Environment

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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200 indigenous trees planted at Victoria Falls during UNWTO

Filed in Environment, News by on September 6, 2013
200 indigenous trees planted at Victoria Falls during UNWTO

Zambian Vice-President, Guy Scott led UNWTO delegates in planting 200 indigenous trees at the Victoria Falls World Heritage site at an official event hosted by treeplanting social enterprise organisation, Greenpop. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation 20th General Assembly is being co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe between 24th and 29th August 2013. Dr Scott was […]

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Drakensberg Sun Resorts Mushroom Farm Project

Filed in Environment by on July 30, 2013
Drakensberg Sun Resorts Mushroom Farm Project

The Drakensberg Sun Resort has started to grow Mushroom cultivars. This project is still in the trail period where they are experimenting with the cultivars and how best to position them and ascertain their required growing conditions. The purpose is to be able to supply their kitchen with the mushrooms and also to experiment with […]

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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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