Wednesday, November 9, 2011 is the World Travel Market’s (WTM) World Responsible Tourism Day. It is supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and is a day of awareness and action around responsible and sustainable tourism. More than 150 international tour operators and organisations will participate in World Responsible Tourism Day at WTM today. (The WTM exhibition is currently underway in London).Read more
The annual World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 taking place in London until November 10 is one of the leading global events for the travel industry and will be attended by some 48 000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media.Read more
It was reported in the Sunday Argus on November 6, 2011 that the ongoing strike by Robben Island staff over wage increases and festive season leave turned violent on Saturday as unruly strikers tried to prevent tourists from boarding the Robben Island ferry, eventually forcing the cancellation of all tours that day.Read more
Cape Town, 31 October 2011: Freedom to Create, an international organisation that encourages the use of arts to inspire social change around the world, is bringing its annual prize festival to Cape Town in November and will be giving back to the Cape Town community during its visit.Read more
Capetonians today celebrated their city being named World Design Capital for the year 2014 at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. News that Cape Town won the sought-after accolade came just after 06h00.
A high-level delegation, led by Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, is heading to Taipei for the official announcement of the winning city, taking place on the final day of the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress on 26 October, 2011.
Cape Town Tourism’s Annual General Meeting saw the election of Cape Town Tourism’s new board members, who will take the destination marketing organisation and the city into the new year under a new strategy and campaign.Read more
Cape Town Tourism’s Annual General Meeting took place last night at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and saw the introduction of an inclusive global marketing campaign for the city. The campaign encapsulates the essence of every facet of what the City has to offer, from tourism to design, business and studies to the rich diversity of people and nature.Read more
Whilst we have achieved much over the past few years and laid a strong foundation for the marketing of Cape Town with accolades streaming in and Cape Town Tourism acknowledged as one of the leading tourism boards in Africa, the demographics and needs of our markets have changed, competition is tougher than ever before and the demand for Cape Town not enough to sustain or achieve the kind of growth and job creation needed.Read more