Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller.

In this edition we celebrate those that ‘Make a Difference’… from the winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA) 2019 held
at WTM Africa in April, to the tourism industry’s commitment to greening and sustainability at Africa’s Tourism Indaba. With the ARTA 2019 finalists and winners being from a number of African countries, we get to ‘travel’ far and wide and experience their best practice examples of how to do responsible tourism well. Be inspired by their stories and encouraged to take responsibility for your impact on communities, conservation and the environment.

Join us as we go on a safari with a difference at Amakhosi Safari Lodge – we
go frogging and learn about the importance of frogs to biodiversity and to
the eco-system… and then to Samara Game Reserve where all things
great and small are celebrated, from the Big 5 to plants and other little critters – plus we have the incredible experience of walking in the bush to locate and then observe a cheetah and her cubs. We walk the streets of Nelson Mandela Bay’s city centre and are inspired by both the past and the present, learn about Zulu culture at Ghost Mountain Inn and enjoy a little pampering at Fordoun Hotel & Spa in the KZN Midlands.

But as I always say, the responsibility of being a responsible traveller lies
ultimately with the person travelling and the choices they make. It’s about
choosing to not waste water, to switch off when you leave the room, to
stay, shop, experience and eat local… thereby providing employment and
contributing to the local economy. By choosing to have conversations with
locals and experiencing the ‘real’ destination, you add value and return home with irreplaceable memories.

Enjoy the read… and be the difference

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