The global tourism industry has been faced with a sobering economic environment over the past two years with arrival figures for the first half of 2011 failing to meet expectations for many destinations. Despite this, many businesses in Cape Town are guardedly optimistic about the ensuing summer season.Read more
The National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act (Act 57 of 2003) stipulates that a license, permit or agreement is required at an appropriate fee to undertake commercial activities within a reserve, national park or World Heritage Site. Table Mountain National Park’s Commercial Operator permitting process was established to drive SANParks’ enforcement of the act to ensure that the impact of commercial activities within the Park are carefully managed and do not infringe on the organisation’s core mandate of conservation.Read more
Being a member of Cape Town Tourism offers a wealth of opportunities and links your business to a dynamic tourism network. Membership is available to all sectors of tourism and related service industries as well as business at large.
In recent months Cape Town Tourism members have achieved some noteworthy accolades.Read more
Cape Town Tourism is wrapping up a very successful and insightful few days at the World Travel Market in London, one of the leading global events for the travel industry. Almost 48 000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media are said to have descended on the Exhibition Centre London on November 7 and 10 to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.Read more
The IDA Congress (October 24 to 27) is abuzz with the theme, Design at the Edges, deliberating the linkages between different design disciplines – specifically communication and urban and industrial design – and asking questions about connections between designers and non-designers.
Design is recognised as the global economic and social force to watch – the creative industry of the 21st century. In cities across the world, creative industries and knowledge economies are proven to expand employment and nation development, stimulating urban regeneration and quality of life – making cities better places to visit, work, study, live and invest in. Designing Cape Town to be a more liveable city is central to Cape Town’s World Design Capital bid theme of Live Design, Transform Life.Read more
The Cape Film Commission, the official government film agency in the Western Cape, has embarked on an initiative to brand Cape Town and the Western Cape as a “film friendly” destination and is seeking to partner with film festival organisers and tour operators, to promote film tourism, film festivals and the film industry in general.Read more
Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, Cape Town Tourism CEO, responds to the closure of selected access roads to Table Mountain and Signal Hill at night.Read more
The world’s cities are the new tourism battleground.
It is imperative that we act decisively to attract a much more significant market share of the world’s biggest market; the urban traveller, which accounts for 70% of the world’s travellers.Read more