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.
March 30, 2011: The proposed expansion of the Cape Town International Convention (CTICC) is set to further entrench Cape Town’s reputation as one of the world’s leading meetings and events destination in the global arena.
In a world faced with the effects of natural disaster, increasing market and governmental change and lingering economic uncertainty, there has been on-going concern about the impact of the international economy on tourism. Fortunately for South Africa there is cause for optimism as traditional markets begin showing signs of recovery. New source markets are increasingly becoming interested in our destination, and domestic tourism seems to be on the rise. Cape Town Tourism reveals the results of its 2010/ 2011 Summer Tourism Survey based on polls of member organisations, attractions, services and visitors between December 2010 and February 2011.Read more
In a world that is faced with the effects of natural disaster, increasing market and governmental change, and lingering economic uncertainty, Cape Town Tourism reveals the results of its 2010/ 2011 Summer Tourism Survey: A window into the season thus far.
Emirates will add an additional daily flight to and from Cape Town from March 27, 2011, with a 258-passenger capacity per trip. With the inclusion of this additional flight, Emirates will now operate six international flights in and out of South Africa on a daily basis.
Cape Town’s famous Egg Man, Gregory da Silva, will shortly be jetting off to Italy to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest egg hat. A comedian, artist, storyteller, dancer and live street performer from Benin, West Africa, Da Silva has made Cape Town his home over the last few years, performing each day on the city’s Greenmarket Square and appearing at many South African festivals throughout the year, including the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the Hermanus Whale Festival, and the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn.Read more