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hereAfrica 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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hereShamwari Game Reserve Beach Clean Up

Filed in Beaches, News, Tourism Industry News by on May 31, 2017
Shamwari Game Reserve Beach Clean Up

May 2017 – As part of the many celebratory initiatives Shamwari Game Reserve is creating for its 25th Anniversary, 29 May 2017, saw the Shamwari Game Reserve team, staff, management and students from the Shamwari Conservation Experience, come together to do a beach clean-up at Humewood Beach in Port Elizabeth. It was Shamwari’s way of […]

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hereBlack Rhino returned to the wilds of Rwanda

Filed in Community & Conservation News, News by on May 31, 2017
Black Rhino returned to the wilds of Rwanda

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global. On behalf of African Parks, a conservation non-profit organisation that manages national parks and protected areas on behalf of governments across the continent, Intradco chartered two Etihad Boeing 777 freighters to transport […]

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hereFair 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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hereAfrica’s Travel INDABA 2017 hailed as a ‘Resounding Success’

Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 hailed as a ‘Resounding Success’

Thursday 18 May: Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 has been deemed an outstanding success as the show saw high-quality buyers from across the world meeting high-quality exhibitors from across the African continent, showcasing a variety of tourism products and services. This resulted in more than 20 000 confirmed meetings being held over the three show days – […]

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hereSouth Africans reminded to “Do Tourism”

South Africans reminded to “Do Tourism”

16 May 2017 – South African Tourism has used INDABA as a platform to launch I Do Tourism (IDT) – an initiative that seeks to remind South Africans of the importance of the tourism industry and the role they can play as advocates for South Africa and for tourism. The purpose of the campaign, according to […]

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hereRwanda announces increase in the price of Gorilla Permits

Rwanda announces increase in the price of Gorilla Permits

Kigali, RWANDA – 6 May 2017 – The Rwanda Development Board has announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family of gorillas was also introduced at US$ 15,000, and will receive […]

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hereCoffeebeans 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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here2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

Filed in Awards, News by on April 10, 2017
2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

A community-based camp located in remote Namibia, two backpackers and a mountain bike tour in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Area are among the organisations selected as finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa). Who will take the top spots? With seven categories as well as […]

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here2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards longlist revealed

Filed in Awards, News, Tourism Industry News by on March 1, 2017
2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards longlist revealed

The Longlist for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards demonstrates the power of responsible tourism in Africa. The competition for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round, with over 30 tourism organisations competing for top spots at the awards ceremony at WTM Africa in April. Sponsored by WESGRO and organised by […]

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