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What is Sustainable Tourism? Why Responsible Tourism in Namibia? Pro's & Con's? How does it work? Who is involved & how? How much progress are we making? Your opinion & suggestions? Meet the Sustainable Network Southern Africa

Responsible Tourism
Network Southern Africa

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Did you know?
In Namibia...

... 4350 plant species,
256 endemic species of reptiles, 217 mammal species including the "Big 5"
& the world's largest genetically divers cheetah population have been identified

... the tourism & travel sector is expected to grow to a 22.09% share of the national economy by 2016 (16% in 2006 = 3.7% of GDP)

... visitor arrivals increased from 25400 in 1993 to 833345 in 2006, of which about 50% are travel & tourism-related. An annual growth of 6.9% is expected over subsequent years.

The Sustainable Tourism Network Southern Africa was launched in May 2008. The process to create this network involved discussions among various tourism stakeholders from Southern Africa who have identified tourism certification in Southern Africa as a priority area for the Network’s focus.

The Sustainable Tourism Network Southern Africa aims to develop an integrated approach to sustainable tourism and sustainable tourism certification in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The network is also a channel for all the SADC countries to exchange experience and to communicate about the best practice regarding sustainable tourism practices.

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) was nominated to function as the Secretariat of the Network. Currently plans are under way to pilot Fair Trade in Tourism (FTT) certification in both Mozambique and Madagascar, as requested by these countries. The aim of these pilots is to establish country-specific certification initiatives linked to a common brand (i.e. label), which will ensure that standards are locally relevant while creating the conditions for wider market impact.

The network has a newly opened website, and a newsletter.
The first regional newsletter was distributed in December 2008 to more than 300 tourism stakeholders throughout Southern Africa. The regional newsletter will be distributed 4 times a year.

To access the Network's web pages and to subscribe to the STNSA Newsletter in English, Portuguese or French, please visit
www.fairtourismsa.org.za/sadcnews/news_index.html


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... 4.7% of total employment in 2006 was tourism & travel related (An estimated 100000 people of Namibia's population of 2.1 million benefit directly & indirectly from such income)
  

(Source: NACOBTA Country Report - Namibia, STNSA Inauguration Nov. 2007)
 

Between 1996 and 2006,
income generated from
Community Based Tourism in Namibia
has grown by 4617%!
(from just under N$600000 to nearly N$27 Million)

Namibia's Eco Awards Certification Scheme
is a recommended benchmark for sustainable tourism initiatives in Southern Africa.

Download the
Sustainable Tourism Country Report: NAMIBIA
(PDF - 600KB)

prepared by FENATA & NACOBTA
in co-operation with FTTSA

 

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