Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold has thrown down the gauntlet to human traffickers, in the final countdown to the World Cup in June.
In a hard-hitting statement Du Toit-Helmbold said this week: “Our message is very clear: we welcome visitors from all over the world. But you will not be welcome if you exploit our women and children.”
The INDABA exhibition, hosted annually in Durban, is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African continent, with the number of exhibitors and media attendants increasing year on year. This year the exhibition runs from May 8 to 11 and the expected media turnout is likely to be high, as well as continental, as international media reporting on the FIFA World Cup™ slowly trickle into the country.Read more
For an initial six months only, Capetonians can enjoy free wireless internet at South Africa’s oldest public space, Greenmarket Square. In a unique collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and Skyrove, a Wi-Fi hotspot provider, locals will now have access to browse 10MBs worth of free internet daily.Read more
On Sunday, April 25 2010, HMS Beagle docked in Cape Town, completing the production of a documentary series on the life and theories of Charles Darwin, to commemorate 200 years since his birth and 150 years since the publication of his theory Origin of Species.Read more
As uncertainty about flights to and from Europe resuming continues, Cape Town Tourism has surveyed the tourism sector to assess the effect flight cancellations are having on the local industry.
“The worldwide disruption of travel due to flights in European centres being grounded after volcanic ash fallout threatens their safety has definitely had a ripple effect on Cape Town’s tourism sector”, says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold.Read more