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Qantas zero-waste commercial flight takes off
Qantas zero-waste commercial flight takes off

Marking the start of its plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75% of the airline's waste by end-2021, Qantas launched a commercial flight this month producing no landfill waste...

17 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

HKLM rebrand will position Tswalu as a leading African conservation and eco-tourism brand
HKLM rebrand will position Tswalu as a leading African conservation and eco-tourism brand

HKLM has been appointed to reposition the Tswalu brand for the future, evolving its current, strong eco-tourism focus into a powerful, research-based African conservation brand and world-renowned eco-tourism operation...

Issued by HKLM 29 Apr 2019

BON Hotels launches multi-tiered CSI partnership with Sunflower Fund
BON Hotels launches multi-tiered CSI partnership with Sunflower Fund

The BON Hotels group has launched a multi-tiered CSI partnership with The Sunflower Fund Registry for Africa...

29 Apr 2019

Satsa launches online public consultation on animal interaction
Satsa launches online public consultation on animal interaction

"The voice against tourism experiences that include animal interactions has grown louder and louder and this has impacted on how South Africa is being perceived as a tourism destination."

24 Apr 2019

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Robben Island to be designated a Marine Protected Area

In an effort toward the conservation of Robben Island's marine biodiversity, and advancing the sustainable tourism agenda, the island will soon be declared a Marine Protected Area...

23 Apr 2019

Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards
Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau has been announced as the host of this year's Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, from 29 to 30 August 2019...

17 Apr 2019

Ecotourism operators in Africa join forces to effect conservation change
Ecotourism operators in Africa join forces to effect conservation change

&Beyond, Conservation Travel Foundation by Ultimate Safaris, Singita and Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Lion Recovery Fund, have joined forces to launch the Lionscape Coalition initiative...

10 Apr 2019

How Hotel Verde's Nuovo Restaurant is going green
How Hotel Verde's Nuovo Restaurant is going green

The Nuovo Restaurant unveiled its new sustainable menu at the Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport on 3 April 2019...

5 Apr 2019

TTC's TreadRight Foundation, brands amplify plastic free initiatives for Earth Month
TTC's TreadRight Foundation, brands amplify plastic free initiatives for Earth Month

To highlight its respect and recognition for Earth Month, The Travel Corporation recently announced that, from the beginning of its 2019 operating season, its brands will no longer make available single-use plastic bottles on its coaches...

4 Apr 2019

WWF SASSI, Fedhasa partner to promote sustainable hospitality practices
WWF SASSI, Fedhasa partner to promote sustainable hospitality practices

There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of fish and other marine creatures taken out of the seas in recent decades, and globally 93% of global fisheries are fully fished or overexploited...

2 Apr 2019

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People are taking a huge toll on the plains of the Serengeti-Mara

The 40,000sqkm Serengeti-Mara plain that straddles the border of Kenya and Tanzania is famous for its abundant and diverse wildlife...

By Joseph Ogutu 2 Apr 2019

Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant
Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant

As the Western Cape continues to save water, the hotel, located directly on the rocky Atlantic Coast in Granger Bay, Cape Town, will supply fresh water produced in its own, in-house desalination plant...

1 Apr 2019

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Port of Mossel Bay aids SAPREC to rehabilitate, conserve marine life

Transnet National Port Authority's Port of Mossel Bay has contributed R100,000 to support the conservation efforts of the Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre, which provides treatment and temporary care to injured, diseased, displaced or oiled indigenous marine birds...

29 Mar 2019

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Budget travelling is not just good for your pocket, but for the environment too

While it is a fun, educative venture, travelling can also be costly. You want to see the world and visit your favourite tourist sites but you're low on funds, so what's the best way to go about it?

By Martin Tvede Larsen 28 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding
South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding

The world's leading lion scientists argue that captive predator breeding has no conservation value...

By Ross Harvey 22 Mar 2019

36 organisations nominated for 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards
36 organisations nominated for 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

The 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round in which 36 tourism organisations will compete for the top spots...

6 Mar 2019

Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification
Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification

Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

1 Mar 2019

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Building sustainable tourism in developing countries

Tourism practitioners met for a two-day workshop in Durban recently to share best practices and methodologies that have the potential to shape the future of sustainable tourism economies in developing countries...

21 Feb 2019

Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus
The Palace's rooftop garden boasts rare veggies

Given the glitz and extravagance of Sun City, the rooftop of The Palace hotel is an unlikely place of a veggie garden, but that's exactly what it is...

15 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 dates brought forward

The 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will take place from 2-4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban...

13 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa
Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa

Tribal Tourist has launched a new website to provide travellers with an easy way to find and book tours and activities; and promote responsible adventure travel in Africa...

25 Jan 2019

Mercure Hotels SA adopts plastic-straw free initiative
Mercure Hotels SA adopts plastic-straw free initiative

Prior to its commitment, the hotel group in South Africa was, on average, disposing of a total of 25,200 in 30 days and 302,400 plastic straws in a year across its franchises...

24 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism
#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism

Will we see a time coming when tourists will simply slip on a headset and travel without leaving their homes?

By Enver Duminy 14 Jan 2019

What to expect from WTM Africa 2019
What to expect from WTM Africa 2019

The WTM Africa 2019 speaker line-up and programme are taking shape, with Conference, Inspire, Destination and Travel Forward Theatres set to host presentations and interactive sessions with global travel influencers between 10 and 12 April 2019...

10 Jan 2019

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival
Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival

With the spongy green grass of Spier farm beneath our toes and a veritable picnic feast warming our bellies, we couldn't tell if they were shivers of cold from the light breeze rustling through the trees or fear from the otherworldly feathered beings of Stravinsky's Firebird ballet and ghostly lights in the bamboo forest and haunting operatic voices from the Spier Light Art Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2018

5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa
5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Martin Tvede Larsen 12 Dec 2018

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