Press Releases

Trio of Cape Town architects appointed to lead the expansion of the CTICC

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) today announced the appointment of the design architects for the expansion project, which will see the centre doubling in capacity over the next three years.

CTICC Chief Executive Officer, Rashid Toefy, announced that an award-winning Cape Town trio of architects – Piet Bakker of Stauch Voster Architects, Anya van der Merwe of Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects and Mokena Makeka of Makeka Design Lab – has been awarded the contract for the design of the new expansion of the convention centre.

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Value and exceptional service is key to growing US and UK Travel markets

The UK and USA, two of Cape Town’s top five tourism key source markets, have both been adversely affected by the global recession but, if targeted correctly, still hold significant potential to increase the number of foreign visitors to Cape Town.
A workshop hosted by Cape Town Tourism at the Strand Tower Hotel in the city centre, on March 15, saw representatives of the UK and USA markets offer their insights into how best to engage with these key tourism markets

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Lessons from ITB as world tourism bounces back

Cape Town Tourism delegates recently returned from Berlin where they represented Cape Town at ITB, the biggest travel trade show and travel insights convention in the world. This year saw 10,644 exhibitors from 187 countries exhibiting their destinations and trade offers from March 7 to 11, 2012. The 46th annual ITB Berlin attracted more than 110,000 visitors during the five-day event.

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New Cape Town Toolkit gives global tourism traders instant access to Cape Town

Cape Town Tourism launched the new Cape Town Toolkit this morning at the ITB travel trade exhibition in Berlin. The new Cape Town Toolkit is the ultimate digital toolkit to showcase and sell Cape Town as a destination.

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Infecting the City and Design Indaba inspire a design-minded city

Cape Town was recently named World Design Capital 2014, based on a bid that highlighted the power of design to reinvent, heal and transform a city, by creating systems, solutions and environments that positively impact the lives of the people in our city.

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Cape Town’s summer tourism season gets back into action

In December 2011, Cape Town Tourism revealed that member surveys were showing increased optimism and better early results in the 2011/2012 summer tourism season. Following the release of results from its second member survey, it appears that predictions for a much-improved season were right on the money.

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First UNWTO report on LGBT travellers highlights economic benefits for tolerant destinations

A benchmark affiliate report has been published by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. The Global Report on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Tourism was released in January 2012 and found that destinations offering a tolerant culture were reaping the benefits of increased travel and spend by gay travellers.

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World Tourist Guide Day celebrates tour guides internationally

February 21 marks the 21st occasion of World Tourist Guide Day, as established by the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.

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Giltedge Golf & Sport launches iPad application for South African golf travel

A dedicated iPad application for golf travel in South Africa – the first of its kind for the country – has been launched by Giltedge Golf & Sport, a division of luxury travel group Giltedge Travel.


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New online Cape Town Toolkit to launch at ITB Berlin 2012

Cape Town Tourism is set to attend the annual travel show, ITB Berlin from 7 to 11 March 2012 where they will launch a new digital trade tool, The Cape Town Toolkit, to the international trade market.

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