Tag: environment

Attitude Hotels Mauritius

Attitude Hotels Mauritius

I’ve been invited to Mauritius for a conference on digitalisation and sustainability in tourism and the itinerary says I’m staying at an Attitude Hotel… Mmmm, I think, what is Attitude? Thanks to google I find that the Collins English Dictionary says ‘Your attitude to something is the way that you think and feel about it, especially when this shows in the way you behave.’ The […]

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Winchester Mansions Energy savings in Cape Town

Winchester Mansions Energy savings  in Cape Town

Another Cape Town hotel that’s moving towards being sustainable is the Cape Dutch styled WINCHESTER MANSIONS. This iconic sea front hotel is not a new build, so the challenges of embracing the new technologies of sustainability were always going to be a challenge. The recent addition of a solar PV system on the hotel roof has already seen a reduction in carbon […]

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Dining in the Arabian Desert

Dining in the Arabian Desert

No visit to Dubai would be complete without spending some time in the Arabian Desert. We had the privilege of experiencing the desert with Platinum Heritage, a safari company committed to responsible tourism and operating with an ethos of conservation, environmental awareness and community upliftment.  This desert safari was unlike most others… no convoys 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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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company committed to environmental and social responsibility

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company committed to environmental and social responsibility

  As a responsible tourism destination, the Table Mountain Cableway focuses on the three pillars of responsible tourism – environmental, social and economic responsibility.  Environmental Responsibility: In order to protect the unique environment within which it operates, the Cableway adheres to the following environmental policy 1. As custodians of a high-use area of Table Mountain, they […]

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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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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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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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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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