Challenge participants

Four businesses were selected to participate in the 2016 Cape Town Responsible Tourism Challenge. Although there were basic legal and technical criteria that these businesses had to comply with to be eligible for participation, we were really looking for more than that. What was of even greater importance was that the business owners or managers showed that they are truly committed to the idea of responsible tourism even if they had not yet implemented any responsible tourism practices in their business.

The businesses selected are all small to medium sized accommodation establishments and are typical of the accommodation types commonly found in Cape Town – guesthouses, backpacker hostels, and boutique hotels.