Cape Town Responsible Tourism Reporting Pilot

The tourism industry in Cape Town is strongly supportive of responsible tourism (RT) in principle, but overall not enough has been done to measure RT implementation in practice. Without reliable data, claims of ‘responsible’ action are weak and progress toward becoming a truly responsible destination remains difficult to measure. However, […]

Inspiring Change – Cape Town to help African cities become more sustainable destinations

Inspiring Change: A gathering on climate change challenges & solutions for African cities is a two-day gathering (18 & 19 November 2011) on topics specific to Climate Change challenges and solutions in African cities, hosted in Cape Town by the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition. With COP17/CMP7 hosted in Durban during […]

National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism Launched

South Africa’s new National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT) was launched on 12 September 2011 at the Knysna Featherbed Nature Reserve by the national tourism minister, Marthinus van Schalkwyk. The NMSRT is a standard to accredit certification programmes, which is sometimes referred to as “certifying the certifier”. It is not a standard for […]

Spier wins major responsible tourism award

The Spier wine estate in Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands, received recognition in the Doing it All category of the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards, which will be accepted by Andrew Milne, Spier CEO, at a ceremony in Singapore in October. The awards are based on guidelines developed by the Tourism Sustainability Council, which is an initiative […]

Responsible Tourism Pilot Project – Why Should Your Tourism Business Participate

INVITATION AND INFORMATION FOR TOURISM ENTERPRISES TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESPONSIBLE TOURISM PILOT PROJECT FROM 2011 TO 2013 Dear Tourism Business Owner The City of Cape Town (CoCT) in collaboration with Tourism Partners/Associations (CTTourism, FEDHASA, SATSA and SAACI) invites YOU to participate in a unique Responsible Tourism Pilot project, which will commence in 2011 for a duration of two years. In 2009, the CoCT together with the key tourism industry […]