10 - 12 April 2024

Protect. Respect. Conserve.


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.

WTM Africa will be hosting a full day conference on Responsible Tourism.

Previous Topics

  • Measuring and reporting on impact, avoiding greenwashing
  • Coping with Climate Change – Adaptation & Decarbonisation
  • Technology for Responsible Tourism  
  • How can tourism become Nature Positive?
  • How to use Responsible Tourism to do better business

2024 details

DATE: 11 April 2024

VENUE: Cape Town International Convention Centre

TIME: 10:00 - 18:00

Enter the WTM Africa World Responsible Tourism Awards 2024

A much-anticipated highlight at WTM Africa, the annual Responsible Tourism Awards honour exceptional initiatives and individuals leading by example with sustainable tourism practices. If this sounds like you, this is your chance to be recognised and elevate your business.

The submission closing date is 1 March 2024.

Our 2024 Conference programme is available to see here: 

Register to attend WTM Africa 2024