Industry Blog – Responsible Tourism
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
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.
On November 5, Euromonitor, the world’s leader in strategy research for consumer markets, released its World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2012 at the World Travel Market in London. Here are the highlights:Read more
Today is a special day indeed. Nelson Mandela turns 94 years old. On behalf of the Cape Town Tourism staff and partners, I would like to say: Happy Birthday, Madiba. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for helping to free our country, and for showing us the true meaning of humility and forgiveness. We wish you a long and healthy life.Read more