Call for entries: Skål “Sustainable Development in Tourism” awards

Skål International has called for entries for their Sustainable Development in Tourism Awards. The deadline for entries to be received is 31 April 2011. From Skål: These awards highlight best practices in tourism around the world and also serve the purpose of acquainting the world with this new concept that puts emphasis on the importance of the interaction of the physical, cultural and social environment the traveller’s responsibility and the need for active community participation for Sustainability. Further details are available in PDF format here, and on the Skål International website here.

Call for entries: 2011 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards

The 2011 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards are now open for entries. Imvelo is the premiere Responsible Tourism award for the African hospitality and tourism industries, recognising businesses that implement sustained responsible tourism programmes. They are organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA) in conjunction with the Department of Tourism, Absa Bank, the Department of Water Affairs, the Industrial Development Corporation, Eskom and Don’t Waste Services. 2011 is the 10th year the awards are being offered.  In 2010, Cape Town was honoured with 3 of the 12 Imvelo Award winners.  Awards are offered in the following categories: Best […]

RT networking event at ITB Berlin 11 March

For those in the tourism industry headed to Berlin for this year’s ITB, be sure to make time in your schedule for some networking with people active in Responsible Tourism from around the world on Friday, 11 March at the 4th annual RT Networking Event – an official part of the ITB programme for the first time, no longer a “fringe” event. This year, the event will kick off with inspirational stories from around the world, followed by the VESTA Awards, and culminating with the usual open networking event with drinks. OVERVIEW OF FRIDAY 11TH MARCH: 16:30 – Inspiring Stories […]

Cape Town Climate Change Evening at the Local Climate Solutions for Africa Conference

Leaders of African cities and local governments, and world climate change experts will meet in Cape Town this week for a major climate change congress, aimed at enhancing the capacity of African local authorities in respect of climate change issues. The City of Cape Town will be hosting a Cape Town Climate Change Evening on Wednesday 02 March at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. This event will see the launch of the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition. It will also celebrate the steps that have already been taken to work towards a more sustainable future in Cape Town and look […]