21 May 2021
The City of Cape Town in collaboration with Cape Town Tourism has rewarded the city’s healthcare workers as part of the City’s Responsible Tourism Frontline Project.
Every crisis has its heroes, and at the function held at the Kasselsvlei Community Health Centre this week, there was an opportunity to thank Cape Town’s brave healthcare workers in person.
The event was attended by Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos, and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy.
“The pandemic has highlighted that the care our essential services and healthcare workers provide is immeasurable,” said Mayor Plato.
“Since March 2020 our dedicated healthcare workers have been on the forefront, taking care of us, and most of them will continue to spend time away from their families and loved ones. Today we want to show our gratitude by treating them with some time out with their loved ones at some of Cape Town’s top attractions.”
The City’s Economic Opportunities and Asset Management portfolio, which includes Tourism, together with Cape Town Tourism, prepared approximately 2 000 gift bags, including pampering products and exciting handpicked experiences, for the healthcare workers.
“These chosen experiences are aimed at treating the City’s staff to Cape Town’s amazing tourism offering,” said Alderman Vos. “This affords them an opportunity to enjoy the time, while creating greater awareness of the tourism sector and the various products on offer to stimulate future visitor demand. We need tourism to work and thrive to keep on supporting businesses and creating employment opportunities.”
“We want our healthcare workers to know how thankful we are for all they have done and are still doing, which is why we are thrilled to partner with the City of Cape Town on this campaign,” said Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism.
“We are delighted that even in the smallest ways, we are able to show our appreciation to our healthcare heroes and help give them some much needed downtime.”
The Economic Opportunities and Asset Management team has worked closely with the City’s Health Department to identify various hospitals and clinics where the gift bags will be delivered to staff during May and June.