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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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LUX Resorts and Hotels

LUX Four Seasons Resort Mauritius

LUX* Resorts and Hotels has embarked on a journey towards a carbon-clean future, known as ‘Tread Lightly’. Working with Ecosur Afrique, LUX* asks for a voluntary donation of €1 per room night – 32.5 per cent of which goes towards ...

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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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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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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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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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How to source local fair trade goods and products

Fair Trade Tourism hand-crafted bags

Most tourism service suppliers want to support locally produced goods and products that ascribe to fair trade principles, but actually finding them is another matter. Until now, that is. That’s because Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with the World Fair ...

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2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

African Responsible Tourism Awards

Cape Town, 02 April 2019 – Better Tourism Africa has announced the finalists for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro). A sports event attracting 20 000 participants, an operator specializing in treks up Kilimanjaro and a safari ...

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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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Stormsriver Adventures Awarded Certificate of Excellence

TSITSIKAMMA, South Africa, 16 July 2018 – Stormsriver Adventures (SRA) has once again excelled as an excellent tourist attraction by being placed 5th in the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers Choice – Top 10 Experiences in Africa. SRA also received the TripAdvisor “Hall of ...

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The Importance of Responsible Tourism in Africa

Tourism, wherever it is aimed, brings with it challenges and can have a negative impact on the local area and people. Responsible tourism is a theory and methodology that is committed to ensuring that tourism is carried out in a ...

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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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5 Ways to Make Your African Vacation Greener

Sustainable tourism means that you leave as little of a carbon footprint as possible when you are vacationing. A green vacation may seem at first like a difficult task when travelling to remote destinations like some of those in Africa, but ...

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Wildlife ACT Gains Fair Trade Certification

Wildlife ACT, an award-winning conservation organisation that utilises volunteers to help track and monitor endangered wildlife, has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism. Wildlife ACT advances conservation efforts by managing wildlife monitoring projects on game reserves that lack the resources ...

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Umlani Bushcamp Wins Gold at #LilizelaAwards17

There’s a reason why Fair Trade Tourism certified Umlani Bushcamp has been voted Best 3-Star Lodge in South Africa at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Besides Umlani’s commitment to Responsible and Sustainable Tourism practices, their dedication to service excellence is acknowledged through multiple ...

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Eco-Friendly Lodges: Asilia Africa

Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to the Asilia stable of ecotourism camps.  As an impact company, Asilia is a leader in the African eco-tourism industry. ...

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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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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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Eco-Friendly Hotels: The Mantis Collection

The Mantis Collection, comprised of hotels, eco-escapes and lifestyle resorts, is deeply rooted in African conservation; with a vision for sustainability and a world in which people and animals co-exist. Mantis is a family run collection of award winning, privately ...

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6 Tips for Responsible Travel

While South Africans are by no means in the same league as other international tourists we can all do our part in creating a more sustainable tourism culture that not only benefits the economy but the environment too. It’s no ...

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Eco-Friendly Game Reserve: Shamwari

Shamwari Game Reserve, the pride of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, is one of the largest malaria-free Big-5 private game reserves in the region, offering 6 distinctive lodges and the seasonal Explorer Camp – a two-day walking safari in tented ...

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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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Blood Lions & Coffee Shack Win ARTA17

Cape Town, 20 April 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 this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 , sponsored ...

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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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Interview with Kuoni Group

If you want your tourism product to be taken seriously, and considered for inclusion by one of the world’s largest B2B wholesalers and online providers of hotel accommodation and land services, you’d better take Responsible Tourism seriously, writes Des Langkilde. ...

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Taking Responsible Tourism to China

Deborah Calmeyer is a woman on a mission. She is the first South African businesswoman to speak at the prestigious ‘Her Village International Forum’ in Beijing, China and she will be taking Africa’s responsible tourism message to over 200 million ...

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WESGRO to Sponsor African Responsible Tourism Awards

The World Responsible Tourism Awards has announced the launch of the African Responsible Tourism Awards in partnership with World Travel Market Africa (WTM-Africa) and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism South Africa (ICRT-SA). Winners of the inaugural African Responsible Tourism ...

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Conference on Responsible Tourism

The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD11) will be held on 14 and 15 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. RTD11 presents an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in Cape Town, ...

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How to Apply Responsible Tourism Practices

The benefits derived from responsible tourism practices are well documented, but in practice the implementation of these principles can be a nightmare for the uninitiated. In this article Des Langkilde looks at how Responsible Tourism practices can be implemented. Being ...

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Hotel Verde’s Eco-outings

Cape Town’s Hotel Verde, by BON Hotels, rightfully known as Africa’s greenest hotel, is continuing their green crusade into local schools and universities through their invited Eco Outings. It is a welcome relief to know that Hotel Verde has put ...

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Green VoiceMap Routes launched in South Africa

The City of Cape Town has taken the lead by launching the first Responsible Tourism Green audio-walk on 28 November 2014, writes Councillor Garreth Bloor. Developed by Philip Todres of the Cape Town Green Map and Iain Manley of VoiceMap, ...

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Hotel Verde receives World Responsible Tourism Award for Best City Hotel

They’ve done it again – Hotel Verde, Africa’s greenest hotel, by BON Hotels, received the international World Responsible Tourism Award for Best City Hotel at World Travel Market UK on 5 November 2014. Nominated by Cape Town Tourism in recognition ...

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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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