South Africa's Responsible Tourism Journey June 2011

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A timeline of the milestones in South Africa's Responsible Tourism Journey - key developments in government polcies and publications, private sector awards and sustainability certification

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South Africa's Responsible Tourism Journey June 2011

  1. 1. No easy road:<br />South Africa’s Responsible Tourism Journey (2002 – 2011)<br />Heidi van der WattInternational Centre for Responsible Tourism – South Africa<br />5th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations<br />Edmonton, Alberta, Canada<br />27 – 29 July 2011<br />
  2. 2. 2002<br />Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa created<br />National Responsible Tourism Guidelines<br />Heritage Environmental created<br />Responsible Tourism Manual<br />Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards launched <br />1st International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD1)<br />2003<br />Cape Town Declaration<br />Responsible Tourism Handbook<br />
  3. 3. 2004<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Highly commended (Conservation of an Endangered Species): Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism AwardsBest for Poverty Reduction: The Calabash Trust (Port Elizabeth)<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism AwardsOverall Winner: The Calabash Trust (Port Elizabeth)<br />2005<br />Tourism Empowerment Scorecard<br />
  4. 4. 2006<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award: Highly commended (marine environment) Dyer Island Cruises, Gansbaai<br />ICRT South Africa established<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism AwardsBest for Conservation of an Endangered Species: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism AwardsBest for Innovation / Technology : Bicycling Empowerment Network, Cape Town<br />2007<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Best for Conservation of an Endangered Species: Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai<br />
  5. 5. 2008<br />Greenleaf Eco-Standard launched<br />Greenstay South Africa launched<br />2009<br />National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism process started<br />Cape Town Responsible Tourism Policy & Action Plan<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards: <br />Best Destination – Cape Town<br />South African National Parks Responsible Tourism Strategy<br />National Department of Tourism appoints Responsible Tourism specialist<br />Cape Town Responsible Tourism Charter<br />
  6. 6. 2010<br />Responsible Tourism panels in FIFA 2010 World Cup Green Goal Pavilion <br />National Department of Tourism creates Responsible Tourism Directorate<br />2011<br />National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism published by South African Bureau of Standards<br />National Tourism Sector Strategy published <br />Tourism and Climate Change Action Plan published<br />1st National Conference on Responsible Tourism in Cities<br />Responsible Tourism in Cities Pavilion at Indaba 2011 <br />National Responsible Tourism Strategy Process started<br />
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  8. 8. 2002<br />Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa created<br />Responsible Tourism Guidelines<br />Heritage Environmental created<br />Responsible Tourism Manual<br />Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards launched <br />2003<br />RTD1 and Cape Town Declaration<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Highly commended (Conservation of an Endangered Species): Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai<br />Responsible Tourism Handbook<br />2004<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Overall Winner: The Calabash Trust (Port Elizabeth)<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism AwardBest for Poverty Reduction: The Calabash Trust (Port Elizabeth)<br />2005<br />Tourism Empowerment Scorecard<br />2006<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Best for Conservation of an Endangered Species: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award: Highly commended (marine environment) Dyer Island Cruises, Gansbaai<br />ICRT South Africa established<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Best for Innovation / Technology : Bicycling Empowerment Network, Cape Town<br />2007<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Best for Conservation of an Endangered Species: Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai<br />2008<br />Greenleaf Eco-Standard launched<br />Greenstay South Africa launched<br />Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award: Best Destination – Cape Town<br />2009<br />Cape Town Responsible Tourism Policy<br />South African National Parks Responsible Tourism Strategy<br />Cape Town Responsible Tourism Charter<br />National Minimum Standard process started<br />2010<br />National Department of Tourism appoints Responsible Tourism specialist<br />Responsible Tourism panels in FIFA 2010 World Cup Green Goal Pavilion <br />National Department of Tourism creates Responsible Tourism Directorate<br />National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism published <br />2011<br />National Tourism Sector Strategy published <br />National Responsible Tourism Strategy Process started<br />Responsible Tourism in Cities Pavilion at Indaba 2011 <br />Tourism and Climate Change Action Plan published<br />
  9. 9. More Information?<br />e-mail icrtsa@mweb.co.za<br />Twitter @waterwisegirl<br />Slideshare www.slideshare.net/heidikeyser<br />Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/heidivdwatt/<br />Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/southafrica<br />http://planeta.wikispaces.com/capetown<br />DANKIE ENKOSI THANK YOU MERCI<br />
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