Cape Town has been lauded for its water-wise tourism efforts over the last few months, and has established itself as a water-smart destination as it continues to conduct business as usual with a few basic sustainability measures in place. Good winter rainfalls have ensured that dams in the city are over 70% full and that there is adequate water for tourists, business delegates and citizens.
The city of Cape Town has taken a number of ground-breaking actions during the drought to help build a resilient city. The joint response from the government, citizens, and the tourism industry is emerging as best practice for sustainable water management and promoting “water-wise tourism” in the face of climate change. These efforts are increasingly internationally recognized.
“Cape Town and the Western Cape, with breath-taking beauty and unparalleled experiences, remain open for business. India continues to be a key market for South African Tourism and I would urge all our visitors and partners to not believe the false and misleading reports and videos that have been recently doing the rounds on social media channels. We remain committed to growing the market in India and promoting our beautiful country to discerning Indian travellers,” Ms. Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head—Middle East, India and South East Asia, South African Tourism commented.
South African Tourism initiated efforts to reinstate confidence in measures that ensure all guests continue to experience every indulgence in the most responsible and sustainable way. In fact, overall arrivals from India to South Africa saw a 25% increase as on November, 2018.