Industry Blog

ETEYA Awards 2013: Cape Town Tourism members shine

The 27 provincial finalists in the 2012/13 Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award (ETEYA) have been selected and are ready to take on the challenge of becoming an ETEYA winner.

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World Design Capital 2014 – four themes

Design is more than architecture, clothes and jewellery – it is also about bridging the divide between communities, offering sustainable solutions and being innovative.

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Tourism Services Update – February 2013

We interacted with just over 24 000 visitors via our VIC network for February 2013. This is 2% lower than February 2012. There is a shift between international and domestic visitors, with the majority of visitors now being from international markets. A total of 61% of visitors were from the international market, and 39% from domestic market.

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Marketing Services Update – February 2013

The month of February saw the team very busy with planning for the next fiscal, as a three-year business plan needed to be submitted to the City.

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Monkeybiz: the art of poverty alleviation

A herd of multi-coloured, lovingly crafted beaded elephants seen grazing at Design Indaba 2013, symbolised the ability of design to truly transform lives. The product of proudly South African non-profit organisation Monkeybiz, these and other beaded creatures provide their makers with a brighter future.

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Request For Proposals: Cape Town Tourism’s website and e-marketing platforms

A digital agency is to be appointed by Cape Town Tourism (CTT) for the development, management and commercialisation of Cape Town Tourism’s website and e-marketing platforms.

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Earth Hour 2013: ‘I will if you will!’

Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history: Earth Hour. We spoke to Sue Northam of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the conservation organisation responsible for Earth Hour, to find out how the tourism industry can make a difference on 23 March 2013 and beyond.

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The green heart of Cape Town

International Responsible Travel Week took place from 11 to 17 February in the form of a friendly “unconference”, attended virtually by thousands of individuals from the tourism industry. After receiving several submissions from our members, we curated a collection of our favourite responsible travel stories.

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Marketing Services Update – January 2013

January 2013 was the best month that we have ever experienced in terms of website traffic with almost 100 000 unique visitors to our website. The only previous month where we have achieved higher traffic was June 2010. This is a result of a more focused content strategy which involves updating content more regularly across all our platforms.

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Tourism Services Update – January 2013

46 SMME’s were assisted by our Industry Business Support Consultant and the team enjoyed interacting with and assisting approximately 275 members during the month.  The team also dealt with 11 Visitor Complaints and engaged with our members to resolve these.

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