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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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CEO Blog - A Day on the Beach and a Call for Legacy

December 11, 2013

On the 5th of December 2013, Cape Town Tourism team members Kirsti Lee November and Odwa Gushu accompanied about 40 children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old who had come from Touwsriver to Muizenberg beach as part of the Touwsriver NG Church Sunday School trip. Here is what our team had to say;

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CEO Blog - In service to the season

December 10, 2013

You may not ever read this. Chances are you’re going to be too busy attending to the needs of your guests, managing your staff and ensuring that the Cape Town visitors’ experience is the one they will return to time and time again. But, if you give me a minute, I would like to thank you.

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Coupons still available for Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated event at Cape Town Stadium

December 09, 2013

Cape Town’s own tribute to the late Nelson Mandela will take place at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 11 December 2013. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this event to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Tata Madiba.

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CEO Blog - Tata Madiba, Your Legacy Lives on in Cape Town

December 06, 2013

The sad loss of our father of freedom, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, is heavy in our hearts today.

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CEO BLOG - Wishing You a Merry Christmas

December 27, 2013

If you celebrate Christmas there is much to look forward to. The weather is perfect, the mood is happy and Christmas in Africa is a carefree affair.

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CEO Blog - They Are Hungry, Lets Give Them a Feast

November 28, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, we received the good news that Cape Town has once again managed to impress the readers of UK newspaper, The Telegraph when it was voted The Telegraph Travel’s World Favourite City.

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CEO Blog - Insights from WTM 2013

November 18, 2013

My recent trip to World Travel Market was busy and inspiring. I came to listen. I came to hear what it was that the world’s travel operators wanted from Cape Town. Before I set off, I asked the industry what they wanted to know. Most of you wanted to know what you should be packaging, what the market wants.

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CEO Blog - Lessons from Listening

November 13, 2013

For some months now I have been listening. I have been going to meetings and events, workshops and gatherings – all with the purpose of listening carefully to what it is the tourism industry is thinking. Through this process I have come to meet many extraordinary people - sharing in their ideas and hopes for the future of our industry. I would like to begin reflecting on these encounters and my observations on tourism globally and locally through my blog.

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CEO Blog - Safety First

October 18, 2013

As the summer season approaches, I have been reflecting on Cape Town Tourism’s part in making this summer a safe, successful one. Our number one priority is to ensure that visitors from near and far are cared for, listened to, assisted and inspired but we are also here for our members; not just in the unfortunate instance of a tragedy or incident, we are here to refer visitors to the services, accommodation, experiences and entertainment that our members provide.

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