Industry Blog – Media, PR and Guest Relations Update

How accessible is your tourism business?

A number of developments in the wider environment have placed the spotlight firmly on the issue of Universal Accessibility (UA). The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has introduced UA guidelines into the grading criteria for accommodation establishments; the Building Council has introduced mandatory requirements and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regards it as both a human rights imperative, and an exceptional business opportunity.

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City of Cape Town outlines its commemorative events to honour Mandela

City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, today confirmed the events that the City will host to honour the late Nelson Mandela.

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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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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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Global recognition for Cape Town Tourism with Travel + Leisure SMITTY Award and Cannes Gold Lion

Cape Town Tourism has been announced as a winner in this year’s annual Travel + Leisure SMITTY (Social Media in Travel + Tourism) Awards in the category Best Overall Use of Social Media: CVB, Global. The announcement was made in New York.

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Tourism’s road towards Vision 2020

May 2011 gave rise to a number of interesting developments set to influence the future of tourism. President Jacob Zuma signed the Global Leaders for Tourism campaign – the first African head of state to do so – which is a joint initiative to boost international tourism between the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the World Travel & Tourism Council.  

 

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Help Cape Town fall in love with responsible tourism!

The dates are set for the 2011 Responsible Tourism Week. This unconventional, online “unconference” begins next week, on Valentine’s Day (February 14), and continues until February 18, 2011.

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Media, PR and Guest Relations update - November 2010

A recent survey (conducted by Capeinfo.com) found that 94.03% of sampled World Cup visitors said that South Africa exceeded their expectations and 97.01% would recommend the destination to family and friends. 88.06% also felt safe during their visit. Similar findings by Cape Town Tourism showed that visitors were pleasantly surprised by how safe, organised and friendly the city was.

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PR update

The PR department has seen a significant increase in trade hosting requests from our key source markets during the month of September.

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