Local spots up for awards

2015-05-05 06:00

A number of Cape Town companies have made the “longlist” for the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards.

This first-for-Africa award recognises ­inspiring African organisations that work to ensure that tourism benefits environments and local people in categories including wildlife conservation, poverty reduction, resource management and best blog.

These Cape Town organisations are longlisted:

Best destination

V City of Cape Town

Best for resource management

V Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company

V Vineyard Hotel

V Peninsula All-Suite Hotel

Best for engaging people and culture

V The African Ivory Route Blouberg Camp

V Park Inn by Radisson

V Run Cape

The longlist comprises over 50 tourism organisations, initiatives, businesses and projects selected from over 120 submissions from all corners of Africa.

A shortlist, to be announced next week, will be chosen from the longlist by a judging panel made up of industry experts.

The award winners will be announced at the 2015 African Responsible Tourism Awards on Thursday 16 April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

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