Wilderness wins Responsible Tourism Award for policy on water bottles

Wild Zambezi - Wilderness Safaris • 3 May 2018

 

Wilderness Safaris was named Overall Winner in the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA) at a ceremony held on 18 April 2018 at World Travel Market (WTM) Africa in Cape Town. 

The Group was recognised for reducing its use of plastic water bottles by 75% since 2012, as well as for its transparent reporting against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Sales Manager, Chantal Benn (pictured second right)  receive the awards. 

Through the use of reusable bottles for guests and installing on-site water purification systems at our camps, as well as raising awareness regarding water conservation amongst staff and guests, we have been able to reduce our plastic water bottle usage significantly, said Warren Ozorio, Wilderness Safaris Group Environmental Coordinator. 

This robust approach to tackling the consumption of bottled water sets an example and challenges the industry to do far more, said judge and managing director of Better Tourism Africa, Heidi van der Watt.

Wild Zambezi extends its congratulations to the company for leading the way on this and other very important environmental issues.

For information about the Wilderness Safaris' camps in the Zambezi area, see:  Ruckomechi Camp and Little Ruckomechi.

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