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Talking Tourism: Mountain safety advice

We heard with sadness about the Australian tourist who died on Table Mountain last week during a tragic accident while descending. It was his last day in the Mother City after what he described as a “glorious holiday”. Together with our tourism partners, we express our sincerest condolences to his loved ones and offer our full support to his family members.

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Talking Tourism: Cape Town means business with urban regeneration project

The City of Cape Town and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape’s announcement of the R4.5-billion urban regeneration and Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) expansion couldn’t have come at a better time.  Not only will the expansion project unlock construction and development opportunities in the precinct, it will also have a multiplier effect on the economy, bringing a much-needed regeneration to an area of our city that has been dormant for many years.

 

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Talking Tourism: 2010/2011 summer season survey shows increase in domestic arrivals

Cape Town Tourism has just released our results of the 2010/2011 Summer Tourism Survey. Our survey was based on polls of member organisations, attractions, services and visitors between December 2010 and February 2011 and gives some insights of international and domestic visitor trends to the Mother City.
I would like to share a synopsis of our findings with you.

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Talking Tourism: Low-cost airlines and how low prices are not enough to retain customer loyalty

The rise of low-cost carriers (LCCs) in South Africa mirrors a trend in the airline industry worldwide towards low fares and aggressive branding to attract passengers. The success of LCC brands, in a realm where others have failed, is indicative of a new type of irreverent marketing that is influenced greatly by the buying trends of a changing, mobile consumer.

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Talking Tourism: UK Air Passenger Duty increase put on hold

Welcome news from the UK is that the British government has decided to delay the APD (Air Passenger Duty) increase until next year. Delivering his annual budget speech in the House of Commons, British Chancellor George Osborne said yesterday that “with the hefty duty rise last year, and with the cost pressures on families, we think it would be fair to delay this April’s Air Passenger Duty rise to next year.”

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The importance of social networking and online booking

Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold and E-Tourism Frontiers CEO Damian Cook yesterday presented feedback from the recent ITB travel and tourism show in Berlin, during an e-tourism workshop and Joint Association Members’ Meeting Session (JAMMS) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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ITB 2011 part two: Key trends and learnings for Cape Town

Social media and new technology have once again taken centre stage, this time at the world’s largest trade show, ITB Berlin, between March 7 and 11, 2011.

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Earth Hour 2011

In 2010 Earth Hour reached more than a billion people. Hundreds of millions of participants worldwide switched their lights off for one hour, including many world famous landmarks like Table Mountain and the Eiffel Tower,  as a symbolic gesture to demonstrate their commitment to combating climate change.

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ITB 2011 part one: Lessons for Cape Town

ITB Berlin is the world’s leading travel trade show, with some 100 000 trade visitors and more than 60 000 members of the public set to visit between March 9 and 13, 2011. This year there is also a record number of participating exhibitors – 188 countries and a total of 11 163 exhibiting companies and organisations. The media, trade and travelling public are spoiled for choice. Running parallel to the trade fair is the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest travel industry event of its kind in the world, from March 9 to 11, 2011.

 

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Busy events schedule for March and April in Cape Town

March and April look set to be a busy two months for the Cape Town tourism industry.

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