Industry Blog – Cape Town Matters
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.Read more
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.Read more
City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, today confirmed the events that the City will host to honour the late Nelson Mandela.Read more
The City of Cape Town (CoCT) is developing a Tourism Development Framework (TDF) for Cape Town. In recognition of new global and local trends, opportunities and challenges facing the tourism industry, the commissioned Tourism Development Framework will have a Strategy and Business Plan for the 2013 to 2017 period.Read more
A few recently published articles which raise issues about tourism marketing and the role of Cape Town Tourism warrant commentary.Read more
May 2011 gave rise to a number of interesting developments set to influence the future of tourism. President Jacob Zuma signed the Global Leaders for Tourism campaign – the first African head of state to do so – which is a joint initiative to boost international tourism between the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the World Travel & Tourism Council.