Industry Blog – Media, PR and Guest Relations Update

Services Update – December 2013

During December the marketing team’s focus is mainly on in-market visitor support. Our summer communications highlighted key messages of WDC 2014, Responsible Tourism, safety, value and events with the central theme for December being shopping and festivities.

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Indaba 2014: Prospectus

Indaba - one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar - is taking place at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban for three days from 10-12 May 2014. 
This trade event attracts over 13,000 delegates from travel and tourism related industries presenting an opportunity to showcase Cape Town’s tourism offering and to promote year-round business with local and international trade.
Cape Town Tourism has secured prime space on the Wesgro stand in the DEC Hall and we are offering our members two key opportunities to join us on this excellent platform.

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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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