RT Pilot member Vineyard Hotel scoops presigious SANParks KUDU AWARD for it’s community-based conservation project

(Cape Town, 4 November 2013) The Vineyard Hotel & Spa has been awarded a prestigious South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Award in the Corporate Contribution category in recognition of its work in clearing alien vegetation on Silvermine Naturel Reserve on Table Mountain. The awards were presented at the CSIR […]

RT Pilot Project Meeting Presentations – 4 June 2013

The following presentations informing RT practices were given at the second quarterly meeting of the RT Pilot Project Team on 4 June 2013 at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa. The first presentation was on LED lighting by Andrew Glenday, the CEO of LED lighting SA, and the second presentation on […]

Tea for Tranquility

The following article about Rondevlei Nature Reserve tearoom, was written by environmental reporter John Yield in the Cape Argus on 21 January. There’s a Flash of brillian blue as the malachite kingfisher darts into the water from its reed perch and emerges with somethig glinting silver in its rapier-like beak. Overhead, a grey herom […]

Peninsula All-Suite Hotel and Responsible Tourism Pilot

  Congratulations to the Peninsula All Suites Hotel with continued monitoring, reporting and RT initiatives. Energy Efficiency Lighting We recently did a sample suite replacing the existing light bulbs with LED light bulbs measuring the light levels and checking for ambiance.  In November 2012 all the existing light bulbs in […]

Ocean View House and the Responsible Tourism Pilot Project

Congratulations to the Ocean View House on the submission of RT monitoring, profile and policy statements as a participant of the RT Pilot Project. Ocean View House is a luxury boutique Guest House situated in a perfect location in Camps Bay, offering exceptional first class bed and breakfast accommodation, service […]

Backpack and the Responsible Tourism Pilot Project: Projects/Initiatives 2012

Congratulations to the Backpack on the submission of monitoring as a participant of the RT Pilot Project. The Backpack is an accredited Fair Trade tourism business that invests in people and communities, giving meaningful and relaxed travel experiences.  As a traveller, your choices matter: to people and communities, species and […]

RT Pilot Update: Peninsula All-Suites

Congratulations to the Peninsula All Suites Hotel as the first submission from the RT Pilot Project programme of the required monitoring (quarterly), profile and policy statements. The RT Pilot Project involves companies within the tourism industry who are committed to implementing responsible tourism management practices in Cape Town. The Peninsula […]

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, […]

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 […]