The City of Cape Town has signed a new agreement with Cape Town Tourism to further boost efforts to revive the City’s tourism sector.

The partnership will see the two entities work together to provide marketing material and visitor information services.

Mayoral Committee member at the City’s Directorate of Economic Opportunities, James Vos says they will also provide product development support to local businesses.

Vos says prior to the pandemic, the tourism industry employed around 150 000 people in Cape Town, making it the sector with the highest growth and employment potential.

Read the full statement here.

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With Tourism Month that officially kicked off on Wednesday the Mother City is ready to receive both domestic and international visitors this summer holidays.

The City’s Directorate of Economic Opportunities, this week launched its strategy for the 2021/2022 tourism-season under the theme ‘Tourism for inclusive growth’.

Mayco member, James Vos says the aim is to also urge locals to encourage tourists to make the Mother City their holiday destination of choice.

He says locals will also be assisted to start their own tourism enterprises.

Watch the full launch event here.

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The City of Cape Town has opened its revamped Visitor Experience Centre.

Situated in City Hall, and launched in collaboration with Cape Town Tourism, the centre offers visitors and locals a wealth of information on tourist attractions and experiences in and around the Mother City.

Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy.

Duminy says the centre is a perfect launch-pad from which to explore Cape Town.

Follow the launch event here.

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An employment law expert says, at this stage, it appears getting a Covid-19 vaccine will remain a voluntary decision.

Jamie Jacobs, from the firm Webber-Wentzel, who participated in a virtual panel-discussion hosted by Cape Town Tourism, says employers should, for now, engage with their employees on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, to encourage them to get the jab.

Jacobs says current vaccination-legislation does not make injections compulsory.

Watch the full briefing here.

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