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Cape Town Tourism’s successful eKasi Sessions, a series of listening events between the organisation’s chairperson, Enver Mally, and members of the tourism industry has now entered its second phase of engagement.

The Cape Town Air Access initiative announced Cape Town has scooped three prestigious awards at the annual Routes Africa 2018 Conference in Accra, Ghana.

Cape Town Ziplines, a SA Forest Adventures initiative, recently reopened in Silvermist Estate on Hout Bay Road.

Although Mont Rochelle hotel and vineyard runs solely on borehole water and does not rely on Cape Town, South Africa’s drought-diminished municipal water grid, the venue contributed to efforts to conserve water.

The readers of prominent global travel publication, Travel + Leisure, have named Cape Town their number one favourite city in Africa and the Middle East for the 17th year.

As the city manages the impact of water shortages, the City of Cape Town's official regional tourism organisation, responsible for destination marketing, visitor and industry services, Cape Town Tourism, recently asked international visitors what they had experienced. The responses, which can be seen in a relevant video on youtube, were positive and upbeat and Cape Town Tourism continues to lay out the welcome mat:

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism

“The panic around water shortages may have galvanised tourism professionals into action and it has produced some fine, innovative responses, but we are also noting the effects on the attendant elements of sustainability as defined by UNWTO, the current and future economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities. The welcome mat is out for all explorers and adventurers looking to experience a world-class destination with unique attractions and culture. Come and see for yourself and join us in practicing sustainable tourism so that Cape Town can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

In a joint statement with WESGRO, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, Marriott International revealed how the region is open for business.

Kenya Airways introduced three non-stop flights from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town and Western Cape travel and tourism industry heavyweights have given assurances they are open for business and forging ahead with plans for tourism growth following management of the area’s drought crisis.

The Blue Train, travelling an approximately 1,600 km journey in South Africa between Pretoria and Cape Town, has renewed its contract with Ethos.