Progress to date: implementing Cape Town's RT Policy

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Presented by Nombulelo Mkefa at the launch of the Cape Town Responsible Tourism Reporting Pilot Project Launch, 29 September 2011

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Progress to date: implementing Cape Town's RT Policy

  1. 1. Advances in Responsible Tourism in Cape Town: Local Government Taking ResponsibilityMs Nombulelo MkefaDirector of Tourism, City of Cape Town
  2. 2. Cape Town as a destination faces manychallenges to realising its potential
  3. 3. Tourism expected to make a difference
  4. 4. Crossing the Chasm RT becomes the norm in the destination Adoption and implementation of Responsible Tourism
  5. 5. Why is the City involved?
  6. 6. Responsible Tourism Potential Improved Growth of quality of tourism life for residents
  7. 7. City’s six “levers” to achieve sustainabilityin managing the destination:1. Planning 4. Contracts for funding2. Regulation 5. Supply chain3. Useof 6. Performance buildings management
  8. 8. RT is not a policyin isolation:
  9. 9. Cape Town Declaration RESPONSIBLE TOURISM IN DESTINATIONS Shaping sustainable spaces into better places We, representatives of inbound and outbound tour operators, emerging entrepreneurs in the tourism industry, national parks, provincial conservation authorities, all spheres of government, tourism professionals, tourism authorities, NGOs and hotel groups and other tourism stakeholders, from 20 countries in Africa, North and South America, Europe and Asia; having come together in Cape Town to consider the issue of Responsible Tourism in Destinations have agreed this declaration…Cape Town: Best Destination 2009 Impumelelo Sustainability Award 2010 IOC Sport and Environment Award 2011 SANS 1162:2011 National Standard for Responsible Tourism
  10. 10. The journey to date The City of Cape Town has formally supported the principles of RT since the 2002 Cape Town Declaration. 2004 the City includes RT as a founding principle of its Tourism Development Framework. 2009 the City adopts RT Policy and Action Plan. 2009 the RT Charter signed by the tourism industry and the City of Cape Town. 2010 Launch of RT Action Team (Steering Committee) 2010 Charter signatories develop RTIPs and RT Policies 2011 RT in Cities Conference and Pavilion at Indaba driven by the City of Cape Town
  11. 11. RT Awareness and Training Workshops
  12. 12. www.ResponsibleCapeTown.co.za
  13. 13. Destination RT image library
  14. 14. RT Booklet:
  15. 15. RT How-To Guide:
  16. 16. RT Charter:
  17. 17. RT Pilot: Accommodation Local Tour Operators GovernmentVenues & Cape Experiences & TownFacilities Attractions Food & Transportation Beverage Service Providers
  18. 18. RT Barometer:Image: flickr.com/dnnya17
  19. 19. RT inCities201310 years afterthe Cape TownDeclaration
  20. 20. THANK YOU - DANKIE - ENKOS’

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