For African tourism, the future means ‘profits with principles’

(Travel weekly) “Responsible tourism is the future for Africa, as travelers increasingly want authentic, genuine and responsible holidays. This was the key focus at the World Travel Market Africa Responsible Tourism Conference (WTM Africa) in Cape Town, South Africa, this month.

During WTM Africa, heroes of responsible tourism in Africa were honored at the 2015 African Responsible Tourism Awards Ceremony. Among the winners were Chumbe Island in Zanzibar, Coffee Beans Routes in South Africa and Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana. The overall winner of the awards was Gansbaai Tourism in South Africa. ”

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Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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