Industry Blog – Responsible Tourism
Today is a special day indeed. Nelson Mandela turns 94 years old. On behalf of the Cape Town Tourism staff and partners, I would like to say: Happy Birthday, Madiba. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for helping to free our country, and for showing us the true meaning of humility and forgiveness. We wish you a long and healthy life.Read more
Being a member of Cape Town Tourism offers a wealth of opportunities and links your business to a dynamic tourism network. Membership is available to all sectors of tourism and related service industries as well as business at large.
In recent months Cape Town Tourism members have achieved some noteworthy accolades.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”.
The first Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Exhibition and Conference, hosted by South African Tourism, Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA), the Department of Trade and Industry, and Thebe Exhibitions and Projects Group, was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from July 27 to 29, 2011.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.
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 or not more harm than good if not developed and managed responsibly.
In 2010 Earth Hour reached more than a billion people. Hundreds of millions of participants worldwide switched their lights off for one hour, including many world famous landmarks like Table Mountain and the Eiffel Tower, as a symbolic gesture to demonstrate their commitment to combating climate change.Read more
Dear tourism friends and colleagues
Cape Town Tourism is one of the largest voluntary industry associations in the world with more than 2 000 members and our visitor strategy is recognised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation for global best practice. In the past five years, Cape Town Tourism’s focus has expanded to include destination marketing, managing the perception of Cape Town and ensuring the successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to maximise economic benefits and promotion for Cape Town.Read more