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Luxury Travel…

Filed in Awareness, Making a difference, Wildlife & Safari by on September 27, 2014
Luxury Travel…

To many, luxury travel and responsible travel are on opposite ends of the travel spectrum… Responsible Traveller posed some questions to four of the top luxury safari operators in Southern Africa to get their response. Can Luxury Travel be considered responsible travel?  Great Plains Conservation: Definitely… in fact luxury travel is possibly the only way […]

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Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Not only is Fordoun situated in the green pastures of a successful Nottingham Road dairy farm, it is also firmly committed to the environment through a number of ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES. CRANE FOUNDATION – A number of years ago Fordoun donated 150 hectares of natural veld and wetland adjoining the estate, to the KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Drakensberg Sun – an environmental success story

Filed in Environment, Environment by on January 30, 2014
Drakensberg Sun – an environmental success story

Being situated on the boundaries of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg  UNESCO World Heritage Site, it stands to reason the Drakensberg Sun Resort would be compelled to be environmentally conscious, and they have done an excellent job, being led not by legislation, but by complete passion. Spend an hour or two with General Manager, Darron Moore or any […]

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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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30-ish Ways to Go Green…

Filed in Awareness, Environment by on July 20, 2013
30-ish Ways to Go Green…

Great ‘greening’ tips for the Hospitality industry but can easily be adapted for your office and home to go green.   Behind the Scenes :  Draft an environmental policy & set of guidelines for your establishment Educate your staff and guests about “green” and why it’s important Promote your efforts on your website Measure your […]

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Is Certification Important to Travellers?

Filed in Awareness, Certification by on July 20, 2013
Is Certification Important to Travellers?

Most of us are influenced by the experiences of others when it comes to buying something – word of mouth often trounces advertising or product claims, and this is often the case in our choice of travel destination, entertainment or destinations. As does environmental certification. Would you travel to a destination about which you knew […]

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Wind energy at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Filed in Environment, Tourism Industry News by on July 19, 2013
Wind energy at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Thanks to local NGO Project 90 by 2030 the Two Oceans Aquarium is one of six renewable energy demonstration sites in South Africa. With funding from the German government the Aquarium installed solar panels and a wind turbine and this renewable energy is feeding power to the admin offices on the east side of the […]

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Burj Al Arab awarded Green Globe Certification

Filed in Certification, Environment, News by on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Burj Al Arab awarded Green Globe Certification

Burj Al Arab has proved that luxury can be green. Following a comprehensive sustainability audit, the hotel has now added the Green Globe Certification (GGC) to its long list of accolades.  “We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition that reinforces our commitment to sustainable practices”, said Heinrich Morio, General Manager at Burj Al Arab. […]

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The Quirimbas Archipelago – Dream the Responsible Dream

The Quirimbas Archipelago – Dream the Responsible Dream

GUEST POST – Amy Edmonds… Off Moçambique’s most northern stretch of coast lies a strand of emerald islands known as the Quirimbas Archipelago.  For centuries, the arresting quality of these islands has enslaved the imagination of many a traveller.  Ancient cartographers charted this string of idyllic coral islands as Ilhos do Cabo Delgado. Diogo do […]

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Phinda … a hand-up, not a hand-out

Phinda … a hand-up, not a hand-out

At first glance this could be any other private game reserve in Africa, with its incredible wildlife experiences, sumptuous cuisine and wonderfully luxurious suites, but pause a moment and you will discover an authentic African experience that has more than just your pleasure at heart. Taking the &Beyond philosophy of ‘care for the land; care […]

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