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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve scoops the top spot in the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve - the luxury lodge tucked between mountains, forest and sea just outside Gansbaai - was announced as the Overall Winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2019. The announcement was made at a ceremony sponsored by Wesgro and held this afternoon at WTM Africa in Cape Town. Grootbos was selected to receive

2019-04-11T11:33:22+02:0010 Apr 2019|Awards, Latest News|

Responsible Tourism programme at WTM Africa 2019

The International Centre for Responsible Tourism and Better Tourism Africa invite WTM Africa 2019 visitors and exhibitors to attend the official WTM Responsible Tourism seminars, 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards and the 'Business Case for Responsible Tourism' Conference sessions. Come along to hear what tourism businesses in Africa are doing to create better places

2019-04-08T22:34:21+02:008 Apr 2019|Blog, Events, Latest News|

Finalists for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

A sports event attracting 20 000 participants, an operator specializing in treks up Kilimanjaro and a safari beach lodge are only some of the inspirational organisations selected as finalists for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa). With the quality of entries high and competition tough,

2019-04-02T16:47:20+02:001 Apr 2019|Awards, Latest News|

Wesgro and Martelize Brink to tag team at 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

With less than one month to go until the ceremony for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards (#ARTA19), the award has two exciting announcements. Wesgro - Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency - have for the fifth consecutive year signed on as the main sponsor of the awards.

2019-04-11T11:34:58+02:0020 Mar 2019|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

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

2019-03-31T20:08:51+02:006 Mar 2019|Awards, Blog, Latest News|

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|

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|

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+02:0016 Jul 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

2019-03-14T05:34:37+02:0018 Apr 2018|Awards, Blog, Latest News|