Entries tagged with “Germany”.

Cape TownSA Tourism has revealed a ‘five in five’ marketing strategy aimed at increasing tourism numbers to our country by five million in the next five years, four million tourists to be international and one million domestic, reports SA Tourism Update.


imageChenin Blanc is our country’s top-selling white wine, and is also the most widely planted white wine variety in South Africa!  More and more Chenin Blanc wines are winning awards. Sales are growing dramatically, reports the Chenin Blanc Association.  (more…)

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By the time you read this Blogpost I will have arrived in New York, for what is the most exciting journey I have ever undertaken, focusing on the best restaurants in the Big Apple as well as in London. (more…)

WOSA Sommelier Cup Logo LRWines of South Africa (WOSA) is inviting entries from wine sommeliers and serving staff in restaurants and hotels in nine countries which are our wine industry growth markets, for its 2016 Sommelier Cup. (more…)

imageLast week Blaauwklippen launched its new trio of hand-crafted Triple Three Hand-crafted Premium Gin at La Mouette, at a media and trade event hosted by its Triple Three Estate Distillery. (more…)

imageToday I attended an interesting Nederburg event held at MOMA Gallery on Buitengracht Street, to create awareness for new labels for the wines in the Nederburg range, as well as a new TV commercial. The new pay-off line for the brand is ‘There’s always a story (more…)

SA Kinofilm1South Africa can expect a Tourist boom from Germany this year, with another film about our country to be launched in Germany on 25 February. The documentary about our country is called ‘Südafrika: der Kinofilm‘ (South (more…)

Angela+Merkel++Jacob+Zuma+November+10+2015I do not usually write stories about politicians, but the official state visit by our President Zuma to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, his first ever visit to Germany, attracted attention as both leaders are facing tremendous criticism from their countrymen, and both face important elections in 2016. What touched me was the photograph of the two leaders holding hands in support of each other, both going through a torrid time politically, with declining popularity. (more…)

imageNot just the Tourism industry, but also the property market in Cape Town is affected by the Visa Regulations! Estate agents on the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl say that the Tourist decline is mirroring a decline in property sales.

Since the introduction of the Visa Regulations the impact has been felt in the property market. Foreign buyers are more likely to buy property when they are in Cape Town. Since April this year Atlantic Seaboard and city (more…)

TU Overseas-arrivals-drop-13-for-June-140x120The impact of the new Visa regulations on the Tourism industry is making itself felt, with a 13 % decline in international tourist arrivals for the period June 2014 (the month in which the new regulations were implemented) to June this year. (more…)