Tourism Industry News

#ATF2016… ‘One Community for Sustainability’

#ATF2016… ‘One Community for Sustainability’

The 35th instalment of the ASEAN Travel Forum (ATF) returns to the Philippines in January this year with the theme for #ATF2016 being ‘One Community for Sustainability’. Host city Manila – the country’s capital of fun and gateway to the rest of the Philippines –will play host to some 1,600 international delegates including ministerial officials, […]

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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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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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Responsible Traveller posed a couple of questions to the organisers of WTM Africa prior to the event…

Responsible Traveller posed a couple of questions to the  organisers of WTM Africa prior to the event…

Carol Weaving – Managing Director Thebe Reed Exhibitions (Africa Travel Week) answers our questions…     WTM is a household name in the travel industry, and following the success of WTM Latin America it figures that Reed Exhibitions would look to grow the WTM brand further.  What made Africa the next choice and why Cape Town? Following […]

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WTM Africa puts Responsible Tourism in the spotlight

WTM Africa puts Responsible Tourism in the spotlight

World Travel Market Africa will bring wider issues of responsible tourism to the forefront during its leading event programme at the inaugural show. World Travel Market (WTM) Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 May, is launching its very own WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Programme […]

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Children in the Wilderness benefit from Amazing Thailand Golf Day

Filed in Making a difference, News, Tourism Industry News by on January 15, 2014
Children in the Wilderness benefit from Amazing Thailand Golf Day

A conservation and youth programme, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), was the main beneficiary of the first Amazing Thailand Golf Day held at the Zwartkop Country Club in mid-December 2013. An amount of R6 500.00 was raised through the raffle of a grand prize which was an eight-day trip for two to Thailand. Among the 120 […]

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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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Africa Travel Week demand from Exhibitors supports WTO’s prediction that Inbound To Africa will triple by 2030

Africa Travel Week demand from Exhibitors supports WTO’s prediction that Inbound To Africa will triple by 2030

In support of the recent announcement that the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) expects inbound tourism to Africa to triple by 2030, Africa Travel Week, designed to deliver the first event on the continent to combine leisure, luxury travel and meetings industries has been given strong support from regional exhibitors, who wish to participate in the […]

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