Straddling the worlds of a consultant in the responsible tourism industry in Africa and the environmental, carbon footprint management business, one of our more regular debates is around the idea that long haul holidays are just a bad idea. How can you reconcile being a responsible, ethical tourist and at the same time contributing to climate change because of the CO2e emissions from long haul flights?
Tourism is arguably one of the most negatively impacted sectors of the economy under the global coronavirus pandemic. There will be inevitable impacts on travel and tourism in a post Covid 19 World and it's likely these changes will be felt for a very long time. But this also represents an opportunity for tourism industry role players, especially smaller SMME's to position themselves well and benefit from the recovery in the medium term. In terms of trends, this is what we are expecting and advising our clients to prepare for:
Baba Dioum, a Senegalese nature lover was once famously quoted as saying "In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.
This course will introduce the concept of Greenhouse Gasses, Carbon Footprint Management and Carbon Tax to business leaders, SHEQ managers, entrepreneurs and environmental practitioners who wish to better understand the concept of a Greenhouse Gas Inventory, how to go about calculating your organisations Carbon Footprint and understanding the recently introduced Carbon Tax Act.
A Wilderness Trail Experience is quite something, virtually impossible to explain. But the feeling of being totally connected to nature, not being the top of the food chain, sleeping under the stars, keeping night watch to ensure no animals come into camp, knowing that no one actually knows exactly where you are .....it's a special experience which underpins our Unearthed Social Entrepreneurial Course and Careers In Conservation Courses run in partnership with the Wilderness Leadership School. It's a chance to change of perspective, or a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, and a digital detox like no other
Established in 2008, ETC-Africa are leaders in environmental consulting, carbon management, carbon tax and tourism route development, our global experience, project commitment and service speaks for itself. Environmental Impact Assessments, EIA's, Environmental Practitioners, Carbon Footprint & Carbon Tax Consultants, , Tourism Routes, Tourism Planning, Durban, South Africa (Ballito, Richards Bay)