A benchmark affiliate report has been published by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. The Global Report on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Tourism was released in January 2012 and found that destinations offering a tolerant culture were reaping the benefits of increased travel and spend by gay travellers.Read more
February 21 marks the 21st occasion of World Tourist Guide Day, as established by the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.Read more
A dedicated iPad application for golf travel in South Africa – the first of its kind for the country – has been launched by Giltedge Golf & Sport, a division of luxury travel group Giltedge Travel.
Cape Town Tourism is set to attend the annual travel show, ITB Berlin from 7 to 11 March 2012 where they will launch a new digital trade tool, The Cape Town Toolkit, to the international trade market.Read more
South Africa’s main port, Cape Town, has a long history of welcoming ships and passenger liners to its shores. On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the Queen Mary 2 berthed at Duncan Dock in Cape Town Harbour, after a brief stop in Swakopmund, Namibia.Read more
The Cape Town tourism sector is reporting a marked improvement in traffic at restaurants, shops and attractions for December 2011, while the accommodation sector is also reporting a positive holiday upswing.
As the summer holiday season opens, Cape Town’s tourism businesses are predicting a marginally better business window for season 2011/2012. In a Cape Town Tourism membership poll tallied on December 8, 2011, a promising 57% of accommodation providers are expecting to have a better or much better remainder of the 2011/2012 summer season, when compared with 2010.Read more
Cape Town has won its bid to retain the Loerie Awards in the Mother City. Cape Town secured the Loeries against pitches from Ballito in KwaZulu-Natal, Johannesburg and Sun City. The Loerie Awards and the city are now in the process of drafting an agreement to cover the period 2012 to 2014.
The Loeries Festival Weekend is a major event on the brand communication industry’s calendar, attracting around 5 000 people including CEOs, marketing directors, advertising executives, creative leaders, media owners, production companies and journalists.Read more
The initial deadline of 1 December 2011 for the registration of individuals and companies making use of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) for commercial activities has been extended by six months to 1 June 2012. These individuals and companies, referred to by TMNP as commercial operators, include (but are not limited to) tour operators, tour guides, transport companies, tourist guide training institutions and adventure sport companies.Read more