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How sporting events benefit the African continent

We chat with Tim Smith, managing partner at HVS Consulting to find out more about how sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited the African continent and its tourism industry...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Jul 2018

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

"Developing our relationships with other African nations will allow us to capitalise on tourism growth across the continent."

By Enver Duminy 12 Jul 2018

UNWTO World Conference puts spotlight on sustainable tourism in the Cape

Having gained extensive experience in the first quarter of this year as to how to respond to the severe water crisis, Cape Town and the Western Cape has already taken steps to build a more sustainable tourist destination...

26 Jun 2018

Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism - UNWTO

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has called for the tourism sector to take more action in combatting climate change and biodiversity...

25 Jun 2018

SANPark's 2018 Kudu Awards now open for entries

The South African National Parks' 2018 Kudu Awards winners will be announced in Gauteng in October...

21 Jun 2018

Sanlam Top Destination Awards introduces new award for most water conscious establishment

"As the Sanlam Top Destination Awards have grown, so has our vision. Starting with the Water Sustainability Award, we are working at identifying and acknowledging establishments which strive towards all five pillars of sustainability."

19 Jun 2018

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

I was drawn to how Bourdain upended the travel show genre, telling compelling and complicated stories about people and places most Western viewers tend to view through a lens of simplistic stereotypes or caricatures...

By Jacob Henry 14 Jun 2018

Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism

"Our role as tourism professionals is to ensure the sustainability of sustainable tourism. That is, we're to ensure that all of the principles are built into the foundations of what we're doing and that every strategy we have for business growth and development recognises this..."

By Danny Bryer 12 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa

Tourvest has partnered with a crafting consortium comprising 18 local women with the aim to support and develop local entrepreneurs by providing its lodges with lunch boxes weaved from dried banana skins to reduce its impact on the environment...

11 Jun 2018

Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique

In terms of the partnership, Peace Parks Foundation will provide technical and financial support for conservation and tourism development activities, which will entail merging Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve into one management structure.

11 Jun 2018

TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

8 Jun 2018

The evolution of Tintswalo: New properties and expansion on the cards

Tintswalo Lodges will be opening two new properties in 2018 and expand into a Premier Collection and a Classic Collection. The evolution of the Tintswalo brand follows the sale of Tintswalo at Waterfall in Johannesburg earlier this year...

7 Jun 2018

Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy

Tourism has long been a huge economic driver. As with any other industry, however, we are vulnerable to slumps...

By Judiet Barnes 4 Jun 2018

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