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    The First WTM World Responsible Tourism Day

    The first WTM World Responsible Tourism Day was a great success. With many more people participating in events during the day, the seminars and awards attracted a much bigger audience than last year. Fiona Jeffery welcomed people to the day and made the link with the 2002 Cape Town Declaration.  The WTM WRTD, supported by UNWTO, has adopted the principles formulated in Cape Town. Sindiswa Nhlumayo from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism in South Africa made the same point in her presentation in the Destinations seminar at the end of the day. As was clear from the awards and the presentations and discussions during the day we have…

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    World Responsible Tourism Day

    Wednesday November 14th sees the first of the World Travel Market’s World Responsible Tourism Days, a wide range of organisations are using the WTM World Responsible Tourism Day logo to pledge their support for the principles of the Cape Town Declaration  which were endorsed by an international conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations organised in Cape Town, as a side event to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, in 2002. Drawing on the work we had done with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism in South Africa drawing up guidelines on what the industry could do to take responsibility for achieving more sustainable and socially just forms of tourism…

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