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Egypt is a dreamy destination full of history, culture and mystery. Head on over to our Instagram to see our highlighted stories and feed posts from all parts of Egypt! Keep scrolling to see some of our favorites on here. Already follow us on Instagram? We appreciate you – you can see similar posts and MORE on our facebook, check us out!
Featured on our Instagram, this is a must see in Hamburg, Germany. It’s Miniatur Wunderland – holding the title for the World’s Largest Model Railway! This is most definitely a great trip idea for 2020.
Skybok’s very own, Tami Scripps, visited Egypt and returned with footage to share with YOU! If you wish to travel to Egypt, are intrigued by beautiful views, or just love learning new historical facts- head on over to our instagram or facebook to see our travel series posts. We even have a board on Pinterest! Where do you want to see next?
We all love Santa Claus for his kind gift giving, right? Learn about the history of him and the Christmas tradition of Santa by watching the video below! Then, head on over to our Instagram and let us know what cool facts you learned on our most recent post, here!
Wondering what to get a special little dude in your life for Christmas? Look no further! Check out the video below to see what Skybok ranked as the top three gifts to purchase for boys in 2019! Follow our instagram, here, to see our upcoming Toys for Girls video.
With roots in South Africa, Skybok’s rich history finds a new channel to explore and discover the Americas. Our team is constantly expanding and with that expansion comes a colorful, robust and vibrant array or projects for non-profits, businesses and services who are doing good in the world.
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The National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act mandates SANParks to create destinations for nature-based tourism in a manner that is not harmful to the environment. As SANParks is primarily a self-funding entity generating approximately 80% of its operating budget from its ecotourism business; fulfilment of its conservation mandate is heavily reliant on a thriving and sustainable tourism operations.
SANParks’ business operations are founded on three important core pillars:
- Conservation – the primary mandate of the organisation is the conservation of South Africa’s biodiversity, landscapes and associated heritage assets through a system of national parks.
- Responsible Tourism – the organisation has a significant role in the promotion of South Africa’s nature-based tourism, or ecotourism business targeted at both international and domestic tourism markets. The eco-tourism pillar of the business architecture provides for the organisation’s self-generated revenues from commercial operations that are necessary to supplement government funding of conservation management. A significant element of the ecotourism pillar is the Commercialisation Strategy, which (through the implementation of Public Private Partnerships) SANParks has adopted to expand tourism products and the generation of additional revenue for funding of conservation and socio-economic development.
- Socio-Economic Development – SANParks has taken a strategic decision to expand its role in the developmental support provided to neighbouring communities as an entity of the developmental state. In addition, SANParks is required to build constituencies at international, national and local levels, in support of conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of South Africa through its corporate social investment. It has to ensure that a broad base of South Africans participate and get involved in biodiversity initiatives, and further that all its operations have a synergistic existence with neighbouring or surrounding communities for their educational and socio-economic benefit, hence enabling the broader society to be connected to national parks.
SANParks is on a positive trajectory towards making the management of its conservation and tourism estate relevant to the people of South Africa and the World, by ensuring co-operative governance and the continued flow of socio-economic benefits.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America, The Stanley Hotel is famous for its old world charm. Offering four different Estes Park accommodation experiences including historic rooms, modern apartment-style residences for extended stays, and expansive condominiums on the legendary grounds overlooking Rocky Mountain National Park. The Stanley offers over 14,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space equipped with modern amenities and several stunning indoor and outdoor wedding venues. Only an hour away from Denver, it is the ideal destination for your Colorado vacation getaway.
The Butterfly Pavilion is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited nonprofit invertebrate zoo home to thousands of animals from all over the world! Experience their indoor tropical conservatory with over 1,600 free-flying butterflies, hold Rosie their famous tarantula, explore incredible adaptations of sea stars, bees, beetles, spiders, and so much more!
The Butterfly Pavilion work to foster an appreciation of invertebrates by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation.