Upcycling to make your business better

Guests ask: do you recycle?  Most tourism business owners in Cape Town have some level of awareness of the need to operate sustainably. The City of Cape Town sends regular messages encouraging residents and businesses to save water and electricity, and also provides information on how they can do this. The upshot of this is that many tourism businesses have the easy wins in place – most accommodation establishments are at least partially fitted with energy efficient lighting and are starting to think of resource efficiency when appliances need replacing. However, there’s less of an awareness of the need to […]

Responsible buying for your tourism business

Ever-increasing volumes of information arriving on our smart phones, in our inboxes, and through every imaginable social media platform mean that the present day business owner has to filter through a huge amount of messaging to figure out what is good or bad, and whether what was good yesterday might be bad today, or vice versa…  In the midst of all of this, does it ever feel like you simply can’t buy anything at all without risking the complete destruction of an ecosystem somewhere?  Well, fear not. Thankfully, amid all of this information, there are some helpful, easy-to-use tools out […]

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 […]