3 - 5 April 2023

Building a sustainable and responsible future for travel and tourism

#responsibletourismafrica

A better future for all

Responsible Tourism is what we do to make tourism more sustainable, it is about how we use tourism to create sustainable development to benefit communities and destinations.


Responsible Tourism is about taking responsibility, responding, taking action to address the social, economic and environmental issues of sustainability that arise in destinations. It is about doing something about it. It is about making a difference.

Our world’s destinations are diverse reflecting the natural diversity of our planet and the wealth of cultures that have arisen as people evolved in different environments and with particular histories, cultures and understanding of the world and of our place in it. Responsible Tourism celebrates that diversity and recognises that whilst destinations can learn from what has been done elsewhere, all solutions are local requiring the engagement of a unique set of stakeholders.

For the first time, WTM Africa will be hosting a full day conference on Responsible Tourism.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Responsible Technology for Travel & Tourism
  • Twenty years of Responsible Tourism in South Africa
  • Progress in Responsible Tourism Around the World 
  • Creating Shared Value: Local Economic Development
  • Tourism and Wildlife Conservation
  • Tackling Climate Change
  • Investment for Responsible Tourism & Resilience

The details

DATE: 12 April 2022

TIME: 10:00 - 17:30

VENUE: Cape Town International Convention Centre

COST: Free to WTM Africa attendees (seats are limited)



Hear from the experts

Harold Goodwin

WTM's Responsible Tourism Advisor

Evie Ndhlovu

Programme Manager EMEA: Planeterra

Derek Hanekom

Presidential Envoy for South Africa

Hermione Nevill

Senior Tourism Specialist: World Bank Group

Henry Matthys

Senior Manager: Social Impact, V&A Waterfront

Emilie Hagedoorn

Owner: Green Heart Tourism


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