day zero, tourism

What should tourists know about #50litres and #dayzero?

But what can tourists coming to Cape Town expect now that #dayzero is likely. Wesgro has released the following information asking tourists to come and enjoy Cape Town and the Western Cape, but be mindful of the drought

savelikealocal

#Savelikealocal posters available

A large print run of the new ‘Save Like a Local’ #savelikealocal tourism campaign posters and leaflets have arrived. Hospitality-related businesses can come to collect them from the Comms Dept on the 3rd Floor of Tower Block at the Civic Center in central Cape Town (1 Hertzog Boulevard). They can collect […]

Water-saving shower-heads for small tourism establishments

On 13 December 2017, Wesgro will be kicking-off their distribution of 1 800 low-flow shower-heads as part of its campaign to help smaller tourism establishments save water during the worst drought in living memory. Last month, Wesgro, the Western Cape Government, CapeNature and Airbnb announced that it would distribute a […]

green tourism incentive programme

Applications for the Green Tourism Incentive Programme to open in November

The national Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) is to offer grant funding for small tourism businesses wanting to retrofit their facilities with energy efficiency systems. The programme has been developed by the Department of Tourism in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The extent of grant funding tourism businesses […]

Solar energy, robben island

Robben Island gets solar power plant

Robben Island has gone green. The island, which previously relied solely on diesel generators for energy, has transitioned to solar energy. On 19 October, Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, handed over a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to the Robben Island Museum (RIM). The solar PV mini-grid  will not only reduce the island’s […]

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