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November 2016

World Responsible Tourism Day 2016

November 8, 2016
WTM London Excel, London,
world responsible tourism day 2016

The 2016 WTM World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD) will commemorate two key responsible tourism anniversaries; 20 years of responsible tourism and 10 years of World Responsible Tourism Days. The South African Government’s 1996 white paper; The Development and Promotion of Tourism in South Africa is widely heralded as the start of responsible tourism.…

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February 2017

Responsible Travel Week 2017

February 13, 2017 - February 19, 2017
responsible travel week

2017 is the ninth year for Responsible Travel Week, a week in which tourism organisations demonstrate their commitment to responsible tourism and collaborate with others to create events celebrating responsible tourism.

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April 2017

World Travel Market Africa 2017

April 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Cape Town International Convention Centre
wtm africa 2017

World Travel Market® Africa is the leading B2B exhibition for the inbound and outbound African travel & tourism markets.Through its industry networks, global reach and regional focus, WTM® Africa creates personal and business opportunities providing our customers with quality contacts, content and communities.WTM Africa also supports responsible tourism and includes speakers…

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2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards

April 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cape Town International Convention Centre
african responsible tourism awards 2017

Heroes of responsible tourism in Africa will be honoured at the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards. Following the success of the previous two events, the awards continues to form part of the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards, the world’s most respected responsible tourism awards. The awards will be presented at…

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August 2017

Women in Tourism Breakfast

August 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cullinan Hotel, 1 Cullinan Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
women in tourism

As part of Women's Month this August, the Department of Tourism is celebrating with a brunch and networking opportunity with outstanding and leading women in tourism. This years' theme is 30 in 5, the aim of which is to ensure that of top management positions across the tourism industry in…

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September 2017

#TourismMonth Breakfast

September 7, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hotel Verde, 15 Michigan St, Airport Industria
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
tourismm month breakfast

The City of Cape Town is celebrating Tourism Month in September as part of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) declaration. In recognition of the role tourism is playing in transforming the lives of many across the world each tourism month is celebrated with a theme. The 2017 UNWTO World Tourism Month…

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Cape Town Sustainable Tourism Symposium

September 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve, 7 Zeekoevlei Road, Pelican Park
Cape Town, South Africa
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The City of Cape Town’s Area Economic Development will be hosting a sustainable tourism symposium that will provide information on the importance of responsible tourism and how it is impacting businesses and the surroundings. It will also be a platform for all tourism stakeholders based in Area South to share sustainable tourism…

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World Tourism Day 2017

September 27, 2017
City-wide South Africa
international year for sustainable tourism for development

UNWTO are pleased to announce that World Tourism Day 2017 Official Celebration will take place on 27 September 2017 under the theme “Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development”, in the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 (#IY2017). This is a unique opportunity to raise…

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#travelenjoyrespectCPT Twitterchat

September 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
travelenjoyrespectCPT twitterchat

UNWTO is running a campaign called #travelenjoyrespect to encourage responsible travel. This is part of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development, but this campaign is targeted towards tourists instead of government and business. Here in Cape Town, we're having a Twitterchat on Tourism Day, 27 September at 10:00am for tourism players…

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JAMMS September 2017

September 28, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Southern Sun Cape Sun, 23 Strand Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa

In light of the water crisis in the Western Cape, the next JAMMS event will focus on this very serious topic – ‘Mitigating Day Zero & Moving Towards Long Term Water Resilience in the Western Cape.’  The effects of the current drought are long term. Businesses need to adapt to a ‘new…

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Responsible Tourism Seminar

September 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Guga S’thebe, Washington Street, Langa,
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
sustainable tourism seminar

In recognition of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the City of Cape Town are hosting the Responsible Tourism Seminar. The purpose of the seminar is to provide insight on sustainable tourism issues in Cape Town. It will also be a platform for industry to learn more…

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January 2018

Launch of Tourism Boot Camp

January 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Classic Portfolio Offices, 13 Brickfield Road, Salt River
Cape Town, South Africa
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tourism boot camp

  Tourism Boot Camp aims to upskill job-seeking tourism graduates in practical skillsets that will make it easier for them to integrate into the industry. The launch is a great opportunity to meet the successful candidates and learn more about the initiative. Program: 5.45-6.15pm: Wine and Beer tasting hosted by…

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February 2018

Special JAMMS Session: Day Zero

February 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cape Town International Convention Centre

  The Cape Town water crisis has escalated to new heights and with Day Zero looming, it’s critical that the tourism industry knows how to plan and prepare.   The JAMMS partners - Cape Town Tourism, FEDHASA Cape, SAACI Western Cape and SATSA Western Cape - have been in regular discussions with…

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September 2018

Hout Bay Tourism Indaba

September 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riverside Boutique Hotel, Hout Bay, Valley Road & Welbevind Way, Hout Bay
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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hout bay indaba

Explore, eat and stay in Hout Bay! Hout Bay Tourism Connect supported by the Hout Bay Partnership and the City of Cape Town, invites you to Hout Bay's first Tourism Indaba. Please join us for a day filled with music, food, culture and activities, as we reintroduce you to Hout…

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October 2018

WOW Kids Festival

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stellenbosch Vineyards, R310, Baden Powell Drive
Stellenbosch, Western Cape South Africa
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wow kids festival

The Warrior On Wheels Foundation will be hosting their very first WOW Kids Festival on the 6th of October 2018. We’re putting the FUN in fundraising. Warrior On Wheels Foundation aims to uplift and empower children with disabilities by providing special adventures tailored for special kids, thereby changing perceptions of…

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December 2018

Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 (GSTC2018)

December 7, 2018 - December 10, 2018
Mowane Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana, Plot 2239 President Avenue Chobe River
Kasane, Botswana

The annual GSTC Conference, the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 (GSTC2018), will address topics based on the Kasane Call to Action to accelerate sustainable consumption and production (SCP): Achieving Sustainable Destination Management Certification as a Driver of Sustainable Tourism Reaching the SDGs through the GSTC Criteria Market Access for Responsible…

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February 2019

Animal interaction public workshop

February 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

SATSA kicked off its research on Animal Interactions late last year and would now like to invite you to our public consultation workshop where the initial research findings will be presented and you will have the opportunity to give your input to determine the way forward in terms of developing…

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April 2019

African Responsible Tourism Awards 2019 (#ARTA19)

April 10, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
african responsible tourism awards

The African Responsible Tourism Awards were established in 2014 to celebrate and inspire change in the African tourism industry. The awards rest on a simple principle – that all types of tourism, from niche to mainstream, can and should be organised in a way that preserves, respects and benefits destinations…

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Business Case for Responsible Tourism conference

April 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am
wtm africa

The two-day Business Case for Responsible Tourism conference will be held as part of WTM Africa 2019. It will run from 09:00-11:30 on both Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April. Day 1: Thursday, 11 April Responsible Tourism is not about charity, it is about doing better business. If done well it…

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November 2019

WTM London

November 4, 2019 - November 6, 2019

World Travel Market London is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals. Through its industry networks, unrivalled global reach, WTM London creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content and communities. WTM London also has a full responsible…

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