Tourism News Cape Town
Obviously, I am optimistic. Why not?
South Africa, Cape Town is doing great. The red-carpet is being prepared for you; our long missed Cape Town Travel friends.
Today I want to share with you nothing but good news. For example:
I’ll share the amazing plans by the Western Province, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and others to ensure your experiences are no longer limited by load shedding.
The central Government has many draggers like the RET faction. Even though the Government is making unpopular changes to benefit us all. Like changes to the outdated visa regime. And some people, in power, who fail are now getting confronted with the consequences.
The local, Western Cape Premier, Allan Winde, is pushing them for “nomad working” visas. Rightly so.
You’ll read about how travel is changing post-Covid. As more digital nomads travel to stay in Cape Town (and the world) for longer periods of time. They expect business ready homes, fast Internet, no load shedding etc.
The second major trend is pod travelling. Basically, one or two families travel together and stay in larger homes. But they want exclusive use. Are we seeing the ice age coming? How will this trend affect hotels and guest houses?
In the meantime, our holiday homes are being fitted with every possible digital nomad feature; basic inverter systems to keep the most important features running with no disruption and excellent internet.
One of the things our accommodation business is changing is to build better relationships with you. In the past, when you stayed with us; you paid at least 15% too much when you booked through an Online Travel Agency (OTA).
We thought…….(Covid does that; makes you think!)
Why not ask you to assist us in getting the message out? And then give you a better direct booking deal?
Sharing is giving. If this world is now becoming a sharing economy why not use it to your advantage?
Do you also see a few rainbows? Or am I just another naive optimist?
Here is the good Cape Town news:
We will take the necessary steps to generate, procure and sell their own power.
The Western Cape will become the first province to beat load-shedding.
Focus on the leading job-creating industries in the Western Cape: agriculture and tourism.
In tourism, we know that international tourism will not recover to pre-Covid-19 levels in the year ahead, but we are starting the important work of gaining back routes in our air network that have been lost over the past year.
In the current climate, we have been able to secure a direct route from Cape Town to Atlanta on Delta Air Lines, TAP Portugal with a direct flight to Lisbon, and we are very pleased that Airlink has added connections between Cape Town and Harare and Cape Town to Walvis Bay.
Good news: Qatar airlines will increase its flights to Cape Town.
Lobbying the president and home affairs minister to introduce a remote working visa.
This year Cape Town made the list of the 50 best cities for remote working in 2021 and I believe we have something special to offer “digital nomads”. ? Read the full story.
Visas for digital nomads are travel permits that legalise the status of travelling professionals. Like tourist visas, they are easy to obtain and do not require long paperwork and a work contract. However, they allow for longer stays.
From taking life to the road to consciously and safely reconnecting with the places and people that matter most, Airbnb and travellers predict what travel will look like in 2021.
Conde Nast has listed South Africa as one of the top travel destinations for 2021 and has named Cape Town and the Western Cape as must-stay locations.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night assured South Africans that his government would ensure there were sufficient vaccines for the country. [And] had emerged out of the deadly second wave with the number of new infections, admissions to hospital and deaths falling significantly and that they continued to do so.
“In the week that has just passed, the country recorded just under 10,000 new infections. A month ago, in the last week of January, the country recorded over 40,000 new cases. And a month before that, in the last week of December, the country recorded close to 90,000 new cases,” he said, adding that SA was clearly past the second wave of infections. No wonder we are down to level one.
By being our ambassadors you can assist us to spread the word and instead of paying the OTAs 15% you can qualify for a 5 to 15% discount. Most of our 5 Star rated accommodation is in Southern Suburbs and Southern Peninsula like Simonstown, Noordhoek, Muizenberg and Southern Suburbs; Constantia etc.
Cool Stuff! See you in 2 weeks at the same time.
P.S. Part of the team creating lasting experiences for people staying at our 5 star rated accommodation. Contact.
P.P.S. Covid Trends: South Africa
I could not stop myself, the ever naive optimist, to share this graph with you. Yes. We may have a third wave. But let’s enjoy the good news and keep hope it will soon be over.