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Responsible Tourism: Safety & Security for guests

Unfortunately, safety and security concerns remain the biggest reason for people not wanting to visit our destination. Cape Town Tourism aims to empower our members to be prepared and ready to inform and assist visitors to the Mother City as effectively as possible.

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WDC Cape Town 2014 launches Programme and Info Centre

World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 has launched its official programme for next year together with the details of the 450 recognised projects. Over and above these projects, the programme will also include a design project in each of the City’s 111 wards that will be initiated by the community, as well as emphasizing existing signature design-related events in Cape Town.

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October was significant for the marketing team with some major projects rolling out during the month. The successful hosting of the AGM was an important event in the calendar and was complimented by the launch of the Cape Town Official Visitors Guide 2014.

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8 Characteristics Travel Companies Look for When Hiring Travel Bloggers

Travel bloggers dream of getting paid to do the two things they love most: travel and write.

But not everyone consumed by wanderlust, with a DSLR camera and a knack for WordPress, is going to get a thumbs-up from travel companies for all-expenses-paid trips to go jungle-trekking in Thailand, hot air ballooning over the Serengeti or Pina Colada sipping on the beach in Mauritius.

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Our September 2013 Tourism and Marketing Services Update

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Our Members Shine

Cape Town tourism businesses have excelled in every sector over the past year and we are proud to showcase some of our members’ achievements.

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#LoveCapeTown creates an online buzz once again

Building on the very successful #LoveCapeTown results of 2012, Cape Town Tourism celebrated Tourism Month with another exciting campaign to shine the spotlight on all that the Mother City has to offer. During this year’s campaign #LoveCapeTown appeared in twitter users’ timelines more than 51.8 million times -  a growth of 52% compared to last year. #LoveCapeTown was also used very successfully on other social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and a variety of blogs.

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Cape Town Tourism AGM 2013

The Cape Town Tourism AGM took place at the Tsogo Sun Cape Sun hotel on Thursday 10 October, 2013 with the fitting theme of ‘New Horizons’. The AGM is a key event in the Cape Town Tourism calendar and was well-attended by delegates from the City of Cape Town, members and staff of Cape Town Tourism, service providers and media.

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City of Cape Town Draft Tourism Development Framework 2013 – 2017

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) is developing a Tourism Development Framework (TDF) for Cape Town. In recognition of new global and local trends, opportunities and challenges facing the tourism industry, the commissioned Tourism Development Framework will have a Strategy and Business Plan for the 2013 to 2017 period.

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Meet our iAmbassadors

In August 2012, Cape Town Tourism hosted four top international bloggers as Cape Town iAmbassadors. The campaign, called #LoveCapeTown, connected the millions of readers who follow the highly respected bloggers and reached more than a million unique users last year. #LoveCapeTown appeared in twitter users’ timelines 34 million times and the campaign crossed over into blogs, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest successfully.

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