It’s good to be back at work after four months away on maternity leave.
With less than three months to go to the World Cup, the debate on whether the event will be worth all the investments made is heating up. In general, there seems to be a growing sense of optimism among South Africans – all the stadiums have been completed well in time, the new road infrastructure is taking shape and soon we will be able to brag with a newly upgraded airport and railway station. One thing for sure, with her facelift almost complete, Cape Town after the World Cup will be a much-improved place as far as liveability is concerned.Read more
By now I am sure you are well into the swing of the New Year and I trust that you are ready for a great 2010.
I am amazed at how quickly time is flying! I am settling into motherhood and enjoying the time with my precious princess. Thank you again for all the well wishes, gifts and messages, we appreciate it so much.Read more
Dear tourism family and friends
I am sure that the season is hotting up and that the excitement of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw can be felt across the Mother City. With the eyes of the world upon us, this is an important moment for Cape Town to shine – and I know we will.Read more
I am sure that by now you are well into the start of season and I trust business is looking promising for the months ahead.
Some of you might know that I am expecting a baby girl, due at the end of November. I will be on maternity leave from November 13, returning to work on April 1, 2010. Cape Town Tourism will be in capable hands in my absence. Belinda van Niekerk, Executive Manager: Finance and Corporate Services, will be Acting CEO, supported by Lianne Burton, Executive Manager: Marketing.Read more
Welcome to our new industry website. As the launch of this site coincides with our Annual General Meeting, the first of my monthly entries takes a look back at the past year.
Whilst issues around climate dominated the agenda in 2008, 2009 has been overshadowed by debate on the impact of the economic crisis on the travel and tourism industry. Whatever the reason – climate or economy – one thing is evident: the tourism and travel world is changing fundamentally, for good.