Industry Blog – General

Tourism insights: inclusive pricing

On a recent trip to Cape Town to spend a week exploring the Unexpected Cape Town, as a guest of Cape Town Tourism (CTT), Mary Tebje spent time with a number of suppliers, experiencing their products and services before delivering a presentation to CTT members on how value and exceptional service are key for business growth.

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February Membership showcase

Congratulations to Cape Town Tourism member Villa Zest on being named the Trendiest Hotel in the World in the TripAdvisor 2012 Traveller’s Choice Awards, as well as to Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa, which has been recognised as one of 10 global sustainable tourism standards and the first in Africa to be recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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Vacancy for an eMarketing Coordinator: SEO Specialist

Cape Town Tourism has a vacancy for an eMarketing coordinator: SEO specialist.

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Events as catalyst for tourism growth

Fireworks over the V&A Waterfront, a joyous tide of Cape Minstrels marching through the Bo-Kaap and celebrations on our beaches are as much part of the Mother City’s cultural fibre and the lure for visitors as Table Mountain, a jazz safari or cycling through the Somerset West winelands.

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Cape Town Stadium open for visitors

The Cape Town Stadium Visitor Centre was recently opened to the public on December 28, 2011.

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Cape Town’s 2011/12 summer season forecast

The global tourism industry has been faced with a sobering economic environment over the past two years with arrival figures for the first half of 2011 failing to meet expectations for many destinations. Despite this, many businesses in Cape Town are guardedly optimistic about the ensuing summer season.

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Connecting town and township

Township areas on the outskirts of Cape Town will be considered for economic inclusion with the city through Cape Town Partnership.

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Table Mountain National Park extends deadline for commercial operators’ registration to June 2

The National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act (Act 57 of 2003) stipulates that a license, permit or agreement is required at an appropriate fee to undertake commercial activities within a reserve, national park or World Heritage Site. Table Mountain National Park’s Commercial Operator permitting process was established to drive SANParks’ enforcement of the act to ensure that the impact of commercial activities within the Park are carefully managed and do not infringe on the organisation’s core mandate of conservation.

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World Travel Market 2011 reports back on key trends in global travel

Cape Town Tourism is wrapping up a very successful and insightful few days at the World Travel Market in London, one of the leading global events for the travel industry. Almost 48 000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media are said to have descended on the Exhibition Centre London on November 7 and 10 to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.

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Cape Film Commission calls for submissions

The Cape Film Commission, the official government film agency in the Western Cape, has embarked on an initiative to brand Cape Town and the Western Cape as a “film friendly” destination and is seeking to partner with film festival organisers and tour operators, to promote film tourism, film festivals and the film industry in general.

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