Welcome news for leisure and business tourism to the Mother City: From February, Turkish Airlines increased the number of flights to Cape Town. Unfortunately, this coincides with an announcement by airberlin that it will run its last northbound Cape Town-Munich flight of the European winter season 2010/2011 on April 29, 2011. Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit Helmbold comments.
We were a country wholeheartedly and publicly committed to tourism in 2010, but as 2011 hatches freshly on our doorsteps, we are called to heed, more than ever, a pressing need to platform tourism as an essential component of our economic survival.Read more
During December 2010, Cape Town Tourism focused on showcasing Cape Town summer at its very best. We gave our website design a summery makeover to coincide with the Love Summer! Love Cape Town! campaign by adding a background image and new header images – highlighting summer landscapes and activities – to each section of the site.Read more
This year, Cape Town Tourism – in partnership with the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Routes Unlimited, Tourism Enterprise Partnership and South Africa Tourism – will present a series of product development workshops, aimed at informing and advising members of the local tourism industry about market trends as well as creating market-related packages.Read more
I refer to your blog post of Tuesday, January 11, titled “Cape festive season disappoints, February looks promising”.Read more
Findings from Cape Town Tourism industry surveys conducted in November and mid-December 2010 confirm that more domestic visitors arrived for the holidays, albeit in many cases at the last minute.Read more
What a year for travel 2010 has been; it began with the unprecedented closure of European airspace when that Icelandic volcano erupted, strikes by airline staff, the collapse of tour operators and subsequent vulnerability of independent and uninsured travellers, and came to a pitiful year-end when some major European airports were exposed for the weak link they are in the international travel chain when the weather gets bad.Read more
In the last weeks and days (and especially in the light of new speculations and revelations surfacing almost hourly), I have been asked by national and international media as well as members of our tourism industry to comment on the effect of the Dewani tragedy on tourism in Cape Town.Read more