February 14, 2011
Cape Town celebrates Responsible Tourism Week 2011
This week, from February 14 to 18, is Responsible Tourism Week, and Cape Town Tourism urges all citizens and visitors to find out more about responsible tourism, why it’s important, and what they can do to get involved.
We’re calling on people to submit their photographs of ordinary people doing extraordinary things – in the name of creating better places for people to live in, and better places to visit – to our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group! You can also get involved by logging on to the global journal of practical ecotourism, Planeta.com‘s wiki and registering.
You can also read our responsible tourism tips and take the online pledge at www.capetown.travel/responsibletourism.
Information on Cape Town’s journey to becoming a responsible destination can be found at www.responsiblecapetown.co.za. The Mother City won the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award in the best destination category in 2009.
Watch the video below to learn more about responsible tourism in Cape Town.