Despite concerns earlier this year that Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden may not be exhibiting at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (for the first time in decades) due to lack of sponsorship, the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s (SANBI’s) entry “Botanical Landscapes” today scooped its 31st gold medal at the prestigious show in London.Read more
Cape Town Tourism, Johannesburg Tourism and Durban Tourism met at Indaba this weekend to initiate a joint city marketing agreement between the three cities. Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are South Africa’s economic and tourism hubs and the joint marketing agreement will see them collaborate to maximise tourism development and marketing.
Cape Town Tourism has announced a partnership with collective buying site CityMob to allow Capetonians to purchase unique online winter specials in their city throughout the coming months. Part of the “Winters in Cape Town are Cool” campaign, the four-month initiative has been created to unlock uniquely Cape Town experiences at a reasonable cost.Read more
The world’s most popular customer-driven traveller advisory site, TripAdvisor, has given Cape Town a new reason to celebrate its tourism status by naming it the No.1 destination of the Top 25 Destinations in the World in their 2011
Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Cape Town Tourism has hailed the content of Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk’s, tourism budget speech, which was released at a media briefing on 20th April 2011. Minister van Schalkwyk reported on three themes that the South African tourism industry would pursue over the next financial year; new growth, shared growth and green growth.Read more
Friday, April 22, 2011 marks the start of the Easter holidays and includes that long-awaited four-day weekend when loved ones come together for some great family fun. Cape Town’s tourism establishments look forward to this time of year as domestic tourism increases with travellers from across the country descending on Cape Town to spend quality time with family and friends.
An independent impact report has predicted a R1.4-billion annual tourism bonanza for South Africa if Table Mountain is named one of the New7Wonders of Nature.Read more
Tourism role players across the globe have expressed concern over the impact of rising fuel prices and the costs involved in travel for long haul and domestic tourism.
The recipients of the second annual Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA) were announced at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg on March 29, 2011. These awards recognise inspiring South African companies, individuals, schools and youth groups that are playing big roles in combatting climate change with green and sustainable initiatives. Those winning awards were from across South Africa, with many Cape Town-based companies receiving accolades and special commendations.