Freedom to Create, an international organisation that encourages the use of arts to inspire social change around the world, celebrated their annual programme in Cape Town this year. The week-long community outreach events culminated in a spectacular Freedom to Create Prize Awards Ceremony and concert at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden on 19 November 2011.Read more
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change, makes decisions and adopts resolutions on these issues. COP17 is currently underway at the Durban International Convention Centre until 9 December 2011. As a member of the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition, Cape Town Tourism is attending and will have a presence at the expo stand of the coalition, along with the City of Cape Town and other partners.Read more
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.Read more
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).Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.