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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The N12 Treasure Route Association (N12TRA)
The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP), as the official sustainable tourism implementation partner of the N12TRA develop projects with local community partners to help ensure the implementation is sustainable aligned to the National Tourism Sector Strategy and SANS 1162:2011 amongst others.
The N12TRA, through sustainable tourism development., help create many opportunities for commercial activity and employment in rural areas and small towns. The N12TRA presents opportunities for local economic development in lesser-known rural areas, where a multitude of unexploited tourism assets in South Africa is captured. Development is by the people for the people who live in the area and are proud of their heritage. The N12TRA has formed a partnership with the National Department of Tourism, and together with the STPP, will take the route to new heights.
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.
The School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Quality Audit and Programme Review requires their National Diplomas (Tourism and Hospitality) to be reviewed in 2013. The department has engaged with the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme in this review process and has invited participation as an external reviewer.
The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) has partnered with Evolve to create the STPP Resource Efficiency Programme. The programme provides tourism and hospitality businesses with a monitoring system and on-site assessment which will help you to immediately reduce energy and water costs and hand-hold you through the process of converting to leading green technologies. Additional support is provided for waste management training and practices, improved purchasing behaviour and general understanding of resource efficiency in tourism. Spend your money on what really counts – providing excellent guest experiences and creating sustainable businesses, and less on unnecessary resource costs. The STPP is a leader in assisting smaller tourism businesses to align their operations with international standards for responsible and sustainable tourism, thereby creating more sustainable businesses, more sustainable communities and more sustainable destinations.
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The Expedition Project
This project shares a wealth of knowledge collected on camera from more than 170 towns across South Africa and provides input to projects. Roger and his team has visited more than 150 towns in the past 12 months, and through interviews, films and discussions, they have uncovered numerous opportunities for projects that could help South African Towns become more Sustainable. By working with the STPP and their partners, The Expedition Project has the potential to bring about meaningful change in South Africa.
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