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    Paul Miedema remembered at WTM Africa

    Paul Miedema founder of Calabash Tours and a leading activist for Responsible Tourism was recognised as in the Responsible Tourism Awards in 2004. In 1990 Paul participated in The March for Hope, a protest March of white people to the townships. “I knew then, and still maintain, there is an energy and spirit in the townships that is life changing. I just want to share that with as many people as possible.” Paul died earlier this year and his untimely passing and his major contribution to the development of the Responsible Tourism movement globally was remembered and recognised again at the African Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM Africa today. The category sponsor for Best for Engaging People and…

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  • Responsible Tourism Awards

    Africa Responsible Tourism Awards presented at WTM Africa

    . In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa 2017, a hard-hitting documentary on the plight of lions in tourism and a small backpacker lodge with ample impact were announced Joint Overall Winners at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 in Cape Town. Blood Lions and Coffee Shack took the coveted position of Overall Winner from a selection of finalists gathered from around Africa. Says Harold Goodwin, Chair of the Judging Panel. “All of those longlisted should be recognised as having made a significant contribution and be proud of what they have achieved.  As in the World Responsible Tourism Awards, the judges looked for winners who might educate and…

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  • South Africa

    South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism speaks at the African Responsible Tourism Awards

      Welcoming Remarks By Deputy Minister, Elizabeth Thabethe African Responsible Tourism Awards Cape Town Convention Centre 20 April 2017   Program Director MEC Alan Winde Mr James Vos, Member of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism Mr Tim Harris, Wesgro CEO Prof Harold Goodwin, Char of the Judges Mr Bongani Dlamini, Swazini Tourism Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen   Still fresh in my third week of assuming the portfolio of Deputy Minister of Tourism it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you all, from near and far, to the Third African Responsible Tourism Awards here in the southern most City of Cape Town.   Join us for an exciting evening of…

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