Cape Town Green Map receives a Golden Leaf Award

Golden Trash Awards celebrate sites that are going ‘green’. With their Golden Leaf Awards and a set of high-standard criteria they create a space where the concept of ‘green’ online is recognised and awarded. Announcing the award, Golden Trash Awards state: “Cape Town Green Map has joined the Green Map movement – a community of over four thousand local green living sites around the world. Cape Town Green Map is powered by Open Green Map, an interactive mapmaking tool.” “We’re looking to celebrate the world of green online. We want to award people and sites that are passionate about and […]

Cape Town visionaries receive awards for responsible tourism work

Two Cape Town-based responsible tourism companies received major awards for their work in helping tourism make a real difference in South Africa and southern Africa. Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD) is headquartered on the fringes of the Silvermine region of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, but are making an impact with responsible tourism management across southern Africa. !Xaus Lodge, in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that includes parts of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, won the coveted Imvelo Responsible Tourism Award in the Best Practice – Economic Impact category for independent hospitality businesses (i.e., not big corporate hotel groups). […]

2010 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Award winners

The winners in the 2010 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards programme have been announced, with Southern Sun group properties taking a remarkable 8 of 12 categories, and demonstrating that larger corporate players in the tourism industry can be leaders in Responsible Tourism. Two Cape Town hotels took honours, the Table Bay Hotel and Vineyard Hotel and Spa, while Cape Town-based Trans-Frontier Parks Destinations won as well for their !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Reserve. Now in their ninth year, the awards recognise tourism businesses that demonstrate sustained responsible practice in their operations in terms of their natural, social and economic environments. […]

World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

World Responsible Tourism Day 2010 is upon us. In Cape Town here are a few of the related events taking place today. Cape Town Tourism is holding a networking event for members focussing on RT. From CTT: Topics under the spotlight: What the city is doing for Responsible Tourism: market size, which markets and how members can change their business to tap into this market – Sheryl Ozinsky How to reduce your establishments’ carbon footprint – Roy De Goveia SANPARKS and Responsible Tourism – Quintin Vaughan, Tourism Manager, Table Mountain National Park We will also showcase 4 members who will […]

Local government taking responsibility

Advances in Responsible Tourism in Cape Town: Local Government Taking Responsibility As a tourism destination, Cape Town is truly blessed. Millions of visitors come every year seeking a variety of experiences. The city has a diverse and balanced tourism offering and is a top global destination for nature, culture & heritage, urban vibe, education, business and incentive travel. The drawcard is the sheer magnificent beauty on offer: ocean, mountains, sea, flowers, whales, cliffs, dunes, caves, islands, wetlands, waterfalls, birds and much more. Cape Town’s environment has a unique and vast biodiversity on land, air and sea – the Cape Floral […]