World Responsible Tourism Day 2012

The new age of Tourism!

Today, the 7th of November, we’re celebrating World Responsible Tourism Day. A universal movement that’s growing like quick-fire.

In 2002, 280 representatives from all sectors of tourism from 20 countries attended the Cape Town Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, preceding the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. A declaration on responsible tourism was agreed.

This is the defining day in the year that travel companies, destinations, organizations, employees and suppliers come together across the world in a remarkable expression of a new way of thinking. A unique phenomenon with the potential to help change the way that the industry delivers in the future.


WTM

We, Share Africa Travel, are celebrating this with a 10% discount off our fair-trade tour for the next 7 days. (untill the 14th) Below this text you will find some information about the tour. World Responsible Tourism Day is also for us an important date. We think travel and responsibility belong together. Just like South Africa and having a braai, it’s inseparable. This is a big issue to fight against poverty, disparity and unfairness. The effect is that everybody comes to know each other better and that creates a win-win situation.

Fair-trade Tour

On this tour we´ll show you what responsible tourism implies. But that’s not all – the beauty of Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga in the east of South Africa will also be showcased. You can feel the vibrant life of Johannesburg and Soweto. Move along the road to the land of the Venda and Shangaan people near Louis Trichardt and get real authentic cultural experiences you´ll never forget. The final stop is the Kruger National Park. Enjoy wildlife and nature at their purest or watch the breathtaking sunset in the bush. All these magnificent things together with the responsible and fair-trade background like fair wages, benefit the local areas and their inhabitants through respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

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