Despite the weaker Rand, international tourist arrivals have not increased dramatically as one would have expected. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has encouraged locals, (more…)
Entries tagged with “Cape Town Tourism”.
Sunday 31st January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Sunday 10th January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Every year the tourism authorities in Cape Town claim that the ‘holiday season‘ has been the busiest ever, without having any concrete figures as to the number of local and international tourists visiting our city. The media and (more…)
Sunday 3rd January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Today the peak of the Festive Season comes to an end, as visitors from Johannesburg and other parts of the county and the world return home, to start work on Monday. (more…)
Sunday 8th November 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Despite a dreadful tourism performance in the past year, largely due to the Department of Home Affairs Visa Regulations introduced more than a year ago (but recently reversed), Cape (more…)
Wednesday 7th October 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The three videos, collectively referred to as ‘Love Cape Town Neighbourhood Series’, focus on the CBD, Woodstock, and Kalk Bay, and are designed to give visitors to Cape (more…)
Does CNN’s ‘7 stunning Cape Town vineyards’ list have any credibility when they are not in Cape Town?!
Tuesday 4th August 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
In my book CNN is a credible news agency, but this image has been severely dented by an article entitled ‘7 stunning Cape Town vineyards with food as good as the wine’, written last week by one Griffin Shea. Not one of the seven wine estates featured are in Cape Town!
The article introduction is short and sweet: ‘It’s no secret that in Cape Town, good wine abounds. But wine farms also host some of South Africa’s best restaurants, which pride themselves on serving up meals from ingredients often grown just steps away from the tables. These restaurants have won enough awards to fill walls, but like so many of South Africa’s best places to eat, they’re generally relaxed, unpretentious affairs where the prices won’t break the bank. Many of the menus are deceptively simple, heavy on local ingredients and farm fare, but prepared with passion and care’.
It does not state on which basis the wine estates were selected, but obviously they had to have a ‘great‘ restaurant, (more…)
Saturday 1st August 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Whilst it is good news that the Western Cape province and the City of Cape Town have workshopped the perennial Winter Seasonality problem in Cape Town and the Western Cape with industry players, one wonders if once again it is too little too late, discussing Seasonality at the tail end of Winter! The outcome of the workshop has been a promise that all stakeholders ‘have committed to working together to address the negative impact that Seasonality has on the industry’, a Cape Town Tourism media release states!
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said at the workshop: ‘We live in a global village and if we want to be a world-class city then we need to stop being complacent and only enjoying the benefits of tourism in our summer months. If we can re-position Cape Town as an all-year destination by leveraging Events and Business tourism, our incoming flight numbers, income generated from the tourism industry and jobs in tourism will improve significantly’.
At the workshop it was agreed that a ‘collective strategy and framework involving all parties in the tourism field‘ is (more…)
Thursday 30th July 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
I am not a supporter of the ANC politics in the City of Cape Town Council meetings nor those at provincial level, but the reports yesterday, quoting both Tony Ehrenreich and Marius Fransman, made me sit up and take note.
Driving past the Cape Town Stadium last Friday at 18h00, the starting time of the first match, I was surprised at how easy it was to get to the V&A Waterfront, my usual route leading past the Stadium. Other than the Stadium (more…)
Saturday 25th July 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Cape Town Tourism has launched an App ‘The Official Guide to Cape Town‘, aimed at first-time visitors to Cape Town, described as being like having a local in one’s pocket! The App reflects the tourism body’s strategy to be where tourists are!
The free App for IOS and Android contains locals’ hints and tips of what to see and do whilst in Cape Town, in addition to a list of tools. (more…)
Saturday 11th July 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The world’s Top 10 World Best City list was named as follows: (more…)