Cape Whale Coast Tourism and the four Tourism Visitor Information Centres in Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai opened on Monday 1 June. Currently the opening times are 9:00 to 13:00 with all staff being available online and on their mobile phones. Hygiene and safety protocols are in place and all staff have been briefed. These offices are information centres in the true sense of the word and are continuously disseminating information relevant to the tourism sector, businesses and communities. Staff have been involved in food relief and business support as from mid-March.
The Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA) revised the Standard Protocols for COVID-19. These are easy-to-follow guidelines on how to operate in the COVID-19 era and should be implemented and adhered to by all tourism businesses which open for operation under Level 3 regulations. The protocols will be self-regulated by the industry and cover all types of tourism businesses, large and small. Visit https://bit.ly/3gQxGg9 for details and templates.
Frequently Asked Questions about Tourism Business Relief are answered on https://bit.ly/3gShP0G Wesgro has a COVID-19 Content Centre that can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for any tourism or business question.
June marks the annual celebration of arts and Hermanus FynArts has given Overstrand residents and art enthusiasts seven years of enjoyment. This year the programme has been adjusted due to the impact of COVID-19 and FynArts Select 2020 includes a number of virtual events that continue in the spirit of FynArts offering arts appreciation, education and enjoyment. Events are limited to not more than one on any day. https://www.hermanusfynarts.co.za/
Virtual Events & Digital Content
While we can’t travel for leisure Cape Whale Coast Tourism keeps the region front of mind by supporting virtual events and showcasing the splendour of what we’ve got to offer. We joined Wesgro in a marketing campaign using digital content tools to virtually showcase our beautiful province and districts to those currently in lockdown in South Africa, and around the world, reminding them that one day the Western Cape will again be open for them to explore and experience. https://bit.ly/3dyKkhU #OneDay
Cape Whale Coast Tourism has been live streaming one show hosted by stand-up comedian Barry Hilton and local musicians in aid of charity. Money was raised for food relieve. A second show is currently being planned. These events create video material that will be made available online permanently.
Live interviews have been held with the wine industry and with the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary in Gansbaai. Cape Whale Coast Tourism will happily co-host digital events and also share these on our social media platforms.
Twitterati are invited to join the weekly Twitter TravelChatSA on Wednesday’s at 19:00 to share news and images on their businesses and travel related news.
Whales Arrive | Arts | Environment Month
5 June 2020: World Environment Day
5 June 2020 at 15:00 SATSA Webinar: Unpacking the Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA) inbound recovery strategy Register on https://bit.ly/3cwmlyx
5 – 10 June 2020: Virtual Hermanus FynArts
Friday 5 June at 18:00 Hope @ Home on-tour #10, Concert – Daniel Hope Violin
Saturday 6 June at 10:00, Update – Exhibition brochures
Sunday 7 June at 14:00, Musical Quiz – Charl du Plessis (piano) and Richard Cock
Monday 8 June at 18:00 Strauss & Co Series: Interview, Hier gaat ons – Gerhard Scholtz praat met Petrovna Meterlerkamp
Tuesday 9 June at 18:00 Straus & Co Series: Interview, Concert Notes
Wednesday 10 June at 08:00 Photography workshop series – Leanne Dryburg and Peter Hassall
8 June 2020: World Oceans Day
9 June 2020 at 18:00: 2nd Cape Whale Coast music show for charity. Log on to www.streamit360.tv or watch on Cape Whale Coast Facebook
10 June 2020 at 13:30 – 15:00 Wesgro Webinar: Navigating a COVID-19 World – Part 2
Register on https://bit.ly/2XzzUcl
20 June 2020: Father’s Day