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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 September 2018|Blog, Destinations, Latest News|

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 Management in Water or Waste

2018-07-29T21:10:47+00:0016 July 2018|Latest News|

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 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 five categories as well as

2018-09-12T14:29:13+00:009 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 a grown-up, her love of

2018-03-28T11:14:38+00:0028 March 2018|Awards, 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 March 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 March 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 February 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 February 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 December 2017|Blog, Latest News|