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Cape Town water saving efforts must continue

Lance Greyling from the City of Cape Town discusses the complexities of ensuring water security especially for the he next summer season if we have another winter of bad rains. The good move for tourism businesses is to install rainwater harvesting technologies now to capture as much of the winter rains as possible.

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City Sightseeing lowers municipal water consumption to only 20 litres a day

The red bus has gone green. City Sightseeing is strongly committed to saving water and coming up with long-term solutions to ensure that the company uses as little water as possible. With the help of effective water-saving habits and a desalination plant, City Sightseeing has been able to reduce its use of […]

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Celebrating Cape Town as a water resilient destination on World Water Day

In recognition of World Water Day, Wesgro is giving credit where credit is due. Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency today honours the efforts of Cape Town’s people and businesses in reducing water consumption. By reducing water consumption by nearly 60% in just […]

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New website to get the message out that Cape Town is open for business

A partnership of tourism focussed organisations, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government have launched a microsite  at to assist the tourism trade in answering important questions that prospective visitors may have on the drought in Cape Town and the Western Cape, and to provide the […]

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Project Zero tackles rubbish in Hout Bay

From time to time, there’s news in the press about the landfill crisis – how Cape Town is running out of space to dump waste, and how volumes of waste are growing. Part of the City of Cape Town’s response to this challenge has been to gradually introduce, across the […]

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Building a sustainable water future in Cape Town

It was announced last week that Day Zero has been pushed out to 9 July, with water consumption across the City hitting a new low of 523 million litres a day. While citizens, businesses and visitors are working together to save even more water, it is time to start moving from crisis mode towards building a […]

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Nine differently-abled children prepare for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

On Sunday 11 March 2018 nine differently-abled children, ranging from eight- to twenty-years-old and with varying disabilities, will share in the spirit and camaraderie of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour towed by able-bodied cyclists in specially manufactured buggies. Partnering with Cape Town Tourism on this event for the second […]

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Universal access in Cape Town – making tourism for all

Universal Access (UA) in tourism – or tourism that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their abilities – is one of Cape Town’s eight responsible tourism priorities. In fact, the City of Cape Town wants Cape Town to be a premier Universal Accessibility tourism destination. They’re working on this too. They’re […]

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Cape Town needs tourism now more than ever

Cape Town is open for business. The city needs tourism now more than ever, as we aim to keep our economy growing and creating jobs during this challenging drought. This is critical. International press coverage of the drought, and on the prospects of “Day Zero”, has caused anxiety among foreign […]

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Tourism Boot Camp 2018 kicks off

The second Tourism Boot Camp kicked off on Monday 15 January at the PG Tops offices. Tourism Boot Camp aims to bridge the skills gap for unemployed youth through skills transfer and industry placement. South Africa has over 60% youth unemployment. Despite this, the tourism sector is struggling to find […]