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Prospects for Western Cape Tourism in 2017 very engouraging


24 January 2017
CAPE BUSINESS NEWS REPORTS: Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. In partnership with Wesgro, I will table the official report for the province’s summer season at a media briefing later this month. Mid-season feedback reports suggest that all regions have experienced a growth in numbers. We have observed an increase in enquiries and reservations from the domestic market, regional markets (mainly Namibia...
Stellenbosch word gesien as die Bergfietshoofstad van die wêreld en as die Fietshoofstad van Suid-Afrika

Stellenbosch word gesien as die Bergfietshoofstad van die wêreld en as die Fietshoofstad van Suid-Afrika

7 December 2016
STELLENBOSCH: BERGFIETS-HOOFSTAD VAN DIE WERELD Stellenbosch word gesien as die Bergfietshoofstad van die wêreld en as die Fietshoofstad van Suid-Afrika en moet die leiding bly neem as die groot fietsry-innoveerder. So het Alan Winde, Wes-Kaapse Minister van Ekonomiese Geleenthede, en ook 'n kranige fietsryer, Saterdagaand gesê op die derde Bosfietsberaad van Stellenbosch Fietsry. Soos wat Monaco die woonplek van Formule 1-renjaers geword het,...
USA Trade Visit

Stellenbosch Trade Visit to USA ‘a huge success’

17 October 2016
Caption: Above on left CEO Annemarie Ferns sharing a lighter moment with Bangu Masisi, President of SA Tourism in New York. On right Annemarie Ferns with Yvette de Vries, President of APTA, and Riël Meynhardt, of STB 360 and owner of Evergreen Manor and Spa. Stellenbosch Trade Visit to USA ‘a huge success’ After returning from the USA end September and having seen and promoted brand #Stellenbosch as a preferred global tourist destination to some...
Stellenbosch 360's AGM 2016

CEO optimistic at Stellenbosch 360's AGM

9 September 2016
          STELLENBOSCH IS A ‘SMART’ TOWN WITH ‘SMART’ PEOPLE At Stellenbosch 360’s AGM held on the 1st September at Spier wine estate,  CEO Annemarie Ferns expressed her delight at  the excellent growth of 17,3% in walk-ins at the Visitor’s Centre the previous year, affirming that this positive tendency continued by 7% during the first six months of 2016 with the high-season period still ahead. From January to June this year, accommodation...
More than 100 members and guests attended the AGM. Here, from the left, are Dr Llewellyn MacMaster, Prof Nico Koopman and Ilhaam Groenewald (all from the University of Stellenbosch); Annemarie Ferns (CEO Stellenbosch 360); Riël Meynhardt (Evergreen Manor

Highlights of Chairman's Report at 2016 Stellenbosch 360 AGM

9 September 2016
STRONG MOMENTUM AT STELLENBOSCH 360 The AGM of Stellenbosch 360 – the official local tourism organisation – was held at Spier Wine Estate on the 1st of September. Professor Andreas van Wyk, Chairman of the organisation, indicated that the growth pains of the first five years were now a part of history and a bright future awaits. Global tourism role-player...
Stellenbosch as a Living Conferencing and Events Centre & Destination

Stellenbosch as a Living Conference and Events Centre & Destination

9 September 2016
Amanda Kotze-Ndlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer at SA Tourism, presented a workshop, in collaboration with Stellenbosch 360, on Stellenbosch as a Living Conference and Events Centre. Representatives of local hotels, conference venues and businesses attended the session...
Tourists from all-over love visiting the Stellenbosch region with its many diverse attractions.

Stellenbosch excels in Western Cape tourism growth

28 January 2016
Stellenbosch excels in Western Cape tourism growth The positive momentum that Stellenbosch is experiencing as a tourism destination is confirmed with a strong growth of 16,44 % of tourists to Stellenbosch in 2015 compared to 2014. This is according to a statement by Stellenbosch 360 as official tourism organisation. December growth of 23,25% “After we took note of the exceptional December numbers of Cape Town Tourism, we were also delighted by...
Stellenbosch 360 visits USA

Strong growth in Stellenbosch tourism / Stellenbosch toerisme groei sterk

30 October 2015
Stellenbosch Publicity and Marketing (SPM) and the Cape Country Routes Group (CCR) of privately-owned hotels joined forces to finance a visit to the USA to promote tourism to Stellenbosch. They visited amongst others Mok Singh (middle), owner of Sita World Tourism in Los Angeles and  past president of SKAL, die international professional tourism organisation that promotes global tourism. From left are Daniël Lutz (Eendracht Hotel), Christina...
Stellenbosch 360's diversity


22 September 2015
Stellenbosch Publicity & Marketing (SPM), the entity responsible for administering the Stellenbosch Tourism Levy, succeeded in making almost R 700 000 available to Stellenbosch 360 for its marketing projects during the past financial year. Modest beginning This amount is four times more than that of the Stellenbosch Municipality’s annual marketing contribution to 360. From a modest beginning with only four founder supporters, SPM grew to 32...
Maria Persens and Ingrid de Waal receive their awards from Minister Alan Winde

Stellenbosch Women in Agriculture Crowned

27 August 2015
Six Western Cape’s top female entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector have been crowned. The winners of the Western Cape leg of the Female Entrepreneur Awards were announced earlier this week, including two coming from the Stellenbosch region. The six winners will all compete in the national competition on 27 August 2015. Stellenbosch winners...


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