African Travel Concept
Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainable Tourism meets the needs of the traveller and host regions while protecting and enhancing the opportunity for the future. It is visualized as leading to management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled, while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, and biological diversity and life support systems.

In order to provide responsible travel, tour operators such as ATC African Travel Concept have taken the necessary steps to promote sustainable tourism.

Practising sustainable tourism can lead to a number of positive outcomes such as reducing costs, increasing profits and improved employee satisfaction. One of the main positive outcomes includes the benefits it brings for local residents such as job creation and in the creation of a greater understanding for local cultures and an authentic experience for tourists.

Sustainable Tourism ensures that the local people living next to or near game parks benefit from the tourism activity. The best example is Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West province, which was founded mainly to create jobs and benefits for the local people, while enriching conservation efforts. The six giant Transfrontier Parks South Africa has initiated with its neighbours are also helping to uplift neighbouring communities.

As one of the leading travel operators, ATC African Travel Concept strives to provide our clients with only the best sustainable tourism options: Sustainable living starts in our offices; we implement various measures such as energy efficiency, water use, waste separation regime, purchasing supplies in bulk, dual-flush mechanism toilets and the all-important three R’s: Reduce, Re-use, And Recycle. Our staff dedication and participation is a vital key in order to make these sustainable efforts a success.

Furthermore, ATC and our agents support accommodation as well as service providers in Southern Africa, who are actively involved in sustainability projects, e.g. involvement with local communities, engaging in sustainable food choices (growing own herb & vegetable gardens) and in reducing energy usage by implementing the three R’s (Reduce – Re-use – Recycle) at the property itself.






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