CEO's Blog – My Cape Town

From the CEO - Unpacking the Confusion

September 16, 2014

Cape Town has again taken home the title of the Best Destination in Africa in the World Travel Awards and it is this recognition we are celebrating as we move towards another busy season.

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From the CEO - Making Tourism Month Count

August 19, 2014

Looking back at the changes 20 years of democracy have brought this city, it has become apparent that tourism has played a pivotal role not only in developing jobs and skills but also in fulfilling our potential as an exciting cultural hub: a city intent on redesigning itself to overcome a devastating legacy.

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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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