Starting & Growing your Business

How Can We Support Your Tourism Business?

(Public Information)
This information pack aims to help anyone who wish to start a tourism business. Included are valuable contact details as well as an overview of policies impacting on the tourism industry.

How to Establish Various Types of Tourism Businesses

(Public Information)
An extract from the publication "Facilitating Entrepreneurship in Tourism", this guide is aimed at helping tourism entrepreneurs to start up new businesses in the tourism sector. It includes information on how to find out about different businesses regulations and ensure that your business abides by them.

Tourism Help Desk Programme

(Strategic Plan or Business Plan)
(File type: pdf; size: 157.28 KB)e-Government for Citizens (e-G4C) (Department of the Premier, Western Cape Government)

Facilitating Entrepreneurship in Tourism

(Public Information)
(File type: pdf; size: 533.63 KB)
This document assists potential entrepreneurs in the tourism industry, highlighting issues that need to be considered and providing information about how to set up a business. It looks at the potential of the tourism industry, choosing whether to enter the industry, operating a small tourism business, how to establish various types of tourism businesses, writing a business plan and writing proposals.

Guidelines and Application Form for Tourism Road Signage

(Policies)
(File type: pdf; size: 306.16 KB)Department of Economic Development and Tourism (Western Cape Government)
This document contains guidelines for Local Tourism Bureaus (LTBs), information for people wanting to apply for tourism road signs, as well as the application forms.

Handbook: Support Programmes for Tourism Businesses

(Public Information)
(File type: pdf; size: 383.26 KB)
This handbook provides information on programmes aimed at providing assistance to SMMEs in the tourism industry. It contains details on the criteria for funding, the application process and the contact details of the relevant institutions.

Marketing your Tourism Business

(Public Information)
This handbook provides information on tourism marketing, the tourism marketing process and various marketing tools. It also contains a number of case studies and guidelines on developing a website and doing market research.

Small Business Mentoring

(Service)
If you are a small business owner in need of individual support and assistance, and if your business is tourism related, the Enterprise Development unit offers specialist advice and support, including 22 Tourism Business Help Desks around the province.

Small Business Support Booklet

(Public Information)
(File type: pdf; size: 102.17 KB)
This Handbook provides tourism businesses with a comprehensive list of support services (training, mentorship, etc) that are available to tourism SMMEs.

Small Medium Enterprise Development Programme (SMEDP): Tourism

(Public Information)
(File type: pdf; size: 276.25 KB)

Tourism Entrepreneurship Manual

(Public Information)
(File type: msword; size: 190 KB)
This document considers the pros and cons of starting a tourism business and guides you through a number of questions that you will need to answer before deciding to start a new business.

Western Cape Tourism Act, 1997

(Act)
(File type: pdf; size: 35.99 KB)No. 3 of 1997Department of Economic Development and Tourism (Western Cape Government)
This Act establishes the Western Cape Tourism Board and sets out its powers and functions.