Many businesses that have good intentions to engage in CSR are often derailed because they have grandiose ideas or make it out to be more difficult than it could be. Here are 12 tips on how to plan your tourism business’s CSR so that it’s manageable and you use resources that you already have.
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The City of Cape Town, in collaboration with the local historical associations in Muizenberg and Kalk Bay, have now installed a collection of interpretive storyboards along Main Road which tells the remarkable story of the people who lived in this part of the city over the centuries.
The comment period on the draft National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) closes on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. We thought to view the draft through the Responsible Tourism lens. If you’re still to submit your views, perhaps you’ll find ideas here to inspire your feedback to the Department of Tourism (NDT). […]
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 […]
To celebrate 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the organisers of the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards are taking a detour from the usual format of the awards and focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) instead. All five categories in the 2017 awards are […]
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 […]
Hotel Verde, hailed as “Africa’s Greenest hotel”, has just been certified by Fair Trade Tourism. The certification is a prestigious accolade for both Hotel Verde and tourism in South Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market.
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Organisations (DMOs) and tourism authorities from across the globe to share ideas and gain access to previously unpublished, deep data around the travel […]
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 […]
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 […]