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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
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 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
Affordable luxury in Cape Town, South Africa

Affordable luxury in Cape Town, South Africa

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
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
A virtual invasion of the Cape

A virtual invasion of the Cape

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
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
Hard work and personality are key to successful blogging

Hard work and personality are key to successful blogging

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
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
Value and exceptional service is key to growing US and UK travel markets

Value and exceptional service is key to growing US and UK travel markets

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’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
My Cape Town campaign launches a celebration of the Mother City on Spring Day

My Cape Town campaign launches a celebration of the Mother City on Spring Day

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
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
Chilean volcanic ash cloud reaching Cape Town airspace

Chilean volcanic ash cloud reaching Cape Town airspace

The ash cloud from the Chilean Volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle that has been erupting since June 4 has reached Cape Town airspace, affecting flights in and out of Cape Town International Airport. The ash cloud has circled the globe and has, in the last … June 19, 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



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