The Impact of Responsible Tourism – Part 3 | !Xaus Lodge

By |2022-11-07T11:54:25+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: !Xaus Lodge, News|

Reducing negative impacts on local communities, environments, and celebrating local culture. !Xaus Lodge, by bringing guests into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park who pay a conservation levy, contributes directly to the conservation authority’s revenue and thus its ability to run one of the best desert parks in the world.  At the lodge itself, !Xaus [...]

The Impact of Responsible Tourism – Part 2 | !Xaus Lodge

By |2022-11-07T11:54:28+00:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: !Xaus Lodge, News|

The ownership model and funding. !Xaus Lodge; the land, the infrastructure and the fittings and furnishings are wholly owned by the Mier and ǂKhomani San communities. They appointed commercial management and marketing operators, Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD) on a long-term basis. TFPD have paid their Joint Management Board (JMB) a percentage of turnover [...]

The Impact of Responsible Tourism – Part 1 | !Xaus Lodge

By |2022-11-07T11:54:30+00:00November 10th, 2016|Categories: !Xaus Lodge, News|

!Xaus Lodge’s most significant achievement in reducing poverty among the local community In the 8 years of its operation under management of Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD), !Xaus Lodge comprising a mere 24 guest beds, and located deep in the desert of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP), has contributed more than R28,9 million (US$1,9 [...]

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