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Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) promotes best practice management systems across all tourism industry sectors with a view to facilitate tourism development that is environmentally sustainable. Botswana Tourism also ensures collaborative approach with relevant stakeholders both public and private to raise the profile of the organisation.
In partnership with the University of Botswana through the BIOKAVANGO Project, Botswana Tourism Organisation completed the development of the first ever Botswana Ecotourism Certification System, comprising of standards (accommodation and eco-tour), logos, certificates and other associated documentation.
The completion of the ecotourism certification system demonstrates the BTO’s strong commitment to environmentally responsible tourism and the continued commitment to working with the industry and those associated with it on the development of tourism facilities and services that can position the country as a leading sustainable ecotourism destination.
WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Award 2010 Winner
Botswana Tourism Organisation won the Destination stewardship Award for 2010 for “The Okavango Delta Ramsar Site (ODRS): a unique 55,374 km2 water and game rich area within Botswana’s desert environment. It includes the Tsodilo Hills (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Moremi Game Reserve, Wildlife Management Areas and community lands.