Africa Travel Week

We tell the wrong stories about Africa

Daniella Sachs describes herself as a white South Africa, accepting the  “agency of skin colour, ” she writes “while I accept that I was born with less melanoma than others, the fact is, I was born...

Stories bring experiences alive

A growing desire for authenticity in travel has fuelled an interest in learning about the local people who live in destinations – with the stories told by those same people. While on paper this may seem like a...

Whose diversity is it?

In the pause created by the pandemic, many have started to ask some of the big questions about how the tourism industry operates – and one of the key debates, especially in the age of selfies and overtourism...

Category - Diversity & Inclusion

AFRICAN diaspora

Narratives matter

We are a storytelling species. We use stories to make sense of the world and to educate our children. Some of the stories are fiction: fairy tales. We use science fiction to think about the future. Science fiction and...

Tourism & racism

From the beginning, Responsible Tourism has been about more than the environment. In the Cape Town Declaration, the founding document of what has become the Responsible Tourism Movement, we recognised the ‘global...