“To live a life of no travel, is like only reading one page of a book” stated Ms Chrismare Carse, one of the judges of the 7th Annual Cape Winelands District Municipality’s Mayoral Tourism Awards. The Mayoral Tourism Awards celebrates the achievements of tourism businesses in the Cape Winelands Tourism industry. Showcasing outstanding performers, products and dedication to service. The ceremony took place on Thursday, 26 September 2019 and brought together the BEST that tourism in the Cape Winelands has to offer. “This event is a true celebration of the people in tourism in the Cape Winelands!” Executive Mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht stated during her address.
This year’s theme for World Tourism Day on the 27 September is: “Tourism and jobs – a better future”.
Established by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in 1980 to raise awareness on the role and impact of tourism, this day gives us the opportunity to celebrate and recognise the importance of Tourism to the economy of South Africa, and more specifically, the Western Cape.