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Cape Town’s International Tourism Season is only just beginning

Cautious optimism remains the order of the day as Cape Town starts to experience the beginnings of its traditional summer tourism season with an influx of domestic tourists.

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City poised for “transport revolution”

MyCiTi will be the lifeblood of a future Cape Town, connecting the city in a giant web of red “trunk” routes and smaller feeder routes. This new bus-based transport system will allow Capetonians to travel across the metropole quickly, comfortably and safely.

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Gugulethu hosts top-notch wine label launch

Cape Town Tourism attended the launch of Oak Valley’s new Rawbones wine label on December 9, 2010, hosted by well-known Gugulethu township attraction Mzoli’s Place. The event was well-attended by media and trade despite recent negative publicity surrounding the controversial Shrien Dewani case.

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Cape Town Tourism takes The Big Issue vendors to the top

Cape Town’s summer tourism season is getting underway and Cape Town Tourism has launched a summer campaign with the message, “Love Summer! Love Cape Town!”

To celebrate, Cape Town Tourism hosted 100 top vendors of The Big Issue on a tour of the Cape Peninsula and a visit to the top of Table Mountain. This follows on from Cape Town Tourism’s successful partnership with The Big Issue that started in the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, during which time vendors were trained as tourism ambassadors and provided with rainbow-coloured bibs.

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Cape Town Tourism industry surveys reveal cautious optimism for summer 2010/2011

Cape Town Tourism has launched a series of tourism surveys to better understand and prepare for the summer season ahead. A similar programme to monitor trends during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ period proved a useful barometer for the local tourism industry.

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Cape Town Tourism industry commends SAPS on a speedy arrest

It has been reported that a twenty-six-year-old man from Khayelitsha has been arrested and charged with the hijacking of two British tourists, and the subsequent murder of one of them, in Gugulethu on Saturday, November 13, 2010. He is scheduled to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, November 18, 2010.

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Cape Town Tourism responds to murder of British national

It is with outrage and grief that Cape Town Tourism heard the news that a twenty-eight-year-old British woman, Anni Dewani, visiting the city on her honeymoon, was murdered on Saturday, November 13, 2010. “Cape Town Tourism is deeply saddened and dismayed by this senseless murder of a young woman in our city. We offer our heartfelt condolences to her husband Shrien Dewani, family and friends,” said CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold.

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Visitor safety remains a key priority for tourism in Cape Town

Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold responded to news of the hijacking and murder of British tourist Anni Dewani in Cape Town over the weekend with shock: “Cape Town Tourism is deeply saddened and dismayed by this senseless murder of a young woman in our city. We offer our heartfelt condolences to her husband Shrien Dewani, family and friends.”

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World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2010

Monday, November 8, marked the start of one of the biggest global meeting spaces for the travel industry – the World Travel Market. Speaking at the destination expo, Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold revealed that cautious concern still clouds the global tourism industry, evidence of the lingering impact of the international economic downturn. She went on to point out that it’s not all gloom, however, as industry leaders indicate that South Africa’s traditional markets begin to show signs of recovery and new source markets are showing increasing interest in the destination.

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Cape Town Celebrates World Responsible Tourism Day

World Responsible Tourism Day took place on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, during the week that World Travel Market is taking place in London. Cape Town Tourism representatives have been in London for this global destination marketing expo, while the rest of the team celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day in the Mother City.

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