Sustainability

We realise the potential impact of tourism in sustainable, inclusive economic growth. To support growth and ensure sustainable business principles, Tourvest Destination Management is committed to protecting our environment, uplifting our people and promoting best practices, as well as working closely with suppliers and partners who share these ideals.

Our Pledge

We are responsible and accountable for the role we play in the countries in which we operate; economically, socially and environmentally. Our accountability is lived through the DNA of our core business values and our company culture.

Our Sustainable Management Responsibility

  • We comply with applicable administrative and environmental laws, and adhere to relevant codes of best practice
  • We manage and maintain relevant industry accreditations that consider environmental, socio-cultural, economical, quality, health and safety criteria
  • We continuously improve on creating awareness and developing a company culture of sustainability, to inspire behavioural change in recognition of our environmental responsibilities

Our Economic Responsibility

  • We encourage sustainable purchase practices amongst employees, suppliers and clients
  • We follow fair and impartial recruitment, employment and advancement processes in relation to race, gender and disability
  • We offer relevant travel product to the distribution channel by sustainable forward planning
  • We build and nurture sustainable and fair supplier relationships

Our Social Responsibility

  • We empower people in our society
  • We treat cultural heritage with dignity and respect and ensure clients are informed accordingly
  • We uplift local communities through empowerment, effective social responsibility projects and financial support to SMME where possible

Our Environmental Responsibility

  • We deliver responsible consumption and exposure of natural and other resources to conserve the planet
  • We consider the environmental impact of any new development
  • We use water sparingly
  • We aim to minimise the total energy usage within the office by at least 3% each year, working towards the 15% reduction target over a 5 year period
  • We consider all feasible options to rethink, refuse, reuse, reduce, and recycle waste – to minimise waste, cut costs, and ensure correct waste disposal
  • We deliver responsible consumption, exposure of natural and other resources to conserve the planet

Associations

Travel Life
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Fairtrade
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Sustainable Animal Welfare Practices

We support our preferred partners who share our belief in complying with sustainable animal welfare practices supported by recognised wildlife conservation standards. We know that it is only in this way that visitors will continue to appreciate our precious natural treasures.

Blood Lions

Blood Lions
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SATSA Animal Interaction

SATSA Animal Interaction Research
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Community-based Programmes

Through our Tour Guide Academy and learnership programme, we contribute to skills development and job creation, as well as to our family itself. We aim to make a lasting and measurable difference in the quality of people’s lives. We activate this through community-based programs centred around education, sport and the promotion of basic human rights in all forms.