Industry Blog

Services Update – January 2014

The highlight of the month was two of our team members representing Cape Town at the South African Tourism India Road Show held from 20 – 23 January.  Visiting four cities over four days, CTT presented to over 1,000 Indian travel trade members – signalling CTT’s first phase of planned activity to target the emerging markets.

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City of Cape Town hosts Responsible Tourism Week

The global initiative, Responsible Tourism Week, is taking place from 10 to 16 February 2014.

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2014 Travel Trade Events in SA

Many top Travel Trade events will be taking place during the first part of the year, with four shows happening in Cape Town. Whilst planning 2014, take these events into account, as it could be valuable to attend or exhibit and follow the updates online to keep abreast of trends in the market.

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Services Update – December 2013

During December the marketing team’s focus is mainly on in-market visitor support. Our summer communications highlighted key messages of WDC 2014, Responsible Tourism, safety, value and events with the central theme for December being shopping and festivities.

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Indaba 2014: Prospectus

Indaba - one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar - is taking place at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban for three days from 10-12 May 2014. 
This trade event attracts over 13,000 delegates from travel and tourism related industries presenting an opportunity to showcase Cape Town’s tourism offering and to promote year-round business with local and international trade.
Cape Town Tourism has secured prime space on the Wesgro stand in the DEC Hall and we are offering our members two key opportunities to join us on this excellent platform.

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Road closures for City’s Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated event

Both events – at the Stadium and on the Grand Parade – will necessitate road closures and motorists are asked to please bear this in mind. We encourage residents going to either the stadium or the Grand Parade to opt for public transport, which various options being provided free of charge.

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City finalises line-up for Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated

The City of Cape Town would like to sincerely thank all those who have collected their coupons for Cape Town’s own tribute to Madiba at the Cape Town Stadium – Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated.

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How accessible is your tourism business?

A number of developments in the wider environment have placed the spotlight firmly on the issue of Universal Accessibility (UA). The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has introduced UA guidelines into the grading criteria for accommodation establishments; the Building Council has introduced mandatory requirements and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regards it as both a human rights imperative, and an exceptional business opportunity.

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Season Readiness Networking Event

As we head into the busy summer season, Visitor Safety becomes an important focus for us all and the topic for Cape Town Tourism’s last networking function was very fittingly “Season Readiness”. The event was held at the Cape Town Lodge on Thursday 21st November 2013 and hosted various speakers from tourism partners in the city.

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