Three Trees has managed to secure a National Award for Best Overall Environmental Management system for small lodge at the 2015 Lilizela Tourism awards, held in Sandton on the 22nd October 2015.
IImvelo means ‘nature’ in South Africa’s Nguni languages.
The Imvelo Responsible Tourism awards were initiated to coincide with the World Summit on Sustainable Development that was held in South Africa in 2002. They recognise tourism and hospitality businesses that make a real, measurable and sustained contribution to Responsible Tourism.
To be made for the fourteenth time this year, the Imvelo awards have had a huge impact on tourism in South Africa, creating significant awareness of environmental management issues in the industry.
The awards are in line with the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism, the Responsible Tourism guidelines for the South African hospitality industry and the UN World Tourism Organisation’s code of ethics. Imvelo is supported by the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme.