10 - 12 April 2024

Building a sustainable and responsible future for travel and tourism


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.

2023 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

The details

DATE: 4- 5 April 2023

VENUE: Cape Town International Convention Centre

TIME: 10:00 - 18:00

Previous Speakers

Harold Goodwin

WTM's Responsible Tourism Advisor

Henry Matthys

Senior Manager: Social Impact, V&A Waterfront

Emilie Hagedoorn

Owner: Green Heart Tourism

Glynn O’Leary

Co-founder and Chief Executive of Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD)

Keleabetswe Tlouane

Deputy Director-General for Environment and Tourism in the Limpopo Economic Development Environment

Miha Logar

Co-Founder, Gorilla Highlands Ltd

Host City

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Part of ATW

Register to attend WTM Africa 2023