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2 5 th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 27 – 29 July 2011 Heidi van der Watt International Centre for Responsible Tourism – South Africa No easy road: South Africa’s Responsible Tourism Journey (2002 – 2011)

3 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards launched National Responsible Tourism Guidelines Responsible Tourism Manual 1st International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD1) Responsible Tourism Handbook Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa created Heritage Environmental created Cape Town Declaration

4 Tourism Empowerment Scorecard Overall Winner Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Overall Winner: The Calabash Trust (Port Elizabeth) Best for Poverty Reduction Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Best for Poverty Reduction: The Calabash Trust (Port Elizabeth) Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Highly commended (Conservation of an Endangered Species): Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai

5 Conservation of an Endangered Species Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Best for Conservation of an Endangered Species: Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai 2007 ICRT South Africa established Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award: Highly commended (marine environment) Dyer Island Cruises, Gansbaai Best for Innovation / Technology Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Best for Innovation / Technology : Bicycling Empowerment Network, Cape Town 2006 Conservation of an Endangered Species Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Best for Conservation of an Endangered Species: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape

6 Cape Town Responsible Tourism Policy & Action Plan Cape Town Responsible Tourism Charter Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards: Best Destination Best Destination – Cape Town Greenleaf Eco-Standard launched National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism process started Greenstay South Africa launched National Department of Tourism appoints Responsible Tourism specialist South African National Parks Responsible Tourism Strategy

7 National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism published by South African Bureau of Standards Responsible Tourism panels in FIFA 2010 World Cup Green Goal Pavilion National Tourism Sector Strategy published Responsible Tourism in Cities Pavilion at Indaba 2011 National Responsible Tourism Strategy Process started 1 st National Conference on Responsible Tourism in Cities National Department of Tourism creates Responsible Tourism Directorate Tourism and Climate Change Action Plan published

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9 Responsible Tourism Guidelines Responsible Tourism Manual RTD1 and Cape Town Declaration Tourism Empowerment Scorecard South African National Parks Responsible Tourism Strategy Responsible Tourism Handbook Cape Town Responsible Tourism Policy ICRT South Africa established Cape Town Responsible Tourism Charter Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award: Best Destination – Cape Town Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa created Greenleaf Eco-Standard launched National Minimum Standard process started National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism published Heritage Environmental created Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Overall Winner: The Calabash Trust (Port Elizabeth) Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Best for Poverty Reduction: The Calabash Trust (Port Elizabeth) Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award: Highly commended (marine environment) Dyer Island Cruises, Gansbaai Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Best for Innovation / Technology : Bicycling Empowerment Network, Cape Town Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Best for Conservation of an Endangered Species: Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai Responsible Tourism panels in FIFA 2010 World Cup Green Goal Pavilion National Tourism Sector Strategy published National Responsible Tourism Strategy Process started Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards launched Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Best for Conservation of an Endangered Species: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award Highly commended (Conservation of an Endangered Species): Grootbos Nature Reserve, Gansbaai Responsible Tourism in Cities Pavilion at Indaba 2011 Greenstay South Africa launched National Department of Tourism appoints Responsible Tourism specialist National Department of Tourism creates Responsible Tourism Directorate Tourism and Climate Change Action Plan published

10 More Information? Slidesharewww.slideshare.net/heidikeyser Flickrwww.flickr.com/photos/heidivdwatt/ Wikihttp://planeta.wikispaces.com/southafricahttp://planeta.wikispaces.com/southafrica DANKIE ENKOSI THANK YOU MERCI


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