but have not yet had a chance to complete their application now have an additional week. We will soon announce an exciting partnership that will help to extend the  African Responsible Tourism Awards Tourism entry footprint.  To allow the grapevine to do

2018-02-12T16:56:11+00:0012 Feb 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

Appel à candidatures pour Les Prix Africains du Tourisme Responsable 2018

La période de dépôt de candidatures pour la 4th édition de Les Prix Africains du tourisme responsable est désormais ouverte. La liste des lauréats sera dévoilée en february 2018, à l’occasion de la ARTA cérémonie de remise des prix qui se tiendra au WTM Africa en Afrique du Sud. La 4ème édition des Trophées Africains

2018-02-07T14:42:40+00:007 Feb 2018|Awards, Blog, Featured, Latest News|

#87litres winners to hit Cape Town

A couple of weeks ago, we ran a #87litres twitter competition with our friends at Responsible Cape Town @respCPT and Cape Town Pass @CapeTownPass.  To our delight, there were some pretty cool responses from all over South Africa.  @FTTourism, @DiBrown5 and @CCHotel grabbed the three top spots. Check out their tweets below. On Wednesday

2017-12-05T08:30:13+00:005 Dec 2017|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+00:001 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+00:0028 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

2017-04-20T23:32:14+00:0020 Apr 2017|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

Tembisa hostel experience showcased at WTM Africa 2017

Gauteng is the product of a 19th and 20th century ‘migrant labour’ system. The mineral revolution required cheap, controlled labour for the white-owned farms, mines and later factories. Male migrants were not allowed to live permanently in ‘white’ areas and so hostels played an important role in this system. Many hundreds of thousands of African

2017-04-19T11:32:03+00:0019 Apr 2017|Blog, Latest News|