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For #tourismmonth16, we will celebrate tourism businesses that excel at #universalaccess. Help us uncover unsung heroes - share the names of restaurants, coffee shops, guesthouses, tour operators and attractions that do a good job at creating #access4all, and a bit about the work they do, in the comment box. Better Tourism Africa Department of Tourism World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) SATSA - Official Fedhasa CAPE SAYTC
Have your staff members visited the local tourist attractions? If so, they'll be able chat to guests about them, which might even result in them extending their stay with you! Make the most of #InternationalMuseumDay (today) and do a field trip so some of Cape Town's living institutions. (Psst: almost all of Iziko Museums of South Africa museums are offering free entrance free today!) Robben Island Museum - An agency of the Department of Arts & Culture. District Six Museum #IrmaSternMuseum South African Jewish Museum Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum

Open Streets is always a fun day out for both locals and tourists. And a great chance for locals and tourists to get to know one another. And there's loads of activities around being #waterwise. So encourage your guests to go and get out there yourself.

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WOW. Twice now in 2018, Cape Town's tourism industry has risen to the challenge of helping youth develop the skills they need to work in tourism. First PG Tops Travel & Tours launched Tourism Boot Camp and now Once in Cape Town, one of several Cape Town businesses that are Fair Trade Tourism certified. We see it as a win-win. Young people are prepared for the working world, and tourism businesses can recruit fresh faces better prepared to work for them

Khwela Academy is an online academy for the development of youth who are interested in the hospitality sector - an initiative of the Once in Cape Town team to b...uild capacity, passion, and future leaders for this dynamic industry!

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Khwela academy is an online academy for the youth interested in Hospitality/ Tourism industry. We give them the platform by offering an internship an…

So #dayzero has shifted to 9 July and given us some relief. But we can't fool ourselves that this is our doing, or that we can relax about water savings. Smart tourism businesses are investing in water saving devices. Here's a recommendation from Green Elephant Backpackers - is great for installing devices on site. #savelikealocal #waterwise #defeatdayzero #everydropcounts SA Travel Trade WTM Africa SAYTC

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2016 was the year for Universal Access in tourism, or tourism that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their abilities. How has Cape Town come on since then as an accessible destination? Deirdré Amy Gower from Warrior On Wheels Foundation is a regular visitor to Cape Town’s accessible tourism attractions. She gives us the lowdown in our latest blog post. Department of Tourism SA Travel Trade…/

Universal Access (UA) in tourism - or tourism that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their abilities - is one of Cape Town’s 8 responsible tourism priorities. Cape Town aims to be a premier Universal Accessibility tourism destination. The City and the tourism industry have to work hand-in-h...

We're very sorry we couldn't attend the #JAMMSWater session held earlier in the month. But now we can catch it on YouTube. Tourism businesses may find the Q&A section most interesting. It covered everything from zoning, to the use of non-potable water, and strategies for tourism businesses to work together. #waterwisetourismCT #thinkwater #wedowaterwisetourism SAYTC SATSA - Official Fedhasa CAPE SAACI Official SA Travel Trade WTM Africa WTM Responsible Tourism

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President Ramaphosa's SONA18 was filled with messages of renewal and responsibility. Three things, in particular, resonate with us: 1) tourism as a sector of hope and opportunity 2) the need for transformation in the economy and the way state and private business is conducted 3) a call to individual action to build a better South Africa. #WeDoTourism #Madiba100 #BeTheLegacy #SendMe
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Read the State of the Nation Address delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa, in which he touched on a raft of measures to advance the socio-economic interests of all South Africans.

Did you know that the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and Department of Arts and Culture invest in developing local musicians and performers? Events are open to the public - an ideal opportunity to source #homegrown talent for entertainment in your tourism business #skilldevelopment #WeDoEmpoweringTourism

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Good on Tsogo Sun for an innovative #waterwisetourism move to reduce the usage of scarce municipal #waterresources. A bold step given that the properties to be supplied by the desalination plant, The Westin Cape Town Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town and The CULLINAN HOTEL, Waterfront, Cape Town are located within an “economic protected zone".
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Tsogo Sun says the plant will operate from on 26 February and they are planning to test the water in the first week of March.

Though #savewater may be on everyone lips, #responsibletourism requires action on multiple other dimensions. This seminar will also address #carbon and the role #certification can play to verify claims of responsible operating practices. Diarise 19 Apr 2018, 10:30 - 11:15, to hear the views of representatives of V & A Waterfront, Fair Trade Tourism, City Sightseeing South Africa and Chobe Game Lodge.

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The industry is accused of wastefully using too much water and emitting too much carbon pollution contributing to accelerating global warming. There is a scient...

While you may be relieved that #DayZero has been pushed back, note that total water use is still way above the targeted 450Ml. Keep up the good #waterwise efforts, engaging guests and staff in activities to #savewater. Make #50litres your motto!
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Day Zero for Capetonians has now been extended to early June from mid-May, while the government has declared the drought a national disaster.
Organisations that are interested in entering the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA) but have not yet had a chance to complete their application now have an additional week. We will soo…

Another initiative to create a better destination and increase awareness among your team members about the importance of responsible waste management. Join thr beach cleanup next weekend!

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Create that uniquely #SouthAfrican #CapeTown experience by exchanging greetings in the language(s) spoken by your guests and by your diverse team! Some tips from Welcome South Africa below.

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Need some tips of the trade on being more welcoming, having itinerary ideas or greeting your guests in their own language – we have everything you need right here:

Many responsible businesses and individuals in Cape Town are making use of #greywater in order to reduce their overall consumption of municipal water. It's important to know about safety considerations related to the use of grey water, so have a look at the link below to make sure you're protecting your health while being #waterwise.


It’s time for more toilet talk - avoiding messy conversations won’t help us survive the drought! Download WWF South Africa's Wednesday water file to find out what to do when you can’t flush the loo.

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Many people in drought-affected areas are getting really worried about what will happen when we don't have enough water to flush the toilets.

If you've adopted innovative #waterwise practices to #savewater and avoid #dayzero, and have data as proof of change, enter the #ARTA18 "Best innovation in #watermanagement" category to show how it’s done. Entries close 15 Feb. Entry forms here:
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Best for Innovation in Water Management is awarded to a tourism organisation showing ingenuity and genuine effectiveness in the management of water. Explained: The Best for Innovation in Water Mana…