3 -min. read Les Carlisle, andBeyond’s Group Conservation Manager and Rhinos Without Borders’ Project Manager, tells us about his experience of the Conservation Lab 2016.
5 -min. read As the inaugural Conservation Lab un-conference comes to a close, we reflect on the lessons learned about teamwork and look forward to a collaborative future.
5 -min. read SPARK talks, team talks and meeting of minds signify the start of the new ‘un-conference’ model for the Conservation Lab 2016.
4 -min. read We catch up with the Managing Partner of the venue for the Conservation Lab 2016, Tony Romer-Lee of Spier Hotel and Wine Farm.
8 -min. read We Are Africa 2016 Conference speaker Jochen Zeitz tells us about how he has been inspired by Africa and what to expect from his talk.
7 -min. read Virunga National Park’s Director, Emmanuel de Merode, on why tourism is the key to securing its future.
6 -min. read The newly reimagined Conservation Lab is a progressive two-day un-conference event of its own, created to bring together key influencers from the conservation world to collaborate and spark innovation. Meet some of our star players…
6 -min. read The newly reimagined Conservation Lab is a progressive two-day un-conference event of its own, created to bring together 50 influencers in the travel industry with 50 luminaries from the conservation world. Meet some of our star players…
3 -min. read In just three months’ time we’ll be gathering at Spier Hotel & Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa for the Conservation Lab 2016.
3 -min. read We talk to the second judge for the 2016 Innovation Awards, conservationist Colin Bell, about what he’s looking for from this year’s entries.
2 -min. read Over fifty leaders in travel and conservation gathered at La Mamounia hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, early last month to discuss the launch of the 2016 Conservation Lab, imagined and created by Beyond Luxury Media Ltd.
< 1 -min. read This year saw the second edition of the TWO SHOWS ONE AFRICA alliance between We Are Africa and Indaba, designed to showcase the very best Africa has to offer to the world’s leading travel and tourism buyers over the course of one week
< 1 -min. read We caught up with Councillor Roxanne Hoorn, Chairperson of Tourism Events and Economic Development for City of Cape Town, to hear how We Are Africa is contributing to the Mother City’s bright future, and why she’s proud to be part of the tribe
5 -min. read The 2015 Conservation Lab is a forum for the forging and sharing of powerful ideas to help win the battle for conservation. 2015 speaker and founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, Damien Mander, reminds us in a single sentence of the importance of these kinds of discussions: “Without a backyard, we will cease to exist as a species”.
< 1 -min. read With statistics announced in the last week revealing that rhino poaching in South Africa in 2014 showed a 21% increase on 2013, it is clear that something – or in fact many things, by many people – must be done to prevent environmental crises such as this gaining more momentum.
3 -min. read Luxury and sustainability can sometimes seem like an incompatible pairing, which is why We Are Africa and our sister show PURE Life Experiences are dedicated to sharing our communities’ expert knowledge on the subject. We believe that the insights gained by our members from years of determination and experience have the power to transform the high-end travel industry for the better. Consequently, at PURE’s first seminar series in November, MATTER, community leaders took to the stage to inspire meaningful change in the arena of sustainability.
4 -min. read A HORNY ISSUE INVESTIGATING OUR TRIBE’S FIGHT TO SAVE THE RHINO WORDS BY OLIVIA SQUIRE “In 30 years’ time will
3 -min. read A private collection of award winning, privately owned, five star game reserves and eco lodges in Southern Africa, Shamwari Group also encompasses a conservation arm that collaborates with the Wilderness Foundation on the Forever Wild Conservation Programme.
5 -min. read In a spirit of openness and free flowing information, We Are Africa and our Kenyan Tribe members have come together to provide a mythbusting panorama of the latest political upheaval affecting the African tourism landscape
7 -min. read Conservation is usually seen as saving the big five, protecting natural habitats from urbanisation and pollution but seldom are flowers the focus. Michael Lutzeyer’s Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is largely involved in conservation, one of the notable aspects being the protection of the Cape Floral Kingdom and protection of the indigenous flora