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Request For Proposals: Food and beverage outlet opportunity at Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centre

An opportunity exists for an entrepreneur or established business interested in the management of a food and beverage outlet at the Cape Town Central Visitor Information Centre in Burg Street, Cape Town. Note that shortlisted candidates will be invited for an information session with our management team. These meetings will take place prior to the announcement of a successful candidate.

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Vakantiebeurs 2013 Update

The Vakantiebeurs that takes place every January in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is considered one of the most important tourism consumer events for Cape Town.

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Top 5 trends in the Dutch market for 2013

If the Vakantiebeurs consumer show, together with trade sentiment, is seen as taking the pulse of the Dutch travel market, we rely on the trend-spotters to tell us where their dreams, whims and mood will take them this year.

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Marketing Services Update – December 2012

Tourism activities: The highlight of the quarter was the Send your Facebook Profile to Cape Town campaign, which launched at the beginning of October and ran until the end of December. The winner will be announced mid-January. Through the campaign almost 8 000 people travelled virtually to Cape Town for five days.

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Tourism Services Update – December 2012

The effect of the high season is evident in the increase in number of over-the-counter interactions during December 2012. Both month-on-month and year-on-year showed increases in visitor interactions in the VICs. Visitor numbers increased by 21% compared to the previous month, with a total of 33 447 over-the-counter interactions. This is also a 36% increase year on year. The VIC network (excluding accredited offices) serviced 15 081 visitors, which is a 20% increase month on month.

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Wine Tourism taking flight in Cape Town

The advent of Vindaba, taking place from September 25 to 27, 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), is a heartening window into the potential we have to work co-operatively and yet with great focus in the tourism industry. Last year, Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said that wine tourism contributed R5-billion to the economy and noted that it was one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global tourism market.

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#LoveCapeTown this World Tourism Month

World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on September 27 and its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism as well as its social, cultural, political and economic value.

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ERMD’s Mandela Day activities in photos

The City of Cape Town’s Environmental Resource Management Department celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day on Wednesday July 18, 2012, by adopting Gege’s Crèche in Langa and assisting it with a host of charitable projects.

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JAMMS gives back on Mandela Day

The spirit of Ubuntu was alive and well at the Joint Association Members Meeting Sessions (JAMMS) at The Rotunda in Camps Bay on Mandela Day, Wednesday July 18, 2012.

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Happy birthday Madiba from Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte Du Toit-Helmbold

Today is a special day indeed. Nelson Mandela turns 94 years old. On behalf of the Cape Town Tourism staff and partners, I would like to say: Happy Birthday, Madiba. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for helping to free our country, and for showing us the true meaning of humility and forgiveness. We wish you a long and healthy life.

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