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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 […]

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Waterwise tourism still needed despite Day Zero being avoided

Due to sustained and heavy rains over the last two months, Cape Town’s dams have collectively increased by over 20 percentage points. There is now more water currently in the dam system, mid-way through winter, than there was at the end of last year’s winter-rainfall period in October. With several months left […]

Cape Town training programme sees more youth trained in hospitality

The City of Cape Town and FEDHASA Cape have extended their partnership to provide workplace training for young people. The original agreement was made in 2016 and it saw 20 young people trained. Another 50 candidates will now follow the same path to potential permanent employment.

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Wesgro launches first known water offset tool to boost #WaterWiseTourism

Visitors to the Cape can now calculate their daily water usage, and then to offset this usage by donating money to water conservation projects with the My Water Footprint tool, By doing this, visitors to our water-scarce destination will not only be incentivised to check their usage, by making use of this […]