Responsible Tourism Dialogue – Sustainability Week
The STPP manages the annual Responsible Tourism Dialogue as part of Alive2Green’s Sustainability Week. We have had 4 very successful events since June 2012, and are looking forward to taking this to new heights in 2016!
Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Handbook of Southern Africa
The STPP is the editor of this annual publication. Thus far, we have completed volumes 1, 2 and 3. We distribute more than 10,000 copies every year, and this has become a highly recognised publication as it provides broad perspectives of Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, and is used by many industry players as a reference and tool.
N12 Treasure Route Association Partnership
The N12TRA will, through sustainable tourism development, help create many opportunities for commercial activity and employment in rural areas and small towns. The N12 TRA 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 N12 and its implementation partners; including government agencies and the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) 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.
Resource Efficiency Programme
The STPP and partners are currently implementing Resource efficiency audits and implementing energy efficiency solutions for a number of accommodation establishments in Magaliesburg and Sandton.
Official Sustainable Tourism Partner of City of Joburg for the Eco-Mobility World Festival
This project aims at creating linkages between Sandton and Alexandra to implement sustainable tourism practices. The project will catalyse local economic empowerment of communities in Alexandra and create supply chain linkages with Sandton Based Tourism Businesses.
SEDA: Assessment of Responsible Tourism Implementation
The purpose of this project was to determine the alignment to SANS 1162:2011 (national minimum standard for responsible tourism) through on-site assessments, as well as the creation of greater awareness amongst staff through workshops / training. Projects to date include SANParks Table Mountain National Park and La Fontaine Guesthouse.