As tourism grows to join the ranks of the world’s major commercial industries, so do the questions around the impact this industry has on our fragile world and its people. Tourism can do as much harm as good – if not more – if not developed and managed responsibly. The world is rife with examples.
Yesterday, the news was confirmed that the V&A Waterfront has been sold to JSE-listed property company, Growthpoint, and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). These two companies have made a joint acquisition said to be worth R9.7-billion.
Cape Town Tourism welcomes news about plans to boost tourism to South Africa with flexible visas and improved landing spots at airports.Read more
The dates are set for the 2011 Responsible Tourism Week. This unconventional, online “unconference” begins next week, on Valentine’s Day (February 14), and continues until February 18, 2011.Read more
Pricing and perception of pricing was an issue raised and debated with fervour prior to the World Cup, urging the tourism industry to maintain responsible pricing and reinforce Cape Town’s value for money position.Read more
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