#SaveWaterSaveTourism – By James Vos MP – Shadow Minister of Tourism

The prospect of nations running out of water have become more pronounced due to recurrent droughts and climate change. Water shortages are essentially the ‘new normal’, and they pose a serious risk to the valuable tourism sector. Now, more than ever, citizens in our cities and towns need to realise that, contrary to popular perception,… Read more »

Statement by Shadow Minister of Tourism James Vos MP: Runway upgrading receives green light

In the news:  Statement by Shadow Minister of Tourism James Vos MP: Runway upgrading receives green light I welcome the announcement by the Department of Environmental Affairs granting approval for the upgrading of the Cape Town International Airport. This comes after much motivation by our respective teams in parliament and the Western Cape Air Access… Read more »

DAFF Announces The 2017/18 West Coast Rock Lobster Recreational Fishing Season

Cape Town – Monday, 27 November 2017: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) wishes to announce the 2017/18 recreational fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL). The 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 2 December 2017 and will close on Monday, 2 April 2018. Based on the unchanged TAC… Read more »

Darling Brew Launches Spirited Flight, a New Line of Healthy Beer-mix Drinks

Darling Brew has launched Spirited Flight, a new line of healthy beer-mix drinks which provide a beverage that is refreshing, light-in-alcohol and a delicious healthy alternative to artificially flavoured beers and ciders. The range kicks off with “Golden Tail”, a lemon Radler, inspired by the Golden-Ringed Dragonfly. With flavours of lemon and lime derived from… Read more »

Russells On The Port Launch Nine New Suites

Russells on the Port launched their new guest lodge with nine spacious suites on 23 November 2017, offering a tranquil stay for group tours, families and couples in an idyllic location a mere ninety minutes’ scenic drive from Cape Town. Russells on the Port is a touch of warm elegance that must be experienced when… Read more »

Carmen Lerm Celebrates As West Coast Way Turns 3

Carmen Lerm Celebrates As West Coast Way Turns 3! West Coast Way has just reached its third year of operation and this calls for a celebration. For a company, three years is not generally one of those milestone events like 10, 25 or 50 years of business. For humans, a third birthday is usually the… Read more »

South Africa voted Star All-Round Destination

South Africa was recently awarded the Star All-Round Destination accolade in the Travel Bulletin Star Awards, the UK’s most prestigious awards programme, which was held at the Langham Hotel in London. The awards were voted for by UK travel agents. SA was also a finalist in four other categories, including Star Adventure & Activity Holidays… Read more »

Golden Hat-Trick For Groote Post At The 2017 Gold Wine Awards

Groote Post, the historic family estate in the cool-climate Darling Hills, is the proud recipient of a golden hat-trick at the 2017 Gold Awards, winning Gold for their Sauvignon Blanc 2017, The Old Man’s Blend White 2017 and The Old Man’s Blend Red 2016. The Gold Wine Awards is a consumer-judged competition that this year… Read more »

July school holidays – the Cape West Coast offers the perfect family getaway

The school holidays are on our doorstep and many of us are feeling tired and need a break. Plus the idea of having bored kids at home for weeks on end does not appeal! The good news for Capetonians is that there are School Holidays great family-friendly destinations and activities available on your doorstep that… Read more »

Government must implement Davos Declaration to protect eco-tourism

Government must implement Davos Declaration to protect eco-tourism Opinion Piece by James Vos MP, Shadow Minister of Tourism Today as we celebrate World Environment Day I will submit parliamentary questions requesting that the Davos Declaration on Climate Change and Tourism, which our government signed, be tabled before the Tourism Portfolio Committee in order to develop… Read more »

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