The Deputy Tourism Minister, Fish Mahlalela has called on tourism operators to make their activities and attractions more affordable for locals.

During the official Tourism Day celebrations he said this will encourage a more inclusive tourism sector.

Mahlalela said pricing is one of the biggest factors that discourage locals from enjoying South Africa’s tourism offerings.

Read the Deputy Minister’s full speech 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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