Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and the Responsible Tourism Pilot Projects/Initiatives 2012

Congratulations to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on the submission of RT monitoring, profile and policy statements as a participant of the RT Pilot Project. A globally recognised icon, Table Mountain is an outstanding natural wonder that represents the gateway to Africa and evokes awe in all who experience its majesty.  As a tourist destination it is a beacon which attracts a steady stream of over 750 000 of both local and international visitors to its summit per year to experience sweeping vistas and an extraordinarily beautiful natural environment. Framed by this context, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Co. Ltd […]

Peninsula All-Suite Hotel and Responsible Tourism Pilot

  Congratulations to the Peninsula All Suites Hotel with continued monitoring, reporting and RT initiatives. Energy Efficiency Lighting We recently did a sample suite replacing the existing light bulbs with LED light bulbs measuring the light levels and checking for ambiance.  In November 2012 all the existing light bulbs in the suites, public areas, corridors, offices and back of house areas will be replaced with LED light bulbs.  After extensive testing and consultation, each area will be replaced with the LED light bulb that best suits that particular area.  This will further offset our carbon footprint as well as achieving […]

Ocean View House and the Responsible Tourism Pilot Project

Congratulations to the Ocean View House on the submission of RT monitoring, profile and policy statements as a participant of the RT Pilot Project. Ocean View House is a luxury boutique Guest House situated in a perfect location in Camps Bay, offering exceptional first class bed and breakfast accommodation, service and facilities. The 17 beautifully appointed rooms enjoy ocean views whether from the suite’s own terrace or its balcony, and some even have mountain views. The rooms are designer decorated in a modern contemporary African style whereby every suite is different and unique. In Early 2011 we embarked on a […]

Backpack and the Responsible Tourism Pilot Project: Projects/Initiatives 2012

Congratulations to the Backpack on the submission of monitoring as a participant of the RT Pilot Project. The Backpack is an accredited Fair Trade tourism business that invests in people and communities, giving meaningful and relaxed travel experiences.  As a traveller, your choices matter: to people and communities, species and ecosystems, and to the climate as a whole. And the choices that travellers make influence the behaviour of the millions of businesses that make up the tourism industry, arguably the largest industry in the world. ” As the saying goes ‘life is all about choices’, and making a difference through […]

World Tourism Day 2012

In celebration of Tourism Month and World Tourism Day, a Responsible Tourism (RT) event was hosted on 28 September 2012 by the City of Cape Town (CoCT) in the Summit Lounge on top of Table Mountain. The event focussed on the progress of the RT Pilot Project and included this year’s theme of ‘sustainable energy’. Members of the Pilot Team, CoCT Councillors, the tourism partners/associations, officials and media attended. All were transported via cable car by the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the venue. The party was welcomed to the event on behalf of the City of Cape Town by […]

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