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Film fever hits Cape Town in May

The CILECT Congress 2012 will be hosted by AFDA, the South African School of Motion Pictures and Live Performance, in Cape Town from Tuesday, May 1 to Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Southern Sun Cape Sun.

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Cape Town and Durban launch global National Geographic marketing campaign

Cape Town Tourism and Durban Tourism have finalised a marketing project with National Geographic as part of an agreement to partner marketing of the two cities. Cape Town and Durban are South Africa’s leisure tourism hubs and the National Geographic campaign is the first of a collaborative series of international activities set to promote South Africa’s urban tourism offering.

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Cape Town’s Good Food & Wine Show more accessible with affordable packages

The annual Good Food & Wine Show will take place at the CTICC from May 24 to 27, 2012. This year, Cape Town Tourism has partnered with several industry players to make it easier and more affordable for foodie enthusiasts to get in on the action in Cape Town, with holiday packages for a number of traveller profiles.

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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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