How CapeTown tourism survived the drought
How CapeTown tourism survived the drought

Cape Town has just been through one of the worst droughts in the region's history and yet, through the collective efforts of its citizens, the city is back in business - thanks largely to the city's municipal leadership and its ability to mobilise its people towards sustained conservative usage...

12 hours ago

66 Blue Flag status' awarded to SA's top beaches, boats and marinas
66 Blue Flag status' awarded to SA's top beaches, boats and marinas

The South African Blue Flag for 2018/19 season will officially open on 1 November 2018 and will see 66 Blue Flags flown across 46 beaches, 8 marinas and 12 sustainable boats...

1 day ago

Hilton invests $1m in sustainable travel, tourism programmes across Africa
Hilton invests $1m in sustainable travel, tourism programmes across Africa

Hilton has invested $1m in driving sustainable travel and tourism in Africa, incorporating five key areas, namely that of youth opportunities, water stewardship, anti-human trafficking, local sourcing of entrepreneurs and protecting wildlife-based tourism...

12 Oct 2018

San Heritage Centre launches on Heritage Day
San Heritage Centre launches on Heritage Day

About an hour outside of Cape Town, the new !Khwa ttu Heritage Centre - a unique a place of learning and sharing, owned and run for and by the San - opened its doors on Heritage Day...

28 Sep 2018

How can we #MakeTravelMatter?
How can we #MakeTravelMatter?

How do we make travel matter? How can we positively affect the planet, wildlife and people that we interact with? This well worth considering as we recognise World Tourism Day...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2018

Radisson RED hotel awarded Green Key status
Radisson RED hotel awarded Green Key status

The Radisson RED hotel in Cape Town being awarded with Green Key status...

21 Sep 2018

WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts
WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa annual awards have paid tribute to a range of environmental achievements at its 92nd AGM...

17 Sep 2018

3 tips to ensure ecotourism sustainability, economic growth
3 tips to ensure ecotourism sustainability, economic growth

"Essentially, ecotourism should unite conservation, communities and sustainable travel. The greatest opportunity for South Africa is capitalising on ecotourism to ensure that the people living in the areas being visited are benefiting from the economic growth."

14 Sep 2018

The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality
The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality

There are many novel ways in which hotels and restaurants can upcycle, recycle and reduce waste - a theme that can be adopted by businesses as part of a holistic sustainability strategy...

By Avukile Mabombo 13 Sep 2018

#ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign launches in CT
#ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign launches in CT

The new #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign has been launched and features some of Cape Town's top surfing talent, natural beauty, and excellent surf conditions...

11 Sep 2018

Cape Town hospitality continues water conservation initiatives
Cape Town hospitality continues water conservation initiatives

"According to the Cape Town government, we are sitting at 56.8% and we will continue to do our utmost best to preserve water."

7 Sep 2018

GTIP adds water measure support to the hospitality industry
GTIP adds water measure support to the hospitality industry

The Department of Tourism has announced the addition of water efficiency measures support in the hospitality industry to the third window application period of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme...

4 Sep 2018

Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy
Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy

Waste management should be a part of your sustainability strategy as it is the key in helping to protect the environment and sustain its natural resources...

28 Aug 2018

Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands
Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands

Faithful to Nature has just launched its inaugural Eco Awards, which will honour the brands and companies demonstrating a commitment to conscious consumption and earth-friendly products...

28 Aug 2018

Creating smart destinations with sustainable, innovative methods
Creating smart destinations with sustainable, innovative methods

The hospitality industry is becoming highly competitive with the focus shifting from hotel design and technology to experience-based differentials...

13 Aug 2018

What are the benefits of managing a green lodge?
What are the benefits of managing a green lodge?

As eco-friendliness and green living have become popular in recent years, there is a higher demand on the hospitality and tourism industry to go green and maintain a green status...

8 Aug 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

G Adventures welcomes ban on single-use plastics in Galapagos
G Adventures welcomes ban on single-use plastics in Galapagos

G Adventures will offer its travellers to the archipelago a complimentary reusable water bottle for both sea and land-based trips departing as of 1 January 2019...

26 Jul 2018

Protea Hotels by Marriott opts for biodegradable straws
Protea Hotels by Marriott opts for biodegradable straws

Protea Hotels by Marriott has announced that it will replace plastic straws with biodegradable straws in all of its hotels across sub-Saharan Africa. This announcement follows Marriot International removal of disposable plastic straws and stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties...

23 Jul 2018

Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia
Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia

Friday the 13th is a bit of an urban legend, eerie day for many. I remember my great-grandmother refused to set a foot out of bed on Friday the 13th. Perhaps she had a good reason...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2018

How green hospitality encourages a more sustainable way of life
How green hospitality encourages a more sustainable way of life

"We must create and sustain a world in which we are working with the environment, rather than against it. The travel and hospitality industries play a key role in how people from around the world come to see and understand the possibilities of green living."

19 Jul 2018

How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa
How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa

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
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
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
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

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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
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
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
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
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

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