Applications for the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards now open

Applications for the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum Awards are now open and close on 13 September. The Energy Efficiency Forum Awards aims to commend excellence in energy efficiency in in Cape Town, in recognition of the great lengths businesses have gone to to improve the energy efficiency of their commercial buildings and operations, […]

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 Shortlist

Congratulations to Hotel Verde and V & A Waterfront who are shortlisted for the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014. The following press release about the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 was published by on 3 October 2014. Announcing the Shortlist of the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 With just 11 categories to be won, […]

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 […]

Cape Town winners at 2011 Imvelo Awards

Southern Africa’s responsible tourism awards, the Imvelo Awards, were announced on 9 November 2011, World Responsible Tourism Day. Cape Town-based companies were well represented, comprising 12 of the 38 finalists and winning 6 of 14 awards (with 3 Cape Town finalists also part of a 7th award given to their […]

Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award winners 2011

The 2011 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award winners were announced on 9 November, World Responsible Tourism Day. African nations were well represented among the winners and those highly commended, including Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and Morocco. The full list of winners is the following: Joint overall winners: Robin Pope Safaris & […]

Spier wins major responsible tourism award

The Spier wine estate in Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands, received recognition in the Doing it All category of the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards, which will be accepted by Andrew Milne, Spier CEO, at a ceremony in Singapore in October. The awards are based on guidelines developed by the Tourism Sustainability Council, which is an initiative […]

Cape Town ‘Honourable Mention’ of world most climate-resilient cities

Author and researcher Boyd Cohen ranks the world’s top 10 most resilient cities, judging them on criteria from mitigation efforts to adaptation schemes to basic coordination and preparedness. He calls it “one of the first ever global rankings of resilient cities.” Cape Town did not make the top 10 but […]

Call for entries: Skål “Sustainable Development in Tourism” awards

Skål International has called for entries for their Sustainable Development in Tourism Awards. The deadline for entries to be received is 31 April 2011. From Skål: These awards highlight best practices in tourism around the world and also serve the purpose of acquainting the world with this new concept that […]

Call for entries: 2011 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards

The 2011 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards are now open for entries. Imvelo is the premiere Responsible Tourism award for the African hospitality and tourism industries, recognising businesses that implement sustained responsible tourism programmes. They are organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA) in conjunction with the Department […]