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February 2015

Student Workshop

February 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College Of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

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Responsible Travel Week Seminar

February 11, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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Target market: Tourism industry stakeholders, businesses, accommodation establishments, government officials, Tourism practitioners, NGO’s interested individuals etc.   PROGRAMME MC: Iain Harris, Coffeebeans Routes 15:00 – 15:10Opening & Welcome RemarksCllr Garreth BloorMayco Member: Tourism, Events and Economic Development 15:10 – 15:30Acting responsibly now for a sustainable future!Jason DrewAgri Protein 15:30 – 15:50Responsible Tourism ShowcaseColin DevenishV&A Waterfront 15:50 – 16:10Responsible Tourism ShowcaseGrant NewtonBig 6 16:10 – 16:30Responsible Tourism ShowcaseJulie CheethamGrootbos Nature Reserve 16:30 – 16:45How to travel responsibly?Meruschka GovenderTravel blogger 16:45 – 17:00Responsible Travel WeekRon MaderPlaneta.com 17:00 – 17:05Closing remarks and vote of thanksNombulelo MkefaDirector: Tourism (CCT)   PRESENTATIONS Please select the presentations…

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Responsible Tourism Flash Mob

February 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Georges Mall, Cape Town, South Africa + Google Map

Target Market: General public, Tourists and CorporatesNo RSVP required

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Responsible Tourism Flash Mob

February 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa + Google Map

Target market: General public, Tourists and Corporates No RSVP required

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April 2015

11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, 14 – 15 April 2015 #rtdcapetown

April 14, 2015 - April 15, 2015
Cape Town International Convention Centre,

The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held on 14 and 15 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  The conference was  co-chaired by the City of Cape Town, Professor Harold Goodwin (Manchester Metropolitan University and International Centre for Responsible Tourism) and Heidi van der Watt (Better Tourism Africa). It took place during Africa Travel Week 2015, incorporating WTM Africa, hosted by the City of Cape Town and organised by Thebe Reed. RTD11 presented an opportunity to reflect on what had been achieved in Cape Town, South Africa and elsewhere around the world, to document…

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World Travel Market Africa, 15 – 17 April 2015 #WTMAfrica

April 15, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Cape Town International Convention Centre,

The 2nd edition of World Travel Market Africa will be held again at the award winning Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) 15 to 17 April 2015.  This second edition of WTM Africa will again have responsible tourism as a core theme, and is again fully supported by the City of Cape Town. To find out more about WTM Africa visit www.wtmafrica.com. Also head over to WTM Africa’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wtmafrica

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Inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards Ceremony #RTAwardsAfrica

April 16, 2015
Cape Town International Convention Centre,

Heroes of responsible tourism in Africa will be honoured at the 2015 African Responsible Tourism Awards. This inaugural event forms part of the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards, the world’s most respected responsible tourism awards. Winners of the African awards will automatically be entered into the global awards. With its unique natural and cultural landscapes, Africa offers many opportunities for responsible tourism. Tourism organisations are already growing tourism that preserves, respects and benefits African destinations and African people. The African Responsible Tourism Awards aims to celebrate the efforts made by individuals, organisations and destinations in Africa. The awards also aim…

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September 2015

African Waste Week

September 1, 2015 - September 4, 2015
Cape Town International Convention Centre,

African Waste Week is an evolution of Wastex 2013 and has been designed to focus directly on the business opportunities that exist within the waste sector – not only in South Africa but across the continent and the globe. Throughout the 4 days attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to realise the economic benefit of various waste streams.

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November 2015

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day

November 4, 2015
WTM London, Excel, London, + Google Map

The 2015 UNWTO World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD) will be held on the 4th November at WTM in London, and will be hosted in association with the UNWTO. This international event recognizing tourism that makes better places to live in and better places to visit is part of the WTM Responsible Tourism Programme that runs throughout WTM and includes an up-to-date and relevant agenda on responsible tourism issues. Although WRTD will be celebrated at WTM in London, it will also be highlighted worldwide throughout the year. Tourism organisations involved in responsible tourism can apply to be official WTM Responsible Tourism…

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February 2016

Responsible Travel Week 2016 #rtweek16

February 8, 2016 - February 14, 2016
City-wide, South Africa + Google Map

In its eighth year in 2016, Responsible Travel Week focusses the attention of tourism businesses, learners and communities in Cape Town on sustainable practices in tourism. This is a worldwide movement and the conversation happens on the ground as well as online. Stay tuned to ResponsibleCapeTown.co.za and our Facebook page for the latest information, highlights, and activities each day of RT Week 2016 from local participants and around the world. You can also get involved and schedule your own event and then let us know about it so that we can share it with others in Cape Town.

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April 2016

World Travel Market Africa 2016

April 6, 2016 - April 8, 2016
Cape Town International Convention Centre,

World Travel Market® Africa is the leading B2B exhibition for the inbound and outbound African travel & tourism markets.Through its industry networks, global reach and regional focus, WTM® Africa creates personal and business opportunities providing our customers with quality contacts, content and communities. WTM Africa also supports responsible tourism and includes speakers on responsible tourism topics as well as speed marketing that gives ten responsible tourism operators the chance to introduce their products to guests. 

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African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

April 7, 2016
Cape Town International Convention Centre,

Heroes of responsible tourism in Africa will be honoured at the 2016 African Responsible Tourism Awards. Following the success of the inaugural event in 2015, this event continues to form part of the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards, the world's most respected responsible tourism awards. Winners of the African awards will automatically be entered into the global awards which take place at World Travel Market in London each November. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on 7 April 2016 hosted as part of the Africa Travel Week to be held in Cape Town. Winners will be announced to an audience of destination…

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September 2016

Tourism Month 2017

September 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Tourism Month is an annual celebration held in September to focus on the importance of tourism to South Africa.It also offers the opportunity to create awareness of issues in tourism. The theme of this year's Tourism Month is accessibility in tourism. Accessible tourism is tourism that enables everyone, regardless of any limitations they may have, to participate in the tourism experience confidently, independently and with dignity. Some of the following people are people with access requirements: Elderly travellersTravellers with temporary and permanent physical, sensory and cognitive disabilitiesPregnant and breast-feeding womenObese travellersFamilies with babies and small childrenTravellers requiring luggage support servicesTravellers with language difficultiesThis…

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World Tourism Day

September 27, 2016
City-wide, South Africa + Google Map
World Tourism Day 2017

The theme for the 2017 World Tourism Day is Tourism for All! and it focuses on universal accessibility in tourism.Accessible tourism is about creating tourism that meets everyone's needs. It recognizes that the vast majority of tourism products cannot be enjoyed by everyone, perhaps due to a disability, travelling as a family with small children or even being elderly. At some point in our lives, sooner or later, we all benefit.On this year’s World Tourism Day, we ask you to help spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring to society at large.How to get…

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November 2016

5th Global Summit on City Tourism

November 1, 2016 - November 2, 2016
Unnamed Venue, 1 on Adderly
Cape town, western cape 8000
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5th Global Summit on City Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is hosting the 5th Global Summit on City Tourism in Luxor, courtesy of the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The theme of the summit is “Cities: Local Culture for Global Travellers”.

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World Responsible Tourism Awards

November 8, 2016
WTM London, Excel, London, + Google Map
world responsible tourism awards 2016

Founded in 2004 by Responsible Travel, the World Responsible Tourism Awards are a global search and celebration of the most inspiring and enduring responsible tourism experiences in the world. Now in its 13th year, the vision for the awards, which are open to any organisation anywhere in the world, is to surprise and inspire tourists and the tourism industry by what it is possible to achieve with responsible tourism, and to shine a light on the best of the best. Over the past 13 years awards have been won by 376 incredible people and organisations, after a rigorous fudging process chaired by Professor…

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World Responsible Tourism Day 2016

November 8, 2016
WTM London, Excel, London, + Google Map
world responsible tourism day 2016

The 2016 WTM World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD) will commemorate two key responsible tourism anniversaries; 20 years of responsible tourism and 10 years of World Responsible Tourism Days. The South African Government’s 1996 white paper; The Development and Promotion of Tourism in South Africa is widely heralded as the start of responsible tourism. The white paper looked at how the post-apartheid South Africa can benefit from tourism and proposes responsible tourism as the key guiding principle to build the sector. The paper puts responsible and sustainable tourism at the centre of its overall strategy, making sure both the country’s natural resources are protected…

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February 2017

Responsible Travel Week 2017

February 13 - February 19
World-wide,
responsible travel week

2017 is the ninth year for Responsible Travel Week, a week in which tourism organisations demonstrate their commitment to responsible tourism and collaborate with others to create events celebrating responsible tourism.

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April 2017

World Travel Market Africa 2017

April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm
Cape Town International Convention Centre,
wtm africa 2017

World Travel Market® Africa is the leading B2B exhibition for the inbound and outbound African travel & tourism markets.Through its industry networks, global reach and regional focus, WTM® Africa creates personal and business opportunities providing our customers with quality contacts, content and communities.WTM Africa also supports responsible tourism and includes speakers on responsible tourism topics as well as speed marketing that gives ten responsible tourism operators the chance to introduce their products to guests. 

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2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards

April 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cape Town International Convention Centre,
african responsible tourism awards 2017

Heroes of responsible tourism in Africa will be honoured at the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards. Following the success of the previous two events, the awards continues to form part of the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards, the world’s most respected responsible tourism awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on 20 April 2016 hosted as part of the Africa Travel Week that will be held in Cape Town. Winners will be announced to an audience of destination managers, industry professionals and media.

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