Good kitchen practices for keeping the heat down

MFK Fisher, one of America’s first food writers, said “First we eat, then we do everything else’. We can’t deny that not only is food the fuel that all people need to survive, good food puts us in a good mood, and as Virginia Woolf said, ‘One cannot think well, […]

How to make your staff and business shine

Sir Richard Branson knows it and so should you. Responsible businesses recognise and live by the motto “your employees are your greatest assets”.  In tourism, taking care of your staff is even more important because well-trained staff is the bedrock of good service and happy customers, including the South African […]

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 […]

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 […]

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