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Water restrictions escalate as water crisis continues

The City of Cape Town has released a critical warning to all water users in Cape Town to cut all non-essential use of water immediately. This means that water should be used only for drinking, washing and cooking.  As water consumption continues to exceed the City’s target and current dam levels are […]

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Responsible tourism at WTM Africa 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Cape Town hosted and sponsored WTM Africa – one of Africa’s leading business-to-business exhibitions for Africa’s leisure travel industry. The exhibition was officially opened by the City’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson, on 19 April. Once again, the trade show had […]

TripAdvisor data reveals Cape Town top African city for bookings

This year’s Data Africa 2017 conference in conjunction with TripAdvisor and E-Tourism Frontiers took place in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.  It was a chance for Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) and tourism authorities from across the globe to share ideas and gain access to previously unpublished, deep data around the travel […]

V&A Waterfront screens solar-powered show for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual global event highlighting the environmental challenges facing our planet and is celebrated on the last Saturday in March for one hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time. During that hour people are encouraged to switch off their lights as a symbolic gesture of unity to […]

Bold action from the tourism industry to #savewater

In December we wrote a piece about how Level 3 water tariffs would affect tourism businesses. We were feeling like Cassandra, a character from Greek mythology who was gifted with the power of prophecy but cursed that no one should believe her since the piece attracted no comments.  But we imagine that […]

Peninsula’s holding tanks for sanitation system saves water

After being awarded the most energy efficient retrofit building in Cape Town in 2014, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel continues to be greener than ever, by partaking in yet another sustainability initiative. Their latest project focuses on lowering water consumption through the capturing of ground water in holding tanks on the […]

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Good reasons for energy efficiency in your tourism business

Rising input costs – you’re not alone As a tourism business owner, you may wonder if you alone are feeling the bite of rising costs – electricity, water and fuel among them. According to the TBCSA Tourism Business Index for the first quarter of 2016, the cost of inputs contributed […]

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