World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September each year as a day earmarked by the United Nations to celebrate tourism and its social, economic and environmental benefits. This year’s theme is linking cultures – a theme which truly reflects Cape Town’s rich heritage and cultural diversity.
Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) today launched its latest limited entry access card - My Green Card – which was produced in association with Hi-Tec. The card, available exclusively to Cape Town residents, provides twelve free entries into any of the TMNP pay-points– Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony, Oudekraal, Silvermine and the braai/picnic areas at Tokai, Newlands and Perdekloof. The cost of the card - R80 - is linked to the cost of one adult entry into Cape Point. It will increase to R85 on November 1, 2011, in-line with South African National Parks annual tariff increases.Read more
Cape Town has said farewell to the World Design Capital’s selection committee, represented by Dilki de Silva (Canada) and Martin Darbyshire (United Kingdom). The two were in the city from Sunday, July 24 till Wednesday, July 27, for a whirlwind tour of what makes Cape Town a true contender for the role of World Design Capital 2014. Cape Town was the last stop on their itinerary of short-listed cities, after Bilbao (Spain) and then Dublin (Ireland).Read more
Fancy yourself as a wine judge? 100 Women 100 Wines is looking for women from all over South Africa to enter a competition to become a wine judge for a weekend. This two-day wine affair, new to the Cape Town events calendar, takes place on August 27 and 28, 2011 at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel in the heart of the V&A Waterfront.Read more
Globally, the tourism sector is battling in the face of tough economic times and rapidly changing travel behaviour. Cape Town is no exception. As a long-haul destination over-dependent on markets hit hardest by the global economic recession and still plagued by seasonality, the city’s tourism sector could face a further decline unless decisive action is taken.Read more
We just received the fantastic news that Cape Town has been shortlisted for the World Design Capital 2014. From a team of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town now stands alongside just two other world cities – Dublin, Ireland and Bilbao, Spain – in the race to earn the World Design Capital title.
Cape Town has been shortlisted for the World Design Capital 2014. From a team of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town now stands alongside just two other world cities – Dublin (Ireland) and Bilbao (Spain) – in the race to earn the World Design Capital title.
The ash cloud from the Chilean Volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle that has been erupting since June 4 has reached Cape Town airspace, affecting flights in and out of Cape Town International Airport. The ash cloud has circled the globe and has, in the last two weeks, disrupted flights in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand.Read more
Do something different with Dad this Father’s Day, Sunday 19 June, in the form of an exhilarating bike ride or hike on Table Mountain. Friends of Table Mountain - the local community, the South African Police Service, Metro Police, SA National Parks and other role players of the Table Mountain Forum will be on the mountain for three hours on Sunday morning from 09h00 to 12h00 to demonstrate the need for individuals and organisations to work together to make the mountain a safe place for all users, whether they be walking, hiking, running or cycling.Read more
Saturday will mark one year on from the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ games. The international tourism industry has struggled hard to battle declines in turnover, as the effects of the global recession linger on. The global financial crisis and the subsequent consumer behavioural change has had a significant adverse effect on the tourism industry across the world; demand has diminished, visitor spends have steadied and costs have increased. The tail end of the financial crisis has hit South Africa and the tourism industry hard, perhaps initially diverted in the run-up to and during the World Cup.