Cape Town Tourism - Table Mountain

Useful websites and newsletters

This section focuses on useful travel and tourism-related social networking resources, search engines and online tools, as well as useful tourism-related newsletters to subscribe to.

There are useful links across the website, especially in the industry programmes section and the A-Z of tourism associations.

Please email membership@capetown.travel if you have other useful sites and newsletters to add.

Travel and Tourism-Related social networking

• Online communities such as TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.com), FaceBook (www.facebook.com), IgoUgo (www.igougo.com), Twitter (www.twitter.com) and RealTravel (realtravel.com)

• Video sharing communities such as YouTube (www.YouTube.com) and Travelistic

• Picture-sharing communities, such as Flickr (www.flickr.com)

• Blogs such as the Cape Town Tourism Blog (www.capetown.travel/blog), TravelBlog (www.travelblog.org) and Travel Rants (www.travel-rants.com)

• Interactive maps like Google Maps (www.maps.google.com)

• Online travel forums such as the Thorn Tree forum (www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/index.jspa) on Lonely Planet (www.LonelyPlanet.com), and the Fodor’s Travel Talk forums (www.fodors.com/community/)

Travel search engines

• Bezurk (www.bezurk.com)

• Expedia (expedia.com)

• Yahoo Travel (travel.yahoo.com)

• Hotels Combined (www.hotelscombined.com)

• Kayak (www.kayak.co.uk)

• Momondo (www.momondo.com)

• Google Docs (docs.google.com)

• Google Alerts (www.google.com/alerts)

• Skype (www.skype.com)

• Google Analytics (www.google.com/analytics)

• Google Website Optimiser (www.google.com/websiteoptimizer)

• Google Insights (www.google.com/insights/search)

• Alexa (www.alexa.com)

Travel, tourism and other related newsletters

• Travelwires (www.travelwires.com)

• Project 2010 (www.project2010.co.za)

• Cape Town Partnership (www.capetownpartnership.co.za)