City of Cape Town facilitates 15 job opportunities for recently qualified tour guides

The City of Cape Town’s Urban Management Department, today, 22 November 2019, handed out accredited tourist guide certificates to 15 recently qualified youth from Atlantis, Mamre and Langa at the Sun Square Hotel in Cape Town. All the recipients are from disadvantaged communities and were previously unemployed.  The City has […]

Nature challenge calls on locals to capture their moments with nature

Cape Town is competing with various international cities in the City Nature Challenge that is taking place from 26 to 29 April 2019. The challenge for each city is to record the most observations of local plant and animal species. Cape Town stands a good chance of occupying the top spot on the international biodiversity map – with the help of […]

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Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town maximises rooftop space with hybrid PVT project

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore, together with Solarus, installed Cape Town CBD’s first large-scale commercial hybrid Photovoltaic and Thermal (PVT) project. The installation, to be completed mid-March and scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the month, is located on the hotel’s rooftop and produces an […]

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Have your say on tourism development in Cape Town

The City of Cape Town’s Draft Tourism Development Framework (TDF) will open for public comments on Tuesday, 2 April 2019. The tourism sector will have until 24 April 2019 to submit their comments and recommendations on the City’s tourism strategy for the next five years. What is the purpose of […]

Hospitality interns learn to cook up a storm

A group of 38 Cape Town interns are getting skills training that could have them cooking up a storm, putting their best foot forward as front-desk staff or concierges, or marketing the city to tourists. The interns are participating in a capacity-building workshop to equip them with both life skills […]

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Cape Town grows its fleet of mobile visitor information centre

Cape Town Tourism this week unveiled Thando 3, its third mobile visitor information centre (VIC). The mobile VIC is the first of its kind in Africa. Alderman James Vos (the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management), Enver Duminy, (the CEO of Cape Town Tourism) and the […]

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Tourism Safety Ambassadors a welcome addition to the City Centre

Tourists to Cape Town can now get an extra helping hand from the newly appointed Tourism Safety Ambassadors. Working at tourism hotspots in the CBD and Bo-Kaap, the ambassadors provide an extra set of eyes and ears on the ground. They guide locals and visitors around the city, offer advice, […]

Cape Town & the Western Cape launches recovery plan to the drought with the ‘Nowhere Does It Better’ campaign

Today, Wesgro’s Destination Marketing Unit in partnership  with key stakeholders at all levels of government and the tourism industry, launched the #NowhereBetter campaign. Following a perfect storm of negative messaging, the  local tourism industry took a down turn with international arrivals declining  in 2018, compared to that of 2017. The […]