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Industry Blog – Tourism Services Update

Tourism services update – July 2012

The visitors services team witnessed the effect of the low season on the network during June. Over the counter enquiries within the Cape Town Tourism network decreased by15% month on month while the entire network including accredited VIC’s shows a 29% decrease month on month.  The total number of visitors for entire CTT network incl accredited VIC’s was 11 517 and 7 683 for the CTT network (excl accredited VIC’s).

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Tourism services update – May 2012

A total of 176 member care communications were recorded for May, which include, emails, office calls and telephonic interactions.

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Tourism insights: inclusive pricing

On a recent trip to Cape Town to spend a week exploring the Unexpected Cape Town, as a guest of Cape Town Tourism (CTT), Mary Tebje spent time with a number of suppliers, experiencing their products and services before delivering a presentation to CTT members on how value and exceptional service are key for business growth.

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Cape Town at Indaba 2012

Cape Town was well represented at Indaba 2012 in Durban from May 12 to 15, 2012.

Exhibitors on the Western Cape Pavilion included Cape Town Tourism members Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Point Partnership, V&A Waterfront, City Sightseeing Bus Tours, Cape Info Africa, Cape By Design Tours, The Westin, Four Rosmead, HGTS Tours, Lagoon Beach Hotel, Sun Tours, Waterfront Boat Company and White Shark Projects.

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Top five FAQs for your area

Cape Town Tourism’s Visitor Information Centres recently conducted a survey for the period October 2011 to December 2011 to establish the top five questions asked per area in Cape Town.

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Tourism Services update February 2012

The Tourism Services team, comprising our Industry Services, Visitor Services, and ICT and eBusiness Services units, reports back on a busy final quarter of 2011.

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Table Mountain National Park extends deadline for commercial operators’ registration to June 2

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.

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Help Cape Town fall in love with responsible tourism!

The dates are set for the 2011 Responsible Tourism Week. This unconventional, online “unconference” begins next week, on Valentine’s Day (February 14), and continues until February 18, 2011.

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Climate change and tourism

In recent months, extreme weather conditions have meant that several tourism patterns have felt the pressure. Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, comments on this state of affairs.

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Countering seasonality: The influence of air traffic on business and leisure tourism

Welcome news for leisure and business tourism to the Mother City: From February, Turkish Airlines increased the number of flights to Cape Town. Unfortunately, this coincides with an announcement by airberlin that it will run its last northbound Cape Town-Munich flight of the European winter season 2010/2011 on April 29, 2011. Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit Helmbold comments.

 

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