GeePee RT Challenge

Taking a deeper look at energy usage in a tourism business

Each business participating in the GeePee Responsible Tourism Challenge has its own energy usage patterns depending on how many people it can accommodate, its occupancy rate (how many beds are filled), the appliances they use and how efficient they are. The team visited each business to find out what sources of energy the business used,

2018-01-24T08:38:56+00:0024 Jun 2016|All GeePee hosts, Blog, GeePee RT Challenge|

Making sense of tourism business utility bills

Utilities are the regular services delivered to a property from the municipality, Eskom or a property manager. Most domestic and commercial properties receive a monthly utility bill that includes property rates, waste removal, electricity, water and sanitation. The properties of several GeePee Responsible Tourism Challenge businesses are classified ‘domestic’, even though there are businesses operating

2018-01-24T08:38:58+00:006 Jun 2016|Blog, GeePee RT Challenge, Latest News|

Waste pickers make the job of recycling easier

For most of us, rubbish has been something that is out-of-sight, out-of-mind. We rarely think of what happens after rubbish is collected from outside our homes or businesses. We pay the local council to take our waste away, and once they do, the waste becomes their responsibility and not ours. Most households are allocated one

Hotels & responsible tourism – so many challenges, so many opportunities

Soweto Hotel stands apart from the other businesses participating in the Gauteng Responsible Tourism Challenge. Most of the other participating businesses are B&B’s or guesthouses and are much smaller than Soweto Hotel. The closest in size is Orchards Executive accommodation that has 21 rooms compared to Soweto Hotel’s 48.

Hotels & responsible tourism – so many challenges, so many opportunities

Soweto Hotel stands apart from the other businesses participating in the Gauteng Responsible Tourism Challenge. Most of the other participating businesses are B&B’s or guesthouses and are much smaller than Soweto Hotel. The closest in size is Orchards Executive accommodation that has 21 rooms compared to Soweto Hotel’s 48.

Hello indigenous, goodbye invasive!

Results of the first visit to Hibon Lodge Hibon Lodge is one of the biodiversity leaders in the GeePee #RTChallenge. It's located in a rural area and has pretty, landscaped grounds meaning that weddings are often held outdoors. We like that Hibon uses indigenous plants in its landscaping and even though they know that the blue gum trees on

2018-01-24T08:38:32+00:0027 Nov 2015|Blog, GeePee RT Challenge, Hibon Lodge|