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From the CEO – What to Do with Winter

July 15, 2014

Seasonality has long been a thorn in the side of Cape Town’s hospitality sector. The impact of empty guest houses and unbooked tours is far reaching, hitting not only the pockets of business owners and those employed by the business, but also affecting the satellite businesses that depend on vibrant visitor numbers.

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From the CEO - Love Your Winter

June 13, 2014

New York and London are not seasonal destinations. No one considers the weather when the offering is a rich cultural, urban spectacle. Cape Town is chasing them up the lists!

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From the CEO – Mobility in Action

May 16, 2014

We have a new addition to our family! In an exciting first for Cape Town (as well as a first on the African continent), Cape Town Tourism has launched a mobile information centre that will be meeting visitors and locals where ever they are.

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From the CEO – The Gift of Freedom

April 22, 2014

Twenty years ago, I was legally allowed to vote for the first time. It is encouraging that today the idea that I was once forbidden seems so inconceivable as to be ridiculous, but I would like to pause and reflect for a moment.

Back then the only visitors to Cape Town were the ‘Vaalies’, and whilst we still welcome the regular return of our Gauteng visitors, a growing kaleidoscope of visitors from across the world are streaming into our city.

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CEO Blog - Time to Plan

March 17, 2014

The peak season is starting to subside. We are beginning to look forward to a more mellow and measured season of events and national holidays over the next few months. These ‘breathing’ months are critical to any business as a time for analysis and planning for the next busy season.

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CEO Blog - A Responsible Pricing Reminder

February 19, 2014

It’s been a better summer season for many of us compared to last year. The city is humming with visitors. The bars, restaurants, attractions and malls doing brisk trade as people from across the world (and our own country) discover destination Cape Town. Whilst many of these visitors had been planning their holidays ahead of the currency bonanza, it is clear that many travellers are choosing Cape Town because their money means much more here this season.

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CEO Blog - A Big Year for Cape Town and South Africa

January 14, 2014

2014 has begun and Cape Town is now officially World Design Capital. The year got off to a spectacular start as 80 000 spectators witnessed a show of lights and music on Cape Town’s Grand Parade to usher in our World Design Capital year.

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CEO Blog - An African Soccer Treat is on our doorstep

January 09, 2014

For the first time since 2010, the Mother City is hosting an international football tournament; The Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2014 is set to kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony (themed ‘Celebrating Africa’s Home Champions’) at 16:00 on Saturday 11 January 2014, at the Cape Town Stadium.

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CEO Blog - Cape Town on the Edge of 2014

December 31, 2013

We are hours away from the beginning of 2014. A significant year for all South African’s as we celebrate twenty years of democracy in our country.

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CEO Blog - Summer Season is a Go!

December 20, 2013

All indications are that our summer season if off to a good start. The passing of Madiba and the subsequent period of mourning meant that the holiday mood has really only set in the first days of this week, but our partners in tourism are saying that business is now in full swing with some reporting an unusually early influx of international visitors in what is traditionally regarded as more of a key time for domestic visitors.

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