Tessa Buhrmann

I am the founder and editor of Responsible Traveller digital magazine... the 'go to' travel mag that looks at destinations and experiences from a responsible tourism perspective. So you've read the stories and are inspired... now what? That's why I developed Travel Journeys - www.traveljourneys.co.za, as the obvious choice for a global perspective on where to go and what to do... in the best 'sustainable' way. To enable travellers that want to 'make a difference' do so, 'one journey at a time'.

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Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 hailed as a ‘Resounding Success’

Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 hailed as a ‘Resounding Success’

Thursday 18 May: Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 has been deemed an outstanding success as the show saw high-quality buyers from across the world meeting high-quality exhibitors from across the African continent, showcasing a variety of tourism products and services. This resulted in more than 20 000 confirmed meetings being held over the three show days – […]

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South Africans reminded to “Do Tourism”

South Africans reminded to “Do Tourism”

16 May 2017 – South African Tourism has used INDABA as a platform to launch I Do Tourism (IDT) – an initiative that seeks to remind South Africans of the importance of the tourism industry and the role they can play as advocates for South Africa and for tourism. The purpose of the campaign, according to […]

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Rwanda announces increase in the price of Gorilla Permits

Rwanda announces increase in the price of Gorilla Permits

Kigali, RWANDA – 6 May 2017 – The Rwanda Development Board has announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family of gorillas was also introduced at US$ 15,000, and will receive […]

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Coffeebeans Routes joins Fair Trade Tourism portfolio

Filed in Certification, Fair Trade Tourism, News by on May 4, 2017
Coffeebeans Routes joins Fair Trade Tourism portfolio

Coffeebeans Routes, which offers a range of creative and cultural experiences in Cape Town and Johannesburg, is the latest tourism business to join the ranks of Fair Trade Tourism certified products, boosting the organisation’s foothold as Africa’s leading responsible tourism practitioner. Coffeebeans Routes joins nearly 200 tourism businesses across eight countries that have committed to […]

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Finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards

Filed in Awards, News by on April 10, 2017
Finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards

A community-based camp located in remote Namibia, two backpackers and a mountain bike tour in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Area are among the organisations selected as finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa). Who will take the top spots? With seven categories as well as […]

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Escape to Brahman Hills

Escape to Brahman Hills

The second thing I noticed was the sign ‘Recycling Garden’, the walls of rusted corrugated iron and weathered farm implements – the first was the almost life-size Brahman herd ‘grazing’ at the entrance gate. ‘So cool’, I thought to myself… followed by ‘can’t wait to explore’. This set the scene for what was to be […]

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Voluntourism – the issues…

Voluntourism – the issues…

The tourism industry, both locally and internationally, received the news of Paul Mediema’s unexpected passing with much sadness – this passionate man who stood for so much taken too soon. Written below are his thoughts and words… as an industry let us continue to ‘do’ tourism, and volunteering specifically, in a manner that he would […]

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Zululand Conservation Experience

Zululand Conservation Experience

This hands-on conservation volunteer programme covers two unique conservation areas located in the Zululand and Maputaland regions of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and the seaside village of Ponto Do Oura in Mozambique.  This region falls within one of the top 21 Hot Spots for biodiversity on Earth and this unique programme is designed so that participants […]

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International Marine Volunteers

International Marine Volunteers

“At International Marine Volunteers our mission is to inspire our volunteers to make a difference in the world around them by providing them with life-changing opportunities and experiences, and creating awareness that eco-tourism, conservation, community, research and education can all dovetail into a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship.” – Meredith Thornton, IMV Manager The legendary […]

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Pafuri Camp – an amazing story of positivity

Pafuri Camp – an amazing story of positivity

Pafuri Camp – It’s not every day you get to witness a creature’s first steps. The baby zebra is just a few minutes old when we come across it. Still half-covered in its amniotic sac and bewildered as its mother nervously fends off over-inquisitive buffalo.  Eventually she settles enough to remove the remainder of the […]

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