CEO's Blog

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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CEO Blog - Responsible Tourism

September 12, 2013

September is a month of intense activity at Cape Town Tourism. Not only is it Tourism Month,  which naturally comes with reflection on the role of tourism, but it’s also a month in which we focus on Responsible Tourism. An area of tourism development that is always at the centre of our planning, Responsible Tourism is vital to the social and economic sustainability of Cape Town and the Western Cape.

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From the CEO Enver Duminy

August 28, 2013

Becoming the CEO of an organisation like Cape Town Tourism is a bit like becoming a new parent. That mixture of awe, responsibility, fascination and excitement arrives all at once with many good wishes and lots of new equipment to become familiar with but quite soon the hype dies down and the rest of your life begins. Here I am at the beginning.

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From the CEO: Indaba 2013 highlights and trends

May 20, 2013

Heritage and culture, responsible tourism, technology, new markets and integrating the tourism products of Africa were the headline topics for Cape Town at INDABA 2013. This year’s trade show attracted more than 13 000 visitors over the four-day period, and proved to be one of the most successful and connected INDABA trade shows yet.

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Talking Tourism – Annual Tourism Statistics 2012

April 25, 2013

This morning President Jacob Zuma released some encouraging figures on the growth of tourism from South Africa’s Annual Tourism Statistics 2012. The report revealed that a total of 9 188 368 international tourists visited South Africa in 2012. This was 10.2% more than the 8 339 354 tourists in 2011.

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