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7 Oct 2019
New discovery confirms the Cape is the Cradle of Human Culture
At the start of September, which also marks the start of both Tourism and Heritage Month, research associate at the African Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience at Nelson Mandela Un... Read more
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24 Jun 2019
Cradle of Human Culture to be launched in China at Asia Pacific Roadshow 2019
The Western Cape’s Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) at Wesgro, in partnership with South African Tourism, will launch the Cradle of Human Culture in China at the Asia Pa... Read more
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14 Mar 2019
Knysna Oyster Festival 2019 to receive a new look & feel
An annual highlight on the Western Cape events agenda is the Knysna Oyster Festival. Read more
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26 Feb 2019
From the Cradle of Humankind to the Cradle of Human Culture
Wesgro’s Destination Marketing Unit in partnership with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), the provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS... Read more
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8 Feb 2019
Wesgro welcomes President Ramaphosa's eVisa announcement
Wesgro, the official Tourism Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, welcomes President Ramaphosa’s announcement regarding the implementation o... Read more
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24 Jan 2019
New York Times Travel Show to hear why there is Nowhere Better than Cape Town & the Western Cape
Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris, accompanied by Wesgro’s Head of Leisure Tourism, Inge Dykman, have touched down in New York to promote Cape Town and the Western Cape at the New York Tim... Read more
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14 Dec 2018
Visit Knysna en route to attracting international travellers at Vakantiebeurs in the Netherlands
Visit Knysna will be exhibiting at the annual Vakantiebeurs 2019 in Utrecht in the Netherlands from 9 to 13 January 2019. Read more
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13 Dec 2018
Mother City to host Agritech conference & exhibition in 2020, with R15m economic boost
Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau, are proud to announce that the Mother City will play... Read more
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11 Dec 2018
Mother City to host Agritech conference & exhibition in 2020, with R15m economic boost
Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau, are proud to announce that the Mother City will play... Read more
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10 Dec 2018
Creating business opportunities & celebrating creativity with Knysna’s annual Pop-Up Shop
Yesterday, Executive Mayor Mark Willemse and Wesgro CEO Tim Harris, officially opened the annual ‘Knysna Loving Local Collective Pop-Up Shop’. Read more
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4 Dec 2018
Tourism promotion in Knysna on track for the season
Today, Wesgro exco members visited Knysna and Sedgefield to review the work done after the first month of the contracted relationship with local government to provide local tour... Read more
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19 Nov 2018
Cape Town & the Western Cape launches recovery plan to the drought with the ‘Nowhere Does It Better’ campaign
The Nowhere Does it better Campaign is a collaborative industry initiative driven by Wesgro, Western Cape Government, City of Cape Town, South African Tourism (SAT), Cape Town T... Read more
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11 Oct 2018
2018 World Congress of Audiology to debut on African Soil in the Mother City
Cape Town and the Western Cape is gearing up to welcome for the first time the Biennial World Congress of the International Society of Audiology 2018, scheduled to take place fr... Read more
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20 Sep 2018
W12 Future of Water Conference 2019 to boost Cape Economy by R12.8 million
Save Our Schools Non-Profit Organisation and the Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division at Wesgro, is excited to announce a first of its kind W12 Future of... Read more
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11 Sep 2018
Cape Town's world champ surfers launch #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign
Yesterday, Cape Town's world champ surfers Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon joined Wesgro to unveil the new #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign. Read more
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4 Sep 2018
2024 International Astronomical Union Conference to boost Cape’s economy by R192 million
The Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division at Wesgro, is proud to announce that Cape Town has been selected to host the 2024 International Astronomical Uni... Read more
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23 Aug 2018
Wesgro to support Knysna’s tourism promotion from 1 November 2018
Following Wesgro’s meetings with Knysna Municipality yesterday, it has been agreed in-principle that the Agency, together with the local tourism industry, will assist the Counci... Read more
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6 Aug 2018
Wesgro responds to requests to help deliver the local destination marketing mandate in Knysna
Wesgro welcomes recent statements by Knysna Municipality (“Knysna municipality forging new partnership in pursuit of more tourism opportunities”, 31 July 2018) and Knysna Touris... Read more
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2 Aug 2018
Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau set to boost Cape Economy by R336m
The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of Wesgro, secured nine new bids during the first quarter (April - June 2018) with an estimated economic impact of R33... Read more
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3 Jul 2018
One of Africa’s longest & highest Ziplines re-opens in the Mother City
Yesterday afternoon, the Cape Town Ziplines, an SA Forest Adventures initiative, re-opened in Silvermist Estate on Hout Bay Road. Read more
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28 Jun 2018
Wesgro’s Regional Tourism Forum will boost Darling’s economy by over half a million rand
Wesgro’s Leisure Tourism team is hosting 41 delegates in Darling for the 2nd annual Regional Tourism Forum commencing today. Read more
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26 Jun 2018
The Cape invited to UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations
Wesgro’s Chief Marketing Officer, Judy Lain, will be representing Cape Town and the Western Cape at the 2nd United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Conference on... Read more
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11 May 2018
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Cape Town and the Western Cape is on a winning streak as they claim another stand award at Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban Read more
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9 May 2018
Wesgro launches first known water-offset tool to boost #WaterWiseTourism
Today, the Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, launched the world's first water-offset tool, My Water Foot Print, as part of a bid to boost #WaterWiseTo... Read more