News

Deceased Great White Sharks…

Deceased Great White Sharks…

Deceased Great White Sharks and Orca (Killer Whale) Predation – A First In South Africa: Marine Dynamics/Dyer Island Conservation Trust Report May 2017 was an interesting yet trying time for the team of Marine Dynamics and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust.  The team was called out to retrieve not one but three white sharks – female […]

Continue Reading »

iSimangaliso developing to conserve through restitution and growth

Filed in Communities, Conservation, News, Uncategorized by on May 31, 2017
iSimangaliso developing to conserve through restitution and growth

In 2000, when the iSimangaliso Wetland Park was listed and proclaimed as South Africa’s first world heritage site, the region in which it is located was marked by a declining tourism economy. The proclamation of iSimangaliso consolidated 16 separate parcels of land, including a patchwork of earlier proclamations dating back to 1895. This marked the […]

Continue Reading »

Africa Responsible Tourism Awards Presented at WTM Africa 2017

Africa Responsible Tourism Awards Presented at WTM Africa 2017

In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa 2017, a hard-hitting documentary on the plight of lions in tourism and a small backpacker lodge with ample impact were announced Joint Overall Winners at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 in Cape Town. Blood Lions and Coffee Shack took the coveted position of Overall Winner from a selection of […]

Continue Reading »

Shamwari Game Reserve Beach Clean Up

Filed in Beaches, News, Tourism Industry News by on May 31, 2017
Shamwari Game Reserve Beach Clean Up

May 2017 – As part of the many celebratory initiatives Shamwari Game Reserve is creating for its 25th Anniversary, 29 May 2017, saw the Shamwari Game Reserve team, staff, management and students from the Shamwari Conservation Experience, come together to do a beach clean-up at Humewood Beach in Port Elizabeth. It was Shamwari’s way of […]

Continue Reading »

Black Rhino returned to the wilds of Rwanda

Filed in Community & Conservation News, News by on May 31, 2017
Black Rhino returned to the wilds of Rwanda

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global. On behalf of African Parks, a conservation non-profit organisation that manages national parks and protected areas on behalf of governments across the continent, Intradco chartered two Etihad Boeing 777 freighters to transport […]

Continue Reading »

Fair Trade Tourism welcome’s Hotel Verde

Filed in Certification, Fair Trade Tourism, News by on May 31, 2017
Fair Trade Tourism welcome’s Hotel Verde

Hotel Verde, situated at the Cape Town International Airport has just been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa, in Cape Town, South Africa. The certification is a prestigious accolade for both Hotel Verde and tourism in South Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market. Hailed as […]

Continue Reading »

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 – […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »