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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Chitabe receives Ecotourism Certification

Filed in Certification, Tourism Industry News by on August 29, 2013
Chitabe receives Ecotourism Certification

Wilderness Safaris is extremely proud to announce that Chitabe Camp and Chitabe Lediba have received the highest grade of ecotourism certification from the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), effective 1 August 2013. “As pioneers in sustainable ecotourism, we are delighted to add Chitabe to the list of our other camps that have already received eco-certification since inception […]

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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. Would you travel to a destination about which you knew nothing but what was […]

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Exciting changes for Fair Trade Tourism

Exciting changes for Fair Trade Tourism

May 2013 saw Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) change its name to Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) in order to signal the intention of becoming a regional responsible tourism certification programme. At the same time, the new FTT brand and website was launched. The new FTT business plan was developed as a result of […]

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Heritage launches an updated version of their Greenline Responsible Tourism Programme

Heritage launches an updated version of their Greenline Responsible Tourism Programme

In a world where the terms ‘green’, ‘responsible’ and ‘eco’ have come to mean just about anything, GreenLine offers travellers and tourism products a service that means what it says. It is a professional tourism-based responsible business certification initiative designed to recognise and promote tourism businesses that meet internationally-accepted standards of responsibility. From care for 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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