THE RESPONSIBLE TOURISM JOURNEY

TravelWise Cape Town is the official source of information to help Cape Town on its journey to being a truly responsible tourism destination, while maintaining its reputation for world-class tourism. 

We believe that sustainable development and tourism go hand-in-hand and we’ve identified eight responsible tourism priorities that will take us to true sustainability. We’ve put together a collection of tools and resources to help businesses operate responsibly and to give visitors the information they need to travel responsibily. Take the journey together with us!

WATER

ENERGY

WASTE MANAGEMENT

SAFETY

SKILLS

COMMUNITY

UNIVERSAL ACCESS

ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

The Big Six

The How-To Guide

The City of Cape Town has worked with the local tourism industry to develop a Responsible Tourism in Cape Town How-To Guide. It shares information on how the tourism industry can take action to make our City and its tourism facilities, services and products more responsible, while also helping ensure that our tourism sector keeps pace with international trends towards responsible business practice.

The How-To Guide has been published by the City of Cape Town to encourage and motivate tourism businesses in the city to manage their operations and market their establishments more responsibly. It is designed to be a straightforward first guide to implementing responsible tourism, with further helpful information on responsible tourism principles and terms.

The How-To Guide is available free for download as PDF.

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