Love was in the air on Valentine’s Day… love for responsible tourism, that is, at the Cape Town Tourism Information Session at the Cullinan Hotel on Thursday 14 February, 2013.Read more
Our Burg Street Visitor Information Centre in the city centre has been abuzz with visitors discovering new, sustainable ways of exploring Cape Town through the Responsible Tourism Week Showcase.
Hosted on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 February 2013, the showcase featured a few of our members making great leaps in the world of eco-travel, including Mother City Hikers, Bike & Saddle and Run Cape Town.
Indaba, one of the largest African tourism marketing events, is taking place at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban from 11 to 14 May 2013 and we are offering our members two key opportunities to join us on this excellent platform.Read more
An opportunity exists for an entrepreneur or established business interested in the management of a food and beverage outlet at the Cape Town Central Visitor Information Centre in Burg Street, Cape Town. Note that shortlisted candidates will be invited for an information session with our management team. These meetings will take place prior to the announcement of a successful candidate.Read more
Tourism activities: The highlight of the quarter was the Send your Facebook Profile to Cape Town campaign, which launched at the beginning of October and ran until the end of December. The winner will be announced mid-January. Through the campaign almost 8 000 people travelled virtually to Cape Town for five days.Read more
The effect of the high season is evident in the increase in number of over-the-counter interactions during December 2012. Both month-on-month and year-on-year showed increases in visitor interactions in the VICs. Visitor numbers increased by 21% compared to the previous month, with a total of 33 447 over-the-counter interactions. This is also a 36% increase year on year. The VIC network (excluding accredited offices) serviced 15 081 visitors, which is a 20% increase month on month.Read more
The advent of Vindaba, taking place from September 25 to 27, 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (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