Responsible Tourism in Destinations: RTD11 Conference, Cape Town, April 14-15, 2015


If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our Industry News & Updates and receive monthly information on training and capacity building opportunities in tourism.
April 09, 2015

Industry Opportunity - Responsible Tourism Conference

WHAT: The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations
WHEN: April 14-15, 2015
WHERE: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Event Summary: Responsible Tourism in Destinations

Co-chaired by the City of Cape Town, Professor Harold Goodwin (International Centre for Responsible Tourism) and Heidi van der Watt (Better Tourism Africa), the RTD11 will discuss practical solutions that create prosperous and sustainable destinations, the responsibility of tourism producer groups and the partnerships needed to make it work. Conference speakers include Tim Williamson (, Matthias Leisinger (KUONI Group), Manisha Pande (Villageways), Afzaal Mauthoor, (Inspired Escapes), Samantha Annandale (Hotel Verde), Glenn Phillips (SANParks), and more.

Responsible Tourism Best Practices and Agenda for Change

In 2002, 280 representatives from all sectors of tourism from 20 countries attended the Cape Town Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, which resulted in the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism. The RTD11, like the historic 2002 conference, addresses the key question, "How can tourism be used to make better places for people to live in, and better places for people to visit?", and  presents an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved by destinations around the world, to document responsible tourism good practices, and set the agenda for change for the next 10 years. The conference will result in Responsible Tourism Practitioner's guide to realizing Responsible Tourism in destinations.

>> Follow RTD11 updates on Twitter with the hashtag #rtdcapetown.


TrainingAidAs part of our efforts to promote training and professional development opportunities in the tourism industry, our Industry Opportunities section highlights various events and programs that are relevant to tourism professionals. If your organization offers training programs and other professional development opportunities, and would like to spread the word through the TrainingAid network, please let us know (media [at]!

TrainingAid is an international tourism e-learning company offering online training courses and skills development opportunities for tourism professionals.