Cape Town Tourism VIC upgrades

In our preparations to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, we have begun an exciting refurbishment and upgrade of our City Centre Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at Burg Street.

The centre, the first of 18 VICs to be upgraded over time, will be refurbished to world standards, making use of cutting-edge design, technology and an eclectic mix of local art. It will have audiovisual interactive spaces, a refurbished food and beverage outlet with enough space for visitors to relax, refresh and plan their visit to Cape Town, and a strong focus on ease of accessibility and creating a cosmopolitan vibe.

The construction and refurbishments will be taking place over the next few weeks, but the Burg Street team will continue to cater to our visitors and members, working temporarily from the back office area that was upgraded on the first round of renovations. We apologise for any inconvenience and invite you to pop in and take a look as we excitedly await completion of these renovations.

The V&A Waterfront VIC has also temporarily relocated to the kiosk in the main shopping centre outside the Pick n Pay. Planning and construction continue for the planned move to the Kraal Gallery on Market Square on November 1, 2009. It is important to distinguish between this accredited VIC and the Gateway Centre located at the Clock Tower, which is managed by Cape Town Routes Unlimited. Members may be requested to pay a fee for displaying their brochures at the Gateway Centre.

At this stage, all members’ brochures are available in a compact brochure file at the Cape Town Tourism Waterfront VIC and kiosks. The new, more accessible and highly visible Kraal Gallery Centre will soon boast the Cape Town Tourism VIC, managed by the V&A Waterfront, and members’ brochures will again be available at no charge as a standard benefit of membership with Cape Town Tourism.

Contact your Local Area Manager for more information on VIC upgrades.

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