Nature+Wildlife: Protecting the Carnivores of Africa's Wild Life
tion marketing across the Southern African region’s 14 Southern African countries. RETOSA aims to increase and reinforce awareness of SADC as a desirable vibrant tourist destination, with the purpose to increase tourism arrivals, tourism revenue and investments into the region as well as improved regional competitiveness thus promoting socioeconomic development.
Better Tourism Africa (previously the International Centre for Responsible Tourism - South Africa), a non-profit organisation established in 2006, works alongside government, the private sector and communities in Africa to implement the objectives of Responsible Tourism as described in the Cape Town Declaration. We believe tourism should be harnessed to create better places for people to live and to visit. Our work includes advocacy, training and capacitybuilding, research and technical advisory services.
One of our objectives is to mainstream responsible practices across all RETOSA member states. The African Responsible Tourism Awards not only recognises the efforts of tourism organisations to operate responsibly, it also demonstrates the difference that taking responsibility can make. It can educate and inspire others to be more responsible. Highlighting individual achievements can help SADC achieve theirs.”
- Thembi Kunene-Msimang, Chief Executive Officer, RETOSA.