Wesgro launches Tourism Month programme

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Wesgro launches Tourism Month programme
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Wesgro launches Tourism Month programme
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01 September 2017


Today Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency, launched its Tourism Month programme.

September is Tourism Month in South Africa, which is celebrated annually by encouraging South Africans to explore their country. Wesgro and their regional and local tourism offices are celebrating Tourism Month by supporting a number of exciting events across the province.

A full calendar of events can be found here. Some highlights include:

• Cape West Coast is celebrating 100 years of conservation at their Darling Wildflower Show from the 14 – 17 September in Darling.

• On 30 September, the Farmers Market will be brought into the Lamberts Bay town centre. Together with a big walk, it will be used to promote the #WeDoTourism campaign in the Cape West Coast. For more information, contact lambertsinfo@mweb.co.za.

• Knsyna Tourism is encouraging locals to know there area better and experience something new with their #WalkKnysna campaign. Walks vary in length from one hour to three hours and more information can be found at www.visitknysna.co.za.

• Locals can also find out more about unique experiences in the Western Cape at Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde’s First Thursday event at 142 Long Street.

Winde said: “Tourism Month is an opportunity for our destination to showcase the diversity and high quality of its offering. This is a sector which draws millions of tourists to the Western Cape, creating work opportunities and generating revenue in our economy. Through the efforts of industry and our own Project Khulisa, tourism in the Cape has seen a surge which has lasted through the winter season. I’m optimistic that it will play an ever growing role in our economy, and in line with this year’s theme of tourism as a development tool, we’ll be taking this month to highlight success stories of entrepreneurs in this space.”

Local tourism offices from the province will be sharing new experiences and local wine farms will be doing a tasting.