The World Tourism Awards were established in order to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel tourism & hospitality industry. The distinguished 2019 Honorees are being recognized for outstanding initiatives related to the travel and tourism industry, and for fostering sustainable tourism and developing programs that give back to local communities.
The Lionscape Coalition is a joint initiative between the ecotourism industry and the Lion Recovery Fund that enables Africa’s top operators to play a leadership role in the recovery of lions and the restoration of their landscapes. We are proud to have partnered with the Lionscape Coalition.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a walking guide in the African bush? Becoming a walking guide is a long journey, it takes experience and special skills to lead guests on foot through the bush.
Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) joins up with Serengeti National Park and the southern Serengeti Plains in the northwest. This region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for the iconic Ngorongoro Crater – the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The region is also home to our camp, The Highlands.
The 1st of September is International Primate Day, the day was founded in 2005, dedicated to preserving and protecting all primate species. The day was initiated by the Animal Defenders International (ADI).
The Mara Naboisho Conservancy Model The charm of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy lies not only in its exclusivity but also its strong stance on conservation. In 2010, Asilia was one of four tourism partners that spearheaded a groundbreaking eco-tourism initiative creating the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, benefitting both conservation and the local Maasai community.
Najin and Fatu are the last two northern white rhinos on the planet, however, neither of them are able to carry a pregnancy due to their old age. On August the 22nd, a groundbreaking procedure was carried out in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, providing the conservancy with a chance to raise the next generation of northern white rhinos, fueling hope for the survival of the species in the future.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The annual International Travel & Tourism Awards will be held on the 5th of November this year at the World Travel Market in London. More than 90 nominations have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards which celebrate the very best of travel and tourism on a global scale. The ITTAs recognise the outstanding successes of destinations, tourist boards, private sector companies and individuals.
By Anwynn Louw, Digital Marketing Assistant “Responsible Tourism Tanzania is an association of voluntary members who believe in a sustainable approach to tourism in Tanzania”.
By Anwynn Louw, Digital Marketing Assistant Each year on the 10th of August World Lion Day is celebrated to create awareness and support the conservation and sustainable initiatives that protect and save the global wild lion populations from extinction.