Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history: Earth Hour. We spoke to Sue Northam of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the conservation organisation responsible for Earth Hour, to find out how the tourism industry can make a difference on 23 March 2013 and beyond.Read more
International Responsible Travel Week took place from 11 to 17 February in the form of a friendly “unconference”, attended virtually by thousands of individuals from the tourism industry. After receiving several submissions from our members, we curated a collection of our favourite responsible travel stories.Read more
January 2013 was the best month that we have ever experienced in terms of website traffic with almost 100 000 unique visitors to our website. The only previous month where we have achieved higher traffic was June 2010. This is a result of a more focused content strategy which involves updating content more regularly across all our platforms.Read more
46 SMME’s were assisted by our Industry Business Support Consultant and the team enjoyed interacting with and assisting approximately 275 members during the month. The team also dealt with 11 Visitor Complaints and engaged with our members to resolve these.Read more
Love was in the air on Valentine’s Day… love for responsible tourism, that is, at the Cape Town Tourism Information Session at the Cullinan Hotel on Thursday 14 February, 2013.Read more
Our Burg Street Visitor Information Centre in the city centre has been abuzz with visitors discovering new, sustainable ways of exploring Cape Town through the Responsible Tourism Week Showcase.
Hosted on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 February 2013, the showcase featured a few of our members making great leaps in the world of eco-travel, including Mother City Hikers, Bike & Saddle and Run Cape Town.
Indaba, one of the largest African tourism marketing events, is taking place at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban from 11 to 14 May 2013 and we are offering our members two key opportunities to join us on this excellent platform.Read more
An opportunity exists for an entrepreneur or established business interested in the management of a food and beverage outlet at the Cape Town Central Visitor Information Centre in Burg Street, Cape Town. Note that shortlisted candidates will be invited for an information session with our management team. These meetings will take place prior to the announcement of a successful candidate.Read more