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12 (eco) Questions to Ask A Hotel Before You Book

The series Places & Spaces could inspire even the most dedicated couch potato to pack a bag and hop a plane. The destinations featured are sustainable, but what about your average hotel claiming green sensitivity? The term is increasingly overused, so it’s important to ask questions. A well-informed traveler is a more conscious one, so […]

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Green Ideas: Tips For Eco-Friendly Travel

Book Direct Flights, Skip Travel-Size Products, Discover Green Resorts and Give Back Assuming your vacation is more than just a hike, you’re going to be making a carbon footprint. That doesn’t mean you should skip your next trip though. In fact, most environmentalists agree that traveling helps raise crucial awareness and appreciation of the earth.  […]

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Tourism must go ‘green’

Durban – The tourism industry must lead the way to take SA into a low carbon economy, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said. “Rather than waiting for government to regulate its carbon footprint, its recycling practices or its commitment to the environmentally responsible practices, I encourage the industry to initiate its own processes,” Van Schalkwyk, […]

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Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty

The 7 Mechanisms In order to deliver practical benefits to the poor, a clear understanding is required of the ways to effectively channel visitor spending and associated investment into improved income and quality of life for people in poverty, so as to ensure that all possibilities are considered and used effectively. In the publication “Tourism […]

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Sustainable Solutions for Green Hotels

This page lists sustainable practices that hotels can implement. If you would like to encourage hotels you stay at to implement these ideas, consider printing this information and dropping it off at the front desk or mailing it in with the hotel’s comment card. Start a linen (both towels and sheets) reuse program in all […]

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First Eco-Friendly Hotel in Mpumalanga

The first eco-friendly hotel in the province was officially opened at Casterbridge Centre. The Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel [owned by Mr Louis van der Merwe] was welcomed into the province by MEC for economic development, environment and tourism, Mr Jabu Mahlangu, and board members of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MPTA) [Chairman, Mr Sabelo […]

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Water Conservation in an Environmentally Friendly Hotel

Green Ideas for Environmentally Friendly Hotels Why is water conservation important? Because water isn’t as abundant a resource as we think it is. Of all the water present on the planet, only about .008% is available for human consumption. There are numerous water conservation tips for you to act on, and act you must. institute […]

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