Neighbourhood News Update: 13 November 2020

Footfall update

The weekly trend indicates a return to the normal footfall volumes post month-end and school holidays. Last week we noted a dip in visitor numbers with just over 200 000 visitors coming through the shopping centre over seven days. On the positive, despite this normal mid-month reduction we are still seeing some growth on the equivalent week last month.




Tourism Roadshows

Since the start of the lockdown, our Tourism Team have attended three virtual roadshows, targeting South African travel agents selling domestic travel, travel agents from the USA and Canada as well as North America and Mitteleuropa (Germany, Switzerland and Austria).

This year, our messaging focused on our COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, activities which can take place while social distancing, and an overview of the V&A Waterfront and tenants.  By showcasing our efforts over this period, we hope to remain top of mind and the preferred destination of choice when people begin their travel plans.

So far, local travel agents have confirmed that South Africans are ready and willing to start travelling again – which is a very positive indication for the upcoming festive season. International travel agents have indicated that their clients are interested to travel to South Africa now that our borders are open, and depending on their travel advisories – they’ll start confirming their holidays.