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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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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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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 - 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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