Following the inaugural ILTM Africa held in Cape Town earlier this year, organizers Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that the 2014 event will take place in the East Ballroom of the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from April 28-30.With … June 11, 2013
Global leader Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has announced that it will launch “Africa Travel Week” at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) to run from April 28 to May 3, 2014.The event will comprise three co-located shows – WTM … June 12, 2013
After an extensive and competitive recruitment process, the new CEO of Cape Town Tourism has been announced as Enver Duminy.
The appointment was announced at the City of Cape Town’s Tourism, Events and Marketing Portfolio Committee meeting today … June 7, 2013
Cape Town Tourism has been announced as a winner in this year’s annual Travel + Leisure SMITTY Awards [ www.travelandleisure.com/smittys-2013 ] (Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards) in the category Best Overall Use of Social Media, CVB, Global. … June 3, 2013
“Cape Town is famed for its natural beauty and that’s one of our biggest draw-cards. Yet, the city’s offer extends far beyond leisure and this is the message we will be driving at the Tourism Indaba,” says Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, … May 8, 2013
Cape Town Tourism is pleased to report positive tourism growth to the city for the 2012/2013 peak tourism season. As announced recently by President Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s Annual Tourism Statistics 2012 showed encouraging growth for tourism countrywide. … May 6, 2013
The first International Luxury Travel Market Africa (ILTM) Africa [ www.iltm.net/africa ] opened today at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town with an Opening Forum that focused on the evolution and issues facing the luxury travel market for Sub-Saharan … April 8, 2013
While serious music aficionados descend on Cape Town this weekend for one of the city’s most illustrious annual events, the team from Joburg Tourism will be there to promote Joburg’s diverse appeal, signature events, and collaborative marketing opportunities … April 5, 2013
In one of his first forays into South Africa, Joe Samy, the known singer and performer, painted a series of the Seychelles dreamscapes to a Captonian audience through a solid hour of melodious renditions from his latest “Seychelles” album.
Performing … April 2, 2013
Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro, and the City of Cape Town have returned from travel trade expo and conference, ITB Berlin, after successful meetings with airlines, the travel trade, media, travel bloggers, and platforms like Facebook and Tripadvisor.
Airlines … March 12, 2013
The launch of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa, Cape Town [ www.iltm.net/africa ] will also include the first ILTM Africa Forum – a live debate led by some of Africa’s leading industry figures who will discuss the rise of luxury travel, … March 12, 2013
December 2012 marked the one billionth international tourism arrival globally and competition between destinations is more fierce than ever. Staying relevant by keeping up with future trends is a key focus at this year’s ITB tourism trade show in Berlin, … March 6, 2013
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has attended the South African State of the Nation address yesterday delivered by President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town as a special guest of the South African government.
"Seychelles and South Africa … February 15, 2013
CAPE TOWN - After nine years as CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold has announced that she has decided not to renew her contract with the tourism organization for another term.
The city of Cape Town recently confirmed a three-year … February 7, 2013
The second delegation to take part in this weekend’s Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles arrived in the country on Monday from Cape Town South Africa. Seychelles has now seen the arrival of six of the famous Minstrels performers headed … February 5, 2013
When Jan van der Leeuw entered the MyCapeTownHoliday.com competition in snowy Canada and sent her Facebook profile off to explore the Mother City, she hardly imagined that she would be the recipient of an all-expenses-paid holiday to Cape Town for herself … January 31, 2013
The annual Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards have begun being announced for 2013, starting with the Best Hotels in the World as selected by Tripadvisor users.
The Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, has been named second Best Hotel in … January 18, 2013
Cape Town Tourism is pleased to report positive results for tourism to the city for the first part of the summer season 2012/2013, with record numbers for December 2012 at major attractions across the city.
Table Mountain Cableway reported a record … January 15, 2013
It was a proud moment for all South Africans when the official inauguration of Table Mountain as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature took place at a ceremony held at the foot of the mountain on Sunday, December 2, 2012.
Patricia de Lille, the Executive … December 2, 2012
South African tourism has received a welcome boost with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway recording a marked rise in visitor numbers since the Mountain was named one of the provisional New 7 Wonders of Nature in November 2011. The official inauguration … November 22, 2012
Two weeks after one of the most successful World Travel Market trade shows in London, Cape Town and the Western Cape are collaboratively gearing up for the city and region’s peak tourism season. Cape Town and the Western Cape’s tourism marketing organizations, … November 22, 2012
Cape Town has been voted the Favorite City Worldwide for 2012 by 17,000 Telegraph readers in the UK.
The Telegraph Travel Awards take place each year after readers vote for their choice of deserving winners for such accolades as Favorite City Worldwide, … November 14, 2012
The topical debate around open skies is one that has preoccupied tourism for some time now and is centered around authorities spending millions on destination marketing yet raising the barriers to travel due to unreasonable taxes, air access issues, and … November 9, 2012
Responsible Tourism is tourism “that creates better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.”
In 2002, representatives from tourism sectors in twenty countries attended the Cape Town Conference on Responsible Tourism … November 9, 2012
Euromonitor, the world’s leader in strategy research for consumer markets have released their annual World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2012 at London’s World Travel Market.
The WTM Global Trends Report has successfully predicted some significant … November 8, 2012
The travel industry looks to the World Travel Market (WTM) event today to lead on this year’s World Responsible Tourism Day (November 7) through a wealth of debates and presentations on conscious tourism practice, as well as the awarding of the 2012 … November 8, 2012
Cape Town has always been Africa’s unofficial design capital and is marked by the ingenuity and entrepreneurial nature of its citizens – who make clever use of recycled materials, and produce cost-effective products which, at the same time, provide … November 8, 2012
As a world-class city blessed with abundant natural beauty; memorable cuisine; endless wine lands; and a fascinating, multi-layered urban heart, Cape Town is renowned for having effortless grace when it comes to sharing the best in life.
From five-star … November 6, 2012
This week marks the start of the annual World Travel Market (WTM) taking place in London until November 9. It is one of the leading global events for the travel industry and will be attended by some 45,000 senior travel industry professionals, government … November 6, 2012
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Cape Town Tourism delves deeper into the digital space with the launch of their Walking Tour of Central Cape Town mobile phone application.
As a trusted mark when it comes to all things travel, Cape Town Tourism has combined … October 29, 2012
In the wake of an announcement at the Cape Town Tourism AGM (Annual General Meeting) on October 18, 2012 that the City of Cape Town will now lead the destination marketing of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, assured that her … October 23, 2012
Cape Town in South Africa is expecting a massive influx of extra visitors in the next three months without many of them actually going to the city in real life (as yet). These will be virtual visitors experiencing the delights of the Cape via a world-first … October 4, 2012
The annual World Travel Awards took place last week and resulted in a string of accolades for South African tourism brands and a Best Beach Destination place for Cape Town.
Cape Town competed against Bazaruto in Mozambique, Diani Beach, Kenya, Plettenberg … September 27, 2012
September 27 marks global World Tourism Day, a day initiated and facilitated by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), on which the tourism industry is called to consider its role in various pertinent global issues. The focus this year is on tourism … September 27, 2012
The Loerie Awards may be the highlight of September’s creative calendar, but there is a lot on offer for visitors wanting to soak up the city’s culture, design, and creative innovation befitting a city that was recently announced as World Design Capital … September 14, 2012
Tourism Month is an annual celebration held in September that highlights the importance of tourism to the economy of Cape Town with a specific emphasis on citizen tourism in the Mother City.
September is traditionally celebrated as a month with a strong … September 11, 2012
The fifth annual E Tourism Africa Summit will take place on September 13 & 14, 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Coordinated by E Tourism Frontiers, the E Tourism Africa Summit is hosted in partnership with South African Tourism and … September 4, 2012
Cape Town Tourism’s latest digital marketing campaign has garnered excellent exposure for Cape Town locally and internationally, strengthening the argument for social media marketing as a crucial part of tourism destination marketing. It also illustrated … August 15, 2012
The notion of the lone blogger tapping away at his keyboard was dispelled this weekend by the lively line up of eleven speakers and 160+ enthusiastic delegates at the second Getaway Travel Bloggers Conference (#GTBC) held at the Upper Eastside Hotel in … August 7, 2012
As part of their global digital media marketing campaign, Cape Town Tourism is currently hosting 4 top international travel bloggers who are recounting their experiences of the destination across various digital and social media platforms this week as … July 31, 2012
Travel bloggers have become the new citizen journalists, unlocking destinations and extending the dream of travel, as more people are depending on and favoring online information and word-of-mouth for travel tips and ideas.
Cape Town Tourism has engaged … July 23, 2012
Tourism and technology have always made for good bedfellows, particularly when it comes to the use of social media platforms and mobile phone enablement.
When travel went online, it experienced fewer barriers to entry than most sectors, as direct consumer … July 19, 2012
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has unveiled “Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development” as the theme for this year’s World Tourism Day, which takes place on September 27 annually.
Secretary-General of the World … July 11, 2012
“Last year, arrivals from Germany to South Africa grew by 9.3 percent (235,774 arrivals) and by the end of February this year, arrivals were 7.8 percent up on February 2011.” This is the encouraging news from Cape Town Tourism’s representative in … June 20, 2012
It was announced today that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has chosen Cape Town to host the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS) from June 2-4, 2013.The event will draw top leadership from the … June 12, 2012
Cape Town will play host to the Getaway Travel Blog Conference for the second year running on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Cape Town.
In partnership with Cape Town Tourism, the conference will present local blogosphere experts … June 7, 2012
South African Airways (SAA) announced yesterday, June 5, that effective from August 16, 2012, passengers traveling from London to Cape Town will fly via the airline’s hub in Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport.
SAA currently has two daily … June 6, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012, heralded the official signing of the Three Cities Alliance agreement between Cape Town Tourism, Durban Tourism, and Johannesburg Tourism.
The Three Cities Alliance sees Cape Town Tourism, Durban Tourism, and Johannesburg Tourism … May 14, 2012
As Cape Town heads into winter, and international tourism arrivals begin to take a dip, Cape Town’s winter tourism campaign, “Discover why Cape Town warms up in winter,” will encourage South Africans to take mid-year city breaks to the Mother City.
… May 11, 2012
The global trend towards urban tourism has seen more and more travelers put cities on their wish lists, and Cape Town Tourism will be one of the three city tourism organizations to co-sign the Three City Tourism Alliance agreement at this year’s INDABA … May 9, 2012
TripAdvisor’s Top 25 World Destinations list for 2012 has been released, with Olympic-ready London taking the top spot and last year’s winner, Cape Town, coming in 23rd, while also being voted second favorite destination in Africa.
The TripAdvisor … May 2, 2012
The CILECT Congress 2012 will be hosted by AFDA, the South African School of Motion Pictures and Live Performance, in Cape Town from Tuesday, May 1-Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Southern Sun Cape Sun.
The CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles … April 26, 2012
Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook fan page, I ♥ Cape Town ( https://www.facebook.com/CapeTown.Travel ), has surpassed a quarter of a million fans.
The Cape Town fan page allows residents and visitors to share their favorite Mother City experiences, … April 18, 2012
Cape Town Tourism and Durban Tourism have finalized a marketing project with National Geographic as part of an agreement to partner marketing of the two cities. Cape Town and Durban are South Africa’s leisure tourism hubs and the National Geographic … April 11, 2012
The UK and USA, two of Cape Town’s top five tourism key source markets, have both been adversely affected by the global recession but, if targeted correctly, still hold significant potential to draw increased arrivals to Cape Town. A workshop hosted … March 19, 2012
Cape Town Tourism just returned from Berlin where they represented the destination at ITB (March 7-11, 2012), the biggest travel trade show and travel insights convention in the world. This year saw 10,644 exhibitors from 187 countries exhibiting their … March 12, 2012
Cape Town Tourism this morning launched the new Cape Town Toolkit at travel trade exhibition, ITB, in Berlin. The new Cape Town Toolkit is the ultimate digital toolkit to showcase and sell destination Cape Town.
Living online, as an adjunct to Cape … March 8, 2012
Kader Miller from the Cape Town Box in Cape Town traveled to Seychelles with an impressive delegation of musicians to participate in the 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles, and they did their country proud … March 6, 2012
Cape Town was recently named World Design Capital 2014, based on a bid that highlighted the power of design to reinvent, heal, and transform a city, by creating systems, solutions, and environments that positively impact on the lives of the people in … February 29, 2012
In December 2011, Cape Town Tourism revealed that member surveys were showing increased optimism and better early results in the 2011/2012 summer tourism season. Following the release of results from its second member survey, it appears that predictions … February 23, 2012
A benchmark affiliate report has been published by the UN World Tourism Association (UNTWO) in partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. The Global Report on LGBT tourism was released in January 2012 and found that destinations … February 21, 2012
A dedicated golf travel iPad application for South Africa – the first of its kind for the country – has been launched by Giltedge Golf & Sport, a division of luxury travel group, Giltedge Travel.
The Apple application is an interactive tool that … February 20, 2012
Cape Town Tourism is set to attend the annual travel show, ITB, in Berlin from March 7-11, 2012, where they will launch a new digital trade tool, “The Cape Town Toolkit,” to the international trade market.
ITB Berlin, the world’s leading trade … February 15, 2012
Historically, South Africa’s main port, Cape Town, has a long history of welcoming ships and passenger liners to its shores. On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the Queen Mary 2 berthed at Duncan Dock in Cape Town Harbor, after a brief stop in Swakopmund, … January 24, 2012
The Cape Town tourism sector is reporting a marked improvement in traffic at restaurants, shops, and attractions for the month of December, and the accommodation sector is also reporting a positive holiday upswing.
Following a mid-December poll of … January 6, 2012
As the summer holiday season opens, Cape Town’s tourism businesses are predicting a marginally better business window for season 2011/2012. In a Cape Town Tourism membership poll tallied on December 8, 2011, a promising 57 percent of accommodation providers … December 14, 2011
At the 12th Annual General Meeting of the Cape Town Partnership today, Chairperson Kevin Roman described the reporting year as one of "transition" for the organization, expanding beyond its traditional mandate to chart new territory. "When I took up office … November 16, 2011
Table Mountain has been announced as one of the New7Wonders of Nature along with the Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo, and Puerto Princesa Underground River.
In 2008, Table Mountain was identified as one of 440 magnificent natural … November 11, 2011
Supported by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Wednesday, November 9, 2011 is World Travel Market (WTM) World Responsible Tourism Day. It is an international day of awareness and action around responsible and sustainable tourism. More than 150 … November 9, 2011
This week marks the start of one of the largest international trade shows for the tourism industry. The annual World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 taking place until November 10 is one of the leading global events for the travel industry and will be attended … November 8, 2011
On October 25, 2011 the Telegraph Travel Awards named Cape Town a runner up in their Favorite Cities Worldwide category. La Residence in Franschhoek featured as runner up in the Favorite Hotels Worldwide category.
In August 2011, voting polls opened … October 27, 2011
It was announced today that Cape Town is the official World Design Capital for 2014, winning the accolade from competing shortlisted candidates Bilbao, Spain and Dublin, Ireland.
The World Design Capital title is awarded every two years by the International … October 26, 2011
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Cape Town Tourism is preparing to leave for the World Travel Market 2011, taking place in London from November 7-10, 2011.
An annual travel industry event, the World Travel Market (WTM) provides a unique forum for tourism stakeholders, … October 25, 2011
Ahead of the World Design Capital announcement at 0600 on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the Cape Town delegation arrived in Taipei this weekend.
Their visit to Taipei is not simply for the World Design Capital announcement but also to attend the 3-day … October 24, 2011
In a few days, Cape Town will know whether it will be awarded the title of World Design Capital 2014. Cape Town is a finalist along with two other world cities, Dublin and Bilbao.A high-level delegation, led by Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de … October 20, 2011
In just under two weeks, Cape Town will know whether it will be the World Design Capital 2014. Cape Town is competing with Dublin and Bilbao.
A high-level delegation, led by Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, will head to Taipei for the … October 13, 2011
Excellent weather and great enthusiasm accompanied tourism day celebrations in the city of Cape Town today.
World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 every year as part of Tourism Month. A UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) initiative, it … September 27, 2011
Cape Town has again earned top honors in the world of tourism by garnering the title of Best Destination in Africa at the World Tourism Awards on Monday. It is the seventh time this accolade has been won by the city. Since 1998, Cape Town has picked up … September 21, 2011
On Monday, September 12, 2011, Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, launched the South African National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT), which highlights the role of sustainable tourism practices in creating better places for … September 14, 2011
David Germain, the Cape Town-based Seychelles Tourism Director for Africa, the Americas and the Middle East was last weekend surrounded by the creole islands tourism professionals to bid farewell to his mother who passed away as he was in South Africa. … September 11, 2011
Today marks the launch of My Cape Town; a month-long celebration of Cape Town for Capetonians and a chance to be a tourist in your own city.
Now in its third year, the My Cape Town campaign is coordinated by Cape Town Tourism in partnership with major … September 1, 2011
The Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Patricia de Lille, today launched the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition’s “Climate Smart Cape Town Campaign.”
The aim of the campaign is to highlight actions that Capetonians can take to reduce carbon … September 1, 2011
Cape Town Tourism announced today that it has appointed Ogilvy as its advertising agency for the remainder of the organization’s financial year.
In response to a request for proposals for the development and execution of a global marketing campaign … August 25, 2011
World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 each year as a day earmarked by the United Nations to celebrate tourism and its social, economic, and environmental benefits. This year’s theme is "linking cultures" – a theme which truly reflects Cape … August 16, 2011
The year 2014 represents a significant milestone for South Africa as it will mark 20 years since the country’s first free democratic elections in 1994. Cape Town has just been selected as one of only three cities to make it into the final round for … July 29, 2011
NEW YORK, New York - Cape Town Tourism, Johannesburg Tourism, and Durban Tourism have announced a joint city marketing agreement between the three cities. Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban are South Africa's economic and tourism hubs, and the joint … July 21, 2011
The tourism sector globally is battling in the face of tough economic times and rapidly changing travel behavior. Cape Town is no exception. As a long-haul destination over-dependent upon markets hit hardest by the global economic recession and with Cape … June 23, 2011
Cape Town has been short-listed for the World Design Capital 2014. From a team of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town now stands alongside just 2 other world cities - Dublin and Bilbao - in the race to earn the World Design Capital title.
Being named a World … June 21, 2011
Do something different with dad this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, in the form of an exhilarating bike ride or hike on Table Mountain.
Friends of Table Mountain - the local community, the South African Police Service, Metro Police, SA National Parks, … June 15, 2011
The international tourism industry has struggled hard to battle declines in turnover, as the effects of the global recession linger on. The global financial crisis and the subsequent consumer behavioral change has had a significant adverse effect on the … June 9, 2011
This last week of May saw the long-awaited global launch of the latest Bond novel, “Carte Blanche," set largely in Cape Town. The new James Bond is written by author, Jeffrey Deaver, and is set in Serbia, London, Dubai, and the Mother City of Cape Town.
Asked … May 30, 2011
After initial concern at the beginning of the year that Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden may not be exhibiting at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (for the first time in decades) due to lack of sponsorship, it has now been announced that the South … May 24, 2011
Cape Town Tourism, Johannesburg Tourism, and Durban Tourism met at INDABA this weekend to initiate a joint city marketing agreement between the three cities. Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban are South Africa’s economic and tourism hubs, and the joint … May 9, 2011
Cape Town Tourism today announced a partnership with group buying site, CityMob, to allow Capetonians to purchase unique online winter specials throughout the coming months. Part of the “Winters in Cape Town are Cool” campaign, the four-month initiative … May 5, 2011
The world’s best known (and most feared) customer-driven traveler advisory site, TripAdvisor, has given Cape Town a new reason to celebrate its tourism status - by naming it the Number One Destination of the Top 25 Destinations in the World in the Tripadvisor … May 4, 2011
Cape Town’s tourism establishments and attractions have reported varying results for the Easter Weekend and subsequent public holiday bonanza.
Easter is traditionally a busy time for Cape Town, especially in terms of domestic and local tourism. … May 4, 2011
Friday, 22 April 22, 2011 marks the start of the Easter holidays this year, and includes that long-awaited, four-day weekend when loved ones come together for some great family fun. Cape Town’s tourism establishments look forward to this time of year … April 18, 2011
Welcome news for leisure and business tourism to Cape Town is Air France’s announcement that they will commence direct flights to Cape Town from November, starting with three flights a week. This announcement comes at the back of Emirates’ addition … April 7, 2011
The city of Cape Town and the provincial government of the Western Cape’s announcement of the R 4.5 Billion urban regeneration and convention center expansion couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only will the expansion project unlock construction … March 31, 2011
The recipients of the second annual Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA) were announced at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg on March 29, 2011. These awards serve to recognize inspiring South African companies, individuals, schools, and youth groups … March 31, 2011
South African Tourism (SAT) and The Travel Corporation (TTC) today announced the creation of a two-year strategic alliance aimed at the cooperative marketing, promotion, and development of Destination South Africa.
The announcement was made during TTC’s … October 8, 2010
In less than ten days, South Africa’s largest mega-FAM trip will kick off. A critical event for the tourism industry and 2010 FIFA World Cup host nation, the once-a-decade The Travel Corporation (TTC) International Sales Conference, which took place … September 24, 2010
Basking in the glow of hosting a successful 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the Mother City’s global reputation was given a further boost at the World Travel Award, held in Johannesburg last night, where Cape Town was named Africa’s Leading Destination. The … July 8, 2010
As the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ reaches its halfway mark, Cape Town Tourism evaluates the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ on Cape Town thus far, with predictions on how the rest of the event could play out – and what this might mean for future tourism … June 25, 2010
The planning, preparing, speculating, and strategizing is over and it’s finally here. Cape Town welcomes the world to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™!
As the visitors and fans begin to arrive for the big event, Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariette du Toit-Helmbold … June 10, 2010
Cape Town’s tourism industry leaders, Cape Town Tourism, and Cape Town Routes Unlimited, have joined forces in a bid to win Cape Town more visits from 2010 FIFA World Cup™ fans stationed in Gauteng. The message is loud and clear: Cape Town is one … June 3, 2010
“Responsible tourism is more than just a catchword. There also has to be action. If we plan to take Cape Town forward as a leader in tourism, the tourism industry needs ongoing manifestations of real initiatives, like the Responsible Tourism Initiative … June 3, 2010
Since its inception in 2004, Cape Town Tourism has proudly, and vocally, forged ahead with its commitment to responsible tourism development in Cape Town and, as a leader in the field, today hosted a workshop for member hospitality establishments on the … May 19, 2010
In the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, foreseeing the demand for tourism offerings increase, Cape Town tourism officials have been working in partnership with hospitality SMME members to prepare them for their “World Cup Peak Season.”
Assistance … May 12, 2010
As Cape Town prepares to welcome the world to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the Mother City is still emerging as a global travel favorite, with a string of fresh accolades to boost its top destination reputation.
Hot on the heels of an accolade from … May 12, 2010
There are few cities in the world that can boast a scenic train ride along a magnificent stretch of coastline offering whale spotting from the carriage windows and easy access to major tourist attractions within a two-kilometer radius of train stations … May 10, 2010
Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold has thrown down the gauntlet to human traffickers in the final countdown to the World Cup in June. In a hard-hitting statement, Du Toit-Helmbold said this week: “Our message is very clear - we welcome … May 5, 2010
The INDABA exhibition, hosted annually in Durban, is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African continent, with the number of exhibitors and media attendants increasing year on year. This year, the exhibition runs from May 8-11 and with … May 3, 2010
Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold said the latest international tourism statistics show that international tourism is steadily gaining momentum, following an extremely challenging 2009. She said according to information just released by … April 29, 2010
The world’s favorite website for men, www.AskMen.com, recently released its list of "Top 29 Cities for Men 2010," in which Cape Town was voted sixth, beating the likes of “party capitals” Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and Chicago.
Each year Askmen.com … April 26, 2010
It was with disbelief that Cape Town Tourism learned of the Rovos Rail accident just outside of Pretoria on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Said Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold: “We would like to send our sincerest condolences to the families … April 22, 2010
Few are aware of the renowned Charles Darwin’s ties to South Africa and the Cape in particular. On Sunday, April 25, 2010, the H.M.S. Beagle will dock in Cape Town completing the production of a documentary series on the life and theories of Charles … April 22, 2010
As uncertainty about the resumption of flights to and from Europe continues, Cape Town Tourism has surveyed the tourism sector to assess the effect flight cancellations are having on the local industry.
In approximately 60 phone interviews with businesses … April 21, 2010
“The worldwide disruption of travel due to grounded flights in European centres threatened by the volcanic ash fallout has definitely had a ripple effect on Cape Town’s tourism sector”, so says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold.
“There … April 19, 2010
Cape Town Tourism has partnered with The Big Issue to produce a “Your Guide to Cape Town A-Z” to be included in The Big Issue’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™ special edition, available for three weeks from June 11, 2010. The Big Issue plans a bumper print … April 13, 2010
Cape Town is set to offer the best value for money during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, according to the results of a month-long accommodation pricing survey carried out by Grant Thornton South Africa on March 26, 2010. On the back of much international criticism … March 29, 2010
Cape Town Stadium will host a final test event for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, when four national under-20 teams take part in the Cape Town International Challenge on April 10.
South Africa’s upcoming stars will take on their Nigerian counterparts … March 18, 2010
Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and the FBI (Fun Ball Initiative), are hosting a glow-in-the-dark Beach Soccer Tournament at Muizenberg Beach from 1400 hours on Saturday, March 27, as part of the FBI’s Beach Sport … March 17, 2010
At midday on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Cape Town’s major tourism role players will present a united front in the campaign against overpricing during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ when they sign the Code of Responsible Pricing for Cape Town.
Representatives … March 16, 2010
ITB Berlin, one of the largest travel trade and consumer shows in Europe, kicked off on March 10, 2010 with Turkey as official partner country. It was a sunshine-inspired theme. ITB Berlin took place on the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin with March 10-12, … March 15, 2010
FIFA this week announced that Cape Town Stadium is “perfect” and is confident that the city will be 100 percent ready to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ by June 11.
Cape Times, FIFA secretary general, Jerome Valcke, said Cape Town was currently … March 4, 2010
Cape Town Tourism has organized an 800-strong group of Peninsula youths to perform the diski dance at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, when the City marks 100 days until the first official FIFA 2010 World Cup™ whistle is blown. Joined … March 1, 2010
Cape Town’s tourism industry stakeholders are unified in their efforts to combat damaging international perceptions of South Africa as “an expensive destination,” ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
In a bid to translate commitment into action, … February 10, 2010
Cape Town has received yet another accolade for best holiday destination – and this time it’s been voted for by South Africans themselves – in a heat magazine reader survey, Cape Town was voted Best Holiday Destination Ever.
This will be Cape Town’s … January 29, 2010
Cape Town Tourism is urging all Capetonians to "Live It! Love It! LOUDER!" at the first in a series of Cape Town Stadium test events on January 23, 2010. Three days ahead of the big game all 20,000 tickets are sold out and Cape Town Tourism is pleased … January 20, 2010
While issues of Cape Town’s readiness, safety and security and transport infrastructure have dominated global headlines in the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, fears of being fleeced are now top of mind for scores of potential World Cup visitors. … January 19, 2010
The first referee’s whistle will soon announce the opening of Cape Town’s R4,5 billion stadium when it hosts its inaugural soccer game, a face-off between Ajax and Santos, Cape Town’s leading PSL teams on January 23, 2010.
The match marks the … January 14, 2010
Cape Town Tourism has partnered with three international public relations agencies to proactively represent the Mother City abroad. The appointments are aimed at meeting the current demand for accurate information in the run up to the 2010 FIFA World … January 14, 2010
In a special ceremony for more than 200 invited guests and media, the contractors handed “the key of the door” to Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato.
As the biggest project of its kind ever undertaken in Cape Town – the total cost … December 15, 2009
An estimated 55,000 people gathered in Cape Town’s Long Street on Friday, December 4, with an additional 150-million viewers following on TV, to watch the highly-anticipated 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw. Flags of all countries waved as the expectant … December 15, 2009
The FIFA Final Draw has determined the fixtures for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and fans from across the world are rushing to book accommodation to be in the cities their teams will be playing in during June and July 2010.
With many Cape Town residents … December 9, 2009
The CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee South Africa, Dr. Danny Jordaan, said the Final Draw held in Cape Town tonight delivered on the promise of a world-class event.
“We promised the country a spectacular and world-class event, … December 4, 2009
The new season of Blue Flag South Africa was launched at Muizenberg beach on Thursday, October 29, 2009, with no less than 29 South African beaches (up from last year’s 19) being awarded Blue Flag status. Seven of these beaches are found in Cape Town.
Commenting … November 2, 2009
Fans all over the world are holding their breath in anticipation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw. Taking place on December 4, 2009 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), this is a moment not to be missed. At this event, the 32 … October 21, 2009
Cape Town Tourism’s 5th Annual General Meeting took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. A bright and cheerful team of soccer-kitted Cape Town Tourism team members welcomed guests, tourism businesses, … October 14, 2009
Cape Town’s hospitality industry may have mixed reviews about winter 2009, but Cape Town Tourism has enjoyed positive results from the campaign it conducted on behalf of its members. In a joint marketing partnership with Cape Town Tourism, Thompsons … September 3, 2009
Operating in beautiful Cape Town for over twelve years, Icon Villas specializes in private and luxurious vacation rentals in and around South Africa’s number one tourist city. Started and headed up by Therese Botha, Icon Villas entertains guests with … September 1, 2009
September is Tourism Month, and Cape Town Tourism – through their Live It! Love It! LOUDER! campaign – is encouraging all Capetonians to get ready to welcome the world in 2010 by experiencing for themselves the rich diversity of their city this month.
For … September 1, 2009
Travel+Leisure Magazine this week announced the much-anticipated results of their 14th annual World’s Best poll, where readers of their magazine rate the world’s best cities, islands, hotels, cruises, and airlines. This publication is regarded as … July 13, 2009
Cape Town Tourism is in Cairns, Australia to exhibit at the 5th World Paediatric Congress ahead of Cape Town's hosting of the event in 2013.
The right to host the 6th congress at the Cape Town International Convention Centre was won by the Paediatric … June 26, 2009
Cape Town Tourism took to the streets of the city to celebrate one year until the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Guests, staff, a few invited Capetonians, and media gathered on a specially soccer-theme branded City Sightseeing Bus for a trip around the city to … June 12, 2009