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Cape Town crowned best destination in Africa at World Travel Awards 2011

Cape Town has again earned top honours in the world of tourism by garnering the title of Best Destination in Africa at the World Travel Awards on Monday. It is the 12th time this accolade has been won by the city. Since 1998, Cape Town has picked up the award in all but two years (2004 and 2007), when it was pipped by Sharm el-Sheikh.

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E-Tourism Africa Summit – Social Media Now Playing a Bigger Role in Tourism

The fourth annual E-Tourism Africa Summit, sponsored by South Africa Tourism and Cape Town Tourism, was a resounding success. About 300 people attended the summit at Cape Town International Convention Centre on September 15 and 16, where a significant online buzz was created, with more than 20 pages of tweets, and the summit becoming a trending topic for South Africa on Twitter.

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Cape Town Tourism responds to National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism

On Monday September 12, 2011, Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk launched the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism, which highlights the role of sustainable tourism practices in creating better places for people to visit, work, invest in and live in.

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My Cape Town: Upcoming events in the Mother City

My Cape Town is a campaign aimed at Capetonians that encourages them to experience their city as a tourist would – exploring and enjoying the beauty, attractions and rich cultural heritage of our Mother City.

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My Cape Town campaign launches a celebration of the Mother City on Spring Day

Now in its third year, the My Cape Town campaign is coordinated by Cape Town Tourism in partnership with major attractions like Table Mountain Cableway, the V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, City Sightseeing and various others. It encourages locals to experience their city as a tourist would, often through new eyes. Cape Town Tourism will give away
R355 000 worth of vouchers to Cape Town attractions through a series of competitions on local radio stations and in community newspapers.

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Cape Town Tourism Appoints Advertising Agency to Develop and Execute Global Marketing Campaign

Cape Town Tourism announced today that it has appointed Ogilvy as its advertising agency for the remainder of the organisation’s financial year.

In response to a Request for Proposals for the development and execution of a global marketing campaign for Cape Town; to help grow demand for the city in key global and domestic markets, ten agencies submitted credentials. From those three agencies were short-listed.

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Cape Town to host to fourth annual eTourism Africa Summit

Cape Town Tourism is set to co-host the fourth annual eTourism Africa Summit taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on September 15 and 16, 2011.

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World Chefs Tour Against Hunger press conference invite

Please join us at the Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town at 10h30 on Tuesday, August 23, to meet chefs from around the world and learn about how they are raising funds to fight hunger.

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The Mother City celebrates World Tourism Day with My Cape Town

World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September each year as a day earmarked by the United Nations to celebrate tourism and its social, economic and environmental benefits. This year’s theme is linking cultures – a theme which truly reflects Cape Town’s rich heritage and cultural diversity.


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Table Mountain National Park Launches Latest Access Card for Locals

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) today launched its latest limited entry access card - My Green Card – which was produced in association with Hi-Tec. The card, available exclusively to Cape Town residents, provides twelve free entries into any of the TMNP pay-points– Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony, Oudekraal, Silvermine and the braai/picnic areas at Tokai, Newlands and Perdekloof. The cost of the card - R80 - is linked to the cost of one adult entry into Cape Point. It will increase to R85 on November 1, 2011, in-line with South African National Parks annual tariff increases.

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