Cape Town winners at 2011 Imvelo Awards

Southern Africa’s responsible tourism awards, the Imvelo Awards, were announced on 9 November 2011, World Responsible Tourism Day. Cape Town-based companies were well represented, comprising 12 of the 38 finalists and winning 6 of 14 awards (with 3 Cape Town finalists also part of a 7th award given to their hotel group and one finalist being highly commended). Special recognition goes to The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre for winning awards in two categories, and to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company for being the overall winner of the 2011 Imvelo Awards. Imvelo, running for the tenth year, awards tourism […]

Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award winners 2011

The 2011 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award winners were announced on 9 November, World Responsible Tourism Day. African nations were well represented among the winners and those highly commended, including Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and Morocco. The full list of winners is the following: Joint overall winners: Robin Pope Safaris & Sockmob Events/Unseen Tours Best in responsible tourism writing – Tourism must tap into the water issue, by Catherine Mack Highly commended: Sicily’s First Eco Village Blooms, by Gail Virginia Simmons Telling the stories of their land/World’s Oldest Tour Guides Best destination – Destination Røros, Norway Highly commended: Forest of Bowland, […]

Energy Efficiency marketplace to help local companies

Cape Town’s Energy Efficiency Forum is putting on an energy efficiency marketplace on Thursday 10 November 2011 to help owners and managers of commercial and public buildings – including hotels and guesthouses, meeting venues, restaurants and others in the tourism and hospitality sector – learn about and see for themselves various products, technologies and services that can help them reduce their electricity usage and save money. Meet the service providers, see the products in use, compare brands and companies, and ask your questions at no cost and no obligation. It’s a practical way to take the next step in energy […]