Press Releases

Robben Island incident affects more than just travel to this historic heritage site

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.

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Freedom to Create Prize Festival Empowers Grassroots Organisations in Cape Town

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.

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Cape Town Celebrates World Design Capital Win

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.

 

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Cape Town Announced as World Design Capital 2014

It was announced today that Cape Town is the official World Design Capital for 2014, winning the accolade from competing shortlisted candidates Bilbao, Spain and Dublin, Ireland.

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Cape Town gears up for World Design Capital announcement as delegation heads to Taipei

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.

 

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New Cape Town Tourism board members elected at Annual General Meeting

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.

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New marketing campaign for Cape Town launched at Cape Town Tourism AGM 2011

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.

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Annual General Meeting 2011 - CEO’s speech

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.

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Cape Town hosts first Getaway Travel Blog Conference

Saturday November 5 will see the Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town’s City Centre humming with budding travel bloggers as the one-day Getaway Travel Blog Conference gets under way.

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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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