South African Tourism has joined Cape Town Air Access as a member of the Cape Town Air Access Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee comprises Cape Town Air Access’ founding partners and meets every quarter to guide the work of the project team.

“South African Tourism joining Cape Town Air Access is another national vote of confidence in the initiative and we look forward to SAT’s contribution,” said Tim Harris, Wesgro CEO.

Cape Town Air Access is a partnership, based at Wesgro, between the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company of South Africa, Cape Town Tourism and now South African Tourism, and is the focal point for international air route development in the Western Cape.

“Air access is critical to the successful development of destinations, thus SAT is delighted to collaborate with the Cape Town Air Access team and will work closely to ensure South Africa’s status as a preferred destination to the world,” said Margie Whitehouse, South African Tourism, CMO.

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said: “We are delighted to welcome South African Tourism to the Air Access team. SAT brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in reaching strategic markets, and will be a key partner in continuing to improve access to the Western Cape. As part of our Project Khulisa economic strategy, we identified improving air access as a catalyst for growth in the tourism sector”.