Industry Blog – General
As part of our 2010 winter educational programme, Cape Town Tourism sent six team members to tour the Garden Route region over four days. Our aim was twofold, both to update our understanding and experience of some of the sites we recommend to visitors, and to give staff some time together, in which they might build better relationships.Read more
“The real work around doubling the economic impact of tourism in Cape Town by 2020 begins now,” says Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, “and consultative, co-operative partnerships between Cape Town’s tourism players are essential for establishing a strong brand and positioning statement for Cape Town”Read more
The Provincial Government of the Western Cape has put forward a proposal to reorganise and centralise the ways in which Cape Town is marketed as a tourism destination, to re-establish CTRU (under a new name and constitution) as the primary marketing organisation for Cape Town and to realign all city marketing activity with the provincial marketing strategy. This proposal, if implemented, would have major implications for the future of tourism in Cape Town and for Cape Town Tourism (CTT).Read more
The City of Cape Town is in the process of conducting a comprehensive economic impact survey on the FIFA World Cup™ in Cape Town, which will be released at a later stage. In the interim, Cape Town Tourism conducted a series of five weekly tourism industry surveys, for the duration of the tournament, to assess the FIFA World Cup™ visitor footprint, behaviours, choices and trends from week to week, and to gauge industry attitudes toward the FIFA World Cup™.Read more
On December 10, 2009, the Mangwanani Spa at Zewenwacht Wine Estate burnt down.
At approximately 16h00, staff noticed smoke coming from an upstairs storeroom. They immediately alerted the spa manager and all staff and clients were evacuated. The overhead sprinklers were activated and all the gas bottles removed from the spa.Read more
According to Southern African Tourism Update Online, arrival statistics for September 2009 show a marked year-on-year increase in arrivals from India, China and other Asian markets. The statistics released by Statistics South Africa show a 31,1% increase in arrivals from India and 25,4% growth in arrivals from China.
European markets are not far behind. Arrivals from Italy and Belgium increased by 21,8% and 11,4% respectively.Read more