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Design and culture in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has always been Africa’s unofficial design capital and is marked by the ingenuity and entrepreneurial nature of its citizens – who make clever use of recycled materials and produce cost-effective products and provide employment.

Cape Town’s design culture is illustrated by the number of tertiary education institutions offering degrees and short courses in design-related fields. It is also home to the internationally lauded Design Indaba Expo, Loerie Awards, Fashion Week and Creative Week Cape Town; and the Cape Town Design Route is a trail around the greater Cape Town metropole highlighting vetted designers and community projects worth seeing.

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Affordable luxury in Cape Town, South Africa

As a world-class city blessed with abundant natural beauty, memorable cuisine, endless winelands and a fascinating, multi-layered urban heart, Cape Town is renowned for having effortless grace when it comes to sharing the best in life.

From five-star luxury hotels to three-star guesthouses and budget backpackers there are many comfortable and exciting choices when it comes to choosing your base. World-renowned hotels such as the Mount Nelson, Twelve Apostles, Ellerman House, Cape Grace and the One & Only Cape Town provide superlative luxury accommodation with spas, services and amenities far beyond the regular bar fridge and coffee station.

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Gadget-free travel and booking holidays on smart TVs rule future travel trends

Euromonitor, the world’s leader in strategy research for consumer markets released its annual World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2012 at London’s World Travel Market on November 5.

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Cape Town Tourism pledges to market tourism offering despite funding uncertainty

In the wake of an announcement at the Cape Town Tourism AGM on October 18, 2012, that the City of Cape Town will now lead the city’s destination marketing, Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold has given the assurance that her organisation will remain a dynamic industry body delivering tourism destination marketing and visitor services in line with its Constitution.

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Tourism Radio and Cape Town Tourism produce audio travel guide

Cape Town Tourism delves deeper into the digital space next week with the launch of its Walking Tour of Central Cape Town mobile phone application.

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Gratitude to all involved in Hout Bay rescue operation

At a press conference held in the Cape Town city centre today, Western Cape Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, expressed his sincere gratitude to those who conducted the rescue operation after the capsizing of the Miroshga Charter boat off the coast of Hout Bay at about 15h00 on Saturday, October 13, 2012.

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A virtual invasion of the Cape

Cape Town is expecting a massive influx of extra visitors in the next three months without many of them actually leaving their homes (as yet). These will be virtual visitors experiencing the delights of the Cape via a world-first Facebook-based travel app.

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Tourism sector called to action on sustainable energy this World Tourism Day

September 27 marks global World Tourism Day. Initiated and facilitated by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO), it is a day on which the tourism industry is called to consider its role in various pertinent global issues. The focus this year is on tourism and sustainable energy – powering sustainable development.

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Global heavyweights join International Seminar of Creativity

The Loeries is pleased to announce Keith Weed, chief marketing and communications officer of Unilever and John O’Keeffe, worldwide creative director of WPP, as the final two speakers for the International Seminar of Creativity, which takes place this Friday September 21 at Cape Town’s City Hall.

These renowned industry leaders will join James Hurman, author of The Case for Creativity, in a Google Hangout panel discussion, which will be moderated by Julie Maunder – the founder of SA’s fast-growing creative portfolio hub, www.ididthatad.com.

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Package deals drive more tourism for Loeries and creative month in Cape Town

The Loerie Awards may be the highlight of September’s creative calendar but there is a lot on offer for visitors wanting to soak up the city’s culture, design and creative innovation befitting a city that was recently announced as World Design Capital 2014.

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