Industry Blog – Tourism Services Update


November announced the start of the peak Summer period, with the Marketing Team is gearing up to create awareness around all the events and attractions that make Cape Town such a great summer destination – especially with the focus on WDC 2014.

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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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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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Tourism Services Update – May 2013

The number of over-the-counter interactions during May 2013 shows an 11% decrease from April 2013, and year-on-year showed a decrease of 5% in visitor interactions in the VICs. A total of 19 536 over-the-counter interactions were recorded, of which 8 386 were within the CTT-managed VICs.

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TCD Trust to host a FUN-Raiser event

The TCD Trust is hosting a FUN-Raiser event, at the German Club in the Gardens on June 7. We would like to invite all Cape Town Tourism members to join us for a FUN event and help us raise money for the TCD Trust.

All members are welcome to join. Wear something a little wicked and please come and support the TCD Trust.

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Tourism Services Update – April 2013

A warm word of thanks to every Cape Town Tourism member who generously donated much-needed food items, blankets and baby items in the aftermath of the Kayamandi shack fires. Our Mobile VIC team delivered the supplies to the Kayamandi Trauma Centre on 24 April, which were received with heartfelt joy and gratitude.

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INDABA 2013: meet Cape Town Tourism in Durban

Catch us at INDABA 2013, where, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, we will be showcasing the city’s main attractions as well as activities like golf and how we are nurturing responsible tourism.

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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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