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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 […]

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 […]


Western Cape Tour operators shortlisted for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards

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,  […]

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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.