Industry Blog – General
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
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 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
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
Today is World Tourism Day, a day on which the United Nations World Travel Organisation calls attention to global issues and aspirations around tourism. Despite a rough round for tourism in recent years, it still remains a powerful economic contributor, a major generator of jobs and opportunities, and an agent of change, working as it does to bring travellers to new, unknown things, people and experiences.
In 2011, World Tourism Day reflects on the theme, “Tourism: Linking Cultures”.