From the CEO - Mobility in Action
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.
Our roving visitor unit will be loaded with info about destination Cape Town, feature short videos and maps, sport two knowledgeable Cape Town Tourism hosts and give users access to a number of booking services, including Computicket and Webtickets.
We call her Thando – the Xhosa word for love – and we think you will love her too. Thando is a response to the growing trend for travellers to want to source information no matter where they are. Today’s traveller is on the move, using their smart phones, tablets and laptops as modern-day navigation tools, but there is no replacement for personal interaction and the assistance of a destination insider. This is where Thando comes in. Boldly branded, Thando will be on hand at big events and in high traffic areas. Powered by solar energy, she also offers free wireless.
We are enormously proud of this innovation that we feel will add convenience, professionalism and a reassuring personal touch to the face of tourism in Cape Town.
For a fun start, and to stretch her legs, we are sending Thando off on a little Western Cape road trip and there is a little competition attached to the trip too.
Watch our social media channels and follow #Thando to win.