CEO's Blog – What's On
Twenty years ago, I was legally allowed to vote for the first time. It is encouraging that today the idea that I was once forbidden seems so inconceivable as to be ridiculous, but I would like to pause and reflect for a moment.
Back then the only visitors to Cape Town were the ‘Vaalies’, and whilst we still welcome the regular return of our Gauteng visitors, a growing kaleidoscope of visitors from across the world are streaming into our city.Read more
For the first time since 2010, the Mother City is hosting an international football tournament; The Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2014 is set to kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony (themed ‘Celebrating Africa’s Home Champions’) at 16:00 on Saturday 11 January 2014, at the Cape Town Stadium.Read more
All indications are that our summer season if off to a good start. The passing of Madiba and the subsequent period of mourning meant that the holiday mood has really only set in the first days of this week, but our partners in tourism are saying that business is now in full swing with some reporting an unusually early influx of international visitors in what is traditionally regarded as more of a key time for domestic visitors.Read more
Yesterday afternoon, we received the good news that Cape Town has once again managed to impress the readers of UK newspaper, The Telegraph when it was voted The Telegraph Travel’s World Favourite City.Read more
The advent of Vindaba, taking place from 25-27 September 2012 at the CTICC, is a heartening window into the potential we have to work co-operatively and yet with great focus in the tourism industry. Last year, Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said that wine tourism contributed R5-billion to the economy and noted that it was one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global tourism market.Read more