Industry Blog – Tourism Services Update

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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Walk about town

City planners are fast-tracking initiatives to make Cape Town’s CBD pedestrian-friendly.

 

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Tourism services update

Since the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, reports from our Visitor Information Centre (VIC) network and partners have indicated that the last quarter of 2010 was a promising period for the tourism industry.

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Tourism services update

The Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Network received significantly more walk-in visitors during September than that in the previous month, in line with seasonal expectations.

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Visitor services update

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) August 2010 barometer reports an 8% increase in international tourist arrivals to emerging economies in the first half of 2010.

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