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Sustainable Tourism at WTM Africa

Aerial view of Cape Town and Table Mountain

Cape Town. 18 February 2020 – WTM Africa 2020 is tackling sustainable tourism at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry. Update: 13 ...

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World’s Longest Walkathon to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Africa

World globe with walkathon logo icon

CAPE TOWN, 01 January 2020 – Walk4Africa, a continent-wide public participation multi-stage coastal beach walking event, aims to become the largest and longest walkathon in the world when it launches on 27 September 2020 at the V&A Waterfront in Cape ...

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SAASA Wins Skål Sustainable Tourism Award

Maria Teresa Diaz, Lara Mostert, Lavonne Wittman, and Andrew Rogers.

South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Monkeyland in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay and sister sanctuary MonkeylandKZN in Ballito is the winner of the Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions.  In April this ...

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Stormsriver Adventures Wins Sustainable Tourism Awards

MOMBASA, Kenya, 18 October 2018 – Stormsriver Adventures has been awarded two Sustainable Tourism accolades presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 79th Skål World Congress in Mombasa today. The awards were attained in the 2018 Skål International ‘Tour Operators and Travel ...

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Cape Town: A Sustainable Tourism Destination

CAPE TOWN, 17 July 2018 –  Despite the heavy rains and Western Cape dams filling up considerably, the risk of a continued drought over the next few years still remains a reality. Due to the significant knock that the local hospitality ...

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Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label Joins #IY2017 Initiative

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has partnered with TourismTattler.com in supporting Africa’s contribution to the aims and aspirations of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),  and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism ...

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Tour Operators’ Charter for Sustainable Tourism

The important role that Tour Operators play in lowering the impact of mass tourism on local communities, economies and natural attractions is underestimated, and, indeed, under recognised. By Greg McManus. Most often it is left to the product owners themselves ...

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Supporting Sustainable Tourism Projects in Rwanda

Rwanda should be congratulated for increasing the price of its gorilla permits. Considering what the funds are used for, it’s a small price to pay in support of the country’s sustainable tourism projects. By Des Langkilde. Rwanda is well-known for ...

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Hotel Bookings: Sustainable Tourism Appetite

The number of travellers staying in an eco-friendly or ‘green’ accommodation at least once could double in this year with 65% of global travellers expressing this intention versus 34% who stayed in one or more in 2016. By Linda Hohnhola. ...

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Advancing Sustainable Tourism in Africa

As an international influence for travel in the content of Africa, TourismTattler.com has joined global media in promoting the aims and aspirations of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. Through a series of editorial features published throughout ...

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Eco-Friendly Sustainable Tourism Icons

Launching Africa’s sustainable tourism gems this month with a selection of eco-friendly hotels and lodges, Tourism Tattler has partnered with Eco Atlas – an award winning eco-travel choice website. Where an eco-friendly property is featured in Tourism Tattler, we’ve shown ...

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Sustainable Tourism Marketing: Interview with Lalibela

With 2017 being the UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, I wanted to find out how a Big-5 safari attraction implements sustainable tourism practices and markets these attributes to guests and suppliers. By Des Langkilde. According to UNWTO, ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Joins Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label

The Seychelles’ Ministry of Tourism and Culture will be signing an agreement with the Fair Trade Tourism soon so that it can sell all Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certified hotels as sustainable products of Africa. This was announced during a ...

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Sustainable Tourism Awareness Workshop

City: Pretoria Date: Thursday 26 June 2014 Time: 9h30—13h00 Venue: The Capital Hotel School and Training Academy, 919 Stanza Bopape Street (between Hill – and Orient Street), Arcadia. Cost : R250 pp includes lunch & goody bag RSVP to Sandy ...

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International Thought Leader in Sustainable Tourism joins the STPP

Heidi van der Watt, one of Tourism South Africa’s most respected and knowledgeable responsible tourism specialists, has been appointed to the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme’s board of directors. Heidi’s appointment is perfectly timed as the STPP is gearing up for ...

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Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference

The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 24 to 27 September, aims to explore how tourism can help to alleviate poverty and achieve sustainable development. The seventh annual ESTC, organised by The International Ecotourism ...

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STPP takes Sustainable Tourism on the road

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) convened a series of road shows to Potchefstroom, Beaufort West, Knysna, Graaff-Reinet and Colesberg during March to present to small businesses, and in particular, small accommodation establishments, writes Mientjie Steyn. The aim of the ...

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Sustainable Tourism at The Green Expo

Following the success of the first Green Expo, held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) in November 2011, the 2013 Green Expo will be held at two locations on different dates; from 1-3 November at the Sandton Convention ...

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Sustainable Tourism Hits the Road

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) road show addressing small businesses, and in particular, small accommodation establishments, kicked off in Potchefstroom last week. The next stage of the road show will visit Beaufort West, Knysna, Graaff-Reinet and Colesberg from 25 ...

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Seychelles launches Sustainable Tourism Label logo

The Seychelles launched its Sustainable Tourism Label programme and logo during a ceremony organised as part of the islands’ celebration of the United Nations World Tourism Day on 27 September 2011, writes Des Langkilde. The ‘Sustainable Tourism Label’ is an ...

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Voluntourism: Keeping it Sustainable

In the last few decades volunteer tourism has become a phenomenon; up to 10 million participating and generating up to £1.3 billion revenues in a year. By Nancy Gard McGehee. Some motivated by altruism, some for more selfish reasons but ...

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Entries Open For Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Cape Town, 17 June 2020 – Entries are now open for the Wine & Food Tourism Awards, a prestigious accolade established to inspire and promote local wine, food and hospitality in a variety of categories. Entries can be submitted until ...

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Tourism Film Festival Launches Africa Award Winners Showreel

2020 ITFFA Awards video

Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 May 2020 – The International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) has released the winning entries for the 2020 ITFFA Awards. The showreel will be officially launched this evening at 19h00 CAT via the ITFFA YouTube channel ...

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Understanding Environmental Tourism – Part 1

tropical island with environment wording

This series on Environmental Tourism is published in three parts. Part 1 deals with the main impact areas of Environmental Tourism. Environmental Tourism, – also referred to as Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Tourism – are terms rooted in the ...

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Understanding Environmental Tourism – Part 2

a golf course with environment wording

Part 1 in this series covers environmental impacts. Part 2 deals with the environmental impacts of tourism from a global perspective. Environmental Impacts of Tourism – Global Level Loss of Biological Diversity Biological diversity is the term given to the variety of life ...

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Understanding Environmental Tourism – Part 3

picture of a butterfly with environment wording

Part 1 in this series covered environmental impacts, while Part 2 dealt with the environmental impacts of tourism from a global perspective. Part 3, deals with the environmental conservation aspect of tourism. Tourism and Environmental Conservation The tourism industry can contribute to ...

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How To Tap Into The Ecotourism Niche Market

Vallee de Mai nature reserve in Seychelles

For tourism organisations wanting to tap into the growing ecotourism niche tourism market, the International Ecotourism Society provides the answers. By Desmond Langkilde. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. Founded in 1990, ...

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WWF-SA Backs New Sustainability Award In Wine And Food Tourism

Delaire Graff Estate breakfast on the deck

Cape Town, 10 March 2020 – For tourism in South Africa to raise its contribution to GDP, expand economic opportunity and accelerate inclusive growth, it has to tackle the issue of sustainability head-on, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual ...

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How to Tread Lightly in Ecotourism

footprint on boardwalk

As a travel writer, I’ve visited many sustainable tourism destinations and eco-friendly hotels across the world. They’re doing their bit but how can you, as an eco-conscious traveller, play your part? By Holly Tuppen. Here are a few simple tips ...

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ATB to Boost Beach Tourism in Tanzania

Tanzania tourism stakeholders

Dar es Salaam, 15 September 2020 – Beach and marine resource tourism along Africa’s East Coast and the continents Indian Ocean islands need development and exposure to international tourists. This observation was made by the African Tourism Board (ATB) Chairman, ...

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WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards Entry Deadline

WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards logo

CAPE TOWN, 22 January 2020 – While the deadline for entries for the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards is set for 31 January, there’s still time to nominate individuals and businesses who are doing sterling work in sharing ...

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13 Tips to Surviving as a Small Tourism Business

Main image: Paul Miedema and Nelson Sebezela of Calabash tours. Operating a small tourism business in South Africa can be tough. Tourism Tattler asked tourism stalwart Paul Miedema of Calabash Tours for some tips and lessons learnt in operating his ...

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What is Ecotourism?

Eco-tourists at Vallee de Mai in Seychelles

The term ecotourism dates back to the 80s when people became aware that planet Earth is in danger and that they need to take better care of it. Once humanity had realised the harmful effects our behaviour has on the ...

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Cape Town Tourism Announces New Board Chairpersons

Cape Town Tourism chairpersons Brett Hendricks and Wahida Parker

CAPE TOWN, 11 December 2019 – The City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation, Cape Town Tourism, has announced the election of Brett Hendricks as its new board chairperson with Wahida Parker continuing in her role as vice-chairperson effective immediately for ...

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2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards National Winners

2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards winner River House Manor receiving their award

JOHANNESBURG, 10 November 2019 – The national winners of the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards received their trophies at a glittering function held at the Sun Arena in Pretoria last night. The event is held annually to honour excellence in South ...

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Food Waste in Tourism

Food waste in a garbage bin

Food waste in tourism is a bigger issue than previously thought There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California. ...

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31 Niche Tourism Groups

Avitourists

If you thought that Niche Tourism covers just a hand-full of interest groups, think again. In the 5th edition of his book ‘Marketing Tourism in South Africa’, Richard George identified 20 distinct Special Interest or ‘Niche’ tourism groups, and we’ve ...

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Registration Opens for Film Tourism Festival

Hands holding film board with ITFF logo

CAPE TOWN, 10 October 2019 – The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STTP), organisers of the inaugural International Tourism Film Festival-Africa (ITFFA), has opened registrations to attend the festival taking place in Cape Town and the Northern Cape from 20-24 November ...

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Harnessing Africa’s Youth in Tourism

A group of happy African youth

Johannesburg, 7 August 2019 – Africa and the developing world, in general, is seized with finding sustainable solutions to the current challenges facing young people and the labour market of the future. The possibility of a digital economy, while real, ...

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National Minister Of Tourism, A First For Wine And Food Conference

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and Margi Biggs

For the first time, a national government minister will attend the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conference, when South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, presents the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards at Spier, near Stellenbosch on 18 September. ...

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Entries for Tourism Film Festival-Africa Open

Hands holding film board with ITFF logo

JOHANNESBURG, Sandton, 03 July 2019 – The organisers of the inaugural International Tourism Film Festival-Africa (ITFFA) are calling on interested parties to enter the festival’s film competition by submitting their tourism films, travel videos, documentaries, TV reports and web docks. ...

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Dion Chang To Headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019

Dion Chang, headline speaker at the Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019

This year’s Wine & Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier near Stellenbosch on 18 September 2019, will feature South Africa’s most respected trends analyst, Dion Chang, as headline speaker. Known as an innovator, creative thinker, and walking ideas bank, ...

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ATA To Host World Tourism Conference in Joburg

ATA World Tourism Conference Johannesburg

New York, 18 June 2019 – The Africa Tourism Association (ATA) will be hosting the World Tourism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa from 22 – 26 July 2019, and will highlight the opportunities tourism can bring to African economies. In less ...

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Adventure Tourism: An Operators Guide To Risk Transfer

The business of providing adventure activities to tourists is a contentious issue when it comes to securing risk transfer via short term insurance. The reasons are as complex as this niche tourism sector is diverse. This article explores how the ...

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Ecotourism: A Case Study

Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that tourists who participate in ecotourism activities want reassurance that their host follows defined ecotourism principles. By Des Langkilde. Ecotourism Definitions In his book ‘Ecotourism: An Academic Definition’ (1999 ...

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Tourism: Economic Friend Or Environmental Foe?

Young man with a sunflower

Cape Town, 8 May 2019- Whilst it boosts the economy, encourages growth and development, by nature, tourism takes its toll on the planet. On the doorstep of Cape Town International, Hotel Verde finds ways to turn the potential curse into ...

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Durban To Host Africa Tourism Leadership Forum And Awards

2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

DURBAN, 23 April 2019 – This year’s edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards will be hosted by Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau in Durban, under the auspices of the Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 29 ...

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Nuovo At Hotel Verde Launches New Sustainable Menu

Nuovo Restaurant Superfood

On Wednesday 3 April, Nuovo Restaurant showcased their new menu at a media event held at Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport, Africa’s Greenest Hotel. Seven courses of beautiful food were created and served by Chef Adrian Schreuder and his green ...

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Fair Trade Tourism MD Resigns

Jane Edge speaking at a Fair Trade Tourism presentation

The Fair Trade Tourism Board of Directors today announced that their Managing Director Jane Edge will be leaving Fair Trade Tourism with effect from end February 2019. Jane Edge After four years on the Board of FTT, much of it ...

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AccorHotels and Mantis Invest in Future of Tourism in Africa

AccorHotels and Mantis have announced that Bulelwa Maxam and Tumelo Daniels are the recipients of the Accor/Mantis bursary to study towards a B.Com Hospitality Management at Stenden South Africa in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape. Stenden South Africa offers Bachelor of ...

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Spain To Host Gastronomy Tourism World Forum

Joxe Aizega with Zurab Pololikashvili

Madrid, Spain, 28 January 2019 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have signed an agreement to host the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019). The new edition ...

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Major Boost for Responsible Tourism in Conservation

game drive at Timbavati

The signing of a historic Cooperative Agreement between Kruger National Park and private reserves, state reserves and communal areas on the border of the park is seen as a major boost for responsible tourism in conservation across Africa. According to ...

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New Report on Health Tourism Launched

Health tourism abstract image

Madrid, Spain, 27 December 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) have launched a new report on health tourism. As part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt to set ...

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The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

From the dawn of democracy in South Africa, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming swathes of visitors from across the globe. Some came to see the remarkable country that Nelson Mandela did so much to promote, some came simply as ...

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Event tourism boosts high season arrivals in Cape Town

The ever-popular Cape Town Rugby Sevens kicks off the weekend of December 8 and 9 2018, coinciding with Cruise Ship Season and the start of the summer holidays for many locals. After a turbulent year, the tourism industry is looking ...

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Unlocking Tourism Growth Through Innovation

Wine & Food Conference

At the recent The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, held at Spier near Stellenbosch, renowned US-based big data specialist Cathy Huyghe of Enolytics LLC outlined an approach suggested for Cape Winelands wine, food and hospitality establishments, using big ...

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How Government Can Work with Tourism to Create Jobs

Brett Hendricks, General Manager Thebe Tourism Group

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – South Africa is a country in crisis, having been hit by several waves of bad news for the economy. However, with the government and the tourism private sector working together, we can ...

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Managing Urban Overtourism

MADRID, Spain, 18 September 2018 – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth Beyond Perceptions’, was launched today ...

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UNWTO Call To Action: Driving Transformation in Tourism

Put yourself in the shoes of the 20th Century traveller; just a couple of years ago, the avid explorer would watch interesting programmes on TV or head to the library to research destinations. Then they’d head to a travel agent ...

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Focus on Female Executives in Tourism

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – A leadership talk to discuss strategies to increase the number of women in strategic leadership positions in the tourism industry was hosted today by the Executive Development Program (EDP) for Women in Tourism (WiT), presented by ...

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Kenya Launches Tourism Blueprint 2030

NAIROBI, 26 July 2018 – The Kenya Ministry of Tourism has launched the Big 4 Tourism Plan – a set of strategies devised towards the implementation of the Blueprint 2030. At a meeting presided over by Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, the Ministry of Tourism ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Publishes Captive Wildlife Guidelines

Cheetah petting with stop sign

SOUTH AFRICA, 23 July 2018 – Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has published its Captive Wildlife Guidelines, which aim to assist the travel industry make decisions about which captive wildlife facilities to support and which to avoid. The Guidelines, which were developed ...

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Impact of Petrol Price Increases on Tourism

The petrol price in South Africa is now almost R20 per litre. This means that travel is more expensive than it has ever been. How did we get here? The tourism industry is one of the biggest contributors to South Africa’s ...

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A guide to sustainable events

A guide to sustainable events With the continued and ever-increasing focus on the environment and the demand for sustainability around the world, green event and conference planning has become an established trend within the global tourism and convention industry. Conferences ...

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2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

A luxury island in Seychelles, a cultural experience among the Maasai in Kenya and a township experience in Namibia are among the organisations selected as finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better ...

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Thebe Tourism: Lessons Learned from Water Crisis

South Africa can at times be a very reactive country, meaning we seem to wake up very late on critical issues. By Brett Hendricks, General Manager of the Thebe Tourism Group.  Over many years we have been hearing about the scarce ...

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James Vos on Water Crisis and Tourism

The prospect of nations running out of water has become more pronounced due to recurrent droughts and climate change. Water shortages are essentially the ‘new normal’, and they pose a serious risk to the valuable tourism sector.  By James Vos MP ...

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WTTC Releases 2017 City Travel & Tourism Impact Report

For the first time in over 25 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has produced research that looks at the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism in cities. The City Travel & Tourism Impact 2017 – Middle ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism #29

In this festive season edition, the editorial covers Seychelles beaches again being recognised as being among the best in the world. We also touch on Seychelles being a leader in the field of the Blue Economy and Sustainable Tourism, mentioning the ...

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Ol Pejeta Wins Ecotourism #EcoWarriorAwards

Nanyuki, Kenya –  Ol Pejeta Conservancy has won not one, not two, but THREE awards at this year’s Ecotourism #EcoWarriorAwards! Held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 27th September 2017, Ol Pejeta staff were delighted to receive the Overall Award, as well as the ...

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Mozambique Seeks Ecotourism Investors

Investors and operators interested in ecotourism projects will have an opportunity to discuss potential locations for investment in Mozambique’s conservation areas with government representatives firsthand whilst on a guided trip. By Alexis Chrisafis. This is according to Dr Mohamed Harun, Tourism Official ...

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Green Destinations to Present Mass Tourism Solutions

New approaches to tourism are urgently required to stop the trend of mass tourism becoming increasingly intrusive and disruptive to local communities. On the occasion of World Tourism Day and the launch of the 2017 Sustainable Destinations Top 100, Green ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #16

Talk is easy. Walking the talk is more difficult. The Seychelles business community does not talk for the sake of talking, they put their money where their mouth is and help create the economy of the country and provide employment. ...

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Seychelles and China Sign Tourism Agreement

Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Seychelles’ Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and Dr Li Jinzao, the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation. The MoU was signed ...

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Why Join the Fair Trade Tourism?

In an industry regarded as being critical to economic growth and development and one that offers such potential for the empowerment and upliftment of impoverished communities and the protection of sensitive ecosystems, it is essential that we have some way ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #14

My quote for this week is another one by the legendary Nelson Mandela as he worked to get more people to join the public life of his country. “No Single Person, No Body of Opinion, No Political Doctrine, No Religious ...

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Tourism Growth is Not the Enemy

In recent months, reports from around the world have spoken of ‘tourism-phobia’, showing pictures of citizens protesting against the ‘invasion of tourists’ and the expulsion of locals by tourism businesses. But tourism growth is not the enemy; it’s how we ...

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Drakenstein Hosts 100 Women in Tourism

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Drakenstein Municipality hosted a hundred women on National Women’s Day, 9 August, to showcase the unique and diverse offerings of the region. The celebrations focused on the role of women in tourism and were ...

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Global Tourism Statistics: Jan-Apr 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others ...

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SA Tourism Invites Trade For Nordic Roadshow

South African Tourism is inviting the South African travel trade to apply to join a roadshow through the Nordic region from 23 to 27 October 2017. The participation cost will be 1500 euro per person, with a maximum of two people ...

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Tourism Authority of Thailand Launches 2018 Marketing Plan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held the annual 2018 TAT Action Plan meeting, which covers both international and domestic tourism. TAT’s marketing plan 2018 has been designed to serve the purpose of generating revenue and increase visitor arrivals, ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #7

Reactions from my Fifth Tourism Report revealed a marked interest across the board concerning the exorbitant costs of building material on Praslin and La Digue Islands. Government fees and levies on barges and cargo boats are crippling the tourism industry ...

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Uganda Launches Tourism Investment Forum

ENTEBBE, Uganda, July 19, 2017 – Global businesses focused on tourism and conservation will be offered a unique opportunity to invest in Uganda’s unparalleled natural landscapes while bringing greater benefits to the country’s citizens, H.E. President Yoweri Museveni announced today. The ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #5

Among the varied suggestions arising my last Report is the proposal for a Tourism Conference, an idea that I have been toying with ever since. The discussion in last week’s Report regarding the proposed ring-road from Anse Lazio to Mont ...

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Quick Guide to Southern Africa Tourism

The Southern Africa Tourism infographic shown below represents the members of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) – a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the development of tourism and regional destination marketing across 15 Southern Africa countries: ...

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Tips on Greening your Tourism Business

The tourism industry is often subjected to fads and fashions, and businesses struggle to keep up with these rapidly changing requirements – often for nought, because customers quickly move on to the next craze. But environmental friendliness is a trend ...

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Are South Africa’s Room Rates Sustainable?

Room rates for South African hotels and lodges increased dramatically between 2016 to 2017, specifically in the 4-star and 5-star markets. Despite the rand having strengthened over the past 12 months, some properties are posting even higher rate increases for ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Joins #IYSTD2017 Initiative

Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with TourismTattler.com in supporting Africa’s contribution to the aims and aspirations of the UNWTO 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (#IYSTD2017).  Through a series of features published throughout this year under the theme ...

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Africa Wins at 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Africa has dominated the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners, with Botswana and Kenya taking top honours in two of the five categories. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrates inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from ...

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Growth in Medical Tourism to South Africa

South Africa has been making medical advances, with statistics showing that in 2012, between 300,000 and 350,000 tourists from all around Africa travelled to South Africa for medical treatment. In addition to shorter travel times than India, South Africa advertises ...

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Seychelles-Kenya Talks to Boost Aviation and Tourism

Thu, 06 April 2017 – Seychelles and Kenya have made great strides in further consolidating bilateral relations during President Danny Faure’s State Visit to Kenya. Some of the key agreements made by the two Heads of State have already transpired into concrete actions following bilateral talks on Monday. ...

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Drakenstein Shines at Tourism Awards

Members of the Drakenstein Local Tourism Association(Paarl & Wellington) walked away with several accolades during the recently held Cape Winelands District Municipality Tourism Awards hosted in Wellington.  This was the fifth edition of the awards, which recognise exceptional performance within ...

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SA Tourism CEO Launches Indaba 2017

Johannesburg, 28 March 2017: INDABA 2017 will see more than 7 000 delegates from around the world meeting in Durban to grow the African tourism economy through constructive conversations, dynamic partnerships and a strong focus on doing business, South African ...

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Can South Africa Sustain Tourism Growth?

While South Africa’s 12.8% increase in the number of overnight tourists recorded during 2016 compared to those recorded during 2015 is laudable, further analysis of the data reveals there’s still significant work to be done to ensure long-term, sustainable and ...

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Opinion: Lisa Sheard – A Socio-economic Case for Tourism

Lisa Sheard, the Executive Director of Kruger Lowveld Tourism makes some highly relevant observations in her opinion piece on a socio-economic case for tourism in the Kruger Lowveld / Ehlanzeni region and for South Africa: The CEO of South African Tourism, ...

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Food Tourism: How to Get your Slice of the Pie

Food tourism

Food tourism is all the rage. Just look at the last decade’s vast surge in consumer interest in food and cooking as documented by popular television shows. So how do you leverage this upward trend to get your slice of ...

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Key Solutions for Seasonality in Tourism

The second annual Cape 365 multi-stakeholder workshop has been held in order to review ongoing measures aimed at combatting seasonality and providing industry insights and strategies for the way forward. PURPOSE The Cape 365 committee includes representatives from the City ...

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