Industry Blog – Tourism Services Update
The effect of the high season is evident in the increase in number of over-the-counter interactions during December 2012. Both month-on-month and year-on-year showed increases in visitor interactions in the VICs. Visitor numbers increased by 21% compared to the previous month, with a total of 33 447 over-the-counter interactions. This is also a 36% increase year on year. The VIC network (excluding accredited offices) serviced 15 081 visitors, which is a 20% increase month on month.Read more
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).Read more
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.Read more
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.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
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.Read more