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 […]
Revised Tourism Grading criteria have been published in the Government Gazette and is open for comment. The criteria now also includes responsible tourism criteria, which you can read here. The deadline for submitting comments is soon – 25 June 2018. You can submit your comments to: Mmaditonki Setwaba at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
WTM Africa, the continent’s largest international travel industry event, was held in Cape Town at the CTICC from 18 to 20 April. The City has been a proud supporter of the event since 2015, and this year Mayor Patricia de Lille opened proceedings. Continuing in its commitment to responsible tourism, […]
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, www.mywaterfootprint.capetown. By doing this, visitors to our water-scarce destination will not only be incentivised to check their usage, by making use of this […]
Abang Africa Travel, Marine Dynamics Tours & Spier Wine Farm, top tour businesses within the Western Cape and all three Cape Town Tourism members, will be representing South Africa at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards. Sponsored by Wesgro for the fourth consecutive year and organised by Better Tourism Africa, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
A partnership of tourism focussed organisations, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government have launched a microsite at www.waterwesterncape.co.za 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 […]