The Travel Foundation exists as an organisation to protect and enhance the environment in holiday destinations, improve the well-being of destination communities, provide a resource for the industry, promote sustainable tourism to the industry and holidaymakers and establish best practice within the industry.
Similar Greening Programmes have been undertaken in countries such as Sri Lanka, Morocco and the Caribbean and the aim of the project in South Africa is to instill an ethical environmental value system, raise environmental awareness and increase environmental operating efficiency whilst reducing energy, water and waste consumption.
In the programme, the Premier Hotel Pretoria was provided ways to reduce water, electricity and waste consumption in low cost ways and adapt staff behavioural attitudes in order to demonstrate an environmentally responsible brand.
“Not only has the project created an environmentally-aware consciousness at Premier Hotel Pretoria, but impacts on the group as a whole that being kind to the planet is also good, efficient and accountable hotel business practice,” says Premier Hotel Group MD Samuel Nassimov.
Also in South Africa today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Pretoria.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Pretoria.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.