Press Releases


December 2012 marked the one billionth international tourism arrival globally and competition between destinations is more fierce than ever.  Staying relevant by keeping up with future trends will be a key focus at this year’s ITB tourism trade show in Berlin, set to draw some 170,000 visitors between 6 and 10 March 2013. As in previous years, Cape Town Tourism and Wesgro are representing the region’s tourism industry at ITB.

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After nine years as CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold has announced that she has decided not to renew her contract with the tourism organisation for another term.
The City of Cape Town recently confirmed a three year tourism marketing and visitor services mandate for Cape Town Tourism, securing its financial and strategic future.

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Cape Town TripAdvisor Coup for Cape Grace Hotel

The Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has been named second Best Hotel in the World in this category.

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Cape Town Tourism Mini-Report Summer 2012 – 2013: the season thus far

Cape Town Tourism is pleased to report positive results for tourism to the city for the first part of summer season 2012/2013, with record numbers for December 2012 at major attractions across the city.

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Cape Town’s Tourism Sector Sees Positive Seasonal Growth

Feedback from representatives of Cape Town Tourism’s accommodation sector membership has been compiled into a joint report by Cape Town Tourism and Horwath HTL, that forecasts slight growth trends across occupancy and average room rates indicators for the months November 2012 – January 2013.

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It’s the season to Give Responsibly - CCID launches SMS donation service to help the homeless in the

The Cape Town Central Improvement District (CCID) has launched an SMS donation service as part of its Give Responsibly campaign in an effort to help break the cycle of homelessness on the city’s streets. The SMS line forms part of the augmented Give Responsibly campaign and offers the public an alternative way of donating money to people living on the streets of Cape Town. The donations will be disbursed to various city NGOs that already do great work in helping to change the lives of the homeless by providing shelter, food, social services and rehabilitation programmes.

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