How SA is becoming a global leader in eco-tourism

According to Traveller24, Ra-ees Moerat, South Africa is prioritising the green economy as a sector for economic growth to hopefully verify the country as more than just a pleasant place to visit. The South African government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 34% in 2020 and 42% by […]

Ons Plek girls escaped their normal routine as they spent Mandela Day as tourists in their own city!

Mandela Day, 18 July, is an extraordinary day for many all over the world. On this day, people are encouraged to dedicate 67 minutes for a noble cause. This year was no exception for the City of Cape Town. The City’s Tourism, Events and Economic Development officials initiated and coordinated […]

City’s EE Forum Awards promote energy efficient businesses during electricity supply shortage

Nominations are now invited for the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards for Cape Town’s commercial sector. The City of Cape Town and its Forum partners, Eskom and the South African Property Owners Association, created this annual Energy Efficiency Forum Award to recognise excellence in energy efficiency interventions and to inspire […]

City affords local tourism entrepreneurs an opportunity to take a spot on the global stage

Ten local tourism entrepreneurs were able to market their products and services at the City of Cape Town’s stand during the World Travel Market (WTM) Africa, giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the world’s top travel and tourism industry buyers. The WTM Africa is a part of […]

African Responsible Tourism Awards

 Gansbaai took the Gold at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 A community of tourism businesses working together to make better places to live in and great places to visit was announced Overall Winners this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 in Cape Town, sponsored by Wesgro. In […]

11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations – 14 & 15 April 2015

Cape Town will proudly host the 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD 11) on 14 and 15 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. RTD 11 presents an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in Cape Town, South Africa and worldwide, to document […]

Moving from Inspiration to Implementation at RT week seminar 2015

At the recent Responsible Travel Week Seminar held in Cape Town a high-powered panel of speakers made the case that business practices in responsible tourism has a social and direct impact on our environment. Businesses were initially spurred on by the fact that being responsible to the environment was not […]

Speaking with one voice at the Responsible Tourism in Cities Conference and Gala

As you know by now, the City of Cape Town is hosting a Responsible Tourism in Cities Conference and Gala Event from 27-28 November 2014 to engage the South African tourism industry and other key stakeholders in a stimulating dialogue about moving Responsible Tourism practices into the mainstream. On Thursday […]