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CTT Launches the First Mobile Visitor Information Vehicle in Africa: #Thando

Following the rising trend of visitors wanting to access information about Cape Town wherever they are, Cape Town Tourism is proudly launching the very first Mobile Visitor Information Vehicle in Africa.

The innovative new Info Centre on wheels, affectionately named Thando, (which in the local African language Xhosa, is the word for love) will be launched and officially revealed at WTM Africa on Friday, 2 May. Thando will be available to view on stand A50, in the Africa Main Hall.

The vehicle will also be on display at the CTT Members Industry event on 29th of May, so save the date!

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An Excellent High Season Reported for Cape Town

The optimism displayed by Cape Town’s tourism sector ahead of the 2013/2014 season has been confirmed with businesses reporting an excellent high season overall.

Looking at the industry performance by sectors for the period of October 2013 till February 2014, and interpreting surveys done by Cape Town Tourism (canvasing over 500 industry members and more than 1600 visitors over 5 months) positive feedback has been received across the board.

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Services Update – March 2014

Marketing highlights for the past quarter included our very 1st trade representation sent to one of our key source markets, India, and representing Cape Town successfully at ITB. In addition we have hosted a number of high quality media from The Guardian; The Telegraph; The Huffington Post; Conde Nast Traveler; Sawubona and Monocle amongst others. Our media ROI for the quarter was close to R5m, a 40% increase on what we achieved in the same quarter last year.

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ITB World Travel Trends Report 2014

The annual World Travel Trend Report was once again issued by ITB Berlin and contains key reflections on 2013 and forecasts for the industry in 2014. The report projects a positive outlook for international tourism in 2014, with a 4-5% forecast for outbound travel as the world economy gradually starts improving.

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Services Update – February 2014

February saw the Marketing team focus on design, food and wine. The theme for March has focused on family in the run-up to the school holidays and Easter weekend.

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Event Programme Released for World Travel Market Africa

With World Travel Market Africa fast approaching, the event programme has now been officially released. The programme will run throughout the two days at the CTICC on the 2nd and 3rd May 2014. The events are open to all attendees of WTM Africa.

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SANParks Alert: Restricted access to Cape Point due to prescribed burning

Two prescribed burns will take place in the Cape of Good Hope Section of Table Mountain National Park in the near future. The areas impacted include Da Gama Peak and the section next to the Cape Point Main Gate. This will consolidate last year’s burn of 252 hectares into a burned area of 710 hectares. 






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Vote for Cape Town in the We Love Cities Campaign

Cape Town has been selected as a finalist in the WWF’s We Love Cities campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge to find the Most Lovable Sustainable City in the world.

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Spotlight on Summer Tourism in Cape Town

The final quarter of 2013 ended as the year started: on a positive note for tourism businesses. It also signified the start of the busy summer season for the industry.

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Indian Market Hungry for Ideas to on How To Access Cape Town

Interest from the Indian market in travelling to South Africa has spiked over the last three years as the number of travellers to the country has increased, largely due to the fact that Indians’ choice of holiday destination is heavily influenced by previously visited by friends and family.

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