Industry Blog – Tourism Services Update

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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New provincial government plan to centralise tourism marketing in Cape Town – your views

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).

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Tourism Industry Positive about the Impact of the World Cup on Future Tourism Growth for Cape Town

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™.

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Cape Town Tourism visitor services update

Visitor information centre preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ are going as well as can be expected and those involved are making every effort to be ready in time for the big event.

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