Press Releases

Table Mountain is one of the New7Wonders of Nature

Table Mountain has been announced as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, along with the Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo and Puerto Princesa Underground River.

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Cape Town takes part in World Responsible Tourism Day

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).

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Cape Town Tourism launches international marketing campaign at London’s World Travel Market

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.

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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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