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Ol Pejeta – Ecowarrior of SDG 8 & overall 2017 winner

Ol Pejeta, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa is this year’s overall winner of the annual Ecowarrior Award. The 90,000-acre private wildlife conservancy – is situated on the equator, in Kenya’s Laikipia District, between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. During the Ecowarrior Award which was held […]

Ol Pejeta – Ecowarrior of SDG 8 & overall 2017 winner

Ol Pejeta, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa is this year’s overall winner of the annual Ecowarrior Award. The 90,000-acre private wildlife conservancy – is situated on the equator, in Kenya’s Laikipia District, between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. During the Ecowarrior Award which was held […]

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 ECO WARRIOR AWARD WINNERS

Kenya celebrated the 2017 UNWTO World Tourism Day on 27th September 2017 by showcasing the innovative leaders in sustainable tourism that were recognized in an Eco Warrior Award Gala dinner theme Magical Night Experience.   The dinner was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism at the Radisson Blu, Nairobi, in an event that was graced by […]

ECOTOURISM KENYA ANNOUNCES THE 2017 ECOWARRIOR AWARD LONG LIST OF NOMINEES

By Grace Nderitu Nairobi, Kenya: Ecotourism Kenya has released the long list of nominees who will be contesting for the Eco Warrior Awards in 2017. This year, the Eco-Warrior Award has been altered to be in sync with the 2017 UNWTO Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the WTM and Africa Responsible Tourism Awards. […]

Embracing the Plastic Bags Ban for Tourism Facilities

Plastics are at the core of solid waste management problems of today’s society. Plastics in modern life are a preferred product for everyday applications from piping, bottling, packaging etc. However, as useful as society has deems plastics to be, this has eventually ended in a huge menace due to their non-biodegradable nature. Plastics bags in […]

Understanding Ecotourism

According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is, ‘Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people’ (TIES, 1990). Ecotourism Australia defines the term as ‘Ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation’. At Ecotourism Kenya, […]

Sustainable local purchasing

Every day individuals and industries procure various goods and services to sustain and complement lives and businesses. The tourism business especially has a plethora of procurement needs including; cleaning products, foods and beverages, curios and labor. In pursuit to attain sustainability in business practice, responsible procurement is a key component. Responsible procurement (also known as […]

Adoption of Green Energy in Tourism Accommodation Facilities

Energy is indispensable in our daily lives as it’s required to run most of the activities. It is the basic input required to sustain economic growth. Traditional sources of energy are primarily fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas). While these sources have provided energy solutions for the world, their supply has been dwindling dramatically. Emissions […]

Sustainability for tour operators; The Travelife Partner

The tourism industry thrives on the natural environment, spectacles and natural phenomena, wildlife as well as draws from other industries and social links. In this regard, sustainability should be at the core of every tourism venture. Sustainability in this sense is engaging in activities that ensure continuity of the business. It involves business operations that […]

Sustainability and customer satisfaction

Sustainability generally is continuity of a business now and in the future. It involves the ability to maintain or support an activity or process over the long term. Customer satisfaction is a key component in ensuring sustainability of a tourism enterprise.  Customer satisfaction is a measure of how the products/ services of a company meet […]