Partners & Associations
Alive2green is a media company advocating sustainability, believing that once presented with the relevant information, decision makers will make the right choices. The company tackles the issues surrounding sustainability and the environment and owns and produces conferences, exhibitions, handbooks, ejournals, websites and magazines that aim to connect leading industry stakeholders. In doing so we can communicate the fundamental industry issues and therefore promote and facilitate action needed for a sustainable future. The STPP has partnered with Alive2Green by providing subject matter expertise on Sustainable Tourism to their existing market, in turn utilising the Alive2Green platforms to communicate to the STPP Member Base.
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ECO ATLAS is the ethical directory to accommodation, restaurants, activities, products and services in South Africa. It provides a one-stop green guide for conscious consumers and travelers empowering YOU to choose where to eat, play and stay based on sound environmental and ethical practices. Using the twenty ECO CHOICE icons you will be able to see at a glance who is achieving sustainable goals enabling you to make informed decisions about which businesses to support. Our unique search function will also inspire you to source locally produced and earth-friendly produce and products.
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As the official travel trade journal of SATSA, RETOSA and the NAA-SA, the Tourism Tattler is distributed monthly to over 30,000 travel professionals internationally and is distributed free of charge on subscription.
The Tourism Tattler publishes a broad range of informative and educational editorial content that may be of benefit to owners, managers and staff members alike. Essential reading for anyone involved in the tourism, travel or hospitality trade in or to Africa.
African Centre for Universal Access
There is a great need to create sustainability within the tourism industry, and one key component is addressing universal accessibility, both from a legal/ human rights perspective, and from the perspective of accessing new markets. It is critical that accommodation establishments as well as other tourism service providers accommodate all tourists and visitors with special needs. The intention is to understand the range of needs of visitors and how to best address them, even if it is initially at a smaller scale, working gradually to increase the range of their user-friendliness. People living with a range of function and limitations had found that they were able to cope with the challenges and disability itself, but it was the environment in which they were expected to operate as a person with functional challenges was in fact most problematic. Regulation therefore was the best way to ensure that there was increased access for all. It is this very point that needs to be driven home to every South African business, so as to ensure that all tourists enjoy equal opportunity for enjoyment. It is with this in mind that the ACUA wishes to drive awareness and education amongst tourism businesses in South Africa and to sensitize businesses on the why UA is critical to sustained business success and how UA can be implemented. The aim is to address this through working with clusters of businesses and to bring partners on board to help facilitate change.