Call for 2011 funding applications – Verde Ventures Fund

The Verde Ventures Fund (VVF) at Conservation International is inviting applications from Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) in the following four key sectors for consideration for investment: Africa; Coffee and Cocoa; Fisheries; and Clean Energy. VVF utilises a “blended capital” approach of technical assistance and loans and has successfully […]

RT in Cities Conference 6 May – Register Now!

Responsible Tourism in Cities Mini-Conference Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC), Durban, South Africa One day only, 6 May 2011 (The day before Indaba opens) Time: 08h30 – 16h00, tbc. Cost: Free of charge. Registration spaces limited. Description of the conference: Engage with Responsible Tourism issues unique to city destinations […]

Cape Town Tourism highlights The Cape Flats for visitors

In a blog post today, Cape Town Tourism highlights opportunities to visit the Cape Flats, home to over a million Capetonians and authentic local cultures.  “Don’t let the name fool you – the Cape Flats, the low-lying area just to the north of Cape Town, is one of the city’s […]

Nicole Biondi of South African National Parks

“In 1998, what is now Africa’s most visited National Park began an epic journey and adopted a bold and ambitious tagline to anchor their vision to – A Park for All, Forever.  This was not an easy promise to make for a Park lying entirely within the municipal boundaries of […]

Deidre Luzmore of Saldanha Bay Tourism

We will understand only what we are taught In 1968 in New Delhi Mr Baba Dioum, a Senegalese environmentalist, in his speech to the general assembly of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said that “In the end we will conserve only what we love. We love only […]

Jessy Lipperts of Extraordinary Travel

“When I think about my favourite places and experiences to enjoy responsibly, what first comes to mind is my favourite mountain to hike: Lion’s Head. What a pleasure to enjoy this in the early morning. The mountain gives you 360 degrees views of Camps Bay, The Atlantic, Clifton, Sea Point, […]

Mariette du Toit-Helmbold of Cape Town Tourism

“As tourism grows to join the ranks of the world’s major commercial industries, so do the questions around the impact this industry has on our fragile world and its people. Tourism can do as much or not more harm than good if not developed and managed responsibly. The world is […]