Tourism sector’s collective vision of making South Africa one of the top 20 global tourism destinations by 2020 can be outmatched by the imperative to grow and develop tourism responsibly. A National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) a blue print for Tourism Development, sets out strategic objectives which drive the sector towards the envisioned goal and one such objective is to promote responsible tourism practices within the sector.
The National Responsible Tourism Strategy is an underlying Tourism Development framework which ensures implementation and monitoring of key concepts of responsible Tourism.
To address the identified challenges, four high level strategic objectives have been identified:
A comprehensive National Strategy for Responsible Tourism in South Africa usable to all cross-sections of the tourism sector. The strategy contains proposed action plans which will guide the implementation of the strategy and provide for mechanisms to measure progress.
The strategy is anchored by a five years Responsible Tourism Action Plan.