Qatar Airways has increased daily capacity to the popular family holiday destination Cape Town, with the introduction of a Boeing 777 serving the route from this month. This means an additional 158 seats per day from Doha to Cape Town for passengers looking to enjoy South Africa’s holiday season.
Qatar Airways has announced that commencing November 3rd, the airline will operate a new non-stop five-times-weekly service between Doha and Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town, which is currently served three-times-a-week via Johannesburg, is one of the airline’s most popular African destinations.
The V&A Waterfront has confirmed its intention to develop a mid-market, internationally-branded hotel in the forthcoming year. According to Cape Town Tourism, the expected tourism growth in the City for 2014 will be between four and five per cent, while the United Nations World Travel Organisation estimated a global year-on year increase of 3.3 per cent per annum until 2030.
Madame Zingara has been charming audiences with her Miracle Tour since her much anticipated return to the Cape in January this year. The unique show has continually evolved, introducing several new local and international acts throughout the run, creating a re-energised body of work.
After an extensive recruitment process, the new chief executive of Cape Town Tourism has been announced as Enver Duminy. He has held the title of tourism services executive manager at Cape Town Tourism for almost four years and has played an active role in crafting Cape Town Tourism’s new three-year Business Plan.
Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro, and the City of Cape Town have returned from travel trade expo and conference, ITB Berlin, after successful meetings with airlines, the travel trade, media, travel bloggers, and platforms like Facebook and Tripadvisor.
After nine years as chief executive of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold has announced that she has decided not to renew her contract with the tourism organisation for another term. The city of Cape Town recently confirmed a three-year tourism marketing and visitor services mandate for Cape Town Tourism, securing its financial and strategic future.
South African tourism has received a welcome boost with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway recording a marked rise in visitor numbers since the Mountain was named one of the provisional New 7 Wonders of Nature in November 2011.
Two weeks after one of the most successful World Travel Market trade shows in London, Cape Town and the Western Cape are collaboratively gearing up for the city and region’s peak tourism season. Cape Town and the Western Cape’s tourism marketing organizations, Cape Town Tourism and Wesgro, joined forces at World Travel Market and presented Cape Town and surrounding regions as interchangeable parts of a whole experience.
Responsible Tourism is tourism “that creates better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.”
Cape Town has always been Africa’s unofficial design capital and is marked by the ingenuity and entrepreneurial nature of its citizens – who make clever use of recycled materials, and produce cost-effective products which, at the same time, provide employment.
The travel industry looked to the World Travel Market (WTM) event to lead on this year’s World Responsible Tourism Day through a wealth of debates and presentations on conscious tourism practice, as well as the awarding of the 2012 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards (winners had not been announced at time of release).