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Cape Town Tourism new CEO appointment announced

Cape Town Tourism new CEO appointment announced

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’s tourism players working together to showcase exciting prospects for the city

Cape Town’s tourism players working together to showcase exciting prospects for the city

“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
Positive growth for Cape Town’s tourism sector in the 2012/2013 peak season

Positive growth for Cape Town’s tourism sector in the 2012/2013 peak season

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
Success for Cape Town at ITB Berlin 2013

Success for Cape Town at ITB Berlin 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
Cape Town Tourism to present on key themes at ITB 2013

Cape Town Tourism to present on key themes at ITB 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
Cape Town Tourism CEO to exit tourism organization

Cape Town Tourism CEO to exit tourism organization

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
Cape Town TripAdvisor coup for Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Town TripAdvisor coup for Cape Grace Hotel

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 mini-report for Summer 2012-2013: the season thus far

Cape Town Tourism mini-report for Summer 2012-2013: the season thus far

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
New 7 Wonders of Nature: accolade boosts Table Mountain tourism

New 7 Wonders of Nature: accolade boosts Table Mountain tourism

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
Collaboration the key for tourism development

Collaboration the key for tourism development

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 and the Western Cape at WTM 2012

Cape Town and the Western Cape at WTM 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
South African tech-company Tourism Radio produces mobile travel guide in partnership with Cape Town Tourism

South African tech-company Tourism Radio produces mobile travel guide in partnership with Cape Town Tourism

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
Cape Town Tourism pledges to market tourism offering despite funding uncertainty

Cape Town Tourism pledges to market tourism offering despite funding uncertainty

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
Good value package deals drive more tourism for the loeries and creative month in Cape Town

Good value package deals drive more tourism for the loeries and creative month in Cape Town

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
Locals show their love for Cape Town this tourism month

Locals show their love for Cape Town this tourism month

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
Travel by Twitter – Cape Town locals market their city

Travel by Twitter – Cape Town locals market their city

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
Cape Town Tourism campaign uses crowd-sourcing to clock over 13 million impressions on Twitter

Cape Town Tourism campaign uses crowd-sourcing to clock over 13 million impressions on Twitter

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
Cape Town tourism works with top travel bloggers to unlock Cape Town

Cape Town tourism works with top travel bloggers to unlock Cape Town

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
Tech-savvy Cape Town Tourism to court more mobile and social media travelers

Tech-savvy Cape Town Tourism to court more mobile and social media travelers

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
Sustainable energy for World Tourism Day

Sustainable energy for World Tourism Day

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
Short city breaks key for Cape Town this Winter

Short city breaks key for Cape Town this Winter

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
New Cape Town Toolkit gives global tourism traders instant access to Cape Town

New Cape Town Toolkit gives global tourism traders instant access to Cape Town

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
Cape Town’s summer tourism season gets back into action

Cape Town’s summer tourism season gets back into action

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
Cape Town’s tourism sector in full swing this summer

Cape Town’s tourism sector in full swing this summer

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
Cape Town prepares for a better tourism season in summer 2011-2012

Cape Town prepares for a better tourism season in summer 2011-2012

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
A sustainable future for the tourism industry: Cape Town Tourism attends COP17

A sustainable future for the tourism industry: Cape Town Tourism attends COP17

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change, make decision, and adopt resolutions on these issues. This year, COP17 will take … November 30, 2011
The 2011 Freedom to Create Exhibition donation will continue to inspire Cape Town

The 2011 Freedom to Create Exhibition donation will continue to inspire Cape Town

Freedom to Create, an international organization that encourages the use of arts to inspire social change around the world, celebrated its prestigious annual Prize events in Cape Town this month. The week-long program of community outreach events that … November 29, 2011
Cape Town Partnership AGM - Cape Town, on the map and on the move

Cape Town Partnership AGM - Cape Town, on the map and on the move

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
World Travel Market 2011: eight key trends in global travel

World Travel Market 2011: eight key trends in global travel

Cape Town Tourism just concluded four fruitful and insightful days at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, one of the leading global events for the travel industry. Almost 48,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers, and international … November 10, 2011
Cape Town Tourism appoints advertising agency to develop and execute global marketing campaign

Cape Town Tourism appoints advertising agency to develop and execute global marketing campaign

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
International chefs arrive in South Africa to support needy children

International chefs arrive in South Africa to support needy children

The wait is finally over! Thirty-five international chefs from 8 countries touched down in Cape Town last night to embark on an unforgettable 10-day culinary journey as part of the Bidvest World Chefs Tour Against Hunger. The plight of starving children … August 22, 2011
Cape Town to host to fourth annual eTourism Africa Summit

Cape Town to host to fourth annual eTourism Africa Summit

Cape Town Tourism is set to co-host the fourth annual eTourism Africa Summit taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the September 15 & 16, 2011. The event is a two-day online tourism conference and travel technology exhibition … August 17, 2011
2014: A milestone for South Africa and a new design for the future

2014: A milestone for South Africa and a new design for the future

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
Cape Town tourism sector is battling turndown but not in crisis

Cape Town tourism sector is battling turndown but not in crisis

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
Fashion driving Cape Town tourism in new and creative ways

Fashion driving Cape Town tourism in new and creative ways

Developing tourism through fashion is one of four pillars driving the upcoming Cape Town Fashion Week (CTFW), which runs throughout the city from July 13 to 16, 2011, as identified by African Fashion International (AFI). In a first for South African fashion, … June 22, 2011
Cape Town short-listed as one of final 3 for World Design Capital 2014

Cape Town short-listed as one of final 3 for World Design Capital 2014

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
A year after the World Cup - a strong tourism brand for Cape Town is vital for economic sustainability

A year after the World Cup - a strong tourism brand for Cape Town is vital for economic sustainability

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
007 heads to Cape Town in latest novel, Carte Blanche

007 heads to Cape Town in latest novel, Carte Blanche

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
Tourism celebrates Kirstenbosch win

Tourism celebrates Kirstenbosch win

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 partners with group buying website CityMob as part of Winters in Cape Town are Cool campaign

Cape Town Tourism partners with group buying website CityMob as part of Winters in Cape Town are Cool campaign

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
Top international travel advisory site makes Cape Town their number tourism destination

Top international travel advisory site makes Cape Town their number tourism destination

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 Tourism reports on Easter tourism in the Mother City

Cape Town Tourism reports on Easter tourism in the Mother City

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
Comment on the budget vote speech by Cape Town Department of Tourism

Comment on the budget vote speech by Cape Town Department of Tourism

Cape Town Tourism has hailed the content of Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk’s tourism budget speech, which was released at a media briefing on April 20, 2011. Minister van Schalkwyk reported on three themes that the South African tourism … April 21, 2011
More direct flights to Cape Town

More direct flights to Cape Town

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
Cape Town Tourism’s winter campaign aims to ease impact of cost increases on domestic and international travel

Cape Town Tourism’s winter campaign aims to ease impact of cost increases on domestic and international travel

Tourism role-players across the globe have expressed concern over the impact of rising fuel prices and the costs involved in travel for long-haul and domestic tourism. According to the 2010/2011 ITB World Travel Trends Report, world travel bounced … April 6, 2011
Cape Town means business with urban regeneration project

Cape Town means business with urban regeneration project

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
Cape Town companies forge full steam ahead with climate change initiatives

Cape Town companies forge full steam ahead with climate change initiatives

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
Cape Town Wine Tourism offering rates under the World’s best

Cape Town Wine Tourism offering rates under the World’s best

Vergelegen Wine Estate is South Africa’s winner of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network Best of Wine Tourism Awards for the second year in succession. The winner was announced at a gala event in Oporto, Portugal, this week, adding to Cape Town’s … November 19, 2007



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