Industry Blog – Responsible Tourism

The green heart of Cape Town

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.

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Cape Town Tourism Loves Responsible Tourism Week at Valentine’s Day Information Session

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.

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Video: Cape Town Tourism Responsible Tourism Week 2013 Showcase

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.

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ERMD’s Mandela Day activities in photos

The City of Cape Town’s Environmental Resource Management Department celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day on Wednesday July 18, 2012, by adopting Gege’s Crèche in Langa and assisting it with a host of charitable projects.

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JAMMS gives back on Mandela Day

The spirit of Ubuntu was alive and well at the Joint Association Members Meeting Sessions (JAMMS) at The Rotunda in Camps Bay on Mandela Day, Wednesday July 18, 2012.

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Happy birthday Madiba from Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte Du Toit-Helmbold

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.

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Connecting town and township

Township areas on the outskirts of Cape Town will be considered for economic inclusion with the city through Cape Town Partnership.

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Cape Town Tourism members shine

Being a member of Cape Town Tourism offers a wealth of opportunities and links your business to a dynamic tourism network. Membership is available to all sectors of tourism and related service industries as well as business at large.

In recent months Cape Town Tourism members have achieved some noteworthy accolades.

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CEO report and launch of new marketing campaign

The world’s cities are the new tourism battleground.

It is imperative that we act decisively to attract a much more significant market share of the world’s biggest market; the urban traveller, which accounts for 70% of the world’s travellers.

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Cape Town inspired to link cultures this World Tourism Day

Today is World Tourism Day, a day on which the United Nations World Travel Organisation calls attention to global issues and aspirations around tourism. Despite a rough round for tourism in recent years, it still remains a powerful economic contributor, a major generator of jobs and opportunities, and an agent of change, working as it does to bring travellers to new, unknown things, people and experiences.

In 2011, World Tourism Day reflects on the theme, “Tourism: Linking Cultures”.


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