Tourism

A Lesson From A @CapeTown Tourism Entrepreneur

“We are hosts, not travel agents,” says Pieter Geldenhuys, entrepreneur and owner of travel companies Luxury Safaris and PG Tops, both based in Cape Town. Pieter has been in the South African travel business for eight years and knows the industry inside out. Despite all the setbacks over the last eight-years, like the Ebola scares, […]

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Tourism Fund Winners Announced

In October 2013, Cape Town Tourism’s Board of Directors took a collective decision to forfeit their monthly remuneration in favour of the Board Development Fund (BDF) that assists Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with support to develop their tourism businesses. In year two (2015) of the Board Development Fund, Cape Town Tourism received many […]

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Cape Town Tourism: Board Development Fund To Support Tourism Businesses Launched

In October 2013, Cape Town Tourism’s Board of Directors took a collective decision to forfeit their monthly remuneration towards a Board Development Fund (BDF) that assists Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with support to develop their tourism businesses. After receiving many promising applications and undergoing a thorough selection process, a shortlist of five candidates […]

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Become A Travel Entrepreneur Online

A year ago to the day a new ITC provider launched in South Africa. Part of FlightSite (Pty) Ltd, FlightSiteAgent gives entrepreneurial South Africans the opportunity to become a registered travel consultant, at no cost to them and access the benefits of the group’s R1,5-billion airline spend. It projected 3000 agents would sign-up with its […]

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Stellenbosch Goes Digital Via StellenBlog

South Africa’s granddaddy of wine routes, the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes, has launched a new blog – StellenBlog – as part of its dynamic marketing campaign, Stellenbosch Experience, which was launched in collaboration with Stellenbosch 360 to expand the region’s wine tourism footprint locally and aboard. The new, inter-active StellenBlog shares and celebrates the […]

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International Bloggers To #LoveCapeTown Again In 2013

Cape Town Tourism will again host international bloggers in Cape Town, from 18 September to 7 October, as it continues to innovate in reaching new international and domestic travelers through its #lovecapetown digital platform. In 2012, the inaugural #lovecapetown blogger hosting programme contributed to Cape Town Tourism winning a Travel + Leisure SMITTY Awards (Social […]

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SA Trends: Online Travel Spend Decreases, Bookings Continues To Rise

More and more connected South Africans are opting to book their holiday accommodation online. While 2012 holiday season bookings are showing a steep upward trend, consumers are re-evaluating their budgets and tightening their belts on holiday accommodation spending. This is according to SafariNow.com, Africa’s largest online travel booking site which receives more than 750,000 visitors […]

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