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African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Filed in Awards, News by on January 29, 2016
African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Responsible Traveller magazine is proud to once again be a media partner for the African Responsible Tourism Awards #ARTA2016 In 2015 we shared the great successes of finalists and profiled event sponsors with full page adverts in our pre-awards special WTM Africa mag and featured the winners, as well as great articles on some 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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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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Taste of Durban – an alfresco gourmet food celebration

Filed in Food & Wine, Social Events by on July 30, 2013
Taste of Durban – an alfresco gourmet food celebration

Launched in 2004, at The Taste of London, Taste Festivals are a global phenomenon of unique events, at which the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather to present their signature dishes to visitors – an unforgettable experience of ‘foodie heaven’.  The key difference between Taste and other food festivals, is that the experience, […]

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Makuleke Contractual Park wins Community Conservation Award

Filed in Awards, Community, Tourism Industry News by on July 24, 2013
Makuleke Contractual Park wins Community Conservation Award

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce that the Makuleke Contractual Park (MCP) has won the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Award for Community Conservation.  Title to the incredibly wild and biodiverse MCP (24 000-hectares in the extreme northern Kruger National Park) is held by the 15 000-strong Makuleke Community spread across three villages between Punda […]

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SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership builds on growing eco-tourism trend

Filed in Community, Conservation, Environment by on July 21, 2013
SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership builds on growing eco-tourism trend

Eco-tourism – often defined as low-impact, ecologically and culturally sensitive travel that benefits local communities and host countries – is considered the fastest growing market in the tourism industry. According to the World Tourism Organisation, a specialised United Nations agency, this branch of tourism is growing annually at a rate of 5% and represents 6% […]

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For the love of our Rhino

For the love of our Rhino

In the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino to another country, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond safely translocated six white rhino from &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta in March 2013. Facilitated in partnership with RHINO FORCE, this conservation coup has been generously funded by lead sponsor, Motorite Administrators. […]

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R4,6 million from Rhino Force to save Rhinos

R4,6 million from Rhino Force to save Rhinos

RHINO FORCE’s red, black and white beaded bracelet remains SA’s best-selling rhino accessory, maintaining unprecedented success in raising awareness and funds for rhino conservation. In total RHINO FORCE paid R3 050 597.59 to Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) from sales of RHINO FORCE bracelets. This multi-million rand donation, acknowledged in thanks by the EWT, supports the NGO’s […]

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Extensive rhino horn toxification to counter poaching upsurge

Extensive rhino horn toxification to counter poaching upsurge

Toxic infusions are the latest weapon to counter the thriving industry of rhino poaching in the big game areas adjoining South Africa’s Kruger Park. Consumers of the powdered horn in Asia risk becoming seriously ill from ingesting a so-called “medicinal product” which is now contaminated with a non-lethal chemical package. The 49,500 hectare Sabi Sand […]

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&Beyond wins 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award

Filed in Awards, Conservation, Tourism Industry News by on July 21, 2013
&Beyond wins 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award

09 APRIL 2013 – In recognition of its position as a leader in responsible tourism and conservation, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has been honoured with the Conservation Award at the prestigious 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. This category is awarded for a direct and tangible contribution to the preservation of nature, including the protection of […]

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