South African Standard for Responsible Tourism

Today (September 12) is the official launch of the South African National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism at the Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna, South Africa.

Some history: The National Department of Tourism developed a standard for responsible tourism which has been published by the South African Bureau of Standards. The South African National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism is an effort to establish a common understanding of responsible tourism and also aims to harmonise the different sets of criteria currently utilized for certifying the sustainability of tourism businesses.

Details on Tourism.gov.za

external image PDF.gif SANS1162 – Final 31 03 11.pdf

More about this as we learn details. We will also be updating the Responsible Tourism South Africa Wiki.

Photos from RT Activist document the NMSRT Launch on Flickr

 

South African National Standard for Responsible Tourism

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