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Cape Town’s 2010/ 2011 summer season

In a world faced with the effects of natural disaster, increasing market and governmental change and lingering economic uncertainty, there has been on-going concern about the impact of the international economy on tourism. Fortunately for South Africa there is cause for optimism as traditional markets begin showing signs of recovery. New source markets are increasingly becoming interested in our destination, and domestic tourism seems to be on the rise.  Cape Town Tourism reveals the results of its 2010/ 2011 Summer Tourism Survey based on polls of member organisations, attractions, services and visitors between December 2010 and February 2011.

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Cape Town’s 2010/2011 summer season report

In a world that is faced with the effects of natural disaster, increasing market and governmental change, and lingering economic uncertainty, Cape Town Tourism reveals the results of its 2010/ 2011 Summer Tourism Survey: A window into the season thus far.

 

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Emirates announces additional daily Cape Town return flight

Emirates will add an additional daily flight to and from Cape Town from March 27, 2011, with a 258-passenger capacity per trip. With the inclusion of this additional flight, Emirates will now operate six international flights in and out of South Africa on a daily basis.

 

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Egg Man of Cape Town goes to Italy

Cape Town’s famous Egg Man, Gregory da Silva, will shortly be jetting off to Italy to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest egg hat. A comedian, artist, storyteller, dancer and live street performer from Benin, West Africa, Da Silva has made Cape Town his home over the last few years, performing each day on the city’s Greenmarket Square and appearing at many South African festivals throughout the year, including the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the Hermanus Whale Festival, and the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn.

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Cape Town journeys towards a city brand

Following on from the success of the World Cup, Cape Town’s tourism authority and key city stakeholders are committed to moving swiftly towards a single-minded destination identity that positions Cape Town as a leading global competitor for businesses, investors, visitors, students and entrepreneurs.

 

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It’s festival time in Cape Town

Cape Town is gearing up for festival season with many carnivals, creative and music events coming up later this month and throughout March.

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Design Indaba to showcase World Design Capital 2014 bid

With excitement mounting towards this year’s Design Indaba Conference (February 23 to 25) and Expo (February 25 to 27) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), visitors are in for a myriad creative events and exhibits.

 

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Cape Town gears up for design inspiration

Cape Town is gearing up to be inspired by all genres of design and an abundance of creativity in the next few days: The Design Indaba, to be held this week at Cape Town International Convention Centre, is recognised the world over as a top design and trend event, with speakers such as Alberto Alessi, Mark Shuttleworth, and Michael Wolff set to stimulate conversation and offer a fresh take on creativity this year. The Design Indaba Conference runs from February 23 – 25, with the Design Indaba Expo open to the public between February 25 – 27.

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Official launch of The Fringe: Cape Town’s Innovation District

The design and informatics hub planned for the area in Cape Town City Centre known as the East City finally has a name: The Fringe: Cape Town’s Innovation District. Previously known as the East City Design Initiative, the project has been in a concept planning phase since 2007 when a range of stakeholders began to engage government on the need to support innovation and development in the design, media and information and communication technology (ICT) sectors.

 

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Cape Town International Jazz Festival: Packed with the best

Cape Town International Jazz Festival organisers had to wait more than three years to find space in saxophonist Wayne Shorter’s busy schedule for “Africa’s grandest gathering”. According to espAfrika CEO and Festival Director Rashid Lombard, they have always wanted the 77-year-old saxophonist to appear in Cape Town: “For years, it’s been our wish to get Wayne Shorter to the festival. As [he is] a touring artist, we could never get the time right. We are thrilled that this round this living jazz legend could make it.”

 

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