Awards

Green Star SA’s first 6 Star Rated Hotel – Hotel Verde in Cape Town

Green Star SA’s first 6 Star Rated Hotel – Hotel Verde in Cape Town

Hotel Verde was awarded the highest accolade of a 6 Star rating in the Green Star SA Existing Building Performance tool with 82 points, a first for a hotel in South Africa, by the GBCSA. The rating received is valid for a period of 3 years in order to ensure the building is continually operated […]

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Winners of the 2015 Dubai Green Tourism Awards

Filed in Awards, Environment, News by on June 10, 2015
Winners of the 2015 Dubai Green Tourism Awards

As part of the Dubai Green Tourism Awards, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) recently recognised 10 hotels and tourism businesses in the emirate for their environmental and sustainable practices. Launched in 2009, the biennial awards are held to recognise those companies within the tourism sector that have demonstrated good practices when it comes to reducing the company’s carbon footprint, in efforts […]

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Verde Hotels – Africa’s first sustainable hotel management group

Verde Hotels – Africa’s first sustainable hotel management group

Nobody can deny that climate change will affect the hospitality market place – with global warming, resource volatility, extreme weather events, water scarcity and biodiversity loss part of our new vocabulary, it is essential we take cognisance of this and bring about rapid interventions. Challenged, but seeing climate change as a significant opportunity, Verde Hotels […]

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Drakensburg Sun Resort receives South Africa’s first Heritage Diamond classification Award

Filed in Awards, Environment, News by on November 30, 2013
Drakensburg Sun Resort receives South Africa’s first Heritage Diamond classification Award

The proof is in the pudding, or in this case – the Diamond! Nestled in the Cathkin Peak area of the Central Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, Tsogo Sun’s stylish Drakensberg Sun Resort has consistently proven that through sustainable efforts a luxury resort can operate seamlessly, and contributes to the upliftment and sustainability of local communities and […]

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2013 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards Winners

Filed in Awards, Awareness by on October 29, 2013
2013 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards Winners

The seventh Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards revealed its six prestigious winners at Asia’s biggest business-to-business travel trade show, ITB Asia, on Friday 25th October in Singapore. From all corners of the region, this year’s winners represent leaders in sustainability, each showcasing how the tourism industry can be a force for good. These businesses are […]

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A Greener Festival Awards come to South Africa

Filed in Awards, News, Tourism Industry News by on October 2, 2013
A Greener Festival Awards come to South Africa

The Event Greening Forum has signed a collaborative deal with UK-based organisation A Greener Festival (AGF), to promote its AGF Awards to the South African music festival and outdoor events market. These awards were launched in 2006 and have now been successfully implemented in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia. Last year, Rocking the […]

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Jouberts win Outstanding Achievement Award

Jouberts win Outstanding Achievement Award

“Stop the Killing, Stop the Trade and Stop the Market,” said Dereck and Beverly Joubert, National Geographic Explorers–in–Residence, filmmakers and conservationists, in their powerful keynote speech at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, September 26th. Ironically the day that 81 elephants were poisoned by poachers with cyanide in Zimbabwe was the day that the Jouberts were recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Festival — past honorees include, […]

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Tsogo Sun wins big at Lilizela-Imvelo Awards

Filed in Awards, News, Tourism Industry News, Uncategorized by on October 2, 2013
Tsogo Sun wins big at Lilizela-Imvelo Awards

With 15 finalists, four first prizes, several second and third prizes and a Special Judges Recommendation, Tsogo Sun emerged as the forerunner in sustainable tourism at this year’s inaugural National Department of Tourism (NDT) and FEDHASA Lilizela-Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism. This inaugural  NDT Lilizela Awards, designed to inspire excellence in the tourism industry, include […]

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Makuleke Contractual Park wins Community Conservation Award

Filed in Awards, Community, Tourism Industry News by on July 24, 2013
Makuleke Contractual Park wins Community Conservation Award

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce that the Makuleke Contractual Park (MCP) has won the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Award for Community Conservation.  Title to the incredibly wild and biodiverse MCP (24 000-hectares in the extreme northern Kruger National Park) is held by the 15 000-strong Makuleke Community spread across three villages between Punda […]

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&Beyond wins 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award

Filed in Awards, Conservation, Tourism Industry News by on July 21, 2013
&Beyond wins 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award

09 APRIL 2013 – In recognition of its position as a leader in responsible tourism and conservation, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has been honoured with the Conservation Award at the prestigious 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. This category is awarded for a direct and tangible contribution to the preservation of nature, including the protection of […]

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